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Historical Lookback - The Proof is in the Packet

Posted by Chris Bihary on 6/22/17 8:00 AM

"It's the Unicorn we've been looking for!"

This was the response I got the other day when I was explaining to a customer the benefits of looking back at packets before and after they pass through an active, inline device and a packet capture or forensics tool.

Simply put, how else will enterprise networks have real-time knowledge of an attempted attack, as well as the ability to look back and see how the packets were altered or dropped?

Historical lookback aka before & after, is solution that uses hybrid bypass TAPs with monitoring ports that allow both security tools, such as next-gen firewalls and intrusion prevention systems to share packets with multiple monitoring tools such as network packet capture, forensics, deep packet inspection, etc.

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Topics: Network Security, Network Visibility/Monitoring

When Did Phishing Become a Social Problem?

Posted by Chris Bihary on 6/6/17 8:00 AM

In the world of technology, social media is starting to become king. Just think about this for a minute, 15 years ago, there was no Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat.

Now, it seems every American is on one or all of these devices. Social media has become such a fabric in our culture that there isn’t a time when you don’t see someone walking with their head down looking at their phones.

Learn how social engineering is the new gold mine.

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Topics: Network Security, Hacks and Data Breaches

Executive Order in Place to Boost Cybersecurity

Posted by Chris Bihary on 5/30/17 8:00 AM

If we have learned anything from the massive cyber hack, entitled WannaCry, that hit 150 countries recently, there needs to be more measures taken to upgrade the defense against those that are trying to extort countries for money, or cripple the world through cyber warfare.

President Donald Trump heard the request loud and clear and recently signed an executive order (EO) to beef up the cyber defense in the United States - to help continue the fight against cyber hacking.

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Topics: Network Security

[New Product] Garland Introduces Scalable Visibility with Passive Fiber Modular Chassis up to 100G

Posted by Chris Bihary on 5/18/17 9:00 AM

“How do you scale your network infrastructure to support multiple monitoring tools (at varying network speeds) without adding additional infrastructure - while still ensuring data quality?”

This is the problem we have been hearing in the last few years. Data centers (D1 & D2) and enterprise networks have many challenges and two of the big ones are providing the IT department anytime access to full-duplex traffic, while guaranteeing full packet capture. Now layer on top of that a stack of 1G legacy monitoring tools in addition to the migration to 10G/40G and 100G speeds.

To this problem, we introduce a solution:
Garland Technology’s new Passive Fiber Modular Chassis.

A flexible, scalable and affordable high density solution for managing up to 24 links in a 1U box at network speeds of 1G/10G/40G/100G.

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Topics: Network TAPs, Data Center, Events & News, Network Visibility/Monitoring

Welcome to the Smart Grid—Time to Set Up Your Security Devices

Posted by Chris Bihary on 5/9/17 8:00 AM

The demand for more greater energy efficiency and the commoditization of connectivity have made the smart grid an inevitability.

It’s easy to get caught up in the rush for smart grid support. However, while the world analyzes the efficiency of a more connected utilities industry, you’re left wondering how to maintain security.

The era of the smart grid is here—it’s time we focus on making security practical.

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Topics: Network TAPs, Industrial Ethernet

Garland Technology's Continued Commitment to Buffalo, New York

Posted by Chris Bihary on 5/4/17 8:00 AM

It was a great day to be a Western New Yorker, as Garland Technology pledged its commitment to the community when it opened its new office at 199 Delaware Ave. in the heart of downtown Buffalo.

With Mayor Byron Brown, Senator Tim Kennedy and Congressman Sean Ryan all on hand, Garland Technology CEO/Co-Founder Chris Bihary, along with family and friends, cut the ribbon on the recently renovated building.

The new office in downtown Buffalo shows the commitment that Garland Technology has to the WNY community. Garland is committed to growing their technology brand globally by utilizing the local workforce.

Join us for a video recap and tour of the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

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Topics: Events & News