Thu 7 February, 2019

IDG Contributor Network: Named data networking: names the data instead of data locations

2019-02-08T06:51:28+00:00Thu 7 February, 2019|Tags: , |

Today, connectivity to the Internet is easy; you simply get an Ethernet driver and hook up the TCP/IP protocol stack. Then dissimilar network types in remote locations can communicate with each other. However, before the introduction of the TCP/IP model, networks were manually connected but with the..

Fri 1 February, 2019

National pen test execution standard would improve network security

2019-02-01T19:39:05+00:00Fri 1 February, 2019|Tags: , , , |

As the number of cyber attacks increases, the demand for penetration tests – to determine the strength of a company’s defense – is also going up. People are worried about their companies’ networks and computer systems being hacked and data being stolen. Plus, many regulatory standards such PCI and H..

Thu 31 January, 2019

DARPA explores new computer architectures to fix security between systems

2019-01-31T19:31:34+00:00Thu 31 January, 2019|Tags: , , |

Solutions are needed to replace the archaic air-gapping of computers used to isolate and protect sensitive defense information, the U.S. Government has decided. Air-gapping, used often now, is the practice of physically isolating data-storing computers from other systems, computers, and networks. It..

Thu 20 December, 2018

IDG Contributor Network: Can TLS 1.3 and DNSSEC make your network blind?

2018-12-21T05:24:38+00:00Thu 20 December, 2018|Tags: , |

Domain name system (DNS) over transport layer security (TLS) adds an extra layer of encryption, but in what way does it impact your IP network traffic? The additional layer of encryption indicates controlling what’s happening over the network is likely to become challenging. Most noticeably it will ..

Wed 19 December, 2018

Netsurion eases networking and security challenges

2018-12-20T04:36:17+00:00Wed 19 December, 2018|Tags: , , , |

The disciplines of networking, security and regulatory compliance are challenges for all organizations, but especially so for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) for a variety of reasons. A primary challenge is in implementing technology solutions, most of which are point solutions that operate..

Tue 30 October, 2018

What is a firewall? How they work and all about next-generation firewalls

2018-10-30T23:37:21+00:00Tue 30 October, 2018|Tags: , , , |

A firewall is a network device that monitors packets going in and out of networks and blocks or allows them according to rules that have been set up to define what traffic is permissible and what traffic isn’t. There are several types of firewalls that have developed over the years, becoming progres..