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Gawker Hack Provides Lessons For Network Specialists
Most companies devote a lot of energy towards not getting hacked, and that's a smart thing to do.

Date: 2010-12-14


National Broadband Networks Cost Benefits
The push for national broadband networks in countries around the world have reached new heights as the popularity and ubiquity of the Internet rises.

Date: 2010-11-29


A Must Have Plugin for Unsecured Wifi Network Users
We covered the recent release of FireSheep, a Firefox plugin that easily allowed the hijacking of user sessions for popular websites such as Facebook.

Date: 2010-11-15


Unsecured Wifi Networks Now Even More Dangerous
It was very common to see unsecured and open wireless networks when the technology was first emerging. As wireless networks and devices became more popular, awareness of how unsafe these open wireless networks really are also grew.

Date: 2010-11-01


Virtualization Drives Near-Term Network Needs
While nothing can match the surge in network business that presented itself with the birth of the World Wide Web, current network business opportunities arise from the current and logical interest in the virtualization of much of the hardware in the server room.

Date: 2010-10-18


The Smart choice of more than 8,500 IT admins
Make the smart choice & join 8,500 satisfied IT admins. Get ManageEngine OpManager for your complete network management needs.

Date: 2010-10-14


Switch to VIPRE Enterprise: 50% Discount plus we'll buy out your existing AV contract
Frustrated with slow, bloated antivirus? When you compare VIPRE Enterprise to Symantec, McAfee, Trend Micro or whatever antivirus program you're using, you WILL want to switch! You are eligible for a special 50% discount off new licenses of VIPRE Enterprise

Date: 2010-10-12


I Wish I Was a Little Bit Taller
Steven Vaughan-Nichols recently published an article on ZDNet entitled You must be at least this secure to ride on the Internet.

Date: 2010-10-11


Increase Security by Decreasing User Access
Perhaps the old cliche is true: less is more. Details from a recent study by Beyond Trust has found that over 90% of the Windows 7 vulnerabilities from the past year can be guarded against by simply restricting user access.

Date: 2010-09-27


Network Monitoring: Don't break your head or your IT budget!
OpManager is intended for business/ educational/ public sector network environments. If you are a home user, download the free version (monitors 10 devices, single user).

Date: 2010-09-23


Virtual Networks for Simulating Topologies
Often, system administrators, and for that matter, developers, have a need to test packets and code that utilizes a certain network design.

Date: 2010-09-13


Deltacloud Could Change The Face Of Standard Networks
Contrary to popular rumors, Red Hat's recent webcast was not to announce an imminent acquisition. Red Hat instead laid out an ambitious cloud strategy, going as far as claiming that only Microsoft and Red Hat are positioned to deliver an end-to-end cloud stack.

Date: 2010-08-30


ManageEngine: The powerful yet simple network monitoring solution - Free 30 day trial
With OpManager, you can start monitoring all your network devices, servers (physical & virtual) and apps in less than 30 minutes! Don't take our word for it! Try it free for 30-days.

Date: 2010-08-26


Network Neutrality 101
This past week, Google and Verizon introduced a joint legislative proposal. Shortly thereafter, blogs and forums filled with buzz and chatter over this two-page document.

Date: 2010-08-16


Evaluating A Network For VoIP Tech
The average company would probably prefer not to equip all of its employees with cell phones. Landlines can represent a nuisance, too, since long distance calls cost a fair amount.

Date: 2010-08-02


IEEE Approves 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s Standards
Back in June, the IEEE finally approved the 802.3ba standard. The standard began to be investigated back in mid-2006, and has finally culminated in the new 802.3 standard.

Date: 2010-07-19


HP Improves Network Security For Virtual Environments
HP has introduced new high-performance security solutions aimed at preventing network breaches in a converged infrastructure by offering comprehensive data protection across both physical and virtual environments.

Date: 2010-07-07


Remotely Connecting To Coldfusion CFCs Through Flex
Today I was working on a Flex application which uses a lot of Remoting calls to a bunch of ColdFusion CFC methods.

Date: 2010-06-21


Cirrus Clouds
Cloud computing has become the standard form of deploying large-scale web applications. Recently, I was asked about a servicing a start-up web service that projects itself having the type of user base and bandwidth that only a Cloud could properly serve.

Date: 2010-06-07


Got Xsploitin' Skillz? Heres How To Get Rich!
Software crackers who make money breaking other people's software don't usually get rich from their skills. With the release of iDefense Labs report on Emerging Economic Models for Vulnerability Research, this may be changing.

Date: 2010-05-24


Network Management made easy, powerful and affordable
OpManager is an award-winning network monitoring software built from the ground up to provide performance insights across the LAN, WAN and datacenter infrastructure, including virtual infrastructure

Date: 2010-05-20


Penetration testing with Metasploit
When recommending penetration testing for a corporate network the first question is usually, "Why would we need penetration testing?"

Date: 2010-05-10


Get Better Hosting, Get a Human With The Planet
If talking to your hosting provider feels like talking to a robot, you should be talking to The Planet. More than 20,000 customers trust our dedicated and managed hosting services, because they're backed up with The Planet's people: people with the technical chops and training to give you the best possible hosting experience.

Date: 2010-05-06


Optimizing Network-Attached Storage
The fact that Sony will stop selling floppy disks in Japan has generated a lot of headlines recently, and it's easy to realize after seeing them that storage solutions have become quite cheap.

Date: 2010-05-03


Network-Attached USB Adapter Impresses
A new device from Addonics may make it much easier (and affordable) for people to connect devices to local area networks. 

Date: 2010-04-19


How To Combat A DDoS Attack On Your Network
If you're reading this, odds are you are under attack. Your Web server is being crushed under the extraordinary load of thousands or even millions of bogus requests. How do you deal with it?

Date: 2010-04-05


Network Intrusion Detection And Prevention System Debuts
A network that's not secure is perhaps worse than no network at all; it's a bad idea to provide hackers and malware with an easy way to jump from one site or computer to the next.

Date: 2010-03-22


Benefits of Practical it Network Training
IT network training courses are a new addition to build a business' diverse working knowledge in their field. Some of the major factors in providing these courses include improving efficiency, increasing employee knowledge base and saving money from acquired skills.

Date: 2010-03-08


IBM Buys Intelliden To Improve Network Automation
IBM has announced it has acquired network automation software firm Intelliden and will integrate the company's technology into its Tivoli Software.

Date: 2010-02-22


Stop using multiple tools to manage your network
Sandy and 700,000 other IT admins use OpManager for their network management needs. They all save a lot of headache, and triple-monitor systems.

Date: 2010-02-18


Cisco Starts 2010 With Strong Numbers and Job Creation
Late last week provided a glimpse of where many network experts hope Cisco will be throughout 2010 -in the black.

Date: 2010-02-08


WaveMaker Brings New Ease To Open Source Cloud Networksm
Few days ago WaveMaker announced profitability, showing an increase on sales by over 53% in the latest quarter, eventually showing the world that the cloud is a given, and not a prediction.

Date: 2010-01-25


SonicWALL Releases Improved Network Management System
There might be a few ways in which networks that aren't secure can prove useful - perhaps companies could go all secret agent-y and try to feed their competitors false information. 

Date: 2010-01-11


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