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Internetwork Engineering (IE) Announces New Line of OnDemand Services with IT as a Service (ITaaS)

[fa icon="calendar'] September 27, 2018 - Written by Internetwork Engineering
Posted in Company News, Managed Services

September 27, 2018, Charlotte, North Carolina: Internetwork Engineering (IE) is proud to announce its X as a Service (XaaS) suite of IE OnDemand service offerings with its latest launch of IT as a Service (ITaaS). IE’s XaaS suite delivers IT infrastructure and services to businesses throughout the Southeast without the hassles of traditional IT procurement processes. As a part of XaaS, ITaaS allows you to transform IT into a resilient, reliable, and continuously available utility that brings strategic value to the business.

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Lock It Down: 10 Simple Ways to Boost the Security of Your Network

[fa icon="calendar'] September 21, 2018 - Written by Dave Barus
Posted in Security


“Hurry up and deploy the gear. We have a deadline. Just get it done. We’ll go back later to lock it down.” Sound familiar? For years now, it’s been commonplace for network engineers to do just this. Except, someone rarely goes back to “lock it down”. There are countless ways to improve network security, but today we’ll focus on the low-hanging fruit by providing you with ten simple practices.

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VPNFilter and The Importance of The Home Network

[fa icon="calendar'] August 15, 2018 - Written by Bill Baerwalde
Posted in Intelligent Infrastructure, Security

Since May of 2018, we’ve heard a lot about VPNFilter malware and the growing number of affected devices. We’ve even been given the directive to reboot our routers to stop the malware which also enables the FBI and other security groups to better track it. While rebooting the router won’t remove the malware, it will stop the advanced portions of VPNFilter from continuing. To remove the Stage 1 VPNFilter payload, you must apply the proper patch and updates from the manufacturer.

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Legendary Hacker, Kevin Mitnick to Keynote at IE’s OktoberTekfest 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] August 8, 2018 - Written by Internetwork Engineering
Posted in OktoberTekfest, Company News

Hold on to your digital assets, the World’s Most Famous Hacker is coming to the Queen City! We're excited to announce that legendary hacker, bestselling author, and now a top security consultant, Kevin Mitnick will keynote at this year's OktoberTekfest.

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IPv4 To IPv6 Migration: Why the wait?

[fa icon="calendar'] August 6, 2018 - Written by Jeff Patterson
Posted in Intelligent Infrastructure, Mobility


Have you transitioned your company’s network away from IPv4 and over to IPv6 yet? If not, why? For years now, we’ve heard apocalypse-type theories of how we need to move to IPv6 or the internet will die. IPv4 exhaustion has been rumored since the 1990s and IPv6 has been around for 19 years, so if you haven’t made the jump, you’re not alone. Google tracks IPv6 statistics and, as of December 2017, only 18.67% of the world has deployed IPv6, with the United States adopting at a faster approximate 25% rate. If we all know that IPv6 will be the standard at some point, then why is it taking so long to transition?

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