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Which network OS is best for Network Security?

Which network OS is best for Network Security?

In order to protect the revenue and reputation of both a brand name and its customers, it is critical for any business to protect the reliability and integrity of their network and data. Deploying prudent security policies and practices can help prevent threats from entering and compromising your network, and thus protect your business from disruption or attack. One of the key pieces to your security procedures is ensuring that your open source operating system, applications, and tools are properly configured and secured. Many networking products come with standard security features, but they lack the flexibility and accessibility to optimize your security features based on your organizational needs. In contrast, Cumulus Linux offers endless security options and resources. As the leaders in Open Networking, Cumulus Networks offers unique insight into how to best protect your network. This article will provide the security aspects of Cumulus Linux and recommend the best practices for securely setting up, configuring, operating, and monitoring an Edgecore switch running Cumulus Linux. Security is inherent in Cumulus Linux. Many security features are enabled by default, and Cumulus Networks provides others as recommendations and best practices. EVERYTHING YOU EXPECT IN NETWORKING Switches running Cumulus Linux provide standard networking functions such as bridging, routing, VLANs, MLAGs, IPv4/IPv6, OSPF/BGP, access control, VRF, and VxLAN overlays. You can use Edgecore switches with Cumulus Linux the same way you would use a switch from a traditional supplier. NATIVE LINUX OPERATING MODEL Cumulus Linux embodies native Linux networking. Supercharged versions of the kernel and other networking related packages encompass the latest industry thinking in networking while retaining compatibility with the full range...
UniFi AC Mesh: Pushing Wi-Fi boundaries!

UniFi AC Mesh: Pushing Wi-Fi boundaries!

Expand the limits of wide-area Wi-Fi with Ubiquiti’s ground-breaking UniFi® Mesh technology. This powerful multi-hop, self-healing mesh product line greatly expands the application use of Ubiquiti’s industry leading software-defined-networking (SDN) platform. By simplifying Wi‑Fi infrastructure deployments the UniFi AC Mesh enables nearly unlimited application use including towns, stadiums, conference halls, and concert venues. Outdoor Connectorized AP The compact UniFi AC Mesh AP is a dual-band 802.11AC 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi Access Point with adjustable dual-band omni antennas. Read More   Antenna Versatility The UniFi AC Mesh AP easily integrates with a variety of our airMAX® sector and omni antennas for expanded range coverage and customized pattern shaping, providing the flexibility needed for optimal stadium and concert venue deployments. Outdoor 3×3 MIMO AP The weather-resistant UniFi AC Mesh Pro AP is a dual-band 802.11AC 3×3 MIMO Wi-Fi Access Point with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and integrated dual-band omni antennas. It is ideal for covering large outdoor spaces requiring omnidirectional coverage Optimal Performance The UniFi AC Mesh Pro AP features dual-band performance with aggregate speeds of up to 1750 Mbps. Read More UniFied IT Management UniFi creates a highly scalable, end-to-end system of devices spanning multiple locations across the world — all controlled by a single interface accessed via the Internet or local...
CRAN IS HERE – Keep Calm and Carry On… buying from MiRO!

CRAN IS HERE – Keep Calm and Carry On… buying from MiRO!

Are you frustrated by the fact that your products are being stopped by customs at the border – costing you thousands in lost business, not to mention delaying your projects until you find an alternative supplier – all because they’re not CRAN certified?   We know change is scary but we’re here to tell you that there’s no need to panic. MiRO offers a wide selection of products that are certified by the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) for resell and use in Namibia, ensuring that you get the best product for your solutions!   We have over 100 CRAN approved products! Choose from over 100 CRAN approved products, from premium brands such as: Edimax, Engenius, Grandstream, MikroTik, Ubiquiti, Uniview, VIVOTEK and SIAE! See below for our list to date of approved and pending products.   Not finding what you’re looking for? We are constantly adding to our list of CRAN approved products but if you urgently need a product that’s not listed yet, let us know and we will get CRAN approval so you don’t have to stay awake at night anymore worrying about tomorrow!   List of approved and pending CRAN products Item No. Item Description Status ED-BR6228NSV3 Edimax Wireless Router 150Mbps Issued ED-BR6428NSV3 Edimax Wireless Router 300Mbps v3 Issued ED-ES1008P Edimax 8 Port PoE Switch Issued ED-ES3305P Edimax 5 Port Switch Issued ED-ES3308P Edimax 8 Port Switch Issued ED-ES3316P Edimax 16 Port Desktop Switch Issued ED-GS1008P Edimax 8 Port Gb PoE Switch Issued EN-EAP600 EnGenius EAP600 Dual Band Ceiling AP, 300+300Mbps, 802.11 a/b/g/n, 29dBm, 1Gb LAN, Issued EN-ENH500 EnGenius ENH500, Outdoor Long Range CPE, 5GHz 300Mbps,...
Get 500Mbps+ with the NEW Ligowave DLB AC series

