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Zero Hour Threat. When thinking about network security today you need to think beyond “network.”

Zero Hour Threat

Mail Abuse Prevention. Research conducted by the Ponemon Institute suggest that 77 percent of today’s phishing attacks are launched via file-less techniques that go undetected by standard endpoint security solutions.

Mail Abuse Prevention

Hackers are using attack vectors that no longer rely on suspicious emails or attachment files. Smishing Protection. Protecting mobile users from today’s phishing threats is a huge and growing challenge for IT security teams.

Smishing Protection

Employees increasingly rely on mobile devices as part of their everyday business and personal tasks. And with the popularity of mobile BYOD, unclear security policies, lack of full-time VPN tunneling, and relatively poor protections on mobile, users of these devices are at higher risk of mobile phishing threats. Here are some additional stats to ponder from Verizon’s 2020 Mobile Security Index report: These statistics are too compelling to ignore if you’re responsible for corporate security!

While email remains the most popular overall phishing attack vector, an increasingly common (and dangerous) attack vector is SMS phishing for mobile devices. Further complicating matters is that phishing protections on iOS and Android devices is almost non-existent, putting users and organization at increased risk of SMiShing attacks. Phishing Incident Response. Cyber Security Awareness Training. URL Analysis. IT Infrastructure Management. We see many of our customers growing frustrated as they try to manage aging infrastructures during a time when IT growth is continuing to expand.

IT Infrastructure Management

Hyper Converged Infrastructure. A recent report from IDG (PDF), sponsored by DellEMC and Intel, reported some significant business benefits from using hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI).

Hyper Converged Infrastructure

According to the report: 85% of IT leaders say their companies already use or are planning to use hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). Implementers report lower costs, improved customer experience, better productivity, and increased efficiency from their HCI deployment. Software Defined Data Center. A Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) essentially virtualizes, pools, and automates all the resources in a data center, including networking, storage, security and CPU.

Software Defined Data Center

In addition to overcoming data center challenges—such as operational inefficiencies, infrastructure flexibility, and downtime and security weaknesses—a Software-Defined Data Center delivers a number of benefits that translate into business value. Here are five as cited by VMware in its business brief Delivering on the Promise of the Software-Defined Data Center (PDF): Faster Time to Value. Today’s data center is viewed more as a strategic asset than a cost center—but to realize this vision, it must be able to provision resources quickly and efficiently. Because resources in an SDDC are pooled, they’re deployed automatically and can deliver application rollouts in minutes. Cloud Native Networking. Data Center Modernization.

Intelligent Automation Platform. Spectroscopy Accessories. We supply high quality synthetic optical crystals for infrared, FTIR and ultraviolet spectroscopy and scintillation crystals for X-ray detection, gamma-ray detection and neutron detection for use in a broad range of applications and markets including the medical, industrial and homeland security / defence sectors.

Spectroscopy Accessories

Optical Crystals We produce a wide variety of quality optical crystal materials for infrared optics and ultraviolet applications. Information and properties for our optical crystal materials can be found in our Materials Index. Dynasil manufactures Crystal Materials through Hilger Crystals. For more information or to discuss your application, please contact Hilger Crystals. Chalcogenides. What are Chalcogenides?


Chalcogenides are glasses containing one or more chalcogens (sulfur, selenium and tellurium). Chalcogenide glasses are becoming a preferred optical material for IR optics over Germanium (Ge), offering advantages that legacy materials simply cannot match. While this amorphous glass is typically more difficult to process than crystalline IR materials, the range of benefits (listed below) often outweigh process issues in optical applications. Low weightRelatively low overall costHigher transmission across the entire IR spectrumVariable fabrication approachesHigh refractive index.

Diffraction Grating. What is a Diffraction Grating?

Diffraction Grating

A diffraction grating is a passive optical component that redirects light incident upon the surface at an angle that is unique for every wavelength in a given order. This redirection (or diffraction) is a result of the phase change of the electromagnetic wave as it encounters the regular, fixed structure of the grating surface. Every wavelength undergoes a different phase shift, and as a result, diffracts at a different angle, resulting in a dispersion of broadband light. 2 Basic Types of Diffraction Gratings Ruled, Blazed Diffraction Gratings. DLC Coating. Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) is an amorphous nano-composite carbon material that exhibits properties similar to that of natural diamond including low friction, high hardness, and high corrosion resistance.

DLC Coating

DLC is used throughout the Photonics industry where an external optic requires both Anti-Reflective (AR) properties and the durability to withstand the harshest environments. Eliminating Pinholes from DLC Coating While inherent property concerns of DLC, such as compressive stress, can be controlled with process input settings, the real Achilles heel of a DLC coating is pinholes – those tiny imperfections in a DLC coating caused by poor design, chamber geometry, coating technique, temperature and vacuum settings. Pinholes almost certainly lead to a premature failure and rupture – improper adhesion, undue stresses, etc. – of the coating itself. “It is always preferable to use a DLC process that coats up to ensure virtually pinhole-free coatings.”

Virtually Zero Pinholes. Anti Reflective Coating. Mirrors and the Reflection of Light Mirrors play an important role in many aspects of our life. From simple things such as grooming, helping us safely change lanes while driving, assisting a dentist in cleaning our teeth, to complex imaging in a space telescope! Mirrors reflect light or electromagnetic radiation, thereby allowing us to manipulate or divert light depending on a specific use case. Just as lenses can magnify, focus or collimate a light beam, mirrors can perform these functions in a variety of applications.

Infrared Optics. Diffraction Gratings. IR Bandpass Filter. A bandpass filter is a relatively inexpensive type of optical filter used as a wavelength selector that allows transmission of a predetermined wavelength while rejecting or blocking other wavelengths. Applications for a bandpass filter include, but are not limited to: Clinical chemistry instrumentation Environmental testing Colorimetry Elemental and laser line separation Flame photometry Fluorescence Immunoassays Along with our wide selection of standard bandpass filters, we design and manufacture optimized solutions for instrument manufacturers world wide.

For more detailed technical information about bandpass filters, please click here. IT Consulting. Technology consulting today isn’t all long lunches, happy hours, or golf meetings. Technology consulting firms would tell you about the long hours and late nights for often thankless work and unexpected detours in projects. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Software defined storage solutions. Storage Virtualization. Hyperconverged Infrastructure Because virtualization software abstracts your compute, networking, and storage into pools of resources, you achieve more efficient use of your physical hardware.

Not only do you gain a simpler, more flexible system—you contain hardware costs and target resources for specific workloads. You no longer rely on dedicated hardware resources that are intensive to manage and costly to scale. By bringing isolated resources together in one pool, you save time and money while reducing risk and increasing security. SDDC Solutions. Software-Defined Data Center A Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) can help eliminate restrictions—and significantly reduce costs—by transcending the physical limitations of hardware. Simply put, SDDC decouples your services from your hardware. You no longer need to manually apply complex configurations to proprietary hardware solutions to drive your IT.

Having your compute, networking, and storage maintained by intelligent software systems also means you don’t need to physically interact with each piece of equipment. Cloud Computing Solutions. Cloud Computing.