A Primer on Network Security For Municipal and Public Utility Networks

Network security used to be something that network administrators worried about and annoyed end-users.  Originally, a simple anti-virus program was all you needed.  With Internet, this escalated to firewalls, to anti-phishing and spam filters, and finally into Intrusion Detection/Intrusion Prevention systems.  Hardware, software, and operating system manufacturers are integrating security and encryption from the desktops […]

New Generation of Low-Cost Municipal Networks

New-Generation Mesh Networks Offer Low-Cost Broadband Alternative Some mesh networks have recently been discredited when unrealistic business plans as part of municipal in partnerships with poorly written proposals failed. The failures were incorrectly attributed to unlicensed 2.4 GHz mesh technology instead of the financial models. The technology worked, but the real cost was never understood […]