We recently had the opportunity to catch up with the fast-moving OM4 Fiber and sat down for a rather interesting interview. We feel like we got to know OM4 Fiber a lot better, and we wanted to share our findings with you.
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Top 5.5 Ways a Firewall Will Help Protect you and your Network from Zombies
Day of the Dead, 28 Days Later, and Dawn of the Dead. What do all of these movies have in common? Zombies, of course! With all of these zombies running around, we have all realized the importance of having a firewall to protect ourselves. (See what I did there with those firewalls? Ha!) Firewalls have always been
the protector of your network, and we definitely should take advantage of their abilities to stop those ugly monsters from getting in. Here are the top 5.5 ways a firewall will help protect you and your network from zombies:
Let’s face it: everyone loves a superhero. They’re strong, courageous, usually good looking, plus they use their superpowers to serve mankind. But we can’t forget about their brightly-colored and emblem-adorned tights that make them stand apart from any civilian. If you ask me, you aren’t a superhero without a cool outfit and it has to be paired with an awesome mask. Maybe these outstanding outfits are part of the reason they tend to take the spotlight as much as they do. For all their heroics (and sweet apparel), however, we can’t forget the Unsung Hero – those who take a backseat to the one flying around the city, but still offer just as much day-saving mojo as their superhero partner.
Here at CablesAndKits, we often put a lot of emphasis on the heavy-hitters of our product line – the switches, routers and phones that save the day when you have a networking need. But we can’t forget the Unsung Heroes that support them behind the scenes – the ever-necessary accessories!
Nowadays, we are always looking for the greatest and fastest technology. Regardless of the ever-changing landscape of that industry- we will always need Ethernet. Ethernet is one of the most important forms of networking cable used on wired networks. Here are the top nine reasons you will need Ethernet for your company or home network.
- Achieve high speeds on stabilized internet
With wired Ethernet, you will see a much more stable connection and increase in speed. Ethernet eliminates the possibility of Wi-Fi interferences or drops and gives you a piece of mind. We all know what it is like to drop a connection and run around frantically until the bar goes up on the Wi-Fi signal.
- Ethernet Friendship Bracelets
You can make friendship bracelets for all of your co-workers with the many different Ethernet colors. Relive your childhood and show those “special someone’s” at your office how much they mean to you by giving them their very own Ethernet friendship bracelet. It is the gift that will last forever. (Remember that Lifetime Warranty?)
- Direct file sharing
Transferring files over WiFi may not be the most efficient way to move large files. Instead, consider direct file sharing with Ethernet to increase stability and speed. If at least one of the computer’s network card supports auto-crossover, you can connect both with a direct cable.
Cake and ice cream, peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs… what do all of these combinations have in common? They are all a match made in heaven, two peas in a pod. Okay, I’m sure you get what I am saying by now, everyone loves a deal—and so does CablesAndKits! Allow us to introduce our deployment bundles, encompassing everything you may need to set up a network or signal at a lesser cost. Just like shampoo and conditioner, we have combined items that we know you will need together to gain its greatest use, and at the best price possible.
Are you a medium to large size business who’s looking for top of the line, upgradeable switches? Well, we’ve got the perfect deployment packages for you! The Cisco 3750X Series 48 Port and the Cisco 3750 Series 48 Port PoE Switch (each of which have their own deployment package available) allow efficiency by giving IT managers the needed support for enterprise applications and advance traffic management.
The 48 port Cisco 3750-X PoE switch has all the bells and whistles you may ever need to successfully run your medium to large business. The switch can be customized and scaled to support nearly any application, and it also includes StackPower power sharing and StackWise Plus logical port aggregation. StackPower is a power sharing feature in which you can stack all of your switches and manage its common power through a single cable, while StackWise Plus improves the ability to hold up to 9 switches and be manageable under one IP address.
- Cisco 3750X Four Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Module, C3KX-NM-1G
This network module offers one Gigabit Ethernet network connection through SFP connectors. Any combination of standard SFP (mini-GBIC) modules are supported on this unit and is also very reliable with a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of a whopping 5,083,574 hours.
- Cisco Original 1000 BASE-SX SFP Module, GLC-SX-MM
The Cisco original, hot swappable, GLC-SX-MM’s provide gigabit up-link capabilities in many Cisco switches, routers and firewalls. These SFP’s, or Small Form-factor Pluggable, devices offer support for 50/125, 62.5/125 and laser optimized 50/125 (OM3) fiber providing the ability to connect, or uplink, switches and other Cisco devices. This flexibility allows users to use existing cable runs in distances up to 550 m on 50/125, 220M on 62.5/125 and 1km over 50/125 OM3 fiber cables.
