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Announcing ProVision Version 8

Announcing ProVision Version 8

Due to the extensive updates coming in ProVision 8 for ProVision 7 users, here is a blog post to give you the basics. First off – some stats. This is one of our largest releases to date with over 80 improvements, 13 new features and 3 new Modules. Needless to say,...

Six Steps to IPv6 (2022)

Six Steps to IPv6 (2022)

First - a Little Background The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is the entity responsible for handing out IP addresses for the Internet. IANA has announced that available IPv4 addresses, the ones we are most familiar with today with four groups of numbers,...

IPv6 Overview from APNIC Academy

IPv6 Overview from APNIC Academy

APNIC (the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre) hosts a number of training events each year. With over 50 tutorials, workshops, and online labs and courses, APNIC Academy is an incredible resource to the networking community. The online course that caught our...

Top 5 Concerns of Network Admins About Migrating to IPv6 in 2022

Top 5 Concerns of Network Admins About Migrating to IPv6 in 2022

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2021 Network administrators that have not acknowledged the existence of IPv6 do so at the peril of their employers and customers. This is due to not only technology moving forward according to new standards and best practices, but the fact that...

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...

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