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Evaluating The Cost Of A DDoS Attack
DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks, attempts to make a network resource unavailable to its users, are becoming more sophisticated and destructive, and

evaluating risk  The Cost Of A DDoS Attack DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks, attempts to make a network resource unavailable to its users, are becoming more sophisticated and destructive, and are on the rise. DDoS attacks don’t just cost your company the annoyance of downtime, but brand reputation, customer acquisition, and of course, sales are all at risk. Read this white paper to find out how to evaluate the cost of a DDoS attack and decide the level of protection you need for your

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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