Local Loop Diversity – Do You Really Have It?

Fiber Diversity

Local loop diversity...it's a common story: an enterprise contracts with their carrier for diverse local loops to different POPs to provide diversity and protection against a loop failure from a back-hoe or other cause of failure.  Then your network goes down.  How could that happen?  You designed … [Read more...]

Undersea Cables – What They Look Like. Why Are They Important?

Undersea Cable

Anyone who has an MPLS, Ethernet or Point-To-Point network that connects to someplace that is across the ocean or sea, depends on undersea cables, also known as trans-oceanic cables.  These undersea cable systems traverse the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans as well as most of the seas.  But what … [Read more...]

MPLS Network Design – Control Your Future

MPLS network design is important to think seriously about. Has your company ever had an MPLS network carrier that you weren't happy with?  Then you probably remember the hassle of switching carriers: ordering new circuits, getting them installed, extending the demarcs, testing, cut-over to the new … [Read more...]

DDoS Mitigation Cloud Vendors

In the last posting about DDoS Mitigation Solutions, I discussed how hardware vendors in the DDoS protection space differ. I highlighted how different companies process data differently using tap vs. flow, the advantages and disadvantages of ASIC vs. commodity CPUs, and the problem of DDoS … [Read more...]

DDoS Mitigation Solution Differences

 One of the most common questions we receive about DDoS mitigation solutions is “how does your solution differ from company xyz?”. This is a pretty loaded question. On the one hand, we want to be unbiased and give you a comprehensive and honest answer. We want to empower you with the right … [Read more...]

DDoS Mitigation Solution Checklist

If your enterprise is evaluating DDoS mitigation solutions, it is helpful to have a checklist of criteria to assist you in making comparisons of the DDoS solution options.  We hope that this posting assists you in providing these important points to consider: •    Global Anycast Network: Scrubbing … [Read more...]

DDos Attacks – What Do They Cost?

DDoS Mitigation

If your company does not protect their data infrastructure against a DDoS attack, you have essentially put out a welcome mat for attackers.  DDoS attacks are both sophisticated and destructive.Average statistics tell us that the average company that experiences a DDoS attack will … [Read more...]