• Network Security

    How to Identify and Prevent Web Scraping Bots?

    What are Web Scraping Bots? There are computer programs that automatically visit a website and copy information like content, price, etc. on some/all web pages and pass it on to its owners. These are web scraping bots and this data collected by them may be used to gain difficult-to-create content without much efforts or give stealers a competitive advantage. Besides, these ‘bad’ bots drain the server/connection resources of the websites they visit. What are some of the techniques used to identify and prevent Web Scraping Bots?  It is possible to analyze the IP addresses requesting access to a web page to find out if they are genuine readers or bots.…

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  • Xip Blog

    HoiChoi: The App for Bengali Entertainment Programmes

    SVF, Eastern India’s prominent Entertainment company, has launched HoiChoi – the Digital Platform (Website, Mobile App) exclusively for Bengali audio/video content like web serials, movies, music, etc. HoiChoi is currently being launched with a strong content portfolio of exclusive & original web series, more than 500 Bengali movies & more than 1000 Bengali songs (will be added shortly). This is a subscription-based entertainment service and the introductory plans are given below – 3 Months – Rs. 149/- 6 Months – Rs. 249/- 12 Months – Rs. 399/- International rates are different and prices are subject to change anytime.  Advantages of HoiChoi Digital Platform:  One of the largest collection of Bengali…

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  • News

    Monthly Computer Networking & IT Industry Updates (Sep. 2017)

    #1. Extreme Networks introduces two new switches –  VSP 8600, an innovative small 7RU form factor core chassis with over 21 Tbps of switching capacity. The other is the VSP 8404C, a 2RU modular core form factor with four pluggable slots. More… #2. Mitel Completes Acquisition of ShoreTel. More… #3. Arista Introduces Any Cloud Platform for Hybrid Cloud Networking to provide consistent functionality across multi-cloud environments. More… #4. Post acquisition, Intronis MSP Solutions has now been rebranded as Barracuda MSP. More… #5. Dell introduces DSS 9000 integrated rack unit with compute, storage, networking, power, cooling and open management in a pre-integrated rack scalable up to 96 nodes with Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and built…

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  • Applications

    Online Forms: User Uploading Files/Attachments (Google Forms)

    If you want an online form in which you want to enable the user (form submitter) to upload attachments like images, videos, etc. then Google Forms is a good option. However, the free version of Google Forms doesn’t support file attachments. This Upload File feature is supported only for G-Suite Basic (and advanced) users, which requires you to purchase at least one G-Suite user account. Once you have a G-Suite account, login to the associated Google account and then go to forms.google.com. There are limitations to allowing users to upload attachments directly through Google Forms, which will be discussed below. First, you create a new form. Then click the ‘+’ button on…

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  • News

    Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates

    #1. Cisco announces intent to acquire Sunnyvale-based Springpath for the latter’s distributed file system for hyperconvergence that enables server-based storage systems. More… #2. Juniper Networks Contrail Security helps protect applications running in multiple heterogeneous cloud environments. More… #3. Lumina Networks enters the SDN market by introducing Lumina SDN controller based on OpenDayLight, Lumina Flow Manager, and Lumina Zero Touch Installer. More… #4. AWS introduces Amazon Macie, a security service that helps customers to classify the sensitivity of their data on Amazon S3, monitor & report on risks and anomalous access. More… AWS Glue, an ETL service that automates the preparation of data for analytics, to be available to all customers. More… #5. Riverbed…

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  • Applications

    Interviewers, Save Time with InterviewDesk

    If you work in the Human Resources/Staffing industry you know how difficult and time consuming it can be to select the right candidate from hundreds of applications received for each job position. A lot of time is required just to sort out all the applications and shortlist a few candidates for interviews. A dedicated HR manager/team can do this task, but with many positions that need to be filled up fast, this can become a difficult task even for them. For small companies, hiring a dedicated HR staff may be expensive. If you are part of an HR consultancy or if you are an entrepreneur managing your own recruitment, imagine how…

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  • News

    Monthly Computer Networking/IT News & Updates (July 2017)

    #1. Cisco introduces 5th Generation Unified Computing System Servers including Cisco UCS B200/480 M5 Blade Servers, Cisco UCS C240/480 M5 Rack Servers. More… #2. Mitel announces definitive agreement to acquire ShoreTel in a deal that is valued around $430 Million USD. More… #3. Unify introduces OpenScape Cloud, a combination of the company’s products – Circuit, OpenScape Voice and built for the cloud. More… #4. Dell EMC launches 14th Generation models of its Servers including Dell EMC PowerEdge R940, R740, R740xd, R640, C6420, FC640, and M640. More… #5. Fortinet Launches Global Threat Intelligence Service: FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Service. According to their press release, this service is available as an open beta today. More… #6. DigiCert to Acquire Symantec’s…

