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Amazon Web Services Continue to Improve
If you're not getting better, you're getting worse. My high school football coach used to consistently remind us that by failing to improve, we were actually getting worse.

Date: 2011-1227


HP and Alcatel-Lucent Launch New Cloud Solution
At HP Discover 2011 in Austria, the two companies unveiled their new joint offerings, CloudSystem and Data Center Network Connect.

Date: 2011-12-05


Need Some Cloud-Ready Network Solutions?
Everybody in the tech and business sectors can see the growing importance of cloud computing, and almost everyone is starting to move in that direction.

Date: 2011-10-24


Monitor your Physical, Virtual and Cloud IT Infrastructure
Today's business applications run in a complicated mixture of physical, virtual and cloud entities. However, managing them need not be complicated if IT departments have a flexible management solution in place.

Date: 2011-10-20


Some Nostalgia With Novell NetWare
Way back when before Microsoft's Active Directory overtook the networking world, one of the major networking products out there that many schools (high schools / universities) and businesses used was called "Novell NetWare."

Date: 2011-10-14


An Iptables Eulogy, Part 1: Introduction
If Scapy is the most powerful tool for network admins, iptables is the most handy. This tutorial, or eulogy rather, serves to help the reader transcend the disturbing complexity of such a simple idea: routing IP traffic.

Date: 2011-09-26


Tired of expensive and complex network management frameworks? Try ManageEngine OpManager!
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 your virtual infrastructure.

Date: 2011-09-22


The Summer PKI Collapsed
"One day we will look at the summer of 2011 as the time when the public key infrastructure (PKI) collapsed," Mike Fratto writes. The Dutch Certificate Authority (CA), DigiNotar, issued at least 531 false certificates for domains from Google to Facebook.

Date: 2011-09-12


Internal Versus External DNS Provision
DDoS attacks and poisoning techniques are posing major issues for IT departments today, and increasingly so. Additionally, the need for greater scale and speed is pushing IT towards resourcefulness.

Date: 2011-08-22


Who detects network sluggishness first?
Does it matter who presses the buzzer first when your network turns sluggish or unresponsive? Of course it does. It's good to stay on top of the problem with a proactive "We know what went wrong... it will be up in a minute" than lead a life of denial with "Oh!! Can't be! For how long?". The latter sows seeds of uncertainty in the mind of your users about your network performance and puts your job at risk.

Date: 2011-08-18


Introduction to Scapy
Scapy may be the most powerful tool available to network admins. It is an interactive program for packet manipulation that uses simple operations like sending and receiving packets or capturing and cloning them as building blocks for creating advanced network management tools.

Date: 2011-08-16


Scalability and Fault Tolerance with Link Aggregation
Link aggregation is a great networking trick to achieve network scalability and fault tolerance. Let's take a look at the general concepts of how link aggregation is setup and the benefits and restrictions that apply.

Date: 2011-08-01


The Next Generation Cyberthreat
Traditional defenses against malware have been rendered ineffective. Corporations are being breached on a daily basis, and major ones weekly. A FireEye whitepaper states that the average per-incident cost of a breach was $7.2 million in 2010.

Date: 2011-07-18


The Indestructible Botnet: TDL-4
As one article cites a report by Symantec which shows that the volume of spam has decreased by 90% over the past year, from 225 billion emails a day to 25 billion, and certainly much of this can be accredited to corporate and governmental action.

Date: 2011-07-06


Have You Baselined Your Firewalls?
Harness the power of Athena's automated analysis to clean and audit your priority firewalls with this special offer. It's guaranteed easy.

Date: 2011-06-22


The Data Breach Deluge of 2011
Millions of online accounts have been compromised so far this year alone. The growth of data stored online is unprecedented, but data security is not keeping pace. The data breach deluge of 2011 is swelling larger than ever before and calls for better security measures to be implemented by all online services from gaming to banking.

Date: 2011-06-20


Riverbed Cascade Products Using Wireshark
Riverbed overtook CACE in October of 2010 and has since been working to merge CACE's Shark packet capture and Pilot software technologies with Riverbed's Cascade products.

Date: 2011-06-06


KKR Names HP Networking Executive as Industry Advisor
Coming off of a successful InterOp 2011 debut of their FlexNetwork suite of products as last reported by Network Newz, Hewlett-Packard has undergone a surge of successive executive changes.

