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Deploying Inline Security Tools

Anyone in network security knows that it is a complicated and involved process. The clear goal is to prevent security breaches. How do you go about that though? There are so many schools of thought, methods, and configurations. Here are just a few examples: Cyber range trainingCyber resilienceDefense in depthEncryptionEndpoint securityFirewallsInli...
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Network Flow Monitoring: The ABCs of Network Visibility

​This is another in a series of blogs on the important concepts of network management. Today's topic is flow monitoring. A network flow is the series of messages exchanged between the opening and closing of a communication session. Flow data is used by tools like network flow analyzers and flow collectors to generate insight into network performanc...
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Network Security Works Only If You See The Right Traffic

Security is nowadays an important part of network management. Secure networks are vital for running an uninterrupted business, preventing data loss and maintaining the overall image of the business. Security challenges are increasing because networking is getting more complex, more dynamic and virtual. The existing approach of network visibility li...
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How to Detect if a Rootkit Compromised Your System

​The importance of having a quality network test access port (TAP) when conducting Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) has been covered in a white paper by Profitap, titled "Special Tool for Special Forces: Tapping into real-time threats in the cyberspace". In addition to the points presented in the white paper, I would like to provide a...
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Network Security Resilience – What Is It?

In a recent webinar, Best Practices for Security Resilience, Jon Oltsik (an analyst from ESG Research Group) and I discussed the topic of network security resilience. The basic concept is that it is not a question of "IF" your company network will be breached, but "WHEN". The real question for you to answer is, "How painful do you want that breach ...
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What to do when traffic overwhelms your monitoring tools

​Growing traffic volume is a challenge for NetOps and SecOps as they work to ensure high-quality network performance and network security. As traffic volume exceeds a monitoring tool's capacity, congestion at the data port can cause a tool to slow down, start dropping packets, or even stop working altogether. While you wait for budget approval to a...
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The Traceability of Time Synchronization: Why Internet Time Isn’t Good Enough

In today's modern networking infrastructure, great care is taken to ensure that networks are reliable, highly available and most of all, secure. Cybersecurity has emerged as a critical area in all facets of the internet. It's an area that companies spend millions on each year. Yet still, there are often-overlooked areas that degrade security. One e...
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Videotron switches on 5G test site in Montreal

​Quebec-based cableco and mobile operator Videotron and its partners in the Open-Air Laboratory for Smart Living (LabVI) have announced that a 5G testing site is now live in Montreal's Quartier de l'innovation using Ericsson equipment, reports MobileSyrup. The site – utilizing an existing 4G LTE site on the roof of the Ecole de Technologie Superieu...
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Telus buys Axia rural Albertan consumer operations from Bell

Canadian full-service operator Telus has bought Axia's residential internet services in rural Alberta from Bell Canada, reports VulcanAdvocate.com. Bell purchased Calgary-based Axia's network assets in September last year, and the transaction with Telus follows a 31 March agreement to sell Axia's residential fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) operations,...
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How to Improve Enterprise Network Visibility

Network requirements are constantly changing in enterprises. The network goal of every enterprise is to be more efficient and cost-effective while embracing the changes. There are several network visibility solutions/vendors available in the market. However, each network has a different requirement and not solutions fit every network architecture. ...
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Bell Canada revenues up 2.6% in 1Q19

​Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) posted total revenue of CAD5.734 billion (USD4.262 billion)) for the three months ended 31 March 2019, up 2.6% compared to the same period of last year. First-quarter service revenue grew 1.6% to CAD5.045 billion and product revenue increased 10.1% to CAD689 million, reflecting increases at both wireless and wireline ...
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Where Should I Place My TAP?

Two common methods to copy traffic to your monitoring or security tools is a Span port or network tap. Span can be convenient for quick troubleshooting, remote locations or when you do not have access to the physical infrastructure. The risk of using a span port is that It can be over subscribed, and the lowest priority when it comes to forwarding ...
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Ixia's 2019 Security Report

Welcome to the third annual Security Report issued by Ixia, a Keysight business. Each year, the Ixia Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Research Centre summarizes the most interesting and prominent internet security trends. We analyze ATI data to help organizations understand where they can improve. We also analyze the data to predict the bi...
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Xplornet gets capacity on new Hughes satellite for rural broadband

Canada's leading rural fixed-wireless broadband provider Xplornet has signed a 15-year contract valued at over USD250 million for 50Gbps of Ka-band capacity on the EchoStar XXIV satellite due to be launched by US-based Hughes Network Systems in 2021, to support high speed broadband reaching over 90% of Canadians. According to Hughes' press release,...
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Sector2019 - Canada's Premier IT Security Conference!

 OCT 7-10 2019 Telnet Networks and InfoSim are proud sponsors this year of Canada's largest IT Security Conference, SecTor. SecTor2019 takes place in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) on October 9 and 10, with the newly extended two-day training on October 7 and 8. As you continue to deploy new technology such as...
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Key Components of an APM Solution

​Managing and troubleshooting applications or APM is a key reality for managing your network today. APM is understanding the application response time. In reality, there is a lot more that goes into ensuring applications are delivered on-time and meeting user expectations. To understand application response time you need to measure, quantify, and r...
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Eastlink Expands Mobile Network to Alberta

​Nova Scotia-based cableco and wireless operator Eastlink has announced its first mobile network service launch in western Canada, in Grande Prairie, Alberta. The move sees Eastlink enter its sixth Canadian province with mobile services, having launched its 4G LTE network in 2013 in Nova Scotia, before expanding to Prince Edward Island, Southeast O...
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Capturing In Time-Sensitive Networking Environments with ProfiShark

Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) is a set of standards defining mechanisms for the time-sensitive transmission of data over Ethernet networks. Deterministic communication is critical to multiple industries (Audio Video Bridging, Automotive, Industrial and Power automation, Mobile Fronthaul Networks). The purpose of this feature b...
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Canadian 600MHz auction raises CAD3.5bn; Rogers dominates bidding

Canada's auction of 600MHz spectrum concluded on 4 April, Navdeep Bains, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development has confirmed, with the sale process generating a total of CAD3.5 billion (USD2.6 billion) for the country's Consolidated Revenue Fund. 70MHz of spectrum was divided into 10MHz blocks in each service area, including ...
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Capturing in Time-Sensitive Networking Environments with ProfiShark

Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) is a set of standards  defining mechanisms for the time-sensitive transmission of data over Ethernet networks. Deterministic communication is critical to multiple industries (Audio Video Bridging, Automotive, Industrial and Power automation, Mobile Fronthaul Networks). The purpose of this feature brief...
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