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Uplogix customers transform maritime communications

By | November 3rd, 2017|Blog|

Uplogix customers BlueTide Communications and Orange Business Services announced a new partnership to transform maritime communications with a suite of services over Ku-band VSAT. The global services network will deliver communications, navigation and asset management services. Orange brings the managed Ku-band capacity with the ability to switch between satellite beams for seamless global coverage. [...]

KRACK zero-day cracks WPA2

By | October 19th, 2017|Blog|

This week began with the zero-day news for a bug that effectively broke WPA2 wireless security. KRACK, named for Key Reinstallation Attack, is a fundamental flaw in the operation of Wi-Fi Protected Access II, the security protocol upgrade from the old, broken WEP protocol. The issue is with the systems four-way handshake that permits [...]

Cellular out-of-band even in West Texas

By | October 19th, 2017|Blog|

One of our sales execs was recently pitching a wind energy company and mentioned cellular out-of-band as an option. The quick answer was that their wind fields were likely too remote for a decent signal. That sounded like a challenge to the team here at Uplogix, always looking for a problem to solve with [...]

Breaking down the 2018 IT budget

By | October 19th, 2017|Blog|

For many, the arrival of fall signifies IT budget season. These poor souls aren't thinking about football, cooler temperatures or dove hunting, but are spending their time trying to anticipate the needs and costs of IT for the year to come. While most IT budgets are predicted to rise slightly over 2017 spending, no [...]

Network rebuilding challenges in Puerto Rico

By | October 13th, 2017|Blog|

The devastation of Hurricane Maria will require a massive recovery operation to restore basic services. The cellular network rebuilding effort was recently visualized through Speedtest maps overlaid on the island. AT&T, Spring and T-mobile all have teams on the ground bringing sites back online as fast as possible, but some locations on the island [...]

Ransomware brings down county services

By | September 20th, 2017|Blog|

Montgomery County in Alabama was hit by a ransomware attack that left IT staff scrambling to regain control of their systems. Among other impacts, vehicle tags and registrations are unable to be processed as officials investigate the cause of the breach and their options to regain control and clean up their system. The debilitating ransomware [...]

Separation of duties isn’t just for accounting

By | September 19th, 2017|Blog|

The finance and accounting departments know all about separation of duties (SoD) -- the person who writes the checks isn't the same as the person who approves the checks. For the IT department, SoD is a little newer, but no less important. When regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and the Gramm-Leach-Billey Act (GLBA) were enacted, [...]

Cassini retirement far from EOL or network refresh

By | September 15th, 2017|Blog|

The much-anticipated precise de-orbiting of the Cassini spacecraft this morning was a fiery end to the highly successful mission to study Saturn. It is a stark contrast to how most networking gear goes out. NASA engineers watched a screen showing signal strength from the 20 year-old craft traveling nearly one billion miles away fade out [...]

Struts vulnerability in Equifax breach already patched in Uplogix

By | September 14th, 2017|Blog|

This week's giant data breach story was Equifax, the credit score reporting agency hadn't patched an Apache Struts vulnerability putting personal information on 143 million consumers at risk. The bad news? Odds are your data is included in the breach. The good news? If you are an Uplogix user, this vulnerability was already patched. Uplogix [...]

Helping Houston – collecting flood recovery donations

By | August 30th, 2017|Blog|

Uplogix is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has strong ties to Houston with employees, family and numerous customers impacted by the flooding. We support the dedicated and significant efforts of our customers like HEB (@HEBPrepared) and MD Anderson (@MDAndersonNews) and wanted to help out too. If you are in Austin, we're collecting needed items through [...]