Network switch

QNAP Introduces 2.5GbE Network Switch

The QSW-1105-5T features five 2.5GbE ports, plug-and-play configuration, automatic loop detection and blocking, and auto-negotiation functions, the QSW-1105 -5T allows users to easily create a 2.5GbE network environment for their home or business. “For those looking to upgrade their network environment, the QSW-1105-5T 2.5 GbE strikes a balance between performance and cost. Users can instantly […]

Network security

Counterfeit Cisco Switches Trigger Network Security Alarms

In a baffling event for IT security professionals, counterfeit versions of Cisco Catalyst 2960-X switches were discovered on an unnamed corporate network, and the fake equipment was found to be designed to circumvent procedures typical authentication methods, according to a report from F-Secure. F-Secure says its investigators found that even though the counterfeit Cisco 2960-X […]

Network switch

The Interior Ministry invited to reassure the emergency services about an “ambitious” network switch

MPs called on the Home Office to step up contingency planning in case a new emergency communication system for police, fire and ambulance services is not ready in time for start-up scheduled for December 2019. The UK’s 105 police, fire and ambulance services currently communicate using the Airwave radio system, but contracts for this program […]

Network devices

F-Secure discovers counterfeit Cisco network devices

Finnish cybersecurity company F-Secure has released a report detailing its investigation into a pair of counterfeit Cisco network switches. The investigation concludes that the forgeries were designed to bypass the processes that authenticate system components. Two different counterfeit versions of the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X switches were discovered by an IT company after a software update […]

Network devices

Microsoft Defender ATP Now Identifies Network Device Vulnerabilities

Microsoft announced a new feature called Microsoft Secure Score for Devices, which applies to the company’s Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). With Microsoft Secure Score for Devices, the company’s endpoint security platform now helps IT administrators secure and identify vulnerabilities in network devices. Microsoft Defender ATP now covers network devices While Microsoft Defender ATP examines […]

Network devices

Microsoft Defender ATP Now Can Secure Network Devices

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) can now assess the state of the collective security configuration of devices on a corporate network using a new feature called Microsoft Secure Score for Devices. Microsoft Secure Score for Devices dynamically assesses the security status of corporate networks, identifying unprotected systems and providing recommended actions to strengthen the […]