StealthWatch: Fight Data Leakage

Written By Keith Wilson Traditionally, the climax to a story ends with the hero saving the day. I will save you the anticipation by telling you now that this is not the case with this tale. If you are looking for a happy ending for our large retail company who has fallen victim, I can assure you that in the following paragraphs, it does not happen.   In part one of this series, we … [Read more...]

GPON vs Cisco: 3 lies you should know

 GPON vs Cisco.   Does selecting a networking design bring out the angst in you? Does the process remind you of selecting a spouse? If you're hitched, you understand. If you're  not, stay tuned... When you compare GPON vs Cisco, the default choice is Cisco. Cisco has been proven to work. Maybe not Cisco, necessarily, but the traditional Ethernet LAN. And that makes … [Read more...]

Data Loss: 3 signs you no longer give a damn

Ok. I agree. That title is a little extreme. It is not that you don't care about data loss, it just hasn't happened to you. And all you hear is the noise. I hate noise. You do too, I am sure. And sometimes, if there is nothing you can do about it, you, like most people, tune out. I do it with my children. They are 20 months and six years old respectively. Noise, is what they … [Read more...]

Data Insurance: The anti-stupidity clause

Data Insurance

I have known that stupidity is expensive but there is nothing like hard core numbers to prove it.   Data insurance coverage that refuses  to cover damages is proof.   Four million dollars  worth of proof. But it is not that the insurer refused to pay. Oh, they paid. But, they changed their mind. They want their money back. And they have filed a counter claim that … [Read more...]

PON: There is nothing passive about this Network


When you think about passivity, the Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) should not come to mind. 'PON', its nickname, is experiencing exponential growth and is on target to reach 33.3 billion by 2020. Need I say more?  [Further Reading: Six reasons to ride this wave] Just this month, Tellabs, a leading provider of the passive optical network (PON) solutions, announced a deploy in Park … [Read more...]