Digital Centralization - How to Manage Everything Through One Device

By PS Lightwave Content Team

The rapid advance of technology has given way to dozens of internet-connected devices that have become commonplace in homes across America. These devices include things such as smartphones, tablets and PCs, as well as internet of things (IoT) devices such as smart thermostats, smart security systems, smart lighting and more.  

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Why Security Matters in Terms of the Public Emergency Response System

By PS Lightwave Content Team

The Public Emergency Response System, also commonly referred to as the Emergency Alert System or EAS for short, is a national warning system that was first put into place in 1997 after an initial approval by the FCC in 1994. It replaced two similar solutions: the Emergency Broadcast System (or EBS), which itself replaced the CONELRAD system that was established by Harry Truman in 1951. The Public Emergency Response System, like its predecessors before it, were designed in part to give the President of the United States a fast and reliable way to communicate with the public in times of crisis. 

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California Privacy Law Passed — GDPR in the U.S.

By PS Lightwave Content Team

To protect internet users from the unregulated collection and usage of personal information, lawmakers passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. This California law mimics the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, used to establish uniform data privacy laws across the entire expanse of Europe. Both laws aim to improve internet privacy by forcing companies that collect data, such as Google and Facebook, to disclose their practices in full and allow individuals to opt out of the sale of their personal information.

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Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Extreme Fabric Connect

By PS Lightwave Content Team

The enhanced implementation of Shortest Path Bridging that radically advances network availability and agility, Extreme Fabric Connect is truly an innovative solution that offers a number of benefits. Here are 10 things that you need to know about Extreme Fabric Connect. 

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Certified WBENC Women’s Business Enterprise

By PS Lightwave Content Team

PS LIGHTWAVE is honored to be listed as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) and certified as a woman-owned business through the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance. Joining in 2014, we are excited to be recertified for our 5th year. 

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Cyber Security Weakness and Your Phone

By PS Lightwave Content Team

 

Most people spend hours on their phone every day making phone calls, texting, taking photos, scrolling through social media, checking emails, and even making purchases. Smartphones today hold so much of your life on them: work emails, family photos, phone numbers, personal messages, calendars, passwords, bookmarks, credit card information, location history, and more. 

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Cyber Attack on Routers/Firewalls hits SMB and Residential Users

By PS Lightwave Content Team

According to a new warning recently published by the FBI, routers are the latest target for a certain type of hacker. It is estimated that more than half a million-small business and home routers have been infected. The code, malware called VPNFilter, is a spy tool, but is believed to have many more sinister uses as well. Here’s what you need to know.

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The 7 Things You Need to Know About GDPR

By PS Lightwave Content Team

 

On Friday, May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in all member states of the European Union. With the GDPR now a reality, it's important to know how it will affect organizations around the globe, even if they are not located in the EU. What are the most essential things to know about this game-changing regulation? Let's take a look at the rules that will affect most companies around the world.

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Extreme Connect 2018 Conference

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Swen Wulf, Director of Network Operations recently attended Extreme Networks' first ever global customer-focused user conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference included technical breakout sessions, peer networking forums and access to in-depth discussions across the entire Extreme portfolio from the access layer through the data center.

During the event, he participated in a two-day training session that focused on Extreme’s Fabric Connect, a new way based on shortest path bridging to build resilient, secure and agile networks.

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What are Data Centers?

By PS Lightwave Content Team

A localized, physical, digital processing facility, the data center consolidates all the information technology (IT) equipment that an organization needs to maintain internal computing functionality as well as internet/cloud connectivity. True to its name, the data center also serves as storage receptacle and management infrastructure for massive amounts of digital information. A key element of data center functionality is keeping all of this information secure and neatly organized for retrieval and dissemination as necessary.

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