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Anne Ward

6connect Security Update – log4j(CVE 2021-44228)

6connect Security Update – log4j(CVE 2021-44228)

Since December 9, computer programmers have been working tirelessly to remediate vulnerabilities to log4j, a chunk of code that helps software applications track their past activities. A bug was discovered in log4j that is straightforward to take advantage of and...

The Path to IPv6 Part 2

The Path to IPv6 Part 2

IPv6 is already here, but it is unevenly distributed. Many of the Internet devices around us can be configured to support the IPv6 protocol suite, but we are often still using legacy IPv4 systems. As you probably already know, the IPv4 address space is exhausted, and...

RIPE 83 Conference Recap

RIPE 83 Conference Recap

The RIPE 83 conference was a five-day virtual event that took place on November 22 - 26, 2021. The event gathered 1,126 Internet Service Providers (ISPs), network operators and other interested parties from 84 countries and provided a space to discuss issues of...

Top 10 IoT Trends for 2022

Top 10 IoT Trends for 2022

IoT (Internet of things) has undoubtedly laid the foundation for smart technology just about everywhere. As we begin to wrap up 2021, here are the top ten IoT trends we have to look forward to in 2022. 1. IPv6 In 2021, the number of Internet-connected devices reached...

NANOG 83 Conference Recap

NANOG 83 Conference Recap

NANOG 83 returned this month with both in-person and virtual meetings on November 1-3. The conference kicked off in Minneapolis with a hackathon followed by three full days of conference sessions including presentations, panels, and networking sessions. Opening...

New IPAM Feature Update

New IPAM Feature Update

ProVision’s IPAM Module continues to get feature updates, so here are some highlights of recent additions that you may find interesting. One idea that customers brought up was Sparse Allocation support for IPv6. The challenge we ran into was that after talking to...

Netnod 2021 Conference Recap – BGP Prefix Filters

Netnod 2021 Conference Recap – BGP Prefix Filters

Last month we attended Netnod Tech Meeting 2021, a one-day event filled with a range of technical talks selected to interest both network operators as well as the broader Internet community. We particularly enjoyed a presentation by Carl Fredrik Lagerfeldt, Global...

IPv6 Progress Report: Top Sites 2021

IPv6 Progress Report: Top Sites 2021

Due to the total exhaustion of IPv4 addresses around the world, IPv6 readiness is more crucial now than ever before. As connected devices continue to play a larger role in our lives and the Internet of Things experiences explosive growth – reaching 38.6 billion IoT...

APNIC 52 Conference Recap – IPv6 Deployment

APNIC 52 Conference Recap – IPv6 Deployment

The APNIC 52 conference took the virtual stage last week from September 12-15, 2021. The conference was chock full of interesting tutorials, talks, and opportunities to learn and network, but we were most looking forward to the IPv6 Deployment session scheduled for...

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