SDN Blog

Dual ASNs - Broadband connectivity

For some businesses, a temporary stop in Internet service might not be a big deal. However, for others maintaining a good Internet connectivity might be extremely important. Businesses in the Sioux Falls region can reduce the likelihood of losing connectivity by having two, separately based and maintained connections to the Internet. Read More»

Bill Tetrault & Mike Klein

SDN Communications’ sales representatives often talk to business clients about their companies’ cybersecurity needs. When the discussion turns to the technical aspects of cyber risks and the products and services to combat them, the sales rep is likely to call Bill Tetrault or Mike Klein into the conversation. Read More»

The new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai recently made a multistate tour of rural America which included a few stops in South Dakota. Read More»

New switching equipment will improve telecom services

New switching equipment being phased into use at SDN Communications will significantly enhance the quality and flexibility of telecommunications services that member companies in the region and national carriers can provide their clients. Read More»

Bill Otis, the president and CEO of NU-Telecom, contacted other independent telecommunications companies serving southern Minnesota a few years ago to see if they would be interested in linking their networks. Read More»

Mike Haskins, VP of Network Engineering & Operations

Mike Haskins, who has worked in the telecommunications industry since 1980, recently joined the leadership team at SDN Communications in Sioux Falls as the vice president of network operations and engineering. Read More»

SDN Communications detected more than 540 DDoS attacks – an average of six per day - on clients’ networks during the first quarter of 2017. The average attack size was 1.27 gigabits per second, which is potentially enough to temporarily take down most online services. Read More»

Don't Get Hooked - Phishing Awareness

Every employee at SDN Communications receives a fake email from the IT department about once a month. Employees at the Sioux Falls-based company don’t know when the message will arrive or what it will say, and it probably will be different than one a colleague has. Read More»

SDN's southern Minnesota network expansion

The expanded SDN network can tie deals together with a minimum of nonaffiliated facilities in the southern Minnesota market, which reduces possible points of failure in network transmissions. Read More»

WannaCry Cyberattacks Summary

Wanna ransomware strain spread via Malwaretech.com

Like all forms of ransomware, WannaCry encrypts the target data rendering it inaccessible to the user and attempts to extorts a ransom payment in exchange for the decryption key. Read More»