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UK Could Fall Behind Ireland as Vodafone Rollout 1Gbps FTTB Broadband

By Mark Jackson, ISPreview | July 3rd, 2014 According to ComReg, the Irish telecoms regulator, 43% of fixed broadband customers in Ireland receive sub-10Mbps speeds. But all that could change after Vodafone teamed up in a 50:50 Joint Venture with state-owned electricity firm ESB to splash €450m (£358m) on a nationwide roll-out of 1000Mbps capable …

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Microsoft boosts anti-snooping protection in Outlook.com, OneDrive

By Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service | July 1st, 2014 The consumer webmail and cloud storage services will now be protected with new encryption. Microsoft has added encryption safeguards to the Outlook.com webmail service and to the OneDrive cloud storage service, in part to better protect these consumer products from government snoops. “Our goal …

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Fewer NTP servers can be abused to amplify DDoS attacks, but threat remains

By Lucian Constantin, PCWorld | June 25th, 2014 The number of NTP (Network Time Protocol) servers that can be abused to amplify DDoS attacks has decreased dramatically this year, but the threat remains. DDoS (distributed denial of service) amplification is an attack technique that involves tricking insecure servers into flooding a target with unrequested data. …

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Norse IPViking

Norse IPViking – Proactively detect and prevent advanced cyber-threats and malware with intelligence-based security. Traditional signature- and policy-based network security systems are reactive and often rely on incomplete data that is not up to date. As the effectiveness of these solutions continues to decline, organizations are being exposed to increased risk of security breaches, data …

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Cisco buys its way into AT&T SDN

By Jim Duffy, Network World | June 17th, 2014 Tail-f acquisition will give it entry into Domain 2.0 project, boost SDN/NFV cloud orchestration capabilities. Cisco this week announced its intent to acquire privately held Tail-f Systems, a developer of multivendor network service orchestration systems for traditional and virtualized networks, and one of the vendors AT&T …

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CloudFlare offers free DDoS protection to public interest websites

By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service | Jun 13th, 2014 A project launched by CloudFlare, a provider of website performance and security services, allows organizations engaged in news gathering, civil society and political or artistic speech to use the company’s distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection technology for free. The goal of the project, dubbed Galileo, is …

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Arbor Networks – Digital Attack Map

Top daily DDoS attacks worldwide The Digital Attack Map presents data gathered and published by Arbor Networks ATLAS® global threat intelligence system. ATLAS sources its data worldwide from 270+ ISP customers who have agreed to share anonymous network traffic and attack statistics. Data is updated hourly and can also be found in Arbor’s ATLAS Threat Portal. …

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2014: The year of IPv6

By Denise Fishburne, NetworkWorld | Feb 25th, 2014 IPv6: Learn It, Live It, Love It IPv6 is #1, #2, and #3 on my technical “to do list” for 2014. This is, for me, the year for IPv6. Why IPv6 when there are so very many “exciting buzzward acronyms” out there right now? Because it is …

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The next-generation Internet protocol IPv6 gets real

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, ZDNet | February 12th, 2014 Summary: Google reports that 3 percent of Google services users are now getting the next-generation Internet protocol IPv6. Looking ahead, the Internet Society predicts that by year’s end 10 percent of all major Web-site traffic will be over IPv6. Everyone in networking knows that we must …

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Google offers hacking defenses to human rights, elections websites

By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service | October 22nd, 2013 Google is lending its vast infrastructure to websites that may be targeted by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks because of their content. The program, called “Project Shield,” is invite-only and accepting applications from websites dealing with news, human rights or election-related content. Those accepted will benefit …

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Cisco joins with Arbor Networks to fight DDoS attacks

By Ellen Messmer, NetworkWorld | March 12th, 2013 Cisco CRS router customers can now embed Arbor Peakflow SP Threat Management System. Cisco has begun streamlining distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack defense by offering Arbor Networks technology on its carrier class routers. This will enable Cisco Carrier Routing System devices detect threats and scrub traffic — a …

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Irene takes out cell towers, disrupts communications

Aug 29, 2011 12:25 pm | Computerworld Storm affects 1,400 cell sites, FCC reports by Matt Hamblen Communications networks took a hit from Hurricane Irene with 1,400 cell towers and cell sites damaged or disrupted mainly in Virginia, New Jersey, New York and North Carolina, the Federal Communications Commission said Monday. In addition to cell …

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