Wed 13 February, 2019

That VPN may not be as secure as you think

2019-02-14T01:36:15+00:00Wed 13 February, 2019|Tags: , , |

If you’re a VPN subscriber and have ever wondered just how secure the supposedly encrypted pipe that you’re using through the internet is — and whether the anonymity promise made by the VPN provider is indeed protecting your privacy— well, your hunches may be correct. It turns out several of these c..

Wed 13 February, 2019

Lentiq combines data lakes with edge computing

2019-02-13T17:25:11+00:00Wed 13 February, 2019|Tags: , |

It’s a common tactic to combine two technologies for synergy sake, but Lentiq really has a unique idea. It is combining the concept of the data lake with edge computing into what it calls “interconnected micro data lakes,” or data pools. “Data pools” are micro-data lakes that function like a data la..

Fri 8 February, 2019

Coming soon: On-premises 5G gear for enterprises

2019-02-08T14:53:57+00:00Fri 8 February, 2019|Tags: , |

With all major mobile carriers expected to offer 5G this year, enterprises that want to take advantage of this next-gen mobile data service need to start thinking about how to support it on site. Anticipation is keen for 5G, given that it promises to deliver faster speeds and lower latency than the ..

Fri 8 February, 2019

SD-WAN creates new security challenges

2019-02-08T14:53:58+00:00Fri 8 February, 2019|Tags: , , |

SD-WAN products have been available for the better part of five years. Early adopters of the technology focused primarily on transport-related issues such as replacing or augmenting MPLS with broadband. As any technology matures and moves out of the early adopter phase, the buying criteria changes —..

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..

Thu 7 February, 2019

What is hyperconvergence?

2019-02-08T06:51:29+00:00Thu 7 February, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Hyperconvergence is an IT framework that combines storage, computing and networking into a single system in an effort to reduce data center complexity and increase scalability. Hyperconverged platforms include a hypervisor for virtualized computing, software-defined storage, and virtualized networki..

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..