Solving a Slow Network Problem

There’s nothing more frustrating than having to waste loads of your working day because of a slow network.   It’s one of the most frustrating IT related problems because it’s pretty all encompassing – from logging in, to sending emails and downloading document those extra seconds turn into minutes and hours over the weeks.   […]

Commercial Versus Residential IP Addresses

You’d think there wasn’t much difference in that little number that is assigned to your internet connection but unfortunately that’s not the case.  Many of us already know the importance of our IP address and how it effects virtually everything we do online. The reality is that your IP address does affect your online experience […]

Why You Shouldn’t Use DNS for Filtering

It is one of the easiest ways to modify and block access to a website or resource.  You don’t need to set up your own DMZ and install or configure a complex firewall.  Forget about paying a fortune for some expensive content filter which takes hours to set up and even more to support as […]

Computer Qualifications: CISSP

Security analysts usually should know a bit of everything in regards to protecting a network. Experts say there’s also at present a massive skills gap which professional security qualifications like the CISSP from ISC2 are meant to try and fill. Professionals utilize Internet connections at their house, which is supplied by their companies. There are […]

Selecting a VPN: IP Addresses

Once upon a time, a VPN (Virtual private network) was pretty much the same wherever you got it from. The luckiest people were those who worked for big multinationals who had access to a network of corporate VPN servers across the world. Sometimes these were essential of course, for maintaining some sort of confidentiality in […]

Netflix Wages War on VPNs

For years the region locking efforts of the large media sites have been thwarted by the existence of various ip address changing systems. These have been largely focused on two specific systems – proxies and VPNs. Both of these have been used by hundreds of thousands of people all across the world to bypass region […]

Level the Internet Playing Field

As well as completely transforming our communications and leisure time, the internet has become an important source of income for many millions of people. No longer does a budding entrepreneur need access to a wealth of specialized knowledge or capital to start up on their own. The business opportunities available online are almost limitless, unrestricted […]

Watching the News Online

I’m a self confessed News addict, wherever I go I need to get my fix of the news everyday.  Years ago, this was very difficult when you were travelling – no radio channels (except the wonderful World Service), only local TV channels and of course no internet.   I well remember paying 10 times the […]

Using Proxies to Bypass Blocks

For years you’d never really hear the word ‘proxies’ mentioned outside IT departments, however that’s all changed. I overheard last week, a heated discussion about the use of proxy servers between a group of retired people in a Spanish bar. This is because previously proxy servers were usually just used in large corporate networks to […]