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Administrators Can Use DNS RPZ for Malicious Site Queries 8/23/2016 - The Domain Name Server (DNS) Response Policy Zone (RPZ) is an open, vendor-neutral standard for the interchange of DNS firewall configuration information. RPZ was developed by the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) to fight the abuse of the DNS by groups or individuals with malicious or harmful intent. RPZ is a standard feature of BIND 9 (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) as of version 9.8.1 and was built upon the Mail Abuse Spam Project, which introduced reputation data as a means of protecting against email spam. Due to the proliferation of criminal activity on the Internet, it is difficult for the Internet security industry to remove criminal infrastructure at domain registries, hosting providers or ISPs on a timely basis.
New GSA Report Details LTE Uptake 8/17/2016 - LTE in its various flavors is now widespread and LTE-Advanced in particular is mainstream according to a new report from the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GMSA).
The Case for a Holistic Approach: Getting the Right Handle on PSTN Migration 8/10/2016 - No matter where one looks in the world the public switched telephone network (PSTN) is in the midst of being retired as fixed, mobile and converged networks transform to next generation all-IP ones. And, while these migrations are taking place at varying speeds, realities are that the legacy TDM PSTN has outlived its utility in our digital world, making this an issue of when and not if.