SDN – HP updates switches with added performance to enhance software defined networking

In order to enable users to take advantage of the huge benefits software-defined networking (SDN) provides, Hewlett Packard has updated its 5400 Series of switches with enhanced performance and capabilities. Currently the two models that have received the enhancement are the HP 5406R zl2 & HP 5412R zl2. They benefit from a newly redesigned application-specific […]

June 25, 2014 News

Network security: New Cybercrime tests for banks

BBC News has reported that the Bank of England is stepping up efforts to protect financial institutions from cyber-attacks. The new cybersecurity strategy (known as CBEST) will begin it’s tests this summer as the first of it’s kind within the financial services sector. This news comes amidst rising fears within the sector, according to the […]

June 11, 2014 News

Northamptonshire Wireless Specialists make Daily Telegraph front page

Despite successfully deploying WiFi networks for schools; healthcare and business for many years, our project to install Ruckus Wireless at the Royal Hospital Chelsea is a fond favourite. We immensely enjoyed the experience of working alongside such an iconic institution as well as the privilege of meeting some of the tech-savvy Chelsea Pensioners. The Daily […]

June 5, 2014 News

Haptic become Netgear Powershift Partners

In order to continue delivering on our promise to offer the leading market solutions to our clients, Haptic have forged an alliance with Netgear. Recently announcing our status as Netgear Powershift Partners, we can now offer the full range of networking, security and storage solutions alongside the excellent support we’ve become renowned for. We look forward […]

May 21, 2014 News

Are you eligible for up to £3000 of Govt funding for Broadband?

We were surprised about BBC Oxford’s report that a £3.1m government grant to help firms in Oxford access superfast broadband has received just two applications. The Connection Vouchers scheme is open to businesses with fewer than 250 workers and offers up to £3,000 to cover connection costs. Haptic is a registered supplier to the BDUK connection […]

May 6, 2014 News

Royal Hospital Chelsea receives a makeover…

Having been on site to install a managed WiFi solution in the long wards, we can vouch for the grandiose and breathtaking beauty of the building. Pretty much unchanged since Sir Christopher Wren designed them at the end of the 17th Century, the Long Wards – home to the Chelsea Pensioners – are getting a […]

April 8, 2014 News

Fresh Patent Infringement Lawsuit: Apple Seeks $2bn Damages from Samsung

Apple has once again sued its rival Samsung for alleged copying of its designs and features in the South Korean company’s newest models of smartphone. Apple is seeking $2bn (roughly £1.2bn) or $40 per device in damages – this is over five times the amount sought in the previous lawsuit. Winning the sales war, Samsung […]

March 31, 2014 News

Recent Bank Hacks

12 men were arrested over attempting to take control of a Santander bank computer and steal millions of pounds. A Keyboard Video Mouse (KVM) allowed them to transmit the contents of the computers desktop and take control of the machines remotely. It was not clear if any money was taken, but the bank said ‘no […]

February 16, 2014 News

Adobe Security Breach

Adobe has confirmed that 2.9M customers have had private information stolen during a ‘sophisticated’ cyber-attack on its website. The company has said that the attackers accessed customer’s passwords and payment card numbers. However it doesn’t believe that decrypted debit or credit card data was removed. Adobe also revealed that it was investigating the ‘illegal access […]

February 16, 2014 News