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Garland Technology is committed to educating the benefits of having a strong foundation of network visibility and access. By providing this insight we protect the security of data across your network and beyond.


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The TAP into Technology blog provides the latest news and insights on network access and visibility, including: network security, network monitoring and appliance connectivity and guest blogs from Industry experts and technology partners


Our extensive technology partnership ecosystem solves critical problems when it comes to network security, monitoring, application analysis, forensics and packet inspection.


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Monitor and Maintaining Your Zero Trust Environment

on 6/11/20 8:00 AM By | Harry Berridge | 0 Comments | Network Security Network Visibility/Monitoring Federal
Cybercrime on local and state governments is continuing to rise, as cybercriminals understand the government possesses lots of data and information that are vital and highly classified. The risks to these federal IT systems are increasing, with insider threats from witting or unwitting employees, escalating threats from around the globe, and the emergence of new more destructive attacks. The U.S. Government Accountability Office reports that over 35,000 security incidents were reported by federal executive branch civilian agencies to the Department of Homeland Security in fiscal year 2017. In response, the government has adopted a Zero Trust (ZT) strategy, which shifts focus toward individual access and away from protecting wide segments of the network, away from a perimeter-based only cybersecurity approach. As we reviewed in our previous blog, “Building A Zero Trust Visibility Architecture,” a few main architecture concepts, including ZT Network Requirements, ZT Framework, and ZT Visibility fabric. Here we will introduce how to implement a regular cycle of monitoring, maintenance and updating.
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Debugging and Troubleshooting Performance Issues with the FieldTAP

With the launch of Garland Technology’s new FieldTAP, one of the perks I can boast about is getting to test and use new technology. Especially working remotely, I was excited to have such a versatile TAP to add to my gear. With the new circumstance we all find ourselves in, this came in handy as we are finding an influx of remote performance issues around the industry and the need to quickly solve any issues. Debugging and troubleshooting performance and operational issues in a Wi-Fi Access Point or VoIP phone deployment often involves taking packet captures of the device’s network traffic using Wireshark.
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SCADA Security Starts with Network Visibility

on 5/28/20 8:00 AM By | Neil Wilkins | 0 Comments | Network Visibility/Monitoring Industrial Ethernet
Supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA), or industrial control systems (ICS), have been monitoring and controlling our industrial, power and refinery world since the 1960s. SCADA started out analog, focused on monitoring physical qualities, such as pressure, temperature, viscosity, voltage levels, liquid flow, wind/air speed, and salinity. SCADA systems typically operated as an independent system, telling human operators if the system they were monitoring was working within correct parameters. The systems then report back to computers that calculated if everything was okay; if not, it makes the decision to either change parameters or shut down the systems that were in danger.
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Building A Zero Trust Visibility Architecture

on 5/21/20 8:00 AM By | Harry Berridge | 0 Comments | Network Security Network Visibility/Monitoring Federal
In response to rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats, Zero Trust, a concept that emerged over 15 years ago, is now a strategic priority for government network agencies. Following reports from the Defense Innovation Board (DIB) and the American Council for Technology - Industry Advisory Council, the federal government is now putting Zero Trust at the forefront of its increased cybersecurity spending. What is Zero Trust (ZT) exactly? The concept is a departure from perimeter-based cybersecurity as the focus shifts toward individual access and away from protecting wide segments of the network. By narrowing the scope of network defenses, and increasing protection for resources as they span across an increasingly distributed network. Sounds easy enough, right? While there are many facets of implementing a Zero Trust strategy, this blog will review a few main architecture concepts, including ZT Network Requirements, ZT Framework, and ZT Visibility fabric.
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How to Troubleshoot the Network Part 2: Solving Network Forensics Problems

Part 1 in this two-part series on how to troubleshoot the network focused on the most common challenges you’ll face—connectivity, performance, and latency troubleshooting scenarios. And in a perfect world, these would be the most difficult network problems you’d ever face. But the reality is that troubleshooting has grown increasingly complex over the last decade. Now, network speeds are faster than ever, you’re processing exponentially more data, and cyber threats have become increasingly sophisticated. As a result, it’s harder than ever to find root causes and solutions to network problems.
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on 4/16/20 8:00 AM By | John Matthews | 0 Comments | Network Visibility/Monitoring Technology Partners
In today's IT environments, everything is interconnected, and here at ExtraHop, we believe that the best source for visibility into how those interconnected tools are functioning as a whole, is the network. We believe this—not because the network is the first thing everyone blames when there's a problem, even though it is—but because it's the single common denominator for every digital interaction. No matter what tools—third-party or otherwise—are being used in your environment, they all traverse the network at some point. Anytime you, as a user, interact with technology, it has to traverse the network. That's why I'm fond of saying "If you can TAP a Network, you can TAP a keg."
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