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Black Friday & Cyber Monday are Coming, Is your Business Protected?

Posted by Carl Weinschenk on Nov 24, 2015 6:00:00 AM

The coming of the holidays – and Black Friday and Cyber Monday --  means one thing to corporate and retail security personnel. It’s not mistletoe, egg nog and good cheer. It’s the threat of cybercrime.

Hopefully, your network is well protected and Cyber Monday is just another day to you. But if not the EIQ Networks lay out some useful steps for companies worried about the onslaught of traffic on those busy days.

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Topics: Firewalls

Netgear ProSAFE WAC720 Wireless-AC Access Point Review

Posted by John Ciarlone on Nov 13, 2015 3:24:13 PM

For awhile now, we've talked about how NETGEAR is starting to truly stand out among networking brands aiming at SMBs. They've been parlaying their experience with making easy-to-use consumer products and pairing it with business-grade hardware. The result are small business networking products that combine top-end features, simple daily usage, and surprisingly low price points.

The new NETGEAR ProSAFE WAC720 wireless-ac access point is a perfect example of this philosophy. It's a WAP even the smallest businesses can afford, while bringing plenty of high-end features and 802.11ac speeds.

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Topics: Wireless Access Points

For Cable, the Future is Here with the Release of the DOCSIS 3.1 Modem

Posted by Carl Weinschenk on Nov 10, 2015 6:00:00 AM

The cable, wireless, cellular and telephone industries are involved in an endless battle to provide faster downloads to subscribers. They use different conduits of course, though there is some overlap.

An important milestone is being passed in this game of perpetual hopscotch in New Orleans at the annual Cable-Tec Expo conference. The news is that the first modem supporting the latest version of the Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) is becoming available.

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Topics: Internet Service

Meraki License Cost Explained In Simple Terms

Posted by John Ciarlone on Nov 3, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Having trouble getting to the bottom of a Meraki license cost?

Meraki has, hands-down, the most powerful, scalable, and easiest-to-use networking system on the market. Its cloud-based system allows for single-pane-of-glass access to a network of thousands of devices, regardless of geographic location. Configuration
 data is stored in the cloud itself, allowing devices to plug-and-play with no manual setup in nearly all cases. And, the distributed mesh networking setup it uses allows forextremely smart, flexible networks which self-configure based on available hardware.

However, these cutting-edge features come at a price: Access to the Meraki cloud system requires per-year licensing on the devices, or they cease to be usable. So, we wanted to clear up some questions about your Meraki licensing cost and implementation.

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Topics: Meraki

Average WiFi Speed No More! 802.11ax Speeds Up to 10Gbps

Posted by Carl Weinschenk on Oct 6, 2015 6:30:00 AM

There are a lot of great things about WiFi solutions. One of the best is that the different versions just keep coming. It truly is a success story. And the IEEE – which is charge of the care, feeding and extension of the franchise – doesn’t seem to spend a lot of time congratulating itself.

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Topics: Wireless Access Points, Wireless LAN, Wi-Fi Signal Strength

Firewall Check Season:  Why the Correct Configuration is Key

Posted by Carl Weinschenk on Sep 29, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Tis the season to do a firewall check.  The threats tend to increase in the holiday season, so be proactive and take some time now and check that configuration.  Why?  It just might be set up wrong or not up to date.  The firewall category is growing quickly. According to an analysis released last month by the Dell’Oro Group, the enterprise-class security firewall market grew by 10 percent during the second quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. It came close to the $1 billion mark during the quarter, according to the firm.

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Topics: Wireless LAN, Firewalls

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