Entries by QOS Networks

SDN: A Necessity for the Cloud and Virtualization

Over the past few years, the cloud and virtualization have been big topics among enterprise IT teams. The cloud offers an ideal way for enterprises to access and consume data and applications. However, it’s not enough for businesses to simply embrace cloud and virtualization. To get the most from the cloud environment, an in-depth look […]

Redefining Enterprise Networking with SD-WAN

The wide area network (WAN) has proven itself invaluable for keeping global workforces connected and linking customers with the applications and data they rely on. However, it’s also proven to be a pain point in its own right, thanks to congested long-haul Internet links and the need for multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) and other slow-acting services. Older […]

IOC Grabbin’ Like a Boss

A very simple, yet effective way of detecting malware activity is by the use of IOCs (Indicators of Compromise). IOCs may consist of IP addresses, Domain names, Hashes, URL strings, hexadecimal values in a payload, and so on. Many different places of in internet house many different IOCs in the form of “blacklists” or set […]

I Want to Play a Game

If malware that can encrypt your filesystem and demand a ransom to decrypt your files isn’t scary enough… I introduce to you the “JIGSAW” crypto ransomware. JIGSAW ransomware is an innovative new way malicious entities are inciting fear into victims in order to further influence them to pay a ransom. JIGSAW, much like the famous […]

Debunking Common SD-WAN Misconceptions

The software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) created a great deal of excitement when it first came on the scene, in large part because IT professionals were in search of an alternative for Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). Along with this hype rose a host of misconceptions, which will be addressed here. SD-WAN facilitates the bonding of multiple WAN connections […]

Understanding the Benefits of the Hybrid Cloud

Public and private cloud infrastructures each have unique advantages and disadvantages. In today’s business climate, companies are looking for customized solutions that combine the best of both infrastructures while keeping their information and data secure. A growing number of businesses are turning to the hybrid cloud, giving them the opportunity to enjoy the best of […]

Paloalto Next-Gen FTW!

Having more than 30,000 customers in over 140 countries across multiple industries, 2015 revenue showed a 55% increase year over year, and they added more than 1,000 customers per quarter for the last 17 consecutive quarters. The numbers do not lie and they are even considered an understatement compared to what Paloalto firewalls can do […]

Return of The Carbanak

Almost half a year after its last sighting, the APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) group responsible for stealing more than 1 Billion dollars from dozens of financial institutions, returns in a new more “evolved” form. Carbanak 2.0 is now utilizing multiple methods to achieve persistence in financial institutions; targeted spearphishing emails with malicious attachments, exploit kits, […]