The Benefits of SD-WAN for Branch Office Connectivity

A wide-area network, or WAN, is necessary for any company that is seeking to expand or has resources separated by distance. It allows separate branches to communicate with each other and the headquarters and smaller branch offices in separate buildings to connect. Traditionally, WAN requires proprietary hardware, but in the new era of cloud-based applications […]

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The Cost of Ransomware Attacks on Cities

Ransomware attacks on cities are becoming more prevalent with ransom demands increasing with each attack. Recently, two cities have gone against conventional wisdom and decided to pay the ransom amount demanded by hackers who held their cities hostage. This decision has kickstarted the conversation between groups debating the moral implications of giving in to cybercriminals […]

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Why Should I Update My Firewall?

Staying up to date with your network security appliance is absolutely necessary. For the same reasons we regularly update our phones, browsers, and desktop operating systems, it’s even more important to update a network firewall. Software vulnerabilities and the security technologies to protect against them evolve daily. At Untangle, we stay on top of these […]

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A Family Affair: Protecting Your Home Networks & Devices

There has been an enormous increase in attacks on mobile and IoT devices in recent years. In 2018, one third of all attacks targeted mobile devices, and IoT attacks grew 600% between 2016 and 2017. While these attacks are not new news for businesses, they are now impacting home and personal users who do not […]

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Security is Everyone’s Responsibility in the Organization

The days when security was only the IT department’s headache are long gone. Today, everyone in an organization has to take personal responsibility for security and network safety. A big reason is the transformation in the modern workplace. In the past, IT departments had strict control over gateways, firewalls, and networks. With the advent of […]

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3 Ways to Attempt BYOD and IoT Security

A decade ago, when smartphones started to penetrate the corporate world, IT managers had to consider the implications of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for their organization’s security. Now the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) or connected devices has added an additional layer of complexity. Organizations are trying to keep pace with the […]

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Network Security Entering No-Content Era

Firewalls have changed a great deal over the past 20 years. Originally, firewalls were just a simple set of rules to do packet filtering. Though they were not designed to deal with many of the problems that came later, firewalls are still a useful and necessary tool in the security arsenal. Soon administrators needed to […]

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Ransomware in the spotlight: How to guard against attack

Is there anything more frightening than being locked out of your most important and sensitive files? This is just the reality that a number of individual users and businesses have dealt with recently due to the growing threat of ransomware. Ransomware infections have been on our collective radars for a few years now, and as hackers […]

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4 Resolutions You Can Make to Secure Your Network in the New Year

2017 is almost upon us, and now is the time for IT leaders and network administrators to take a hard look at their technology resources. As this year comes to a close, it’s an opportune moment to take stock of what has worked in the past, what hasn’t and what changes should be made as […]

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