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Don’t Be Lulled to Sleep with a Security Fable. . .

Once upon a time, all you needed was a firewall to call yourself “secure.” But then, things changed. More networks are created every day, every network is visible to the others, and they connect with each other all the time—no matter how far away or how unrelated. And malicious threats have taken notice . . . As the Internet got bigger, anonymity got smaller. It’s impossible to go “unnoticed” on the Internet now. Everybody is a target. Into today’s network landscape, every network is under the t...
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5 Reasons Why You Should Include LAN Switches in Your NCCM Scope

We’ve been doing a lot of blogging around here lately about NCCM and the importance of having an automated configuration and change management system. We’ve even published a Best practices guide for NCCM . One of the main points in any NCCM system is having consistent and accurate configuration backups of all of your “key” devices. When I ask Network Managers to name their key devices, they generally start with WAN / Internet routers and Firewalls. This makes sense of course because, in a modern...
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5 Perks of Network Performance Management

Network performance management is something that virtually every business needs, but not something that every business is actively doing, or even aware of. And why should they? While understanding the technical side of things is best left to the IT department, understanding the benefits of a properly managed network is something that will help get the business managers on board, especially when good performance management solutions might be a cost that hadn't been considered. So what are the ben...
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Remote Location Testing? Transmit WiFi Traffic at a Remote Site for 12 Hours with LANforge WiFIRE

CT523-328-2ac-1n-bat LANforge WiFIRE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 3 radio WiFi Traffic Generator (with Battery) Supporting 328 Virtual STA Interfaces The CT523-328-2ac-1n-bat wireless traffic generator is an excellent choice for testing Access Points and other WiFi networks. The CT523-328-2ac-1n-bat uses a modified Wireless driver for WiFi NICs based on the Atheros chipset. The ath9k (a/b/g/n) chipset NICs can support up to 200 stations per radio. The ath10k (a/b/g/n/ac) chipset NICs can support up to 64 st...
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The Benefits of Using 2-Wire Digital Master Clock System

If you are considering a wired clock system for your facility, the 2-wired Digital Master Clock System option with Sapling may be the best option for you. Take a look at the unique advantages of this system below. In addition to the written description, check out our video at the bottom to see a visual depiction of how the 2-Wire Digital Clock System works. Power/Data on the Same Line Most wired clock systems require three or four wires. With Sapling’s 2-Wire Digital Communication System, the co...
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Key Factors in NCCM and CMDB Integration - Part 1 Discovery

Part I Discovery “I am a rock, I am an Island…” These lyrics by Simon and Garfunkel pretty appropriately summarize what most IT companies would like you to believe about their products. They are islands that stand alone and don’t need any other products to be useful. Well, despite what they want, the truth is closer to the lyrics by the Rolling Stones – “We all need someone we can lean on”. Music history aside, the fact is that interoperability and integration is one of the most important keys t...
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Rogers Set to ‘Ignite’ Gigabit Rollout in Toronto; 4m Homes to be Covered by End-2016

Rogers Communications, Canada’s second largest broadband provider by subscribers, has confirmed that the rollout of its planned 1Gbps internet service will commence this year in downtown Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Parts of the city earmarked for coverage include: Harbourfront, Cabbagetown, Riverdale, King Street West, Queen Street West, the Financial District, the Discovery District, Yonge & Bloor, Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax and Whitby. By the end of 20...
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Cyber Attacks – Businesses Held for Ransom in 2015

Really nice crisp clear morning here in Galway, bit chilly though. Before I dropped my 14 year old son to school, I tuned into an Irish station, NewsTalk and caught most of a very interesting conversation between a member of a large Irish law firm, William Fry and the presenter. They were discussing the increasing threat of cyber-attack for Irish businesses . They spoke about the importance of detection as 43% of business are not even aware that they are being attacked and the hackers can have a...
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Telus Reveals CAD1 Billion Vancouver FTTH Project

Western Canada’s largest telco Telus Communications has announced a plan to invest an additional CAD1 billion (USD760 million) to connect the majority of homes and businesses in the city of Vancouver directly to the company’s fibre optic network over the next five years. In a release on the quadruple-play operator’s website, CEO Darren Entwhistle said that the rollout in the British Columbian city would add more than 400,000 homes, businesses, hospitals, community centres and municipal offices t...
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Benefits of Network Security Forensics

