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Posted August 27, 2010 9:13 am by Mike Kelsen

Aggregate your Frankenstein Network

So, you’ve made the decision to incorporate broadband into your corporate WAN, deploying Internet as a Transport (IAAT) at branch office locations distributed across the country.

Great. Now what?

Unfortunately, it’s not quite as simple as dialing the Internet Service Provider (ISP) you use at headquarters (HQ). The problem is that, generally, there is no single ISP covering all of your locations nationwide. Instead, in the US, we have a patchwork of telecomm providers and Multiple System Operators (MSOs) broken-down by region and transport type.

Want cable in Minneapolis? Well, that’s Comcast. DSL in Dallas? Call AT&T.

Now, let’s say you make the heroic, up-front effort and are able to engage (and negotiate separate contracts with) these multiple, disparate vendors...

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ANX and ENX Interconnect Networks to Support Worldwide eCommerce

Interconnection of leading industry networks creates a joint user base of over 1,600 companies

FRANKFURT, PARIS, SOUTHFIELD (Mich.) – July 21, 2010 - ANX, a leading provider of networking and managed security services, and ENX Association, the governing body of the communications network of the European automotive industry, today announced the interconnection of their networks, creating a global standard for secure business-to-business (B2B) data communications. The official agreement, which certifies ANX as an ENX Service Provider, was signed on July 8 in Berlin after a successful two month pilot phase.

The interconnection of the ANX and ENX networks allows the currently more than 1,600 connected suppliers...

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Posted June 23, 2010 1:23 pm by

Don't let your information get CAUGHT!

Over the past decade, a number of standards, laws and regulations have emerged that require organizations to provide strong security and privacy guarantees. The end result is high expectations when it comes to cyber security awareness and training, both of employees and customers. Take a look at this Anti-Phishing game. For those unfamiliar with the term, a phishing attack occurs when bait is used to “catch” financial information and passwords. This game brings awareness to the scam, while providing key warning signs of phishing scams. When a user falls for a simulated attack and clicks on the URL, PhishGuru takes advantage of the “teachable moment” in the form of a cartoon that offers steps to avoid falling for these attacks.

 

Banca Poploare di Sondrio, an Italian bank,...

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Posted June 21, 2010 3:19 pm by Mike Kelsen

Broadband Support- Don't leave your Network without It

In our last blog, we talked about the benefits of incorporating broadband (BB) into the corporate WAN. Now, let’s talk about how you realize those benefits. Really, it’s all in the support. Unlike those more expensive private, leased-line options, BB is not 99.99999% reliable. Come on, there is no such thing as a free lunch, right? Being that much cheaper (for so much more bandwidth), there had to be a catch. And the catch is that BB flaps and dips. You know this from your Internet connection at home.

The key to making BB reliable enough for deployment in a demanding corporate environment is having the tools and support to start remediating performance loss immediately upon occurrence. Imagine having a tech sitting with you at home ready to trouble-shoot your Internet...

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Posted June 04, 2010 11:40 am by Mike Kelsen

MPLS Costing You an Arm and a Leg?

Thinking about incorporating broadband into your company’s wide area network?

You should. Most enterprises are over-using multiprotocol lable switching (MPLS) (and therefore overpaying for connectivity). I mean, if you are running applications such as voice or video which require quality of service (QOS), then fine. But in my experience, many firms which have MPLS everywhere don’t actually need it everywhere. And if you don’t need it everywhere, then why pay the premium.

Instead, take a look at broadband. It’s always much cheaper than MPLS and may be an especially good fit for branch or small office locations which can tolerate lower service level agreements (SLA) (although cable is extremely reliable – certainly not “five 9’s” but not far behind). Plus, broadband gives you...

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