New tools let IT admins cut the cord to manage mobile users

By John Cox, Network World | July 3rd, 2014 The new version of MobileIron’s management software gives mobility to IT administrators, and segments and segregates admin privileges. The new release of MobileIron’s software for managing mobile devices and data helps IT staff themselves be more mobile and lets management tasks be grouped and segregated to …

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UK Government Targets 100% Superfast Broadband Coverage

By Mark Jackson, ISPreview | July 3rd, 2014 The Government’s Communications Minister, Edward Vaizey (MP), has today told the House of Commons that the money they’ve already allocated should “give us the figure we need to get to 100%” (coverage of superfast broadband connectivity). We remain to be convinced. At present the £1.2bn Broadband Delivery …

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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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Realtime stats in GIXflow

Real-time stats and a few more features have been added to GIXflow. Added real-time stats include: – total volume of TCP/UDP/ICMP/IPv6/OTHER traffic – packet rate for TCP/UDP/ICMP/IPv6/OTHER traffic – received and processed packets – received and processed flows – prefix cache size – flow queue size – sent DNS queries The realtime stats use Highcharts charting …

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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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A new version of GIXflow

Several features have been implemented to GIXflow: – Processing NetFlow v9/v10 templates. – Processing NetFlow v9/v10 data based on learnt earlier templates. – Adding support for IPv6 flows. – Adding stats for received and processed NetFlow packets, separate for IPv4 and IPv6. – Improving debug logging. GIXflow code is available here.

An improved version of GIXLG

Several improvements have been implemented to GIXLG: – Multithreading. A few threads can now process updates received from ExaBGP. – A prefix cache to limit number of SQL queries. – An option to turn off all SQL operations. – Better logging. – PEP8 compliant code. GIXLG code is available here.

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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A new version of GIXLG

The code of GIXLG has been fully rewritten and is capable to process JSON format now.