Network

Securing Today’s ‘Elastic Attack Surface’

Security pros today feel overwhelmed by the current cyberthreat environment and the deluge of security solutions on the market. Given the rapid adoption of cloud, BYOD, IoT, and DevOps, many lack confidence in their ability to accurately assess exposure and risk. What the world needs is a modern approach to understanding threats and exposures across the entire enterprise, based on visibility and driving understanding. I call that the “elastic attack surface.”

TRENDnet 18-Port PoE Switch Product Review

TRENDnet has recently introduced a new network switch that is specifically geared for the video surveillance market. The new TPE-3018L has 16 dedicated PoE+ ports for cameras and two separate uplink ports for network and NVR connectivity. Users are able to connect all 16 IP-cameras to the switch, while still providing two uplink ports for dedicated connections to your network, NVR, and / or NAS devices. This is a Layer-2, unmanaged, switch with a 36-Gigabit backplane. This backplane allows for each port to provide full bandwidth without dropping packets and reducing performance.

D-Link’s Alleged Security Failures Achieve FTC Lawsuit: D-Link Responds

In its latest enforcement action in the realm of the Internet of Things, the Federal Trade Commission filed suit against D-Link Corporation, a Taiwan-based computer networking equipment manufacturer and its U.S. subsidiary, alleging that the defendants failed to employ adequate security measures for their wireless routers and surveillance cameras. Although D-Link promoted the security of its routers with claims like “EASY TO SECURE” and “ADVANCED NETWORK SECURITY,” the company neglected to take easy steps to avoid security flaws, the agency asserted in its California federal court complaint. According to the agency, D-Link accepted hard-coded login credentials and the use of “command injection,” which allowed remote attackers to take control of routers by sending commands over the Internet.

Cloudian Expands Cloud Data Archiving Options

Cloudian has come up with new cloud data archiving products to help organizations move on-premises data to the cloud. Cloudian, Inc., a global leader in hybrid cloud object storage systems, announced its HyperStore 4000 appliance, a high-density storage platform that meets the demands of explosive data growth and limited data center space with the performance of an on-premises solution and cloud-like prices. The HyperStore 4000 is designed for customers in data-intensive markets such as life sciences, healthcare, video surveillance, and entertainment where storage demands double every year, straining the limits of modern data centers. These environments require enormous amounts of object-based storage that provides seamless scalability and limitless growth for data types such as media files, research information or backup / archive data. The HyperStore 4000 manages these massive unstructured data sets for about half a cent per GB per month, a cost level more commonly associated with cloud storage.

DSRC – Dedicated Short Range Communications

Substantial efforts have been made to the Federal Highway Administration Roads and Weather Management Program. For instance, the DSRC (Dedicated Short Range Communications) technology which uses IEEE 802.11p in the 5.9 GHz band is now being used in connection with various federal and state connected vehicle programs, these programs pinpoint opportunities of obtaining data from vehicles acting as mobile device platforms.

City Of Houston Deploys Siklu Radios To Deliver Video Surveillance At Super Bowl LIVE Event

Siklu Inc., the global market leader in millimeter-wave solutions, announced that it had been selected by the city of Houston to provide wireless connectivity for the video surveillance system to be used at Super Bowl LIVE, a 10-day outdoor event in Houston that is expected to draw more than one million visitors as part of the pre-game festivities. Siklu’s EH-600TX radios will be used to transmit video surveillance from the east side of downtown Houston, which will host the Super Bowl LIVE festivities from January 28 to February 5. The outdoor event will include entertainment, music and games and will be held over several city blocks near a 12-acre urban park.

TRENDnet Launches Industrial-Grade Network Switch With Variable Voltage

TRENDnet®, a global leader in reliable SMB and consumer networking solutions, announced that it has launched the 6-Port Industrial Gigabit PoE+ DIN-Rail Switch 12 – 56 V, model TI-PG62B, an industrial switch that features variable voltage support for application flexibility. TRENDnet’s new 6-port hardened gigabit PoE+ switch features four gigabit PoE+ ports and two dedicated SFP slots, with a 60-120W PoE+ power budget.

Extreme Networks Delivers Market’s Most Powerful Retail Guest Analytics Solution To Provide Customized In-Store Experiences

With increased competitive pressures on traditional brick and mortar retailers due to the rapidly growing online ecommerce channels, retailers must provide a high quality digital in-store experience to effectively engage, retain and support customers. At the same time, shoppers are leveraging smartphone technology to enhance their retail shopping experience, and expect seamless wireless networking connectivity in retail stores. These trends add complexity for retail IT departments to manage a high number of mobile devices in a large distributed network with a remote IT department. To allow traditional retailers to compete and meet shopper expectations, Extreme Networks introduces its Retail Guest Analytics solution as part of its new ExtremeWireless™ WiNG product portfolio at the upcoming National Retail Federation (NRF) Convention & Expo.

TRENDnet Adds More SFP Media Converters To Robust Line Of Fiber Networking Solutions

TRENDnet, a global leader in reliable SMB and consumer networking solutions, adds two new fiber media converters to its robust line of fiber networking products. TRENDnet’s fiber solutions are ideal for long-distance networking applications while simultaneously adding an extra layer of network protection. Each of the new SFP fiber media converters feature an SFP slot that accommodates either the multimode module for short-distance transmissions or the single-mode module for long distances.

TRENDnet Announces New Ultra PoE Networking Product Category

TRENDnet®, a global leader in reliable SMB and consumer networking solutions, announced its new Ultra PoE product category with the launch of a new high-power industrial-grade Gigabit PoE switch. TRENDnet’s 6-Port Hardened Industrial Gigabit Ultra PoE DIN-Rail Switch, model TI-UPG62, features a high-power capacity with a 240-watt power budget, enough power for even the most demanding networking and surveillance applications.