Internet Access in NM – Fast, Cheap, Reliable – Pick Two!

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Got a call from a customer this morning - "The Internet's Down!" This was fairly ironic because just yesterday, we had set up a secondary DSL connection from CenturyLink as a backup connection - The culprit this morning - Comcast. Here is a kind of technical note - there are two ways your Internet can go down: Soft: Everything looks like it's working, but it's not - What's even worse is that if you call Comcast, they will say "Everythings fine! (like they did this morning)" - but it's not - what a silly premise - My Internet was working and now it's not and you all say it is working - I don't think so! This is also the worst kind of failure because the automated fail over systems…
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Cisco VS HP VS Netgear

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We are big fans of Netgear's ProSafe line of Enterprise Network Switches - they are competitively priced, they are easy to administer, and they have a Lifetime Warranty that is solid. HP Procurve switches have the same warranty and ease of use and updating - they are just way more expensive than the Netgear's. Cisco on the other hand - just as pricey as the HP's, but with none of the ease of Updating - and without a Smartnet subscription, no firmware updates - that means you have vulnerable devices in the field with no security and bugfix updates - no thanks! Netgear or HP - No Cisco!
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Let’s Encrypt – Encryption for Everyone!

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https://letsencrypt.org/ LOVE these people - SSL Can get pricey - especially if you have many different sites to protect - and most of the competing products (although how do you compete with free?) are REALLY hard to get going - but trust is getting to be a BIG deal out there and both Mozilla and Google have signaled that they are going to start flagging non-encrypted traffic as not safe all the time - more work for the nerds, but well worth it!  See that green lock in the Address bar - Sweet Trustiness! P.S. - Did I mention it is totally FREE!
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