Veterans Affairs expands website, out-of-band capabilities

[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] The US Department of Veterans Affairs announced a new homepage in time for Veterans Day as the second largest federal agency continues pushing modernization of resources and IT networks to better serve veterans. As the second largest federal agency after the Department of Defense, the VA administers benefits for over 18 million veterans including [...]

Spectre, Meltdown exploits don’t impact Uplogix

[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] The New Year kicked off with a thud as the Meltdown and Spectre exploits dominated headlines with critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. Uplogix Local Managers are not impacted by these exploits. IN BRIEF The Uplogix 5000 and 500 Local Managers are not impacted by either the Meltdown or Spectre exploits. Hardware components in both Local [...]

Presidential recruiting visit at SXSW, plus tacos

You can count on two things during mid-March in Austin, Texas: bluebonnets popping up along the roadside, and the city earning its self-proclaimed title of the Live Music Capital of the World with the South by Southwest Festival. For years it's been more than just music with the addition of film and interactive tracks. This [...]

Open vs. closed appliances in your network

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 [...]

An awareness month you should celebrate all year

In the month dedicated to more awareness topics than any other, you won't want to miss out on National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). While you won't likely see sporting events with athletes sporting uniform accessories with neon green of NCSAM's logo (well, maybe the Seahawks...), you might be surprised to know that this year [...]

Cyber command head calls for legislative action now

Army General Keith Alexander, commander of the Cyber Command and head of the National Security Agency called for legislation to enable and encourage infrastructure organizations like electrical grids and banks to quickly tell the government when they are under cyber attack. “One of the things that we have to have (with legislation), is if the [...]

Uplogix completes FIPS 140-2 certification process

The code was validated, the hardware inspected, and the paperwork completed months ago. Now Uplogix has the final approval for the FIPS 140-2 Certification. No longer are the Uplogix 430 and 3200 Local Managers "In Process" with NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) for accreditation of cryptographic modules for secure communication on government [...]

Expanding the reach of local management in secure mobile communications

Uplogix recently announced an agreement with TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) that will allow TCS to utilized Uplogix solutions in their managed services business units, as well as act as a reseller of Uplogix solutions to end customers. TCS is a leader in reliable and secure mobile communications technology with solutions ranging from military communications to [...]

The Uplogix Platform & FIPS 140-2 Compliance

FIPS guidelines prevent unauthorized physical access to critical security parameters Recently at Uplogix we've had expanded interest in FIPS 140-2 compliance from outside the federal market as an even more secure version of the local management platform. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2 is a computer security standard issued by the National Institute [...]

Wrapping up National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Uplogix Local Management can help you celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month While possibly not as visible as Halloween festivities or the pink-trimmed uniforms of professional athletes promoting breast cancer awareness, October is also National Cyber Security Awareness Month. There aren't many days left to celebrate, but cyber security is clearly a daily obligation for [...]