Cisco survey: Security holes unpatched

By | January 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The release of Cisco's Annual Security Report shows that corporate security teams are not patching holes in their software or security tools. Less than half of the respondents at 1,700 companies in nine countries use standard tools for ensuring they are running the latest versions of software. This study comes in the year that saw [...]

Enjoy the holidays more with Uplogix

By | December 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The holiday season is a weird mix of extremes within organizations. Some groups are busy trying to close out the quarter or maybe the tax year, while others drop off the grid for a couple weeks of guilt-free R&R to come back to a clean slate in January. For many in IT, the holidays are [...]

Taking Network Management Local to Enable REAL Automation

By | July 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Despite decades of advancements in network speed, reach and security, the management of network devices is still a hands-on task. It involves reactive and often tedious actions open to human error. Traditional Network Management tools rely on the network itself to manage critical devices. This dependence on the network to manage the network is a [...]

Will Google drive your car before you automate network management?

By | July 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

The reason people don't trust network automation is that it relies on the network itself to manage the network. Like the sensors atop a driverless car with the processing and brains in the trunk, Uplogix deploys in the rack with network infrastructure for network-independent monitoring and management, and tighter security. For years, the answer to [...]

Network management automation is no April Fool’s joke

By | April 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|

AUSTIN, TEXAS (April 1, 2014) - Uplogix today announced network management automation that can be implemented with confidence. Designed to work as an onsite Level 1 technician-in-a-box, the Uplogix Local Management Platform automates the routine tasks that eat up the bulk of IT's time and effort when it comes to maintaining network infrastructure. And we're [...]

The risk and pain of configuration change

By | March 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|

To update or not to update. Too often it's the question asked in IT. Even when the answer is that yes, you should update. Security patches, OS upgrades and password updates take time and effort, and often provide an opportunity for introducing errors. Enterprise Management Associates estimated upwards of 60% of network downtime is caused [...]

Locking down long-time vulnerabilities

By | February 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Don't worry -- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month isn't until October, you still have many months to plan that perfect awareness event. But this month we're going to focus on the security topic because you need to be aware of security every month. Today we're going to talk about two forms of critical security vulnerabilities continue [...]

When an “air gap” isn’t enough

By | January 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The remote nature of offshore drilling platforms used to ensure the safety of their networks from the world wide web with three W's of another sort: a physical barrier of waves, wind and water. On-board, the "air gap" between vessel control systems, process control systems and data networks is shrinking as these become increasingly linked [...]

That’s our point, entirely

By | November 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Incremental improvements to traditional network monitoring tools would really be like putting lipstick on a pig - you would still have a flawed solution.  A recent article on The Register entitled "What's wrong with network monitoring tools? Where do I start..." was all about incremental improvements to traditional network management methods. These improvements just point out [...]

Federal shutdown highlights need for network automation amid the trend toward doing more with less in IT

By | October 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The Uplogix CTO offers an editorial on the overlooked importance of network automation in federal initiatives for data center consolidation and the cloud. With the current federal shutdown, many federal employees are on furlough, yet essential operations continue. For IT groups, this is an expansion of the current trend of being asked to do more [...]