Bandwidth problems and downtime? There's a tester for that

09 February 2021

The tester in action

The tester in action

A growing need to measure the maximum bandwidth available on networks, identify bottlenecks, and then find ways to increase bandwidth presents network technicians with new challenges. One such challenge is working out which type of tester will enable them to overcome these issues, all while keeping costs under control. For network technicians and systems integrators in this situation, Dan Barrera, global product Manager for Ideal Networks has some advice.

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Test and measurement

04 February 2021

Exfo's  MaxTester

Exfo's  MaxTester

EXFO’s MaxTester 940/945 Fibre Certifier OLTS is a tablet-inspired test solution optimized for tier-1 fiber certification for data center and enterprise structured cabling. The product certifies that the fiber optic infrastructure is meeting the loss budget at the time of installation. This ensures that system activation runs according to plan, and allows IT technicians to achieve faster, first-time right system acceptance.

Enterprise networks are evolving to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of applications. Regardless of whether these applications are delivered on mobile internet or wired connections, fiber optics has long established itself as the means to directly connect end devices, or form part of the backbone of LAN infrastructure.

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Navigating the network test and measurement jungle

03 February 2021

David Griffiths, independent consultant 

David Griffiths, independent consultant 

In this complex world, information generates more revenue and profit than any other market sector. The current global pandemic is affecting the Internet more than ever before. The rise of online video conferencing and collaborative applications drives user expectation to match. Adding to this mix is the challenge faced by network administrators, often working from home, doing all they can to provide the highest service quality to staff and customers alike.

Fortunately, a wide range of appliances and software applications is available to help identify issues across the Internet right down to the end user who may also be working from home.

 

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IBM helps clients prepare for next-gen encryption tech

02 February 2021

IBM Security Homomorphic Encryption Services offers customers a scalable hosting environment on IBM Cloud, as well as consulting and managed services to help clients learn and design prototype solutions that take advantage of FHE

US multinational tech giant IBM has launched a new service that allows enterprises to  experiment with fully homomorphic encryption (FHE). The technology is designed to allow data to remain encrypted even when it is being processed and/or analysed in the cloud or third-party environments. 

“The new IBM Security Homomorphic Encryption Services provide companies with education, expert support, and a testing environment for clients to develop prototype applications that can take advantage of FHE,” the company said. 

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