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Tips for Security Appliance Migration & Deployment

on 9/20/18 8:00 AM By | Greg Zemlin | 0 Comments | Network Security Palo Alto Networks
Complete network visibility starts by using a network visibility fabric comprised of network TAPs and packet brokers, rather than relying on SPAN ports as your access method. Your monitoring and security tools like an APM or IDS are a significant investment for your organization, and they will only perform up to the quality of the traffic that is sent to them.
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Ensuring full data capture in harsh environments

on 9/13/18 8:00 AM By | Harry Berridge | 0 Comments | Network TAPs Network Visibility/Monitoring
Network visibility is the foundation of all network activities.  Network visibility becomes even more important in mission-critical situations, however when these situations move outside the lab, it can be more challenging to ensure that visibility and collect all the traffic of interest.   A leading infrastructure contract for the Department of Defense (DoD) came to Garland Technology because they were looking for a way to effectively collect and analyze data related to communications, battlefield tactical deployments, and situational awareness.
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When A Simple SPAN Port Is Enough

on 9/11/18 8:00 AM By | Timothy Schmidt | 0 Comments | Network Management TAPs vs SPAN
There are situations when a SPAN port perfectly suffices.  And when SPAN ports are being used, you likely need a way to aggregate a few SPAN lines together and send that combined network traffic out to one or more sets of tools or appliances. When these situations arise, think simplicity.
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How to enable efficient and secure Industrial Control Systems

The factory of the future is digital and networked.  The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 are a further optimization of processes and faster production cycles for production companies and critical infrastructures.  Industry 4.0 refers to the current trend of automation and data communication in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, cloud computing and cognitive computing.  The basic principle of Industry 4.0 is that by connecting machines, work pieces and systems; businesses are creating intelligent networks along the entire value chain that can control each other autonomously. In an Industry 4.0 factory, components and systems are able to gain self-awareness and become self-predictive, which will provide management with more insight on the status of the factory.
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Cybersecurity Threat Breakdown [T-Mobile + UnityPoint Health]

on 8/30/18 8:00 AM By | Erica Tank | 0 Comments |
Here’s your monthly roundup of the latest hacks and data breaches around the world. In this monthly series, we’ll share information and updates on the most recent hacks that have made headlines, including causes, resolutions, and what you can do to protect your data. Over the last several weeks, we saw what has now become the usual list of successful cyber attacks and data breaches across all industries, with government entities, healthcare and retail dominating the list. 
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Design-IT: How to TAP traffic in a virtual environment

on 8/28/18 8:00 AM By | Jonathan Devoy | 0 Comments | Network TAPs Network Design DesignIT
Network TAPs provide the best and easiest way to see network traffic going over the network. Simply plugging the tap into the physical cables between two networked devices will capture each packet sent across that wire. By strategically placing taps across key points in the network, administrators gain full network visibility. But what happens inside of a virtual environment?
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