Date: 2011-05-23


Monitor your Physical, Virtual and Cloud IT Infrastructure
Today's business applications run in a complicated mixture of physical, virtual and cloud entities. However, managing them need not be complicated if IT departments have a flexible management solution in place.

Date: 2011-05-19


HP Introduces FlexNetwork Technology at Interop 2011
Last week at Interop 2011 in Las Vegas HP unveiled their new FlexNetwork technology, "the industry's first holistic converged network architecture." FlexNetwork is a converged infrastructure composed of FlexFabric, FelxCampus, and FlexBranch which are controlled under the FlexManagement umbrella.

Date: 2011-05-16


Free Trials: Network Analysis & Firewall Analysis Tools
Athena leads the market with the most advanced traffic flow analysis using offline configuration data. This allows users to determine actual firewall behavior without interfering with the day to day change process or injecting any packets into the network.

Date: 2011-05-05


Network Devices Capable of 100GbE on the Increase
Since the first announcement of 100GigE back in 2008, equipment providers have been anticipating and releasing compatible products that allow the the technology to function and the full speeds realized.

Date: 2011-05-02


Report Finds Fault With Common Network Firewalls
People responsible for selecting and maintaining network firewalls might want to revisit their choices sometime soon. New information from NSS Labs indicates that five out of six mainstream firewall options failed to keep out hackers when subjected to an attack called the TCP Split Handshake spoof.

Date: 2011-04-18


Webcast - 5 Insider Tips: Using IT Audits to Maximize Security
Organizations like yours are under tremendous pressure to meet compliance directives from a growing number of regulatory and industry mandates, while maintaining a secure environment and staying in alignment with business objectives.

Date: 2011-04-07


TechNavio Predicts Big Growth In Network Equipment Market
Network specialists may get to play with lots of interesting new toys over the next few years, according to fresh research.

Date: 2011-04-04


Analyze Up to 10 Devices Using Athena PathFinder
The Athena PathFinder product is a comprehensive and powerful tool that maps the relationships between firewall configurations, critical assets and the network infrastructure.

Date: 2011-03-24


Microsoft Conducts Takedown Of Rustock Botnet
Networks all over the world should now be facing less spam and a smaller threat of attack. The botnet known as Rustock has been taken down (and appears to be staying down) thanks to an investigation and series of raids orchestrated by Microsoft.

Date: 2011-03-21


Monitor Your Physical and Virtual Infrastructure
Today's virtualized world is a complicated mixture of physical, virtual and cloud entities. However, managing them need not be complicated if IT departments have a flexible management solution in place.

Date: 2011-03-17


Juniper Networks Wins Ethics Award
Network specialists who would prefer not to deal with or be viewed as the industry's equivalent of used car salesmen (or at least that stereotype) might want to look at the way Juniper Networks does business.

Date: 2011-03-16


Analyze Up to 10 Devices Using Athena PathFinder
The Athena PathFinder product is a comprehensive and powerful tool that maps the relationships between firewall configurations, critical assets and the network infrastructure.

Date: 2011-02-28


Cisco Announces New Network Security Tech
Keeping networks safe may soon become significantly easier thanks to fresh offerings from Cisco. Cisco has introduced new "context-aware" security solutions meant to keep everyone safe regardless of whether they use mobile technology, virtual working environments, or just about anything else.

Date: 2011-02-21


Network Management made easy, powerful and affordable - Free Download!
Have you ever wondered if it's possible to gain 100% visibility in to your network performance even as the IT budget is shrinking?

Date: 2011-02-17


Accent Computer Solutions Named Number One IT And Network Services Firm
While some people have trouble accepting it, it's a simple fact that not everyone can be the best. Indeed, only one person or company can be the leader in any given field, with everything else following behind.

Date: 2011-02-14


How To Forget Networks On Your Mac
Athena FirePAC is a low cost, easy to use, offline software tool for Cisco, Check Point and Netscreen firewalls.

Date: 2011-01-31


FirePAC Network Optimization Tool - Download the Free Trial
Athena FirePAC is a low cost, easy to use, offline software tool for Cisco, Check Point and Netscreen firewalls. Over 300+ companies use our products to simplify operational tasks and eliminate the vulnerabilities and errors in firewall infrastructure.

Date: 2011-01-24


Large Domains Suspended To Invalid WHOIS Data
When Nikki Craft woke up one morning recently and checked her websites, they were not working.

Date: 2011-01-03


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