Touchscreen fat finger leads to collision

By | August 15th, 2019|Blog|

About two years ago the USS John S McCain collided with a chemical tanker in the Singapore Strait, a collision the US National Transportation Safety Board now concludes was a result of a touchscreen fat finger error on the ship's throttles. On the McCain, the steering and throttles were operated on the bridge by touchscreens, [...]

Florida data center supports the public good

By | February 22nd, 2018|Blog|

NWRDC promises leading-edge technology solutions at affordable pricing for government and educational stakeholders. This allows NWRDC customers to focus on their organization’s mission and reduce or eliminate IT capital expenses and infrastructure costs. The shared solutions offered benefit from Uplogix by reducing operational costs while improving service levels. Some of the reasons NWRDC chose Uplogix [...]

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 [...]

Network modernization requires flexibility

By | October 18th, 2016|Blog|

For governmental (and some commercial too!) IT groups, network modernization takes more than incremental improvements, according to the Social Security Administration's IT chief. SSA CIO Rob Klopp told an AFCEA audience that technology is advancing too rapidly to catch up a little at a time. "You will not be able to take a 20-year-old technology and [...]

Local Management Software v5.3 Available

By | February 25th, 2016|Blog|

The latest version of the Uplogix Local Management Software (LMS) is now available. At Uplogix we don't name our releases after candy or big cats; we just give them a nice wholesome number. Not a whole number, there are decimals, but you get the point. LMS v5.3 brings new functionality designed to improve visibility of large [...]

Comparing apples, oranges and out-of-band

By | June 26th, 2015|Blog|

A week ago we were at Cisco Live in San Diego with 25,000 IT friends sharing the sea breeze, certification tests, Aerosmith and the World of Solutions -- where a couple hundred Cisco partners vie for the attention of Cisco's faithful. At the Uplogix booth it was four days of continuous conversations with a common [...]

Open vs. closed appliances in your network

By | March 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

When it comes to putting an appliance in your network for out-of-band management, you want to think carefully about whether that appliance is based on an open or closed platform. It might just be the difference between locking up network security and being open for business for hackers. A Linux platform lends itself to building [...]

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 [...]

Config errors better than hackers?

By | January 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The Facebook downtime event on January 27th, where an hour-long outage at Facebook cut off access to critical status updates worldwide in addition to Instagram posts and Tinder hook-ups, shows the sensitivity of large organizations to public perception of hacking threats. The Lizard Squad hacking group, which apparently took control of the Malaysia Airlines website [...]

Better security through config management

By | October 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Gartner says that the average firm makes 10,000 changes annually to its IT environment. It's no wonder change management can make or break your network. Literally. Security patches, interdependencies among various components of your network, and the ability to recover from a disaster are driving factors to companies attempting to create a Configuration Management Database [...]