- Cisco StackWise Stacking Cable
Cisco StackWise stacking cables can connect a combination of Catalyst 3750 and 3750-E stackable switches to form a single switching unit. It is designed for Gigabit Ethernet and to allow switch additions, deletions and redeployment without service interruption. You can stack up to nine switches to be united as a single unit with a selected master switch.
- Cisco 3750X 715WAC Power Supply
This 715W internal AC power will offer you a backup supply, in case a power supply fails.
If you have a midsized business, then the Cisco 3750 Series 48 Port PoE switch will be perfect for you. This switch eases deployment of converged applications and adapts to constant business changes by providing configuration flexibility, support for converged network patterns, and automation of intelligent network-services configurations. This switch is also optimized for high-density Gigabit Ethernet deployments that meet access, aggregation, or small-network backbone-connectivity requirements.
- Cisco Original 1000 Base-SX SFP Module
This module can deployed in a “mix-use” environment of single-mode/multi-mode SFP’s and a variety of Cisco GBIC’s providing a flexible and customizable solution to meet the demands of today’s IT infrastructures. These Small Form-factor Pluggable devices offer support for 50/125, 62.5/125 and laser optimized 50/125 (OM3) fiber providing the ability to connect, or uplink, switches and other Cisco devices. This flexibility allows users to use existing cable runs in distances up to 550 m on 50/125, 220M on 62.5/125 and 1km over 50/125 OM3 fiber cables.
- Cisco Stackwise Stacking Cable
Cisco Stackwise stacking cables can connect a combination of Catalyst 3750 and 3750-E stackable switches to form a single switching unit. This cable is designed to allow switch additions, deletions and redeployment without service interruption. Stacking allows up to nine switches to be united as a single unit with a selected master switch.
Now we know how much you love bundles, so we’ve created a few more for your use. Check out the rest of our Cisco equipment deployment packages that will assist you in your IT endeavors. All of these packages have you and your pockets in mind, so take advantage of these deals for your company!
Is this switch stackable?
Yes, both 3750-X and 3750 Series Switches are stackable with the use of the Stackwise Stacking Cable.
Can I upgrade the Flash or DRAM?
No, you cannot upgrade the Flash or DRAM on either switches.
Is this for small or enterprise office?
The 3750 is great for small or enterprise offices. If you are running a larger enterprise, we would suggest the 3750-X series.
Refurbished technology has made its mark in the technology field and has left a question in everyone’s mind; should I buy something refurbished? What does refurbished actually mean? Why buy refurbished, if I can buy new?
I’ll admit that I was skeptical of using anything refurbished, but it wasn’t until I understood the quality and warranty that came along with buying refurbished at a cost-effective price.
Let’s take a look at why refurbished Cisco VOIP phones (oh, and other types of equipment) are the way to go:
Quality: It’s practically brand new!
A refurbished product is simply a product that has been gently used and may have some almost unrecognizable wear and tear on it. CablesAndKits assures the quality of each refurbished Cisco VOIP phone, and we pride ourselves on the standard of each product. At times, we receive phones that have a minor defect that our testing technician will inspect and fix to bring it back to brand new standards. Our phone refurbishing process reinforces the quality of each phone that is sold.
Cost Effectiveness: Who doesn’t like to save money?
The average cost savings for a consumer when buying a refurbished product is about 40%. So if you have a phone system upgrade project estimated to cost $10,000, you could’ve budgeted for $6,000 by buying refurbished. Imagine what other projects you could add in the budget with all that extra money! Purchasing refurbished Cisco phones is the answer to getting the biggest bang for your buck and accomplishing your mission of receiving an awesome VOIP phone system for your business.
Lifetime Warranty: Awesome is guaranteed!
We test and certify all Cisco VOIP phones that come from CablesAndKits. With risk-free purchasing and hassle-free returns, awesome is guaranteed. Test out the phones and if you decide they are not right for you, we’ll take them back and refund your money. CablesAndKits will also provide a lifetime advance replacement, just in case your phone experiences a malfunction or failure during the full lifetime of your ownership. Our customer service members will even expedite the shipment so you will not have to worry about an extended downtime.
So, as you can see purchasing refurbished, pre-owned equipment is not scary at all. It has great benefits for your business as well as your “budget and support” sanity. If you still have questions about purchasing refurbished items, shoot us an email or give us a call. We would love to chat with you and find the best solution to meet your needs today.