Cradlepoint recently announced that we’ve joined the CSA (Cloud Security Alliance), a not-for-profit organization that helps promote the use of best practices for security within cloud computing. As we noted in our press release, our participation within the alliance aligns our cloud-based management solution, NetCloud Manager, with an industry-accepted security framework.
In this post I’m going to show by example how parallel networking works. Before I do, let me just make one point: Cradlepoint didn't invent parallel networking or another way of protecting data: “air-gapped” networks.
As I mentioned in my previous post (Cradlepoint Makes Its Mark at Mobile World Congress), LTE in Europe is not being used nearly as much as it is in the U.S.—with a few notable exceptions.
On Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, Target revealed that data from 40 million of its customers’ credit and debit card accounts had been accessed by hackers. I’d like to discuss how and why this happened. But before I do, I want to make it clear that I’m not singling out Target as having done anything wrong. I’m using what happened to them simply to illustrate the kind of situation many companies are facing—even those with very good security systems and personnel.
I recently returned from Mobile World Congress, held annually in Barcelona. It was huge: 85,000 visitors a day and eight enormous halls full of everything from consumer goods to emerging gear for LTE networking.
Part of a network manager’s job is to make sure the stakeholders in your projects understand what you are doing, why you’re doing it, and how well it’s working. NetCloud Manager provides you with the data to support what you’re doing—and it helps you communicate that information to people who may not feel comfortable diving deep inside the data.
Cradlepoint got its start six years ago by providing redundancy for companies with multiple remote locations. A good example is how, after Hurricane Katrina, one of the largest insurance companies in the nation bought 18,000 of our devices and installed them in every single one of their branch offices. By utilizing Cradlepoint to provide a cellular network-based failover solution to back up their primary Internet connection, the company took a big step forward toward protecting its business continuity.
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As I said in my last post (See Your Network in Real Time), when you’re a network manager it’s helpful to be able to stay tuned in to any problem that might pop up—even when you’re away from your desk. That’s why we make it easy for you to monitor your network the same way you probably monitor a lot of other things: by creating alerts.
If there's one thing that defines customer engagement in Las Vegas, it's digital signage. From the moment you get off the plane at McCarran International Airport, digital signage is all around you, highlighting the biggest shows, best attractions and most popular night clubs. Behind the scenes, making these signs more effective and more intelligent are Cradlepoint's next generation, 3G/4G networking solutions. Below, Cradlepoint's Vice President of Sales Engineering, Todd Kelly explains at Digital Signage Expo 2014 how our solutions make customer engagement more effective.
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In my previous post (Making Large-Scale Deployment Faster, Easier, Simpler), I talked about how Cradlepoint NetCloud Manager gives you the tools you need to quickly deploy large numbers of devices to distributed locations. In this post I’ll talk about how NetCloud Manager makes on-going management of your networks easier as well.