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When automation rains on your parade

By | March 18th, 2019|Blog|

Automation isn't always a good thing. Based on reporting of Facebook's outage on March 13, it sounds like they might have out-automated themselves doing a little network configuration. Initial speculations included the usual suspects: hackers. Facebook soon countered that story line saying that it ruled out a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. The [...]

Defining Cyber Resiliency

By | February 27th, 2019|Blog|

There are thousands of products for cybersecurity fighting the ongoing tug-of-war against The Bad Guys, but investing in cyber resiliency is a pragmatic approach to reducing your overall cyber risk. The US Army Research Laboratory released a report based on an unclassified NATO workshop that sought to explore cyber resiliency and how future advancements [...]

Cyber Resiliency through Out-of-Band

By | February 27th, 2019|Blog|

The Uplogix out-of-band platform brings a combination of network independence, intelligence and automation to give your team the tools to make your network more resilient -- especially during a network hack. Here's how it works. Uplogix locates with — and directly connects to — managed devices. Like a virtual technician, Uplogix performs the monitoring, config [...]

A first responder for cyber resiliency

By | February 26th, 2019|Blog|

In an emergency, you call first responders because they are stationed in your neighborhood for rapid response and have the tools and skills needed for the situation. Uplogix is your day zero first responder when it comes to response and recovery from a network hack. Uplogix deploys in the rack with your network infrastructure and utilizes advanced out-of-band capabilities and automation [...]

Cyber insurance is gaining popularity, but is it enough?

By | February 1st, 2019|Blog|

Cyber attacks are a constant risk, and like other threats such as floods or theft, the insurance industry stands ready to help minimize the risk: behold cyber insurance. While adoption continues to grow, a study by Spiceworks shows that 38 percent of organizations across North America and Europe already have an active policy. It's [...]

Cost of downtime is a personal question

By | January 25th, 2019|Blog|

Everyone has one, but it's still not an easy subject for most people. We're talking about the cost of downtime in their network. It's not an easy calculation if you want to be accurate, but one would be hard pressed to find anyone that says network downtime today is LESS expensive than in the [...]

Keepinging sharp with edge computing

By | January 24th, 2019|Blog|

Edge computing answers issues about data throughput, but also brings concerns about security and scalability, but the biggest challenge might be how to get the right people to work together to make it work. It makes sense. Rather than figure out larger pipes for transporting data from remote locations or try to program around [...]

Selfies, streaming and staying in touch are the norm on today’s cruise ships

By | January 24th, 2019|Blog|

The last time we had a post on Uplogix deployments for satellite networks on cruise lines was 2013. Since that time cruise ships and their satellite providers have gone from mobile hotspots to full-blown corporate headquarters in terms on their data use. Not only have ships vastly increased their network infrastructure and bandwidth to [...]

Federal shutdown offers hacking target

By | January 23rd, 2019|Blog|

The ongoing federal shutdown looks like a tantalizing distraction for hackers, based on the announcement this week of an emergency Department of Homeland Security directive for nearly all federal agencies. The directive mandates cybersecurity actions to counter a global Domain Name System infrastructure hijacking campaign. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) director Christopher Krebs [...]

Education networks tested

By | December 13th, 2018|Blog|

A recent survey of professionals in the K-12 education network space reported feeling the strain of new learning models and an increasing number of devices on their network consuming ever-greater bandwidth. More than half of those in the survey have plans to implement 1-to-1 programs that provide a laptop or mobile device to each [...]