Networking

Computer networks literally run our world of data exchange and communications. TechRepublic keeps up with the latest networking hardware and software, wired and wireless networking technology, and best practices for your network's security and performance.

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Critical Concepts of the 200-120 CCNA Routing and Switching Exam

    In the spring of 2013, Cisco announced major updates to their Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curricula, including a new version of the CCNA Routing and Switching exam (200-120 CCNA). This paper provides a review of the CCNA Routing and Switching exam's critical concepts, as an aid to students preparing...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Understanding NIST's Cloud Computing Reference Architecture: Part I

    This white paper examines the NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture in a two-part series. The first part covers the cloud players and their roles and responsibilities. The second part focuses on the Reference Architecture components, activities, and functions.

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    SDN: How It Will Affect You and Why You Should Care

    You may have heard about software-defined networking (SDN) and its cousin network functions virtualization (NFV). These emerging technologies are likely to revolutionize the IT industry as well as your job. This white paper introduces you to SDN and NFV, examines their impact on you as well as the industry, and...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • Research // Sep 2014

    IDC Research - Redefining Enterprise Mobility and Increasing Success with Mobile Collaboration

    Adoption of enterprise mobility has surged in the Asia/Pacific region, but this context of mobility tends to be defined as the individual worker being “untethered” from the traditional workplace. While workers have mobile access, they still do not have all that they need to complete a task or project. Download...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Ten Risky Security Behaviors to Avoid: Protect Your Organization

    You are a problem. You are a risk to your employer. The actions you take and the activities you perform at work, online, and even in your personal life put your employer at risk. You need to know how you are a security risk to the organization and what you...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Understanding AIX Logical Volume Management

    Like many UNIX operating systems, AIX uses the concepts of Logical Volume Management (LVM) in its data management architecture. This white paper explains the specifics of the AIX LVM and provides some tips and best practice recommendations to get the most from your AIX disk storage.

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Understanding NIST's Cloud Computing Reference Architecture: Part II

    This second white paper in a series on Cloud Computing Reference Architecture focuses on the activities, processes, and requirements that cloud players need to follow in order to ensure a successful delivery of cloud services. It addresses the three active cloud players that may be involved in delivering cloud services...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Windows 8.1 Client to Microsoft's Cloud Services

    Over the past several years, Microsoft has reinvented its enterprise technologies in its push toward the cloud. Windows 8 is a key part of making Microsoft customers and devices cloud-ready for the next generation of technology. With Microsoft cloud services such as Office 365, Office Web Apps, and SkyDrive, Windows...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    How We Define a Network is about to Change, Again

    VMware NSX does for networks and physical network components what virtual machines did for data centers and physical servers. It allows you to use them in very different and more flexible ways. In this white paper, you’ll learn how VMware NSX changes the way you build, manage, and secure your...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    The Packet Delivery Process: Remotely Connected Hosts

    Moving data from one networked device to another requires several different functions. Each function has its own protocol or protocols that define how it is accomplished. Also, the process of delivering data from one device to another can vary. The main factor in data delivery is determining whether the two...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    The Packet Delivery Process: Locally Connected Hosts

    Moving data from one networked device to another requires several different functions. Each function has its own protocol or protocols that define how it is accomplished. Also, the process of delivering data from one device to another can vary. The main factor in data delivery is determining whether the two...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • eBooks // May 2011

    The Modern Office and You: 5 Ways to Capitalize on Cloud Opportunities

    Many technology providers are nervous about the Cloud and what it means for their business. Rather than look at the Cloud with fear, embrace it and take advantage of the opportunities it brings for new revenue. In this eBook, you’ll learn 5 ways to capitalize on the future of the...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Mobility is moving fast: Seven Questions that Prepare you for BYOD

    Are you ready for BYOD? For successful BYOD operations, organizations must address issues they may not have considered yet, but that can have significant consequences for business and IT operations. Here are seven questions you should answer as you roll out new mobile capabilities

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Webcasts // Aug 2014

    On-demand Webcast: Anatomy of an Attack: Know What to Defend Against

    Hackers are targeting businesses large and small while botnets spread malware indiscriminately as they propagate via email. But how can you tell whether you’ve caught the attention of international criminals or amateur script kiddies? And is there any difference? The fact is, you can’t secure your IT infrastructure if...