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  • News

    Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (June 2017)

    #1. Juniper Networks Introduces Junos Node Slicing that allows differentiated services with isolation within a single router chassis. They have also introduced universal chassis to decouple line cards from router chassis. More… #2. Cisco & NetApp introduce FlexPod SF Converged Infrastructure Solution features innovative NetApp® SolidFire® all-flash, scale-out, cloud-connected storage, Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS®) B-Series servers, and Cisco Nexus® switching. More… #3. Cisco introduces Catalyst 9300, 9400, 9500 Series Switches. The company is also introducing DNA Centre, SD Access, Encrypted Data Analytics & Network Data Platform modules. More… #4. HPE introduces new High-Performance Computing Solutions including HPE Apollo 6000 Gen10 System, HPE Apollo sx40, HPE Apollo pc40, HPE SGI…

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  • Network Security

    Media Player Apps Can be used to Hack into a System?

    Check Point, in its recent blog post, has reported a vulnerability in existing media player apps like VLC, Kodi, etc. using which an attacker can try and take complete control over a user’s system – whether it is a PC, Smart TV or mobile phone. This attack uses subtitles downloaded by media players while playing movies, etc. When a user plays a movie through a media player app, sometimes they also choose to watch it along with subtitles. When they choose to download subtitles, the media player makes available various subtitles files in different formats in an order which it determines using ranking algorithms, etc. It is possible for a…

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  • News

    Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (May 2017)

    @1. Cisco announces intent to acquire MindMeld, a privately held Artificial Intelligence company that focuses on making intelligent and human-like conversational interfaces. More… Cisco announces intent to acquire Viptela, a cloud-based SD-WAN solution provider. More… @2. HPE introduces new all-flash storage products including a midrange HPE 3PAR StoreServ 9450 all-flash array, fifth generation entry SAN models HPE MSA 2050 and 2052. More… @3. Extreme Networks to introduce new Switching platforms – Extreme X870 Series provides high-density 100 GB fixed port switches with flexible port licensing to migrate from lower speeds. Extreme X620-16p & X460-G2 provides support for multi-rate speeds at the network edge. More… @4. Extreme Networks wins the bid to…

  • News

    Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Apr. ’17)

    Here is a list of interesting product releases and news published by the vendors in our industry, over the last one month (April 2017). @1. Cisco introduces Customer Success Manager (CuSM) Certification program and other enhancements to its training modules. More… @2. HpE completes acquisition of Nimble Storage, a provider of predictive all-flash and hybrid storage solutions. More… Hewlett Packard Enterprise Completes Spin-off and Merger of its Enterprise Services Business with CSC. More… @3. Riverbed to acquire leading cloud-enabled Wi-Fi networks provider Xirrus, further strengthening its SDWAN solution. More… @4. Microsoft announces Azure Time Series Insights, a fully managed analytics, storage, and visualization service that makes it incredibly simple to interactively and instantly explore and analyze billions…

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  • Xip Blog

    OnePlus 3T Phone: Advantages & Limitations

    *This post is off-topic.  Since I was involved in a full-time IT project over the last few months, I’ve not been able to update this blog. It’s now completed and you can expect regular posts on IT/Comp. networking from now on. Do comment below if you have any topic suggestions. I also wish to highlight my latest creative venture – animatedphotos.org. Basically, you could send me six photos taken on a special occasion like a trip, birthday, wedding, etc. and I will create a nice animated photo slideshow using those photos. Head over to my personal blog for details. Now let me come to the topic of this post. OnePlus 3T…

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  • News

    Mar.’17: Monthly Computer Networking & IT Industry News & Updates

    Hello. Welcome to the Monthly Computer Networking & IT Industry news & updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news & product releases by the vendors in our industry, over the last one month – March 2017. #1. Cisco introduces new Cisco Spark Room Kit & Room Kit plus room video conferencing devices. More… Cisco completes acquisition of AppDynamics, a company involved in application and business monitoring. More… #2. Juniper Networks introduces new coherent DWDM Line Cards supporting up to 200 Gbps of speed on Fiber, and other Data Center Interconnect innovations. More… #3. Hewlett Packet Enterprise to spin-off its Enterprise Services business and merge it with CSC. The combined company…

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  • Xip Blog

    3D Printing: Why IT Professionals must care

    Why IT Professionals/Enterprises must care about 3D Printing? With the invention of computing and disruption of software, enterprises and industries have never been the same. After the computing and information technology revolution, the world is ready to embrace the next industrial revolution. If not all, most of the IT professionals see Additive Manufacturing, well known as 3D Printing, as another fancy trend which will end soon. But the truth is that the technology that is predicted to generate a market worth of 30 Billion USD by 2022 is here to stay and has already become an integral part of manufacturing, medicine, and automotive industries. With many innovations happening in the…

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