Month: June 2017

LEAN IT

LEAN is a manufacturing term often used to describe process improvement that minimizes waste.  <– That’s a LEAN sentence!  With respect to IT and IT solutions, waste in our view is over spending.  There are certainly other factors like under-skilled staff wheel spinning turning small tasks into mammoth undertakings but […]

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DNS block lists & why you NEED to use them!

We all know about IPBL’s or “IP Block Lists” (a.k.a IP Blackhole Lists).  They’re great right?  What about applying the same logic to DNS? DNS works like this: On your computing device you browse to yahoo.com and your computing device says…hey, I don’t happen to know what yahoo.com is…hey DNS […]

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Country Blocking & why you NEED to do it

Out of the box all of our Firewall-Z routers are configured to do country blocking.  Whether you use the embedded, install-able, virtual machine, rack mounted, etc versions…they’re all the same.  Country blocking is a pay for extra on many routers or you have to go above and beyond to hack […]

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Fireball Malware and Malvertising

A new Malvertising attack is in the news…isn’t it always?  This time (June of 2017) it infected / affected 250 million hosts.  How does it work?  It works by leveraging the online advertising mechanisms that advertise to you!  This one is “new” in that it generates revenue by fake clicks […]

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