    Sponsored By Alert Logic

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    SDN and Cloud Computing

    After a review of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and its close cousin Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), this white paper addresses three main deployment scenarios: SDN without deploying cloud computing, cloud computing without deploying SDN, and deploying cloud computing in conjunction with SDN. We'll look at use cases, when the approach makes...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Types of Prefabricated Modular Data Centers

    Data center systems or subsystems that are pre-assembled in a factory are often described with terms like prefabricated, containerized, modular, skid-based, pod-based, mobile, portable, self-contained, all-in-one, and more. There are, however, important distinctions between the various types of factory-built building blocks on the market. This paper proposes standard terminology for...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Selecting Foundational Controls Makes HIPAA Compliance Easier

    Compliance isn't a choice – it’s mandatory, and ensuring your business stays in compliance is critical. In this new Dell Software white paper, learn more about IT compliance – straight from an auditor. Then, see how your business can quickly and easily meet HIPAA guidelines today and tomorrow. Download your copy.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • Research // Sep 2014

    International Mobile Security Survey Research and Considerations for Enterprise IT

    To better understand the rising security challenges associated with integrating mobile devices into business operations, Cisco recently conducted an international survey that explored the attitudes and experiences of end users worldwide. This survey provides insights on how best to approach providing your workers with productive, flexible, and secure network access...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    The 5 Technology Trends You Need to Follow

    Mobile devices, social business apps, and business analytics are converging with the Cloud to create the most substantial changes in technology since the Internet revolution. Businesses have to change the way they think and operate, and with rising budgets for technology, they need someone to provide the services that will...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • eBooks // Aug 2014

    Achieve Deeper Network Security and Application Control

    Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) have emerged to revolutionize network security as we know it. Traditional firewalls that only focus on stateful packet inspection and access control rules are not effective in today’s advanced-threat environment.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    What to Look For When Evaluating NGFW

    This white paper summarizes the results of three independent tests that can help you select a next-generation firewall, as well as links to public research that you can examine yourself.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    The Seven Essential Practices For Effective Business Continuity Management

    Making changes to your business strategy can often create new risks. If your business continuity management (BCM) plan is not part of an organization-wide, integrated program, it may not evolve to address these new risks. The key to successfully protecting your organization’s business operations and reputation is to take a...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Security and the Rise of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications

    Increased interconnectivity via machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, the IoE, and smart systems holds profound implications for how business trends continue to evolve. In terms of M2M growth, key developments in security will be essential, from the design and manufacture of devices to more robust cloud security and ensuring the integrity of...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cyber Security Index

    An effective cyber security strategy calls for the latest intelligence on the kinds of attacks that are occurring, who is committing them, and how often they are happening. A new IBM report offers expert insight into a range of security statistics, based on monitoring tens of billions of security events...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Sep 2014

    NCSU - IBM PowerLinux - Industry Standard Linux Systems, Solutions Tuned to the Task

    PowerLinux solutions deliver industry standard Linux systems services faster, with higher quality, and more economically than ever before. Make them your open standard choice for deploying applications. Learn more at http://bit.ly/powerlinuxsolutions.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    BYOD and the seamless Integration of Macs in a Windows Based Environment:

    As Macs continue to permeate the enterprise Windows servers network environment, IT must be ready and able to support these devices— especially as employees are already, and will continue to, access the corporate network from their personal devices. Is your network equipped to handle seamless Mac/Windows integration? Read our recent...

