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FirstLight Launches DDoS Protection and Mitigation Solution

FirstLight Launches DDoS Protection and Mitigation Solution

Service will help detect suspicious traffic and mitigate attacks ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2020 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud computing and unified communications services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout...

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3 Ways to Attempt a Ransomware-Free Future

3 Ways to Attempt a Ransomware-Free Future

Ransomware has become such a big problem that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert announcing that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has seen an alarming global increase of these attacks. The New York Times reported...

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Top 3 Challenges to Bringing Fiber to College Campuses

Top 3 Challenges to Bringing Fiber to College Campuses

When considering the entities that can benefit most from the speed and reliability of fiber, colleges and universities are top of mind. As centers of learning, their underlying mission is connectivity and the sharing of knowledge. Installing fiber on campus, however,...

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How Azure Stack Can Benefit Your Business

How Azure Stack Can Benefit Your Business

Microsoft Office 365 is now the most widely used cloud service, with an estimate that one out of every five corporate employees uses it. Despite the popularity of free Google Docs, Microsoft continues to dominate the office space. Microsoft’s success only continued...

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Ten Things to Know About DDoS Attacks

Ten Things to Know About DDoS Attacks

According to industry estimates, nearly 400,000 DDoS attacks are recorded each month worldwide. If you haven’t yet experienced a DDoS attack, unfortunately, chances are you may experience one in the near future. The good news: a DDoS attack doesn’t have to be...

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ITW 2020

ITW 2020

Event: ITW 2020 | Event website > Date: June 14 – 17, 2020 Place: Hyatt Regency and Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA FirstLight will have a meeting room at the 2020 International Telecoms Week in Atlanta, GA. If you’re interested in connecting with the FirstLight team...

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FirstLight Fiber Acquires ColoSpace

FirstLight Fiber Acquires ColoSpace

Bolsters FirstLight’s data center, cloud and managed services offerings ALBANY, NY – December 10, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud computing, unified communications, advanced technologies and construction services...

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The Top 5 Benefits of Data Center Colocation

The Top 5 Benefits of Data Center Colocation

With cloud computing, 5G on the horizon, and the proliferation of IoT devices, it’s no surprise that data is growing at a rapid pace. The projected amount is rather stunning. According to IDC, data will grow by 61% — up to 175 zettabytes —  by 2025! Where will the...

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Is Dark Fiber the Right Choice for You?

Is Dark Fiber the Right Choice for You?

Dark fiber is a popular choice for organizations that have a need for high capacity connectivity and want as much control over their connectivity as possible. However, it’s not a be-all and end-all solution for every type of business. While many benefits can be had by...

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P2 Business Solutions Joins FirstLight’s Channel Program

P2 Business Solutions Joins FirstLight’s Channel Program

Relationship has led to early success and is expected to be the start of a strong, mutually beneficial relationship Albany, NY - November 20, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud, and voice services to enterprise and...

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Disaster Recovery for Government Entities

Disaster Recovery for Government Entities

In the last few years, a new target has emerged for cyberattacks: government entities. Though national headlines have mostly centered on corporate attacks and national security breaches, government agencies on the local and state level have also seen a sharp increase...

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What You Need to Know About 5G and Fiber

What You Need to Know About 5G and Fiber

Over the last century, technology has evolved at a faster pace than any other time in human history. One smartphone holds more processing power than the computers that helped land mankind on the moon, and that moon landing was only 50 years ago. We are now at the...

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The Importance of Disaster Recovery for Healthcare

The Importance of Disaster Recovery for Healthcare

When it comes to cyberattacks, the healthcare industry is attractive to hackers for two primary reasons: It’s one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States, and it has a treasure trove of corporate and personal information. It’s proven so popular that...

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FirstLight Launches Newly Configured Monitoring Solutions

FirstLight Launches Newly Configured Monitoring Solutions

Managed Monitoring Solutions Now Offered as a Fully-Featured, Cost Effective, Stand-Alone Offering Designed to Optimize Network Performance Albany, NY – October 30, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud, and voice...

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Why Your Call Center Needs the Cloud

Why Your Call Center Needs the Cloud

Many call centers still run on legacy technology and old software. The end result is using more resources to support the system and network, having less time to properly service customers, and losing out on valuable information to help the business grow. All three are...

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What Not Having a Disaster Recovery Plan Could Cost You

What Not Having a Disaster Recovery Plan Could Cost You

Downtime after a natural disaster, major equipment failure, or even human error negatively impacts your bottom line. Statista found that downtime could cost some companies more than $5 million per hour. Why is downtime so costly? It’s unpredictable. A business...

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