Call me a cynic, but when I heard from our marketing folks a pitch for an Arbor blog, Guy Kawasaki’s wry definition of a blogger was the first thing that came to mind: Someone with nothing to say writing for someone with nothing to do!
But after almost six years of building the products and technology powering the US’ 9th fastest-growing privately-held company, with global deployments encompassing the world’s largest enterprises and service providers in more than 20 countries, it occurred to me that we might actually have something interesting to say to those that would take the time to listen.
Not that we haven’t – our team regularly presents at security conferences in industry and academia, helps define industry standards, participates in community information-sharing and coordination efforts, and has published books, open-source software, peer-reviewed articles and advisories that have aggressively advanced the state of the art. We have just been shy about publishing our raw and unfiltered inner thoughts, tools and techniques to the public-at-large, at the risk of seeming immodest (or offending our general counsel).
Our holistic approach to network security reflects the dizzying array of talent represented here, with backgrounds ranging from biochemistry to Internet infrastructure research, network processing hardware to mission-critical network operations. In the coming months, we hope you will be entertained, pleasantly surprised and maybe even enlightened by what we have to share. It is just another way for us to give a little back to the community.
So, without any further adieu, I present to you “Security to the Core.”