Millimetre-wave and E-band radios help to create smart city network in Bradford

16 June 2016

Siklu says its compact EH-600 radio can be installed at street level and provides long-term gigabit capacity.

Siklu says its compact EH-600 radio can be installed at street level and provides long-term gigabit capacity.

A hybrid wireless network has been deployed across Bradford as part of an extensive smart city project that includes more than 300 surveillance cameras and 24 traffic management devices.

Israel-based Siklu has provided the wireless part of the network. For areas where noise from congested 5GHz networks is high, the city is using the company’s palm-sized EH-600 millimetre-wave (mmW) radio. 

This operates at interference-free 60GHz spectrum, and is designed for implementations at street level to provide what’s claimed to be long-term gigabit capacity in a small unobtrusive size.

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Collision of black holes unleashes BEAST

14 June 2016

Nexsan’s E-Series and BEAST storage systems are helping LIGO's scientists deal with more than 6.4PB of research data.

Nexsan’s E-Series and BEAST storage systems are helping LIGO's scientists deal with more than 6.4PB of research data.

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) is using Nexsan’s unified solutions to store more than 6.4PB of research data that confirm a major prediction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

LIGO was developed by Caltech in collaboration with MIT. It consists of two widely separated interferometers – one in Hanford, Washington and the other in Livingston, Louisiana.

They are operated in unison to detect the presence of ripples in spacetime, or gravitational waves, that were first predicted by Einstein as part of his general theory of relativity in 1915.

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Chemring claims world first with launch of artificial intelligence cyber security system

08 June 2016

The new solution is part of Perception which is described as the first bio-inspired network security system.

The new solution is part of Perception which is described as the first bio-inspired network security system.

Chemring Technology Solutions says it has developed an advanced system of AI that automates volume data pattern analysis for network security. 

The firm claims ForensicAI is the world’s first system that can link apparently benign network activity across months to identify hidden malware, delivering what’s described as “extremely high detection and low false alarm rates”.

Developed from military grade cyber security software, Chemring says ForensicAI automates malicious activity pattern identification.

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Multi-vector attacks functionality now a “standard capability” in the DDoS-for-hire marketplace

07 June 2016

The start of the year saw a record 19 DDoS attacks exceeding 100Gbps, beating the previous all-time high of 17 set last year.

The start of the year saw a record 19 DDoS attacks exceeding 100Gbps, beating the previous all-time high of 17 set last year.

The first quarter of 2016 saw significant growth in the number and frequency of DDoS and web application attacks launched against online assets.

According to its latest State of the Internet – Security Report, Akamai Technologies says it mitigated more than 4,500 DDoS attacks during Q1/16, a 125 per cent increase compared with Q1/15.

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Feature

If you can't stand the heat...

New data legislation and how it could affect BC & DR service providers.

p10-13, May 2016 issue

Training

IT staff "not fit for purpose"

IT leaders believe they have to replace more than a quarter of their tech teams.

p15, May 2016 issue