Can You Rely on IPSec alone for Security ?

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IPsec is an IETF standard that enables mutual authentication between hosts and also facilitates negotiation of cryptographic keys that will be used in encrypting the IP packets. Even though IPsec support encryption without authentication, that is really not a good idea for security. With the latest news about NSA tools potentially being stolen and available […]

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Business Continuity with SD-WAN

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Delta Airlines lost millions of dollars this week, according to Wall Street Journal¬†report, all caused by a single networking device problem (reported as “switchgear problem”). The early measurements of the cost of the outage is not taking into effect the bad publicity and PR this created as well as the bitter taste for passengers who […]


What is Network Function Virtualization – NFV, and how will it impact your WAN?

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Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is the concept of being able to programmatically add/modify the functionality of a network. You can think of NFVs as virtual appliances that you program into a network to inject various services into the network. Some of the primitive NFV concepts rely on static capabilities such as firewall’ing, NAT’ing, DHCP and […]

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How do dual WAN routers handle 2 IP addresses?

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As Mushroom Networks, we provide dual WAN and multi WAN solutions for enterprises and therefore we commonly get asked about having 2 or more IP addresses from 2 different ISPs and how that will work. This is a very natural question to ask since within the dual WAN router, you will be plugging in 2 […]


The need for more Internet speed is crystal-clear for the businesses in Philippines

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Snail-pace Internet leaves business on ice in Philippines… With a large economic potential, Philippines’ slow business Internet access is creating a drag for the businesses. Out of 22 Asian countries, Philippines ranks 21st in terms of Internet speed according to a recent article in Reuters. According to the article, the slow Internet speeds are making […]

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Why “session keep-alive” makes a huge difference in multi-WAN networks?

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With the availability of variety of Internet connections anywhere from layer2 MPLS to broadband connections such as DSL and Cable, taking advantage for multi-WAN network designs is a no brainer. However, simply having multiple WAN connections in your office and a multi-WAN router with 2 or more WAN ports is not by itself the perfect […]


What Are the Reasons to Have Multiple Internet Connections?

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The short answer is “it depends”. It depends on various factors, namely: Your traffic and internet application profile: Depending on your business,¬†your Internet users will have various applications and services that they use daily and that they depend on. Say if you are a company that heavily relies on cloud based services (and who doesn’t) […]

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