Sprint Secure Wi-Fi Protects Public Wi-Fi Users

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Sprint Secure Wi-Fi, which was introduced on April 27, secures mobile users at unprotected public Wi-Fi hotspots by encrypting data that flows between the device and the Internet. It’s a good example of how the heightened awareness around security can create business opportunities for carriers,...Learn More

Report: Network Automation Investment Should Result in ‘Hulk’ Like Performance

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Network automation investment will grow by about 30% between now and 2021 and 75% of responding companies said they would implement full or significant automation during the next five years. The research was conducted by ACG Research on behalf of Ciena. Respondents included decision makers...Learn More

Verizon: Percentage of Cyberattacks Involving Ransomware Doubles, Now Exceeds 39%

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The percentage of cyberattacks involving ransomware has risen to an alarming level, now exceeding one third for global organizations, according to the newly released Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigation Report. Ransomware was found in 39% of malware-related data breaches – double the percentage from the...Learn More

CenturyLink Enlists Adaptive Threat Intelligence to Fight Cybercrime, Monitors 1.3 Billion Security Events Daily

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CenturyLink cybercrime initiatives have expanded as the company moves past the integration of Level 3 and consolidates technology across its now larger footprint. The company now monitors more than 114 million NetFlow sessions and 1.3 billion security events daily. It mitigates approximately 120 distributed denial...Learn More

USF Recipients Could Be Prohibited from Using Huawei, ZTE Equipment

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The FCC is considering prohibiting network operators receiving Universal Service Fund (USF) support from using equipment from companies deemed to pose a national security threat. The commission is seeking feedback on how prohibited USF equipment would be identified, said senior FCC officials on a call...Learn More

Report: Spike in Companies Considering SD-WAN

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Securing the corporate WAN is the top challenge for network professionals, with complexity cited as the most difficult obstacle, prompting more than 85% of companies to consider SD-WAN, according to a new SD-WAN report conducted by Dimensional Research for SD-WAN developer Versa Networks. Researchers found...Learn More

Consumer Reports, Roku Exchange Fire Over Streaming Device Security

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Consumer Reports this week posted a story that raises questions about the security and data stewardship of Roku devices. Roku, in turn, released a statement that said its products are safe to use. The Consumer Reports, Roku exchange focuses on two areas. The first is...Learn More

Consolidated Communications Launches On-site Secure

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MATTOON, Ill. – Jan. 29, 2018 – Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, today announced the launch of On-site Secure, a fully-managed, highly-available security offering that addresses the most sophisticated security threats with industry-leading technology. Consolidated’s On-site Secure uniquely integrates...Learn More

CenturyLink Launches Adaptive Network Security Mobility

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MONROE, La., Jan. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — For businesses weighing the advantages of an increasingly mobile workforce against the need to protect sensitive information in today’s complex cybersecurity landscape, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) is unveiling Adaptive Network Security Mobility. Adaptive Network Security Mobility is a network solution that enables remote users to...Learn More

MEF 3.0: On-Demand Certification Beyond Ethernet, Emphasis on APIs, Community

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The latest bundling of initiatives from the organization originally known as the Metro Ethernet Forum goes beyond the organization’s original focus to also encompass wavelength, IP, SD-WAN, security-as-a-service and possibly other areas. The new bundling is dubbed MEF 3.0. MEF 3.0, which MEF refers to...Learn More

Windstream DDoS Mitigation Service Added to a Growing Business Services Portfolio

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A new Windstream DDoS mitigation service is designed to protect customers from distributed denial of service attacks. The threat, in which servers are bombarded with so many commands from so many sources that they buckle, is not receding. “Windstream’s DDoS Mitigation Service protects customers from...Learn More

Survey Finds Lax Attitudes Toward Cyberattack

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More than four in five Americans (82 percent) agree that cyberattacks are more of a problem than they were five years ago, yet more than half (54 percent) don’t feel they personally are at much risk of a from such a hack, according to a...Learn More

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