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What Happens When a Healthcare Computer Network Goes Down?

on 4/26/18 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Network Security Hacks and Data Breaches Healthcare
  I hear it in the news every couple days or so, another major organization was hacked and one of two things likely happened; their network went down, or customer information was stolen. At this point we’ve all become so used to hearing about hacks, we think, no big deal, right?  Well what if the organization hacked was your local healthcare provider; hospitals, doctors’ offices, and insurance companies. Now what?
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The 101 Series: Fiber Polarity

on 4/24/18 8:00 AM By | Jerry Dillard | 0 Comments | Network TAPs The 101 Series
In our 101 network TAP series, we have explained the functionality of the various different types of network TAPs as well as some key features.  Now we’re going to take a closer look at fiber optics with a focus on fiber polarity.
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Understanding the Visibility Limitations of SPAN Ports

on 4/19/18 8:00 AM By | Tim O'Neill | 0 Comments | Network TAPs TAPs vs SPAN
Visibility is key for today’s Network Engineers and Managers. Visibility is a MUST when thinking about network security and compliance requirements and soon GDPR. I want to focus on the need for real visibility that only TAPs provide versus the totally misunderstood marketing ploy of SPAN!
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Design-IT Solutions: How to TAP a Wireless Access Point

on 4/17/18 8:00 AM By | Jonathan Devoy | 0 Comments | Network TAPs Network Design DesignIT
The addition of wireless connections or “Wi-Fi” to networks has provided a cost-effective way to allow endpoints to communicate with both back-end resources and each other. Traditionally, copper cabling would need to be run throughout a building and an RJ45 ethernet port would need to be available at any location where there could potentially be a computer. On the backend, this causes a significant increase in networking equipment: patch panels to support each run and switch ports to support each network link. With wireless, an access point (AP) can be placed in an open location and provide connectivity to multiple endpoints while only utilizing a single port on a switch.
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The Legacy Effect on Industrial Networks

on 4/12/18 8:00 AM By | Patrick Nixdorf | 0 Comments | Network TAPs Network Design Industrial Ethernet
If you read enough articles about the evolution of industrial networks, you might think the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is set to take over the world. And while it’s important to plan ahead for the significant changes that IIoT will require, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
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3 Places to TAP Your Network

on 4/5/18 8:00 AM By | Harry Berridge | 0 Comments | Network TAPs Network Design Network Packet Brokers
Now that we’ve gone over reasons why you want to utilize network TAPs in your network, the next logical question to answer is, Where do you TAP your network?
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