CISOs poised to continue rise in importance

By | December 17th, 2019|Blog|

CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers) at most companies this budgeting season are likely not sweating cuts but are more likely to be concerned with scaling: hiring enough trained cybersecurity staff and deploying the latest defenses and programs. Being prepared to fight off hackers and cyberattacks is a priority for CISOs looking forward to 2020. Hacking [...]

US Navy to release digital blueprint

By | December 16th, 2019|Blog|

The US Navy has been in the news for more than this year's lopsided Army-Navy game victory for the midshipmen. A digital blueprint expected to be released this month will act as a "North Star" for connecting and integrating systems in the military branch. Like other federal IT blueprints, the Navy plan will present standards [...]

Cellular out-of-band: 4 things to consider

By | December 12th, 2019|Blog|

Uplogix has been a leader in cellular out-of-band management systems for over a decade. When it comes to running out-of-band over cellular, we've literally been there and done that -- experiences that have led us to know the challenges and pitfalls of deploying and running cellular out-of-band. Here are four considerations to keep in mind [...]

Meet Uplogix: Caitlin Staib, Marketing & Sales Ops Manager

By | November 21st, 2019|Blog|

In this month’s Meet Uplogix, Marketing and Sales Ops Manager Caitlin Staib talks about what brought her to Uplogix and her varied background in technology marketing. 

Edge computing takes center stage in 2020

By | November 19th, 2019|Blog|

Forrester Research (and others) are predicting 2020 as a landmark year for the expansion of edge computing related to IoT solutions with on-demand compute and real-time apps also driving growth. While some applications of edge computing will look familiar like processing data at aggregation points instead of in the cloud, others will need form factors [...]

Tech Modernization Fund spends money to save money

By | November 12th, 2019|Blog|

The infant federal government Tech Modernization Fund is facing challenges just two years into its implementation and receiving continued funding might hinge on lawmakers understanding the fundamental goal of the fund. The Fund, or TMF, was designed to provide an incentive pool for funding projects aimed at retiring legacy systems in favor of newer, more [...]

DoS attack strikes renewable energy company

By | November 4th, 2019|Blog|

sPower, a Utah-based renewable energy company fell victim to a denial-of-service (DoS) attack that disrupted communications between the company and a dozen generation sites. During the incident, each site experienced one five-minute outage that was attributed to a known vulnerability on a Cisco firewall. The firewall issues were already known, and the devices were on [...]

The convergence of information & operational technology

By | October 23rd, 2019|Blog|

Increasingly it's becoming standard practice for operational technology (OT) to move over IT networks. While OT and IT aren't quite an oil and water relationship, the two have very different histories in this shotgun wedding scenario. Both play a huge role in the not-just-marketing hype of Industry 4.0. IT has been tasked with data moving [...]

Cisco certification changes coming in 2020

By | October 22nd, 2019|Blog|

Many of our best customers started off as a conversation with a CCIE or CCNA at Cisco Live. As certified networking experts they immediately saw the value of Uplogix in their networks. Cisco is now looking to ensure the value of a Cisco certification is keeping pace with market expectations for networking knowledge. “Infrastructure is [...]

Swift kick in the britches: the increasing cost of a data breach

By | October 22nd, 2019|Blog|

The annual Ponemom Institute survey on the impacts of a data breach, while already a downer, is growing particularly gloomy as the cost continues to rise. This year, they peg the cost at $3.92 million on average. Average! For companies and organizations that fail to detect, identify and mitigate as quickly as possible, that figure [...]