VOLUME II, ISSUE 6 (JUNE 2016)
Ruckus launches two new wireless APs and upgrades management software
Ruckus Wireless™, Inc., now part of Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD), last month launched two new wireless access points (APs) and upgraded management software that double Wi-Fi client density and data rates over previous generations, while improving the wireless experience for retail, hospitality, education, enterprise and service provider customers. The new APs are based on the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard featuring multiple user-multiple input, multiple output (MU-MIMO) technology, which can simultaneously transmit multiple client streams to different devices on the same RF channel. Ruckus was first-to-market with Wave 2 APs in April 2015, and will now have the industry’s broadest Wave 2 portfolio. All Ruckus Wave 2 APs combine MU-MIMO with Ruckus’ patented BeamFlex+™ adaptive antenna technology and ChannelFly™ predictive channel selection to deliver the highest performance Wi-Fi possible, optimizing signals for every client and transmission. The new products include: Ruckus ZoneFlex™ T710 access point – An outdoor version of the industry-first Wave 2 R710 AP delivering multi-gigabit Wi-Fi performance and unprecedented client capacity, and Ruckus ZoneFlex R510
access point – A Wave 2 version of Ruckus’ most popular indoor AP (R500). The R510 is a competitively priced AP for mid-market customers, featuring two dual-band antennas (also utilizing BeamFlex+ technology) that combine MU-MIMO to service more devices with the highest efficiency. Unlike competing products that require expensive switch upgrades to accommodate higher power requirements, the R510 can work with existing 802.3af-capable Ethernet switches.
SMS Passcode CTO highlights the risk of cyber attacks to financial institutions
In an April 2016 article for BankingTech.com, Claus Rosendal, Chief Technical Officer of SMS Passcode – a CensorNet company, outlined how hackers and cyber attacks are focusing their sights on the financial services industry. Rosendal highlighted most entry points for cyber criminals, according to the FBI, is to gain employee login credentials through using spam and phishing emails, key stroke loggers and remote access Trojans. He focused on the 2014 breach of JP Morgan Chase, the world’s largest cyber attack on a financial services company. The hackers in that case were inside the JP Morgan network for over a month before the breach was discovered. Without a strong authentication process on the
front end, banks and other financial institutions are leaving their front doors open to attack. Multi-factor authentication, wrote Rosendal, is a solution that banks and insurers should consider to help shut the front door on such attacks. “The cyber security threat facing banks is increasingly exponentially. And IT professionals on the front line owe it to the bank and its customers to have every solution at their fingertips to try and circumvent attacks. Multi-factor authentication is only part of the solution, but in terms of locking down security around authentication, they need to do the best they can,” he wrote.
Tegile future looks bright as study predicts 25 percent of storage refresh will be all flash by 2020
A May 2016 Insight study by Neuralytix is putting forward a prediction of the adoption of the All Flash Datacenter (AFDC) as 2020 approaches. The study bodes well for Tegile and their commitment to all flash arrays. The current estimate is that 30% of all “greenfield” (as yet unimplemented projects) will adopt AFDC, while existing infrastructure will lag behind, but not by much – the estimate is 25% of all full storage refresh will result in the AFDC. This bodes well for flash companies, and those offering a completely line of flash systems including Tegile.
I Didn’t Know You Did That
Not Happy with your wireless network?
Let Verus help with a wireless network assessment
With the rise of wireless networks in the workplace, including in larger multi-tenant buildings and skyscrapers, it’s a challenge to provide a network that is not only secure, but also optimized for performance without having interference from conflicting networks.
Did you know that Verus is able to provide you with the ability to plan out your wireless network in advance or maximize the performance of an existing network through our Verus wireless network assessments? Creating an efficient and optimized wireless network is not as easy as buying the equipment and plugging it all in. The assessment allows you to plan out the network to ensure you’ve got the coverage you need as well as avoid any pitfalls of network interference or building interference.
Our assessment will help you determine the number of access points you’ll need, where those APs should be placed, as well as where you might experience interference from either building structures or competing wireless networks. Additionally, it will help you predict the throughput you should expect from your wireless network throughout your facility.
The assessment can combine an on-site analysis with a virtual report using the floor plans of your facility. And in case you weren’t aware, we also can provide wireless network assessments for outdoor environments.
For more information, or to schedule your Verus wireless network assessment, please contact Verus today at 763-354-2200, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News ‘N Notes
Verus is moving on up!
This summer, Verus will be moving our office location to a larger facility to help us better serve our customers, and to accommodate future growth. In the past few years, our facility in Fridley has become overcrowded as we’ve added new employees to serve your needs. The new facility is located at 201 85th Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433.
Stay tuned for more information from us as we migrate to our new home, and look for details on our “house warming party.”
New Verus website to launch soon!
We are full of big changes this summer. In addition to our move we are about to launch our new website to better reflect Verus as a company as we have grown and expanded our service offering in the last few years.
The new website will better reflect our company for today and tomorrow, as well as allow for better interaction between you and Verus. The site will eventually feature access to a customer portal for you to:
– View the status of service tickets and submit new service ticket requests
– For authorized users, the ability to view invoices
– Also for authorized users, the ability to view information and status of projects
Stay tuned for all the great changes coming from Verus this summer!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Cool off this summer with a spicy Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
Start to finish: 1 hour 30 minutes (including time too cool)
1 (16 ounce) package uncooked rotini pasta
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 cup chunky blue cheese dressing
1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound frozen cooked chicken strips, defrosted and diced
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
1 cup red onion, diced
Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the rotini, and return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but
is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
Stir together the mayonnaise, blue cheese dressing, buffalo wing sauce, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken, bell peppers, red onion, and cooked pasta and toss to coat with the dressing. Cover and chill at least 1 hour in
the refrigerator before serving.
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