Introducing the VPN Haus Readers’ Poll

We‘re excited to launch a new feature, the VPN Haus Readers’ Poll. Every few weeks, we’ll pose a remote access/VPN-related question and welcome your thoughts on it. Today’s poll invites IT administrators to tell us their biggest gripe with remote access projects. We appreciate your participation and look forward to any comments you might have. If you have any poll ideas, drop us a line at editor@vpnhaus.com [polldaddy...

Introducing the VPN Haus Readers' Poll

We‘re excited to launch a new feature, the VPN Haus Readers’ Poll. Every few weeks, we’ll pose a remote access/VPN-related question and welcome your thoughts on it. Today’s poll invites IT administrators to tell us their biggest gripe with remote access projects. We appreciate your participation and look forward to any comments you might have. If you have any poll ideas, drop us a line at editor@vpnhaus.com [polldaddy...

IPv6 and Infrastructure – Are we doing enough?

Dark Reading’s Kelly Jackson Higgins is reporting that many providers and vendors, including Google, AT&T, Facebook and others – plan to officially go live with IPv6 on this year’s IPv6 Day (June 6). This might sound familiar, as it was last June that more than 400 organizations — including Google and Facebook – enabled IPv6 standards on their websites. Last year, no major outages were reported, paving the way for this year’s official switch. Even so, an ongoing concern has been whether our technology infrastructure is ready for IPv6. Rainer Enders, CTO of NCP engineering, posed this very question last year in the column “We Need Infrastructure Before IPv6 Becomes a Real Problem” on CTOEdge. Drawing upon his personal experience, Enders illustrated the stark technical reality facing IPv6 implementation: I live in Walnut Creek, a community less than 30 miles from San Francisco — arguably, the epicenter of technology and innovation in the world. And yet, my community isn’t yet equipped to handle IPv6 or high-speed Internet protocols. If we — just a stone’s throw from Silicon Valley — can’t transition easily to technological innovations, how can we expect anything more from the rest of the country?  Now, in an encouraging next step, the Internet Society has announced that “Major Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world are coming together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services by 6 June 2012,” reports ZDNet’s Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. He adds: In a statement, the Internet Society’s CTO, Leslie Daigle, said, “The fact that leading companies across several industries are making significant commitments to participate in World IPv6 Launch is yet another indication that...

What We’re Reading, Week of 1/16

TechWorld, Gang pulls off $5.2 million bank job via remote access Network World, Data Center Networking Discontinuity Impacts Network Security InfoSecurity, Breach at Zappos exposes data on 24 million customers eSecurity Planet, RSA Chief: Conventional Security Defenses are...

What We're Reading, Week of 1/16

TechWorld, Gang pulls off $5.2 million bank job via remote access Network World, Data Center Networking Discontinuity Impacts Network Security InfoSecurity, Breach at Zappos exposes data on 24 million customers eSecurity Planet, RSA Chief: Conventional Security Defenses are...