The Uplogix Blog: Beyond Out-of-Band

DoS attack strikes renewable energy company

By | November 4th, 2019

sPower, a Utah-based renewable energy company fell victim to a denial-of-service (DoS) attack that disrupted communications between the company and a dozen generation sites. During the incident, each site experienced one five-minute outage that was attributed to a known vulnerability on a Cisco firewall.

The convergence of information & operational technology

By | October 23rd, 2019

Increasingly it’s becoming standard practice for operational technology (OT) to move over IT networks. While OT and IT aren’t quite an oil and water relationship, the two have very different histories in this shotgun wedding scenario. Both play a huge role in the not-just-marketing hype of Industry 4.0.

Cisco certification changes coming in 2020

By | October 22nd, 2019

Many of our best customers started off as a conversation with a CCIE or CCNA at Cisco Live. As certified networking experts they immediately saw the value of Uplogix in their networks. Cisco is now looking to ensure the value of a Cisco certification is keeping pace with market expectations for networking knowledge.

Swift kick in the britches: the increasing cost of a data breach

By | October 22nd, 2019

The annual Ponemom Institute survey on the impacts of a data breach, while already a downer, is growing particularly gloomy as the cost continues to rise. This year, they peg the cost at $3.92 million on average. Average! For companies and organizations that fail to detect, identify and mitigate as quickly as[...]

Meet Uplogix: James Dollar, Chief Architect

By | September 26th, 2019

In this month’s Meet Uplogix, Chief Architect and founder James Dollar talks a little bit about what drives him and what he does when he’s not pushing Uplogix to be the best out-of-band management solution around (hint: it’s not sleep!).

Troubleshooting a backhoe incident

By | September 26th, 2019

It’s a standard troubleshooting use case that makes it into many Uplogix presentations: say a backhoe working on a water line issue in your parking lot accidentally cuts the fiber line going into your building. What do you do? An Uplogix customer recently found out.