Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mushroom Networks do it again!

The innovative Truffle from Mushroom Networks is one of our core products we believe will play a large part in our solutions over the coming years. Their technology is designed to bring high speed broadband to the price point of … Continue reading

Posted in Data, Innovation, IP MPLS, Larger Enterprise, Mushroom Networks, Small Business, Small Business Connect, WAN, WAN Ethernet, xDSL Technology | Leave a comment

Just what is IPSec (IP Security) – ESP?

IPSec is a topic which, when broached, often elicits blank stares and, or often, puzzling comments on it. This area of computer security and protocol usage is one that definitely bears further scrutiny as it impacts both home users and … Continue reading

Posted in Cryptography, Network Security, Security, Small Business, Small Business Secure, Tech Tips | Leave a comment

An examination of DHCP Snooping with option 82 on Cisco.

DHCP snooping is a DHCP feature that provides security by filtering untrusted DHCP messages from hosts or other devices on the network. DHCP snooping accomplishes this level of security by building and maintaining a DHCP snooping binding table. An untrusted … Continue reading

Posted in Access Control, Cisco, Data, Home Security, Infrastructure Security, Intrusion, LAN, LAN Switching, Network Security, Physical Security, Security, Small Business Secure, Tech Tips, Threat Management | Leave a comment

UK LLU breaks the 7 million unbundled line mark

The number of unbundled broadband connections in the UK has broken through the 7 million mark, making up around one third of all broadband connections according to data from the Office of the Telecommunications Adjudicator. The 7.03 million connections shows … Continue reading

Posted in Business Integration, Cloud Computing, Data, Fixed Line Telephony, Home Networking, PSTN, public cloud, Small Business, Small Business Connect, Telephone Network Services, Voice, VOIP, WAN, xDSL Technology | Leave a comment

“TCP: From Data to Streaming Video” a treatise by our Tech Director, Dave Kinloch

As use of Transport Control Protocol (TCP) becomes ubiquitous for streaming video, service providers can achieve the best performance by understanding this technology’s inherent limitations. Highlights * TCP offers an excellent technology for transporting non-real-time streaming video * The right … Continue reading

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What Is SIP

The Basics The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is a signalling protocol used for establishing sessions in an IP network. A session could be a simple two-way telephone call or it could be a collaborative multi-media conference session. The ability to … Continue reading

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The 6 Biggest Benefits to Switching your business to Rustyice VoIP

The world is making the switch to VoIP, but in case you are still unsure if VoIP is right for you, here are six benefits to adding VoIP to your home and business. At £12 per user per month for … Continue reading

Posted in Business Integration, Cloud Computing, Critical Infrastructure, Enhance Customer Contact, Failsafe, Fortify, Home Automation, Home Networking, Innovation, Larger Enterprise, Messaging and Collaboration, Operational Efficiency, Platform (PAAS), Productivity Up, Costs Down, public cloud, Small Business, Small Business Communicate, Small Business Connect, Take the office with you, Telcentris, Voice, VOIP, Working From Home | Leave a comment

A primer on broadband

What is broadband? Put simply, the term “broadband” refers to a high-speed connection to the Internet. But the answer to the question doesn’t stay simple. First, there are a number of technologies that can provide this connection. The main ones … Continue reading

Posted in BT, Data, Home Networking, Mushroom Networks, Radio Solutions, Realtime, Small Business, Small Business Communicate, Small Business Connect, Telemedicine, Video, WAN, xDSL Technology | Leave a comment

How practical is the potential of PaaS for changing the landscape of the VoIP PBX?

If you were to draw a systems-stack view of cloud services, ‘Platform as a Service’ (PaaS) is the layer between ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ (IaaS) and ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS). Of all the cloud offerings, it is arguably the … Continue reading

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Reaching a Geographically Diverse Client Base Through Webcasting

Keeping in touch with a geographically diverse client base is a challenge faced by businesses of all sizes, in all industries. On top of that, the requirement to remain connected across what can often be disparate and distributed organisations presents … Continue reading

Posted in Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Enhance Customer Contact, Innovation, Internal Systems, Larger Enterprise, Messaging and Collaboration, Operational Efficiency, Productivity Up, Costs Down, Realtime, Small Business, Small Business Communicate, Small Business Connect, Unified Comms, Video, Webcast | Leave a comment