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Microsoft Security Bulletins for April 2015

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Here we are half way through April already … which means that it’s time for another round of Microsoft Security Bulletins.

Microsoft has just released security updates for April 2015 on today’s Patch Day. Security updates are published regularly by the company on the second Tuesday of each month. This guide offers information about all security updates released on today’s Patch Day as well as security and non-security updates released for Windows since the last Patch Day on March 10, 2015.


Fast, Secure Remote Reboot Capabilities for Cisco 8700 Watt Power Supplies

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

When a server or router locks up or refuses to cooperate, often a simple power reboot provides the best way to restore communication with the unresponsive device.

It’s pretty easy to reboot a malfunctioning network device if the device is located in a nearby equipment rack, but if an unresponsive router or server is located miles away in a remote network equipment rack or off-site data center, even a simple power reboot can sometimes be a challenge … especially if you’re being hounded by anxious network users who don’t have time to wait for vital network services to be restored while your service team is en route to the site.


Intelligent Switching and Reboot Control for High Amp Dry Contact Relays

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

When a network device at a remote equipment site suddenly refuses to cooperate, often the best solution is to simply reboot the remote device. While this is generally a pretty easy order when the remote device in question is a simple AC or DC powered network element, remote reboots can often prove to be much more of a challenge if you’re dealing with a high amp device such as a Cisco Catalyst 6500 switch or an industrial HVAC device. There are literally dozens of products on the market that can remotely reboot or switch power to an ordinary AC or DC powered device, but none of these devices are suited for remote rebooting or switching of a high amp dry contact; for a job like this, you really need a remote relay control switch.


Remote Relay Control – Open and Close Remote Relays … and More

Friday, November 11th, 2011

When an AC or DC powered network device at a remote equipment site needs to be rebooted or switched On/Off, there are plenty of switched PDU products that can handle the job. Although switched PDUs will do an excellent job of controlling an AC or DC power outlet, what do you do when you want to open or close a relay at a remote network equipment site? In cases like this, a remote relay control device can allow you to open, close or cycle relays at remote network equipment sites, without the hassle of traveling to the site in person in order to control the relay.