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.
December 11, 2015
Blending LAN and SAN networks cuts a lot of management headaches -- and miles of cable -- out of the data center.
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Spotlight article: Shon Harris explains the core concepts in the CISSP domain on software development security, including models, methods, database systems and security threats. Continue Reading
Thin provisioning is a commonly used feature to stretch storage resources, but it's also commonly abused. Continue Reading
You wouldn't be an engineer if you didn't love networking, but are you looking to make a career move? Find out how to become a network architect and whether it's right for you. Continue Reading
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In any multi-tenant IT environment, noisy neighbors can be an issue. Here's a closer look at how the challenges differ in the public cloud versus colocation. Continue Reading
Tools like the vSphere Distributed Switch help numb the pain of networking by introducing robust network features and aggregating virtual switches into a single distributed switch. Continue Reading
As storage and network technology advances, a server upgrade can be a more effective approach than a complete replacement. Continue Reading
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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
Enterprise network testing provides network engineers with a deeper insight and understanding of a network's operations, enabling better service to users. Continue Reading
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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