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Will Siri Ever Talk With a LISP?

Anyone who has ever used an iPhone has tested the personal assistant capabilities of Siri. Whether it’s used for checking on the weather, hands-free texting someone that you are running late, or you are just passing time asking Siri crazy questions, Siri has a weakness.  Siri only works when your mobile iOS device has access to the Internet.    This is a small frustration that is a good example of the growing need for having multiple Internet connections for Internet Resiliency .  Highly available Internet was once just a concern for worker productivity in large companies, but not anymore.  Siri raises the bar and sets the expectation with every iPhone customer of an always-on Internet. LISP, which is a networking protocol that separates a devices identity from its network addresses for reachability, was considered the protocol for achieving this...
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Should Your Company Utilize VPNs?

A virtual private network (VPN) is a network overlay that enables individual users, groups or remote offices secure access to their organization’s network over an insecure, shared, publically accessible infrastructure such as the public Internet. In other words, a VPN extends a private network over a public network, like the Internet. The systems that allow users to create and use VPNs makes use of encryption and other security mechanisms to ensure that the network is only accessible to authorized devices and that the data is protected from any interception by third parties such as hackers or competitors. There are two broad categories of VPNs: Site-to-Site VPNs and Remote Access VPNs. Site-To-Site VPNs Site-to-Site VPNs are most commonly used to connect offices with branches in different locations without the use of a private point-to-point circuit. A...
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10 Security Risks To Fear And Prepare For

The security threat landscape changes constantly as new threats and other hacking methods are developed daily, putting all businesses at risk of having their information leaked, exposed and compromised. It is critical that enterprises are aware of emerging, relevant security threats that are becoming more and more present and some innovate ways to combat them. Here are 10 currently evolving network security risks that may threaten your business and solutions to help mitigate that risk: 1.     Insider Attacks Verizon’s 2008 Data Breach Investigations Report stated that about 18% of breaches in 500 intrusions in the last four years were from disgruntled or corrupt insiders. Even worse, about a half of that 18% comes from the IT staff itself. How to Mitigate the Risk In order to help eliminate the risk of insider attacks, the...
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