The networks that your business operates on are often open and complex. Your IT department is responsible for mitigating network risks, managing performance and auditing data to ensure functionality. Using NetFlow forensics can help your IT team maintain the competitiveness and reliability of the systems required to run your business. In IT, network security forensics involves the monitoring and analysis of your network's traffic to gather information, obtain legal evidence and detect network in...
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Tracking the Evolution of UC Technology

Defining unified communications is more complicated than it seems, but a thorough understanding of UC technology is required before informed buying decisions can be made. Not only is the UC value proposition difficult to articulate, but it involves multiple decisions that impact both the IT group and end users. In brief, UC is a platform that seamlessly integrates communications applications across multiple modes -- such as voice, data and video -- and delivers a consistent end-user experience a...
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Detecting XCodeGhost Activity By Monitoring HTTP Traffic

Apple is presently working on issues with malware (XCodeGhost) in their App Store. According to this blog post , over 50 iOS apps contained malicious code that made iPhones and iPads part of a botnet that stole potentially sensitive user information including: Application name Application version OS version Language Country Developer info Application installation type Device name Device type One of the quick ways to check for suspicious activity on your network is to look for HTTP or DNS traffic...
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The State of Enterprise Security Resilience - An Ixia Research Report

Ixia , an international leader in application performance and security resilience technology, conducted a survey to better understand how network security resilience solutions and techniques are used within the modern enterprise. While information exists on security products and threats, very little is available on how it is actually being used and the techniques and technology to ensure that security is completely integrated into the corporate network structure. This report presents the researc...
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5 Reasons Why You Must Back Up Your Routers and Switches

I’ve been working in the Network Management business for over 20 years, and in that time I have certainly seen my share of networks. Big and small, centralized and distributed, brand name vendor devices in shiny datacenters, and no-name brands in basements and bunkers. The one consistent surprise I continue to encounter is how many of these organization (even the shiny datacenter ones) lack a backup system for their network device configurations. I find that a little amazing, since I also can’t ...
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NetFlow Auditor - Best Practices for Network Traffic Analysis Webinar

In this Webinar John Olson, from  NetFlow Auditor , discusses the top 10 Best Practices for using Netflow data to analyse, report and alert on multiple aspects of Network traffic. These best practices include: Understanding where is the best place in your network to collect netflow data from How long you should retain your flow data Why you should archive more than just the top 100 flows When static thresholds should be replaced by adaptive thresholds More... Thanks to NetFlow Auditor for t...
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CIO Review - Infosim Unified Solution for Automated Network Management

CIO Review 20 Most Promising Networking Solution Providers Virtualization has become the life blood of the networking industry today. With the advent of technologies such as software-defined networking and network function virtualization, the black box paradigm or the legacy networking model has been shattered. In the past, the industry witnessed networking technology such as Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI), which eventually gave way to Ethernet, the predominant network of choice. This p...
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Sapling’s Master Clock – Leader of the Pack – Part 2

In continuing with our post explaining how Sapling’s master clocks can receive time, the second option a user has to receive time is through a GPS Receiver. Receiving time from a GPS satellite is not only extremely accurate, it is also very secure. With the GPS Receiver, the facility does not have to go outside the facility’s established firewall and use a time source via the Internet. A GPS receiver is built-in to the master clock and sends out the master clock’s exact location to satellites ar...
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NetFort 12.4 – Network Traffic and Security Monitoring

New Version of NetFort LANGuardian Provides Customers with a Single Point of Reference for Network Traffic and Security Monitoring. NetFort , a leading provider of network traffic and security monitoring (NTSM) solutions, today unveiled version 12.4 of the LANGuardian application. The new version ensures network teams today have the visibility required to collaborate and work with their security colleagues and manage the daily security issues prevalent in today’s world. Version 12.4 includes a n...
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3 Reasons for Real Time Configuration Change Detection

So far, we have explored what NCCM is, and taken a deep dive into device policy checking – in this post we are going to be exploring Real Time Configuration Change Detection (or just Change Detection as I will call it in this blog). Change Detection is the process by which your NCCM system is notified - either directly by the device or from a 3rd party system that a configuration change has been made on that device. Why is this important? Let’s identify 3 main reasons that Change Detection is a ...
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Xplornet Explores IPO, Sources Say

Bloomberg reports that Canadian rural broadband specialist Xplornet Communications is working with Bank of Montreal and Royal Bank of Canada on an initial public offering (IPO) planned for this year, according to anonymous sources with knowledge of the matter who added that the New Brunswick-based fixed-wireless ISP has not yet decided on the stake size or price range. In May Xplornet’s management expressed the desire to examine new ways to continue growing, including a potential IPO, after reve...
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