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Mike Turicchi

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Government IT Managers Need Strong, Secure Networks

Posted by Mike Turicchi on Oct 3, 2018 2:41:25 PM

NCS Partners With Aruba For Network Switching & Wireless

NCS Technologies is working with Aruba Networks to help implement intelligent and secure IT infrastructure for the federal government.
 
Aruba is committed to enabling new capabilities for agencies to be more efficient, responsive and mobile while maintaining the necessary level of security required to protect access to sensitive data. Many government agencies, such as the IRS, U.S. Air Force, DISA and the Pentagon are making the transition to wireless for mobile environments. Aruba offers best in class switches, controllers and access points to meet the most demanding needs.
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Topics: WiFi, U.S. Government, hpenterprise, HPE

NCS and Aruba Networks Work Together

Posted by Mike Turicchi on Sep 6, 2018 9:47:53 AM

Partner on Wireless Networking for Government

NCS Technologies is working with Aruba Networks to implement WiFi deployments in the federal government.
 
In November 2017, the DoD CIO Office released DoD Instruction 8420.01 for deploying commercial wireless LAN solutions in Government agencies. We see increased federal government deployment of enterprise-wide wireless connectivity and NCS and Aruba are working together to make this happen.
 
Aruba's leadership in government solutions demonstrates the commitment to enabling new capabilities for agencies to be more efficient, responsive and mobile while maintaining the necessary level of security required to protect access to sensitive data. Many government agencies, such as the IRS, U.S. Air Force, DISA and the Pentagon are already making the transition to wireless for mobile environments. Aruba offers best in class switches, controllers and access points to meet your most demanding networking needs.
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Topics: Financial Sector, WiFi, hpenterprise, HPE

Meltdown and Spectre Security Vulnerabilities

Posted by Mike Turicchi on Jan 31, 2018 4:15:41 PM

Earlier this month, NCS was notified about industry-wide security vulnerabilities which affect the Intel-, AMD- and ARM-based products we provide. We are taking action to help our customers address their concerns.

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Topics: security

New Features Coming Soon to SecureView 3.0

Posted by Mike Turicchi on Aug 7, 2017 3:33:28 PM

The Air Force Research Laboratory has announced the next version of SecureView, which will include both the addition of several long-awaited features as well as the return of one of my favorite features, now in a brand-new package.

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Topics: SecureView, virtualization, cybersecurity, Air Force, DoD

NCS adds HPE to Product Portfolio

Posted by Mike Turicchi on Jan 23, 2017 1:21:53 PM

NCS is proud to announce the addition of HP Enterprise solutions to our diverse ecosystem.  Now more than ever NCS has the tools to provide solutions for nearly any IT need.  Whether you're deploying a VDI environment for your mobile workforce or adding compute capacity to your datacenter, NCS Technologies has the expertise to support your IT modernization project.

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HIMSS 2016 Round-Up

Posted by Mike Turicchi on Mar 7, 2016 4:14:05 PM

We're back from HIMSS 2016, and what a week we had! Many new visitors to the booth brought lots of interest and feedback. The time spent in the booth also offered plenty of opportunity to learn about our customers. 

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Topics: Healthcare

SecureView 2.1 now available on E5 Xeon Workstations

Posted by Mike Turicchi on Sep 11, 2015 11:54:23 AM

At a recent trade show we showed off our latest NCS Technologies Vortex workstation running SecureView 2.1 with all the bells and whistles - Liquid-cooled Intel Core i7 processor, multiple high-end graphics cards, fiber NICs, 32GB of RAM, multiple monitors.

What You Can Do WithSecureView

SecureView is a multi-level virtual platform which allows a user to run multiple securely isolated environments (typically up to five or six environments up till now) on a single PC, provide hardware-enforced security and deliver superior virtualization in the most demanding environments. The virtual platform is made possible by extensive development work by the Air Force Research Laboratory, the open source community, Assured Information Security and NCS.

The great thing about the latest SecureView 2.1 is the ability to run more isolated environments than was previously possible. Our feedback is that analysts need to run 7, 8 or even 15 VMs in some cases to replace all of the physical PCs on the desktop.

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Topics: SecureView

VMWORLD 2015 Highlights

Posted by Mike Turicchi on Sep 9, 2015 9:39:45 AM

Last week's VMWORLD 2015 was a big success!  NCS launched two new zero client products, Cirrus LT Plus 15" notebook and Cirrus DT WiFi desktop zero client.  And, we showcased our popular Cirrus LT 14" notebook zero client, which launched last year, and our enhanced end-to-end VDI solution.  The show was an impressive global gathering of those focused on virtualization, drawing 23,000+ people intensely interested in all things VMware and the ecosystem that supports them. 

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Topics: PCoIP

Virtualization & Secure, Multi-domain Computing Key Topics at AFCEA Cyber Symposium

Posted by Mike Turicchi on Jun 18, 2015 4:36:24 PM

We wrapped up booth operations today in Baltimore at the 2015 Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium and many conversations centered on the topic of virtualization.  Whether virtualizing the desktop in a datacenter environment (VMware, Citrix, Microsoft, etc.) or on a host workstation (OpenXT, SecureView) everyone recognizes the benefits of consolidation and centralizing management.

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Topics: SecureView

Multi-Level computing environments: SecureView

Posted by Mike Turicchi on May 11, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Secure, multi-level computing in government agencies has always been a challenge for end users and IT administrators. The idea of consolidating networks to fewer physical machines is not new, and has been addressed in different ways by various hardware and software approaches over the years. This blog addresses SecureView in this context.

SecureView, the Latest Approach

SecureView represents the latest approach to the multi-level network problem. SecureView is a multi-level virtual platform which allows a user to run multiple securely isolated environments on a single PC, provide hardware-enforced security and deliver superior virtualization in the most demanding environments. The virtual platform is made possible by extensive development work by the Air Force Research Laboratory, the open source community, Assured Information Security and NCS Technologies. Other programs such as DTS and SABER aimed to achieve similar goals but none of them do it as well. 

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Topics: SecureView