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APTs Part 1: Protection Against Advanced Persistent Threats to Your Data

  • Ed Koehler
  • January 10, 2017 | 4 minutes to read
  • Hardly a day goes by without hearing about a data breach somewhere in the world. So it’s timely that we launch this new blog series…
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Hoteliers: Your Best Laid Plans Will Go Awry Without Strong Wi-Fi

  • Robert K. Mitton
  • January 6, 2017 | 5 minutes to read
  • In today’s smart, digital world, the average guest experience isn’t so average anymore. Traditional room service, for example, is being replaced by in-room kiosks that…
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Data Protection Part 3: Where Does Encryption fit into Data Protection?

  • Greg Deffenbaugh
  • January 4, 2017 | 10 minutes to read
  • I’ve mentioned that the SNIA SDC Conference provided the catalyst for writing this blog series on data protection. (See part 1 and part 2.) While…
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Data Protection Part 2: What About Unauthorized Data Access?

  • Greg Deffenbaugh
  • December 16, 2016 | 7 minutes to read
  • In part 1, we explored the physical loss of data, meaning the data is no longer available for access (intelligently) by anyone. There’s another, perhaps…
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Data Protection Part 1: What Does it Mean to Lose Data?

  • Greg Deffenbaugh
  • December 12, 2016 | 5 minutes to read
  • I recently attended the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Storage Developer Conference (SDC). It was very much a going-home event. I hadn’t thought about locks…
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Avaya Demos Wireless Location Based Services at Avaya ENGAGESM Dubai

  • Greg Deffenbaugh
  • December 9, 2016 | 5 minutes to read
  • Wireless Location Based Services (WLBS) are usually discussed in the areas of customer or guest engagement. However, there are also valuable use cases in the…
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Avoid Security Theater When Safeguarding Your Network

  • Paul Unbehagen
  • November 16, 2016 | 3 minutes to read
  • I have recently been in several meetings where I have been asked to provide advice on network and security designs. Many of the conversations revolved…
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Aiming Towards an Unfettered and Secure IoT

  • Randy Cross
  • November 8, 2016 | 6 minutes to read
  • Last week, we heard bold claims by a networking vendor that they could make the Internet of Things (IoT) safe because they “own” the network.…
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Time for a New Network Engine: Start Running on a Software-Defined Network

  • Greg Deffenbaugh
  • November 3, 2016 | 6 minutes to read
  • I grew up on a wheat farm in the 70s. I spent much of my teens and early 20s working on farm machinery, before starting…
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Security and the IoT: Where to Start, How to Solve

  • Fab Fiori
  • November 2, 2016 | 6 minutes to read
  • I recently attended the 2016 North America IoT Tech Expo in Santa Clara, California. This event highlights how the most innovative advancements in technology are…
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How Wi-Fi Location-Based Services Can Step Up Your Public Safety Game

  • Greg Deffenbaugh
  • October 27, 2016 | 6 minutes to read
  • My first job out of college was working on Sonar Systems for the U.S. Navy. Modern sonar systems passively listen in the ocean to identify…
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As Consumer Tech Remakes the Workplace, a Thoughtful Security Strategy Is the Best Defense

  • Adrian Brookes
  • October 26, 2016 | 5 minutes to read
  • I think we’d all agree the business landscape has changed dramatically over the past two decades. Think back to the last time you wrote a…
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An Exploration of End-to-End Network Segmentation Part III: Automatic Elasticity

  • Jean Turgeon
  • October 19, 2016 | 4 minutes to read
  • Imagine for a moment: you’re connected to a network via a piece of string. You perform your work, you wind down for the day and…
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Changing the Lagging Face of Public Safety with Smart Networking Solutions (Part 4)

  • Fab Fiori
  • October 13, 2016 | 6 minutes to read
  • In part I of this series, Avaya Vice President and Chief Technologist for Software-Defined Architecture Jean Turgeon opened up a much-needed conversation about the current…
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Smarter Cloud Networking is Here, and it Starts with Avaya

  • Alan Hase
  • October 5, 2016 | 4 minutes to read
  • The rise of digital transformation, along with growing application and data center needs, has placed more security demands on enterprise networks than ever. So much…