The Spanish Private Security Act sets different corporate security degrees or levels. Level 1 has the lowest requirements, while Level 4 corresponds to businesses or locations considered critical from a security point of view. Starting at Level 2, having a connection to an alarm monitoring center is considered mandatory (this applies to both private residences and small businesses), but it is at Level 3 where legal requirements become far more stringent. This category is reserved to locations with moderate to high risk exposure (such as financial institutions, art galleries, antique shops, jewelries, gas stations, lottery outlets, casinos, gambling halls and other locations were cash is stored or handled).
The concept of reactive programming is currently thriving. It consists of dealing with asynchronous data flows called streams. One of the libraries to offer this concept is ReactiveX, which spans multiple programming languages and takes the best ideas from functional programming and the Observer and Iterator patterns.
The goal is to achieve an easily scalable responsive application.
Application-Aware Routing is a change to the way we think about how data packets should be routed through an IP network and is closely related to SD-WAN, Policy-based routing and the use of SLA’s – Service Level Agreements.
One of the biggest challenges that customers have always faced is that of integrating different telecommunication technologies or vendors in the same customer environment, with a view to getting the best characteristics from each technology.
Some days ago, I had the chance to go to the annual SD-WAN Summit, an event that has been held in Paris for the last 3 years. It is a great opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art solutions and share trends on wide-area network connectivity, since key industry players were present: manufacturers, carriers, analysts, researchers, and large companies with ambitious communication requirements. Attendance figures show that the event has quickly become the main meeting point to discuss SD-WAN technologies (i.e., more than 450 participants from 31 countries attended the 2017 edition).
Banking was one of the first sectors in need of telematically connecting its offices and cash machines with Central Services. The arrival of the first point-to-point lines made it possible. Thus, movements made in customer accounts were updated in real time in central computers. While today we take this for granted, it was a revolution at the time.