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Centralized IT Network Security

How and Why to Centralize Network Security

Kevin McMahon
Wed Jun 28, 2017
Hardly a day goes by without some sort of security breach making headlines. While these attacks have certainly made enterprise security top of mind for companies, the task of securing an enterprise... more
IP Communication Protocols

IP Communication Protocols 101

Melissa Coen
Thu May 25, 2017
Most everyday users of the Internet understand that it provides them with access to searchable information across a public web of data; but how does this information get populated and transmitted... more
MPLS Flexibility

Flexibility Key for Future of Enterprise Managed MPLS Networks

Melissa Coen
Tue May 2, 2017
In today’s highly competitive markets, companies expect flexibility and resiliency in the on-demand services available through their cloud service providers. This premise holds true for network... more
MPLS rise of SD-WAN

MPLS Networks and the Rise of SD-WAN

Melissa Coen
Tue Apr 18, 2017
Over the past several years, Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) networking has provided companies with a flexible, stable and high-performing way to connect offices. And the steady increase in... more
Enterprise WAN Challenges

Top Enterprise WAN Challenges

Melissa Coen
Thu Mar 16, 2017
The Wide Area Network (WAN) is a critical part of any successful enterprise operation. When the WAN runs smoothly, businesses can communicate effectively and data is free-flowing. However, when there... more
Enterprise VoIP Security

Enterprise VoIP Security - Threats and Best Practices

Melissa Coen
Wed Feb 22, 2017
In recent years we have seen the convergence of the IP data and TDM circuit-switched voice network on the rise, bringing about many advantages to enterprises. Companies with WAN resources are... more
MPLS Network

How to Get the Most from an MPLS Network

Melissa Coen
Thu Jan 19, 2017
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) can be used in a variety of ways to speed the flow of network traffic and improve the process in myriad ways. For instance, it can assist with network... more
Choosing a Managed Network Service Provider

How to Choose a Managed Network Service Provider

Melissa Coen
Thu Jan 12, 2017
Choosing a managed network service provider is a pivotal decision for any business. Make sure you know what you need and what you should be looking for. 
The functionality of an enterprise network... more
What is MPLS

What is MPLS?

Melissa Coen
Thu Dec 8, 2016
What Does MPLS Stand For?
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a term commonly heard when discussing telecommunications protocols. MPLS is a protocol or procedure used to shape network traffic... more
IoT Security

IoT Security: Protecting Your Network in the Age of IoT

Kevin McMahon
Wed Dec 7, 2016
In any rapidly advancing technology, too often the developers/inventors are trying to solve functionality issues, not security issues. “How can we make it better” and “how can we sell it faster” are... more
Corporate Network Cloud

Is Your Corporate Network Ready for the Cloud?

Monica Ellis
Thu Dec 1, 2016
As more organizations move workloads to the cloud that were previously premises-based, corporate networks are being put to the test. Faced with increasing traffic from IP services, IT staff must now... more
Managed Network Services Benefits

6 Benefits of Enterprise Managed Network Services

Melissa Coen
Wed Jul 20, 2016
The benefits of hosted and managed network services have made the service necessary to remain competitive at the enterprise level. Here are the top six benefits.
When VoIP became more widely adopted... more
Regulatory Compliance Hurdles

Clearing Network Regulatory and Compliance Hurdles

Melissa Coen
Tue Apr 26, 2016
In the United States, regulations such as the ones contained in the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health... more
Netflow Network Management

Using NetFlow Technology for Network Management

Melissa Coen
Mon Apr 18, 2016
Ensuring a comprehensive network management solution that is adaptive, responsive, and provides timely data and feedback is one of the most important tools in an IT manager’s arsenal.  Network... more
Network Peering

The Benefits of Network Peering

Melissa Coen
Thu Mar 31, 2016
The essence of the Internet is comprised of an expansive group of separate and autonomous networks, with each network consisting of a common framework of globally unique IP addressing and global... more
Server Virtualization

The Ins and Outs of Server Virtualization

Melissa Coen
Tue Mar 29, 2016
In the majority of today’s server rooms, it is evident that virtual server implementations are becoming the norm. Companies have quickly come to realize the cost-savings and other advantages virtual... more
Save on IT Energy Costs

Strategies for Saving Money on IT Energy Costs

Melissa Coen
Tue Mar 22, 2016
It’s a rare company that isn’t interested in saving money.  And on top of reducing expenses across the board, today’s companies are looking for ways to make their IT infrastructure more energy... more
E911 Services Important

The Importance of E911 Services

Kevin McMahon
Fri Jun 5, 2015
Recent tragic events occurring within organizations where E911 services have not been proactively addressed has led the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue a Notice of Inquiry regarding... more
UCaaS Security

7 Reasons UCaaS is More Secure Than You Think

Kevin McMahon
Wed Jun 3, 2015
Every cloud vendor, especially those providing Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), must be steadfastly focused on security. These providers know that any potential breach or outage has a... more
Network Peering Customer Service

Peering into a Better Customer Experience

Kevin McMahon
Tue Dec 9, 2014
If you are like many IT leaders, your network has evolved in response to significant changes in your operating environment: integration of acquisitions, geographic expansion and the organic growth in... more