Monitoring is fine, but automation is quicker

By | January 18th, 2018|Blog|

Take the proverb "a bird in hand is worth two in the bush," combine it with the more modern "wine is fine, but whiskey's quicker," (from the sage Ozzy Osbourne), and then throw in a splash of network management. What do you get? Network monitoring is great, but automation gets it done. Automation is [...]

Fog computing expands critical remote infrastructure

By | January 18th, 2018|Blog|

Several years ago one of the morning talks at CiscoLive was on fog computing. At the time the hype for cloud computing was well entrenched, so fog computing seemed to bring things back to earth with a more realistic promise of local processing of the massive amount of data expected from the ever-increasing billions [...]

Protecting against insider threats

By | April 17th, 2017|Blog|

When it comes to securing your network against insider threats, security researchers recommend a "mini-max" policy -- minimize access where possible and then maximize monitoring of that access for unusual patterns. The goal is to not provide employees with an open door to the entire network by making access a privilege and not a right. [...]

Vessel downtime is like network downtime

By | July 7th, 2016|Blog|

Uplogix does a lot of business with satellite service providers for the maritime market, especially those in oil & gas where downtime is an especially dirty word. These vessels are often highly specialized and expensive to operate, so like with their data networks, downtime is a serious concern. GE's Marine Solutions group announced that they [...]

Putting air bags in a 1965 Mustang?

By | June 22nd, 2015|Blog|

The new US CIO, Tony Scott addressed security concerns in federal IT, especially after the recent massive data breach at the Office of Personnel Management. He said the one of the biggest challenges is protecting old and outdated IT infrastructure systems, comparing it to trying to install air bags in a 1965 Ford Mustang. It's [...]

2015 Year of the Network Management Project?

By | February 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Network monitoring and management projects tied for first place with disaster recovery and business continuity as the top IT initiatives for 2015 in a recent TechTarget poll of over 2,000 IT professionals worldwide. Coming in at 44% of the respondents, network monitoring and management projects have been increasing over the last two years, up from [...]

Advanced management for satellite networks

By | November 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

When you deploy an Uplogix Local Manager with your network gear in a location that utilizes a satellite link for connectivity, you get much more than a reliable out-of-band (OOB) solution. Almost by definition, when you use satellite, your equipment is not easily accessible. OOB gives you secure remote access to gear before sending someone [...]

Infographic: Uplogix for Satellite Networks

By | November 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

At sea, on the battlefield or deployed for network redundancy, satellite networks with local management connect all corners of the world. Uplogix brings a variety of specialized features to the satellite arena in both fixed (autoacquire) antennas and the stabilized antennas common in maritime applications. Both types of deployments benefit from the fact that Uplogix [...]

High resolution network device monitoring

By | August 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

As the summer season winds down, let's pull an analogy from a summer tradition: the great American road trip. Driving across the vast Western US, miles can go by without seeing another car, let alone an exit. You enjoy the scenery, only infrequently needing to consult a map because hours can pass before anything changes [...]

The challenge of continuous monitoring

By | August 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|

In today’s environment of advanced persistent threats it is essential for organizations to have near real-time knowledge of their enterprise IT infrastructure so responses to external and internal threats can be made swiftly. A successful continuous monitoring program provides visibility into assets, and leverages use of automated data feeds to quantify risk, ensure effectiveness of [...]