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How to Deal With Unusual Traffic Detected Notifications

If you get an unusual traffic detected notification from Google, it usually means your IP address was or still is sending suspicious network traffic. Google can detect this and has recently implemented security measures to protect against DDoS , other server attacks and SEO rank manipulation . The key thing to remember is that the notification is based on your Internet facing IP address, not your private IP address which is assigned to your laptop\PC\device. If you don’t know what your Internet ...
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Key Factors in NCCM and CMDB Integration - Part 2 – Change Configuration and Backup

In Part 1 of this series I discussed how an NCCM solution and a CMDB can work together to create a more effective IT inventory system. In this post, I will be taking that a step further and show how your change configuration process will benefit from integration with that same CMDB. In general, the process of implementing IT infrastructure change happens at 3 separate stages of an assets lifecycle. Initial deployment / provisioning In production / changes Decommissioning / removal In each of the...
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Infosim® Announces Release of StableNet® 7.5

Infosim® , the technology leader in automated Service Fulfillment and Service Assurance solutions, today announced the release of version 7.5 of its award-winning software suite StableNet® for Telco and Enterprise customers. StableNet® 7.5 provides a significant number of powerful new features, including: Dynamic Rule Generation (DRG); a new and revolutionary Fault Management concept REST interface supporting the new StableNet® iPhone (and upcoming Android) app Highly customizable dashboard...
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How Testing Solutions Reduce Risk & Improve Customer Satisfaction

Imagine you're trying to book a flight. You call the toll-free number and use the interactive voice response (IVR) to get through to bookings, but instead you are put through to the baggage area. You hang up and try again, but this time you wind up speaking to the airline lounge. Do you try a third time or call a competitor? I know what I would do. The IVR is now a key component to delivering a great customer experience, so what steps should a business take to ensure these systems are working op...
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Infosim® Global Webinar Day October 29th, 2015 StableNet® 7.5 - What's New?

Join Harald Hoehn, Senior Developer and Consultant with Infosim®, for a Webinar and Live Demo on the latest information regarding StableNet® 7.5 This Webinar will provide insight into: StableNet® 7.5 New Features such as: New Web Portal [Live Demo] New Alarm Dashboard [Live Demo] New NCCM Structurer [Live Demo] DRG (Dynamic Rule Generation) as a new and revolutionary Fault Management concept StableNet® 7.5 Enhancements such as: Enhanced Weather Maps [Live Demo] Improved Trap- and Syslog-Forwardi...
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How Can We Monitor Traffic Associated with Remote Sites?

Many IT teams are now tasked with managing remote sites without having the luxury of local IT support. Business owners expect everything to be done remotely, we do live in the connected age, don’t we? Is it possible to see what is happening in these networks without the need for installing client or agent software everywhere? You can gather some network performance information using SNMP or WMI but you will be limited to alerts or high level information. What you need is some form of deeper traf...
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Two Ways Networks Are Transformed By NetFlow

According an article in techtarget.com "Your routers and switches can yield a mother lode of information about your network--if you know where to dig." The article goes on to say that excavating and searching through endless traffic data and logs manufactured by your network system is a lot like mining for gold, and punching random holes to look for a few nuggets of information isn't very efficient. Your search will be much more fruitful if you know where to look and what it will look like. Fort...
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Webinar- Best Practices for NCCM

Most networks today have a “traditional” IT monitoring solution in place which provides alarming for devices, servers and applications. But as the network evolves, so does the complexity and security risks and it now makes sense to formalize the process, procedures, and policies that govern access and changes to these devices. Vulnerability and lifecycle management also plays an important role in maintaining the security and integrity of network infrastructure. Network Configuration and Change M...
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SDN/NFV – From Theory to Praxis with Infosim® StableNet®

InterComms talks to Marius Heuler, CTO Infosim®, about Infosim® StableNet® and the management and orchestration of SDN and NFV environments Marius Heuler has more than 15 years of experience in network management and optimization. As CTO and founding member of Infosim®, he is responsible for leading the Infosim® technical team in architecting, developing, and delivering StableNet®. He graduated from the University of Würzburg with a degree in Computer Science, holds several Cisco certifications,...
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Don’t Be Lulled to Sleep with a Security Fable. . .

