May 18, 2017
Comcast Business chooses Versa Networks as its managed SD-WAN partner, while Sprint turns to VeloCloud. Also, NEC and Dell EMC announce the availability of their SD-LAN service.
April 08, 2016
By default Windows 10 can download updates from or share updates with nearby peer PCs on the Internet. Is it right that Windows 10 Updates Internet PCs?
April 04, 2016
Brocade said it has struck an agreement to purchase Ruckus Wireless Inc. in a stock and cash deal valued at $1.2 billion. The transaction, expected to close later this year, will add Ruckus' line ...
March 02, 2016
Cumulative update KB 3140743 brings great reliability improvements to network discovery in Windows 10, along with numerous other OS features and functions.
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Need to buy network switches? Evaluate vendor products by considering both your current and future network needs and getting up to speed on the latest features available. Continue Reading
Read this edge router review to learn what capabilities current product lines now offer, which are essential for your particular network and what questions to ask vendors. Continue Reading
With NBASE-T Ethernet ratified, it's time to start thinking about NBASE-T switch products for your organization. Continue Reading
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Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
Buying routers is more complicated than ever. This handbook on edge routers includes an overview of the latest capabilities to help you decide which you need. Continue Reading
HPE offers its traditional line of high-end campus switches, as well as Aruba switches, such as the 3180 series, for high-speed connectivity to SMBs and large enterprises. Continue Reading
NBASE-T Ethernet provides for LAN transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbps over most existing copper cable, redefining networks. Continue Reading
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Figuring out how to calculate bandwidth requirements is vital to ensuring your network runs smoothly, and it's best to get the formula correct from the beginning. Continue Reading
Network admins nearly always want to know who's on their networks. This handy PING sweep tool tells them in compact, readable form. Continue Reading
Voice gateways connect VoIP networks to telecom providers and analog phones, while also providing backup call support. But these sensitive devices need proper security. Continue Reading
Problem Solve LAN Issues
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The proliferation of mobile devices in the enterprise presents a number of challenges for desktop administrators. Legacy, PC-oriented approaches to device management are no longer adequate because they treat all devices the same.
There was a time when all the devices on a corporate network actually were the same -- the pre-smartphone days. Back then IT only needed the one method of managing and securing the corporate-owned devices. Today employees use smartphones, tablets, hybrid laptops and other devices for work; IT must now manage and secure multiple device types and operating systems, and they have to deploy applications too. But because devices are usually employee-owned these days, admins have to find ways to hook into endpoints without disrupting users' personal applications and data. How can they do it? With security and acceptable use policies, as well as mobile device management.Continue Reading
Our company has users who reside outside the local area network. What's the best way to grant those users access to Outlook Web App? Continue Reading
TCP port 445 -- a traditional Microsoft networking port -- is a common attack vector. Network security expert Kevin Beaver explains how to detect and defend against port 445 attacks. Continue Reading