Oct
16

Wi-fi security flaw ‘puts devices at risk of hacks’

The wi-fi connections of businesses and homes around the world are at risk, according to researchers who have revealed a major flaw dubbed Krack.

Wi-Fi Data Security

It concerns an authentication system which is widely used to secure wireless connections.

Experts said it could leave “the majority” of connections at risk until they are patched.

The researchers added the attack method was “exceptionally devastating” for Android 6.0.

A Google spokesperson said: “We’re aware of the issue, and we will be patching any affected devices in the coming weeks.”

The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (Cert) has issued a warning on the flaw.

“US-Cert has become aware of several key management vulnerabilities in the four-way handshake of wi-fi protected access II (WPA2) security protocol,” it said.

“Most or all correct implementations of the standard will be affected.”

For a more detailed look at this vulnerability have a look at Krack’s Website

This was alerted on the BBC article 

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Oct
5

Why MPLS?

MPLS Benefits

 

Why MPLS: There is a view that MPLS (Multi Protocol Label System) is expensive and about to be upstaged by SD WAN.

MPLS still wins on both counts.

MPLS is not expensive compared to either a VPN based meshed network and the management required to keep that VPN network functioning, Indeed we would contend that MPLS could well be more cost effective.

SD Wan is new and will overlay an existing network BUT if that existing network is not performing SD Wan will not make the network perform better.

Here is a short summary of “why” MPLS. Continue reading

Sep
15

2017 Christmas Network Freeze

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR NETWORK FREEZE 2017

 

WHAT IS THE FREEZE?

amatis imposes a Network Freeze every year during the busy Christmas and New Year period to remove all non-essential activity on our network and to reflect the fact that suppliers suspend provisioning activities.

This is to ensure that all services will continue to operate as normal during this very busy time of the year for many customers.

To give you ample notice below are the dates for Christmas 2017.

NETWORK FREEZE ACTIVE DATES

Saturday 16/12/17 – Thursday 04/01/18 INCLUSIVE

WHAT DOES THE FREEZE MEAN FOR ME?

Core Network
During this period all core network build and planned maintenance activities will be suspended. Any emergency maintenance required would still be performed.

Provisioning
During the Freeze period all orders (new and existing) will be put on hold until 4th January and these dates will be excluded from any quoted provisioning lead times.

Technical Support
Support services are unaffected between these dates and customers can be assured that amatis will operate with full coverage throughout the holiday period for fault reporting and repair.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact your account manager on 0118 321 9944

Aug
22

7 Practical Tips to Prevent Ransomware Attacks on Backup Storage

The ransomware threat is real and it’s much more than just a PC problem.

 

Veeam see customers and partners encounter ransomware in a number of situations including the data centre. One important part of being resilient to ransomware is being able to recover from backups. That’s the Availability you want when things don’t go as planned, should ransomware become an issue in your data center. Here are a number of tips we have prepared to incorporate into your designs, both new designs and existing designs using Veeam. Not using Veeam yet? No worries, you can take this advice and implement it accordingly.

Additionally, it’s important to note that there is no one-size-fits-all strategy to protect your backup infrastructure from ransomware. The goal here is to provide options which you can implement as you see fit. Continue reading