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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What should school districts know about CIPA compliance?

Technological advancements including mobile devices, intelligent software and other learning tools are changing the way educators teach and shifting the way students participate in their own education. As institutions continue to add more innovative endpoints and platforms, it’s important that they also consider the requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act. CIPA is critical for […]

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School’s in session, but is your network ready?

For students, teachers, administrators and others involved in the education sector, this season means one thing: back to school. As parents make efforts to prepare their children to return to classes, educators are working to ensure that the school and its resources are ready for the months ahead. And one of the most important assets […]

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Is recreational traffic slowing down your network?

At most organizations, are people working hard or hardly working? If internet usage statistics are any indication, the latter is true. For starters, a 2010 report found that 10 percent of all business bandwidth is used for YouTube, while close to 7 percent of all links clicked by employees are related to Facebook. In the […]

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Back-to-school tips for education networks

While it may seem like just yesterday that the bell rang on the last day of the school year, in short order the kids will be back in school for the next academic year. Summer is a time for students and teachers to relax, but not for IT administrators and staff. This period when kids […]

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