Hacking Hat Colours Explained

When people hear the term ‘hackers’ in relation to technology, they often assume that it refers to criminals who use their vast technical expertise to instigate chaos online. While some hackers certainly meet this description, a hacker is actually anyone who can demonstrate the aptitude of accessing a computer system , whether for fair or foul […]

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Public Wi-Fi Growth in Europe

Public Wi-Fi has grown so rapidly across Europe that we almost take it as a given at cafés, restaurants, museums and other public places nowadays. In 2013, there were 16.8 million public Wi-Fi spots in Europe. By the end of next year, that figure is projected to surpass 108 million. This infographic charts the recent […]

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Next Gen Firewalls – A Brief Overview

Next gen firewalls (NGFWs) are deep packet inspection firewalls which provide a level of security notably greater than that of traditional firewalls by moving beyond port/protocol inspection. They track layers 2 to 7, whereas traditional firewalls only tracked layers 2 to 4. This infographic outlines the basic functions and main features of NGFWs, explains how […]

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Software-Defined Networking 101

Since the introduction of software-defined networking (SDN), network administrators have been able to manage networks by abstracting low-level functionality. The primary objective of SDN is to make networks easier to manage and to better suit the bandwidth-consuming applications that are used in today’s computing practices. This infographic outlines the main characteristics of SDN, explains the […]

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