This Week in Enterprise Tech 38
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Guests: Lou Maresca, Marcelo Farjalla
Topic: Google Fiber, DDOS Attacks, CISPA, and LYNC
Recorded: April 22, 2013
Published: April 22, 2013
This Week in Enterprise Tech 38:
- iProvo being acquired by Google for $1.
- iProvo was unable to succeed in rollout.
- 7 year rollout. Google to pickup the slack.
- Will Google be able to yield a net profit?
- Google has peering relationships already built to benefit iProvo, as well as the profits to offset temporary losses. Little transit fees at Tier 1 or 2.
- Google benefits from iProvo dealing with licensing and permits.
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
- Obama has threatened to veto should it pass the house.
- Eliminates business privacy liability for divulging customer information to third parties.
- Industry experts need to be consulted on such a large and crude legislation.
- CISPA has no recourse for businesses.
- CISPA circumvents warrants and casts a wide net.
- Past legislation has had many unintended consequences of personal photos being released.
- CISPA leaves it possible to request all information on a block of servers, rather than a particular user's data.
- Allows the abuse of power.
Stuff My IT Guy Says
- Denial of Service attack uses a large amount of traffic to bring down a link or service.
- If the attack comes from one IP, it can easily be blocked.
- Distributed DOS attacks (DDOS), uses many attackers from many changing IP Addresses which makes it hard to block.
- DOS attacks can saturate network bandwidth, and bring down servers via saturating disk I/O, RAM, CPU, etc.
- Other traffic that gets dropped packets due to TTLs will be resent and escalate the issue.
- DDOS Firewalls analyze traffic and can challenge individual senders.
- Universities are large targets, often lack with machine security, and have large pipes.
- Advertising your domain can lend more attacks
Microsoft Unified Communications System
- Communications piece for Office
- SDK for developers to add Apps to Lync, such as group chat, message context, SharePoint, etc.
- Can allows for texting and screen sharing while composing in Office
- Telephony can be replaced by Lync
- Mobile support is broad. Which is appealing for BYOD
- Integrates with Active Directory & Office Suite
- Better for Enterprises.
- Support is being built to be able to call Skype users from Lync.
- Allows for non-interruption business rules.
- Very large package with many working parts
Hardware & Software Mentions
- Microsoft Lynk - Office Lync
- Rackspace @Rackspace
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- RingCentral Promo Code: TWiT
- Call (800) 543-9980
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- Unity Sync
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- Recorded Date: April 22, 2013
- Release Date: April 22, 2013
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