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.
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.
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.