Get 500Mbps+ with the NEW Ligowave DLB AC series

LigoWave’s NEW LigoDLB ac range gives WISPs the opportunity to upgrade their network using technology that will increase their network capacity and expand their services portfolio for additional revenue. What sets the LigoDLB ac range apart is not only its outstanding performance but also its improved noise immunity; making it a great choice for congested areas with low noise-free spectrum availability. Wireless internet service provider Linkfor, is one of the first WISPs in Russia who started using LigoWave point-to-multipoint products in their network. Linkfor has over 4000 commercial clients in total and 1255 of those clients are connected using LigoWave devices. Linkfor recently set up a network with 60 client devices connected to the LigoDLB PRO 5-90-17ac base station. The base station comes with an integrated 17dBi dual-polarized 90° sector antenna. The CPEs used for this network were LigoDLB 5-15ac and LigoDLB 5-20ac, with all devices operating in iPoll 3 mode. Initially, the new equipment was deployed for just testing purposes; however it has now transformed the network, allowing it to provide commercial services. The selected base station (LigoDLB PRO 5 -90 – 17 ac) has a metal enclosure that works as a deflector eliminating interference and rejecting noise when different wireless equipment is co-located on a single tower. The real TCP throughput was between 60 Mbps and 70 Mbps with all 60 CPEs connected. Linkfor offers the 4 Mbps plan for their customers.   Stats: Mode: Access point (iPoll 3) Channel width: 20 MHz Number of connected CPEs: 60 (LigoDLB 5 – 15 ac and LigoDLB 5 – 20 ac) CPE distances: 0.3 – 3 km Customer service:...
Say good-bye to costly third party antennas with the launch Ubiquiti’s airFiber 11X antennas

Say good-bye to costly third party antennas with the launch Ubiquiti’s airFiber 11X antennas

Ubiquiti Networks launches the airFiber® AF-11FX, a radio purpose-built for outdoor Point-to-Point bridging and carrier-class network backhauls using the licensed 11GHz radio band. The AF-11FX gives exceptional performance compared to other 11 GHz radios in its price range. Unlike other products that use adaptations of Wi-Fi-based designs, the AF-11FX is specially engineered for the 11 GHz band to help meet the growing need for broadband capacity. Other ground-breaking features: True Full-Duplex Design The AF‑11FX offers a true FDD solution that fully satisfies all licensing requirements for the 11 GHz band. Ultra-Low Latency Overall customer experience and system capacity is enhanced with FDD performance. Enhanced Robustness The AF‑11FX features a unique, built-in, rain-fade mitigation strategy for increased link robustness. Extended Range The RF power amplifiers feature a unique bias scheme, allowing high-order constellations at longer ranges.   Advanced Engineering Ubiquiti’s INVICTUS™ 2 custom silicon and proprietary radio architecture are designed specifically for long-distance, outdoor wireless applications, providing superior performance, long-range capability, and higher delivered throughput.   No third-party antennas Ubiquiti offers the AF-11G35 antenna, specially designed for the AF‑11FX radio, so that installation requires no special tools. The AF‑11G35 comes preconfigured with V/H polarization, and can be configured to support ± 45° slant polarization for improved noise immunity and Signal‑to‑Noise Ratio (SNR), dependent on regulatory region. The AF-11G35 offers up to 35 dBi of gain. Power Source Options Support for PoE or DC power gives you the flexibility to power the AF-11FX separately from Ethernet traffic. • PoE power can be supplied on the DATA port, using the provided PoE adapter. • DC power can be supplied using the terminal...
4 of the Best OS systems to use on your Edge-Core Baremetal Switches!

4 of the Best OS systems to use on your Edge-Core Baremetal Switches!

Edge-Core Networks has lowered operating and capital expenses for many public and private data center operators, increasing their flexibility and control over network operations, with the introduction of their bare-metal switch series and the support of their  Networking Operating System  partners. All Edgecore open network switches support the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) for automated loading of compatible NOS software. However, we have put together the four BEST OS systems for Edge-Core Bare metal Switches.   Big Switch Networks SwitchLight: Big Switch Networks packages technology components into fabric solutions (Big Monitoring Fabric™ and Big Cloud Fabric™) bringing Software Defined Networks (SDN) advanced feature sets to you through SwitchLight OSR agent, all at competitive price points. By packaging Edge-Core Open Networking Switches into Open SDN Fabric Solutions, Big Switch Networks allows you to transform  the way production networks are deployed, operated and maintained.   Cumulus Networks Cumulus Linux: This web-scale Linux operating system, enables the  use of Linux tools for management, provisioning, monitoring, application development, and orchestration. Cumulus Linux provides open Layer 2, Layer 3, and modern network virtualization capabilities for scalable data center fabrics, while delivering operating cost efficiency. Select Edge-Core switches have Cumulus Linux pre-loaded on the switches, with software license and support bundled. Cumulus Linux is also available through MiRO.   IP Infusion OcNOS™: IP Infusion OcNOS is a modular, dis-aggregated, high-performance network operating system for Open Computer Platforms. The highly available and scalable OcNOS architecture is optimized for both physical and virtual environments, with extensive support for IP/MPLS routing, L2 and L3 switching, and security. The extensible software architecture allows network operators to keep pace with...