No Summer Break for Hackers as Data Breaches Happen Across the Country

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Come August many hard-working Americans look to get away from the office, or home office in the age of COVID-19, for an end-of-summer vacation. Hackers, on the other hand, rarely take a holiday as recent data breaches show.

On Aug. 21 alone, news spread of data breaches on a popular banking app; a widely-used free photo and graphic design website; and a company that provides donor software management across the country for nonprofits.

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Hurricane Preparedness Notice

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Please be advised that PS Lightwave’s Disaster Recovery Plan was activated last week and we've been preparing and carefully monitoring the potential for severe weather with two active storm systems brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. Our Disaster Response Planning Committee continues to meet daily and will escalate our response if the conditions warrant it. The current data from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) indicates that Hurricane Marco has been downgraded to a tropical storm and is expected to weaken as it hits landfall in SE Louisiana. At this time, the impact upon the Greater Houston area is not expected to be significant.

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CEO Participtes in Cowen's Annual Communications Infrastructure Summit

By PS Lightwave Content Team

On Tuesday, August 11th and Wednesday, August 12th, PS Lightwave CEO, Rhonda Cook, participated in the 6th Annual Communications Infrastructure Summit, hosted by Cowen. While held virtually this year, as opposed to the originally scheduled Boulder, Colorado, she enjoyed the diverse schedule of keynote discussions, fireside chats, and one-on-one discussions. In addition to listening and learning about current trends in fiber optics, cloud adoptions, and evolving data centers, Rhonda had the pleasure of participating as a panel contributor.

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All You Want to Know About Point-to-Point Ethernet & Are Afraid to Ask

By PS Lightwave Content Team

In a Northern California beachside town, not too far from Bodega Bay made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “The Birds”, a local man was so frustrated with his lack of Internet coverage he thought it was only good … for the birds.

That can be infuriating anywhere in America, but especially so when you live less than two hours from tech mecca Silicon Valley.

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PS Lightwave Celebrates 10-year Milestone

By PS Lightwave Content Team

PS Lightwave, a leading provider of fiber-based, bandwidth infrastructure solutions, and colocation, connectivity and voice services, is celebrating a significant 10-year milestone and a successful transition from an emerging startup to an established industry leader with a strong history of successful project completion.

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Houston-Area Businesses: Stay Prepared For Active Hurricane Season

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Houston-area businesses have been focused this summer on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Hanna’s Texas landfall on July 25 is a sobering reminder that we are in the middle of an above active hurricane season.

The ongoing effects of the coronavirus crisis make planning and preparing for natural disasters, such as hurricanes and tropical storms, more important than ever.

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VPNs Become Important Business Tool as Remote Work Continues

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Businesses are relying on VPNs to help with privacy and security as many across Texas and the country continue working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

VPNs or Virtual Private Networks allows remote workers to securely send and receive data across shared or public networks as if the devices were connected directly to a private network.

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10 Things to Know About Houston

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Houston has been named No. 1 on enough lists recently to confirm what long-time Houstonians already know: this is a great city to work and live in.

 

Since 2018, Houston has been named No. 1 for:

  • America’s 50 Best Places to Live
  • Top U.S. Destination Cities
  • Most Diverse Cities in the U.S.
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PS Lightwave Strengthens Core Business With IP Global Acquisition

By PS Lightwave Content Team

PS Lightwave has acquired IP Global, a Houston-based provider of colocation, connectivity and voice services.IP Global owns and operates a 12,000 square foot data center located near the Galleria business district in Houston, one of the most densely interconnected cities in the United States.

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The Difference Between Full Duplex & Other Network Transmission Modes

By PS Lightwave Content Team

For years network administration courses used walkie-talkies and telephones as prime examples to explain the difference between half duplex vs. full duplex in how data is transmitted.

This is the point where a Millennial raises their hand and asks,”what’s a walkie-talkie!”

If you are old enough, however, to understand 'over and out’, then the walkie-talkie/telephone analogy makes sense.

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