Vessel downtime is like network downtime

By | July 7th, 2016|Blog|

Uplogix does a lot of business with satellite service providers for the maritime market, especially those in oil & gas where downtime is an especially dirty word. These vessels are often highly specialized and expensive to operate, so like with their data networks, downtime is a serious concern. GE's Marine Solutions group announced that they [...]

Putting air bags in a 1965 Mustang?

By | June 22nd, 2015|Blog|

The new US CIO, Tony Scott addressed security concerns in federal IT, especially after the recent massive data breach at the Office of Personnel Management. He said the one of the biggest challenges is protecting old and outdated IT infrastructure systems, comparing it to trying to install air bags in a 1965 Ford Mustang. It's [...]

2015 Year of the Network Management Project?

By | February 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Network monitoring and management projects tied for first place with disaster recovery and business continuity as the top IT initiatives for 2015 in a recent TechTarget poll of over 2,000 IT professionals worldwide. Coming in at 44% of the respondents, network monitoring and management projects have been increasing over the last two years, up from [...]

Advanced management for satellite networks

By | November 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

When you deploy an Uplogix Local Manager with your network gear in a location that utilizes a satellite link for connectivity, you get much more than a reliable out-of-band (OOB) solution. Almost by definition, when you use satellite, your equipment is not easily accessible. OOB gives you secure remote access to gear before sending someone [...]

Infographic: Uplogix for Satellite Networks

By | November 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

At sea, on the battlefield or deployed for network redundancy, satellite networks with local management connect all corners of the world. Uplogix brings a variety of specialized features to the satellite arena in both fixed (autoacquire) antennas and the stabilized antennas common in maritime applications. Both types of deployments benefit from the fact that Uplogix [...]

High resolution network device monitoring

By | August 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

As the summer season winds down, let's pull an analogy from a summer tradition: the great American road trip. Driving across the vast Western US, miles can go by without seeing another car, let alone an exit. You enjoy the scenery, only infrequently needing to consult a map because hours can pass before anything changes [...]

The challenge of continuous monitoring

By | August 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|

In today’s environment of advanced persistent threats it is essential for organizations to have near real-time knowledge of their enterprise IT infrastructure so responses to external and internal threats can be made swiftly. A successful continuous monitoring program provides visibility into assets, and leverages use of automated data feeds to quantify risk, ensure effectiveness of [...]

Three ways that network management is like a horror movie

By | July 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Network management is kind of like a horror movie. Go with me on this -- in a horror movie only a few hearty and clever survivors get to the see the sunrise, or the sequel. Network management has many hands-on components that tend to weed out those not able to remember an obscure command to [...]

Soccer bigger network drain than Olympics or March Madness

By | July 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|

A survey conducted during the Group Stage of this year's soccer World Cup of over 200 IT admins and network managers in the United States showed the impact of "the beautiful game" on US business networks. Seventy-percent of those surveyed said that employees streaming games in the office in the office was having an adverse [...]

Part 2 – Getting ready for the Internet of Things

By | April 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Whatever number of billions of devices you are comfortable with predicting for the Internet of Things (IoT) over the next 5-10 years, no one seems to be arguing that there is not a massive growth of IP-enabled devices already underway. And this expansion of end nodes means more work for network infrastructure, whether it's aggregation [...]