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Review: Slow internet? Firebind can sniff out the problem

We found Firebind to be an effective tool for reaching into branch office networks to diagnose internet-based performance problems. Firebind has a simple agent installation procedure and uses email-based alerting, so network managers...

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VMware further extends SDN software to work in non-VMware environments

VMware today launched two new versions of its flagship virtual networking product named NSX. One works in VMware environments and the other, NSX-T, is designed to be used with non-VMware management software and clouds.

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What P4 programming is and why it’s such a big deal for Software Defined Networking

A new programming language named P4 controls processor chips in routers and switches and is gaining steam across the networking world because it is further disaggregating the networking stack. This is an explanation of what P4 is and...

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After AppDynamics sale, is anyone going to snap up the rest of the APM market?

Cisco’s purchase last week of application performance management vendor AppDynamics for $3.7 billion in cash and assumed equity awards could signal that the APM sector in general is a potential M&A target, according to industry...

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'Best-kept secret in SD-WAN' publicly rolls out managed service

A Maryland-based EchoStar subsidiary best known as a provider of network management services announced today that it will offer a managed SD-WAN product as part of its HughesON lineup.

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Network managers should be checking their list twice

With Black Friday just around the corner, here are some tips to make sure your site remains up and running.

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4 ways to manage Macs in a Microsoft world

In our labs we found that Parallels, Centrify and Thursby go beyond what’s offered by Microsoft/Apple.

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Nyansa gets really, really detailed about user application experience

Network analytics services vendor Nysana has upgraded its offering to enable more granular and actionable user application performance, including across unified communications, software-as-a-service and customer business programs.

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What IT admins love/hate about 8 top network monitoring tools

IT administrators discuss the most valuable features of eight network monitoring products – from vendors such as CA, Microsoft, NetScout, Opsview and Nagios -- and the features that need improvement.

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New Dyn CEO previously led BTI, Arbor Networks

Dyn, the Manchester, N.H., internet performance management company, has named network industry veteran Colin Doherty as its new CEO.

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How to keep terrifying medical device hacks from becoming reality

More medical devices are becoming connected ones, and that’s increasing the security threat surface, said panelists this week at the Security of Things Forum in Cambridge, Mass.

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Law firm CIO: ‘I run more video than CBS’

A major international law firm with 700 attorneys, 1,500 total employees and 20 separate offices around the world makes IT support a challenge.

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The scourge of LEDs everywhere: Readers speak out

An overabundance of blinking, beaming LEDs on network and other gear is driving sysadmins and others crazy, and some are doing something about it.

Riverbed upgrades set sights on the SD-WAN edge, cloud integration

At Riverbed’s Disrupt event in New York’s upscale Conrad Hotel today, the company announced new products aimed at making it a bigger part of the average customer’s network.

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How Dyn is rising to the cloud challenge

Trying to capture an end-to-end picture of application performance across an enterprise is challenging enough. Providing that level of visibility for hybrid- and public-cloud-enabled applications presents a whole new level of...

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These mundane jobs bots can take in the enterprise

The good news is that there are several enterprise tasks that are ripe for bot intervention, and fortunately for end-users they are some of the most painful employee responsibilities within large organizations.

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Lights out! Why IT shops are disabling wireless AP LEDs

Having seen all sorts of makeshift fixes – from post-it notes to bandages to condom wrappers – used to block Wi-Fi access point LEDs from beaming and sometimes blinking, some IT shops have begun turning off the lights altogether even...

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Survey reveals desire and constraints of enterprise network modernization

There’s broad recognition among enterprises of the need for network modernization, but many decision-makers are constrained by the prospect of capital equipment outlays, proving a solid return on investment, or fear of being locked...

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