Once upon a time, all you needed was a firewall to call yourself “secure.” But then, things changed. More networks are created every day, every network is visible to the others, and they connect with each other all the time—no matter how far away or how unrelated. And malicious threats have taken notice . . . As the Internet got bigger, anonymity got smaller. It’s impossible to go “unnoticed” on the Internet now. Everybody is a target. Into today’s network landscape, every network is under the t...
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5 Reasons Why You Should Include LAN Switches in Your NCCM Scope

We’ve been doing a lot of blogging around here lately about NCCM and the importance of having an automated configuration and change management system. We’ve even published a Best practices guide for NCCM . One of the main points in any NCCM system is having consistent and accurate configuration backups of all of your “key” devices. When I ask Network Managers to name their key devices, they generally start with WAN / Internet routers and Firewalls. This makes sense of course because, in a modern...
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5 Perks of Network Performance Management

Network performance management is something that virtually every business needs, but not something that every business is actively doing, or even aware of. And why should they? While understanding the technical side of things is best left to the IT department, understanding the benefits of a properly managed network is something that will help get the business managers on board, especially when good performance management solutions might be a cost that hadn't been considered. So what are the ben...
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Remote Location Testing? Transmit WiFi Traffic at a Remote Site for 12 Hours with LANforge WiFIRE

CT523-328-2ac-1n-bat LANforge WiFIRE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 3 radio WiFi Traffic Generator (with Battery) Supporting 328 Virtual STA Interfaces The CT523-328-2ac-1n-bat wireless traffic generator is an excellent choice for testing Access Points and other WiFi networks. The CT523-328-2ac-1n-bat uses a modified Wireless driver for WiFi NICs based on the Atheros chipset. The ath9k (a/b/g/n) chipset NICs can support up to 200 stations per radio. The ath10k (a/b/g/n/ac) chipset NICs can support up to 64 st...
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The Benefits of Using 2-Wire Digital Master Clock System

If you are considering a wired clock system for your facility, the 2-wired Digital Master Clock System option with Sapling may be the best option for you. Take a look at the unique advantages of this system below. In addition to the written description, check out our video at the bottom to see a visual depiction of how the 2-Wire Digital Clock System works. Power/Data on the Same Line Most wired clock systems require three or four wires. With Sapling’s 2-Wire Digital Communication System, the co...
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Key Factors in NCCM and CMDB Integration - Part 1 Discovery

Part I Discovery “I am a rock, I am an Island…” These lyrics by Simon and Garfunkel pretty appropriately summarize what most IT companies would like you to believe about their products. They are islands that stand alone and don’t need any other products to be useful. Well, despite what they want, the truth is closer to the lyrics by the Rolling Stones – “We all need someone we can lean on”. Music history aside, the fact is that interoperability and integration is one of the most important keys t...
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Rogers Set to ‘Ignite’ Gigabit Rollout in Toronto; 4m Homes to be Covered by End-2016

Rogers Communications, Canada’s second largest broadband provider by subscribers, has confirmed that the rollout of its planned 1Gbps internet service will commence this year in downtown Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Parts of the city earmarked for coverage include: Harbourfront, Cabbagetown, Riverdale, King Street West, Queen Street West, the Financial District, the Discovery District, Yonge & Bloor, Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax and Whitby. By the end of 20...
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Cyber Attacks – Businesses Held for Ransom in 2015

Really nice crisp clear morning here in Galway, bit chilly though. Before I dropped my 14 year old son to school, I tuned into an Irish station, NewsTalk and caught most of a very interesting conversation between a member of a large Irish law firm, William Fry and the presenter. They were discussing the increasing threat of cyber-attack for Irish businesses . They spoke about the importance of detection as 43% of business are not even aware that they are being attacked and the hackers can have a...
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Telus Reveals CAD1 Billion Vancouver FTTH Project

Western Canada’s largest telco Telus Communications has announced a plan to invest an additional CAD1 billion (USD760 million) to connect the majority of homes and businesses in the city of Vancouver directly to the company’s fibre optic network over the next five years. In a release on the quadruple-play operator’s website, CEO Darren Entwhistle said that the rollout in the British Columbian city would add more than 400,000 homes, businesses, hospitals, community centres and municipal offices t...
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Benefits of Network Security Forensics

The networks that your business operates on are often open and complex. Your IT department is responsible for mitigating network risks, managing performance and auditing data to ensure functionality. Using NetFlow forensics can help your IT team maintain the competitiveness and reliability of the systems required to run your business. In IT, network security forensics involves the monitoring and analysis of your network's traffic to gather information, obtain legal evidence and detect network in...
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Tracking the Evolution of UC Technology

Defining unified communications is more complicated than it seems, but a thorough understanding of UC technology is required before informed buying decisions can be made. Not only is the UC value proposition difficult to articulate, but it involves multiple decisions that impact both the IT group and end users. In brief, UC is a platform that seamlessly integrates communications applications across multiple modes -- such as voice, data and video -- and delivers a consistent end-user experience a...
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