What is BGP? BGP, or Border Gateway Protocol, is the routing protocol that makes the Internet work. It’s pretty damn important. It can also be notoriously difficult to understand. BGP is required for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to connect to other network providers. Some large enterprises also use BGP to accomplish multi-homing—the ability to aggregate […]
In today’s marketplace, literally every business requires Internet service that never goes down. We’ve heard from businesses of all sizes – they struggle with a barrage of IT-related challenges spanning from application and network performance to department turnover. Specifically, they crave never-fail Internet. But how can a small business justify the investment of protecting their […]
You’ve heard all about SD-WAN’s bright future for delivering reliable networks. It’s a red-hot technology and one that you need to stay on top of. SD-WAN improves connectivity for vital communications and data—ending dropped connections and eliminating costly downtime. In the next five years, SD-WAN is expected to become the standard for network solutions. In […]
More and more businesses are depending on voice, video and remotely hosted applications delivered over the internet to run their businesses. That means a reliable and responsive, never down, communications network isn’t only nice to have, it’s necessary. Ecessa has the tools to keep your network running, so you don’t have to think about it. […]
We are frequently asked by networking professionals how Ecessa devices differ from dual WAN firewalls and what they really need in their network. Firewalls and Ecessa WAN management devices are built to solve different problems and are equally important to your business. Here’s why.
Ecessa announced the release of firmware revisions 10.5.4 and beta 10.6.4 for use on PowerLink™, ShieldLink™, ClariLink™ and WANworX™ wide area network controllers. VP of Development and Technical Support Mike Siegler describes how Voice of Customer feedback is used in each new firmware release.
Ecessa users rest easy; latest versions of Ecessa firmware NOT vulnerable to CVE-2016-0800 – DROWN – Cross-protocol attack on TLS using SSLv2.
We were asked recently if all of our solutions enable VPN failover and traffic shaping. The answer is yes! All of our models have features that add this functionality to a customer’s existing VPNs. Some of our models even create the VPNs.
Fail-to-wire (a.k.a FTW, LAN bypass, network bypass, LAN failsafe) is a fault-tolerance feature of networking hardware that protects essential business communications in the event of a power outage and/or system failure. This article covers three generations of network bypass in use today.
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the routing protocol that makes the Internet work, but it is not needed by most organizations, Multihoming without BGP is a better alternative for load balancing and failover between multiple ISPs. Learn more.