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Implementing IPv6 For Your Business

Breaking it down to simplistic terms, the Internet is a network of computers and mobile devices connected to each other through a series of routers and speaking common protocols. The way that these routers connect computers and mobile devices across the Internet is through either  IPv4 or IPv6 addresses . Knowing about this technical jargon may seem tasking and irrelevant for most businesses. Why not hire someone with IT knowledge to deal with it instead, right? But there is a growing need for businesses to familiarize themselves with some basic knowledge about and the differences between the different types of IP addresses. Let’s start with the growing problem facing IPv4 then go into detail to why implementing IPv6 to work alongside your current IPv4 for your business now will save you and serve you in the future. IPv4, or Internet Protocol...
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“The Table of Nines” and High Availability

Having high availability means that your systems and applications are available upon user request or demand. High availability solutions aim to maximize uptime and minimize downtime. The standard of consistent availability has made the global Internet a mechanism for sharing information by extending the reach of database applications throughout the world. Our businesses today require data management solutions that are always available since we have become accustomed to having access to our data and information on demand, 24-hours a day. Availability is often measured in the percentage of uptime in one year. It is important to note that uptime and availability are not the same thing. For example, if there is a network failure, a system can be “up” but “not available” to the end users. The Table of Nines A common system for grading application/service uptime is...
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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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In The News: The Future of USA-Based Data Centers

Anyone who has been to a data center conference or conference where data centers are discussed will be no stranger to countless talks and discussions on the conditions of data centers within the United States. The vast majority of data centers in the USA today are running on 20+ year-old infrastructure technologies, which have caused many companies to experience network downtime among other issues. Unfortunately, network downtime usually means a financial loss as companies lose their ability to be productive. One of the biggest challenges that data centers within the US are being faced with is being able to keep up with the demands of their customers. In the “Age of the Cloud,” end users now require greater network agility and performance , which the outdated data centers are struggling to accommodate. While network requirements are constantly changing to accommodate...
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