    Sponsored By Acronis

  • Downloads // Sep 2014

    Your FREE 60-Day Trial Starts Here

    Get instant access to the Brocade Vyatta 5400 vRouter. Download your free virtual router trial now and enjoy 24/7 support. KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Advanced IPv4 and IPv6 Unicast and Multicast Stateful firewall, IPsec, SSL-Based OpenVPN and DMVPN Linux-based extensible network OS Hypervisors Supported: VMware ESX, Citrix...

    Sponsored By Brocade

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Access Control is Easy: Use Active Directory Groups and Manage Them Well

    Good access control results from avoiding the use of local groups, whether it’ Windows file servers, in Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint or elsewhere, and instead, assigning permissions to Active Directory (AD) groups. Until you manage the bulk of entitlements through AD, you are unable to understand, much less control access....

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    A New Set of Network Security Challenges

    This new IDG survey reveals optimism about the ability of next-generation firewalls to help IT balance productivity and security. With both productivity and security becoming increasingly crucial, IT faces conflicting mandates from the business.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    How Traditional Firewalls Fail

    Your current firewall may be jeopardizing your security. This white paper explains exactly where traditional firewalls fall short, and how next-generation firewalls can help.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    The Importance of Managing Privileged Accounts

    Discover invaluable insights on the benefits of properly managing administrative privileges, developing a policy for managing privileged accounts and enforcing those policies. Could you be managing your privileged accounts better? Download the whitepaper today and find out.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Quick Guide SSL VPN Technical Primer

    Use this primer to quickly find answers to many common questions about SSL VPNs, and understand the many advantages of this technology for secure mobile access.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    New Topics on the 2014 Security+ SY0-401 Exam

    It has been three years since the last revision of the CompTIA Security+ exam. In early summer of 2014, the latest version SY0-401 was released. This revamped exam retains the same six domains as established in SY0-301, which emphasize security in three main areas: application, data, and host. New topics...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    OpenLMI Improves Management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7

    Included as an integral part of RHEL 7, OpenLMI offers significant gains in managing the wealth of available Linux tools. The fact that the interface can be accessed via multiple languages, including C/C++, Python, Java, and a CLI further enhances its versatility. In addition, the ability to use OpenLMI on...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    ForgeRock Open Identity Stack

    Identity and Access Management (IAM) services were traditionally built for a company's internal use, to assist with manual on and off boarding, and establishing access privileges to company data and systems behind the firewall. Today though, a company must implement a dynamic IAM solution that serves employees as well as...

    Sponsored By ForgeRock

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    10 Essential Elements for a Secure Mobility Strategy

    With enhanced mobility and work flexibility comes increased information security risk. Explore the security implications and capabilities of the major mobile OS platforms and learn more about best practices to fortify security while supporting new levels of productivity.

    Sponsored By Citrix Online

  • Downloads // May 2014

    Replace a Failed Critical Network Device in Under One Hour

    Replacing a failed network device can be stressful because of the potential downtime and cost to your organization. Too often, replacing a failed device takes too long because you don’t have a backup of the configuration files. For critical devices the configuration files can be very difficult and time consuming...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Research // Jul 2014

    The State of Support Services: 2014

    2014 has already proven to be an incredibly challenging and exciting year for customer support. With the backdrop of the changes TSIA identified in the new world of B4B, and all the traditional pressures faced by support services organizations, we are witnessing a pace of change that the majority of...

    Sponsored By LogMeIn

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Evolving Your IT Services Offering in a Modern Mobile World

    To stay competitive, IT solution providers must evolve their IT services offering and embrace the modern needs of mobility through service-oriented and mobile safeguard technology. Get enabled to answer the IT service calls of clients wanting to get connected to their data, stay connected to their data and ensure they...

    Sponsored By LabTech Software

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Selecting Foundational Controls Makes PCI DSS Compliance Easier

    Compliance isn't a choice – it’s mandatory, and ensuring your business stays in compliance is critical. In this new Dell Software white paper, learn more about IT compliance – straight from an auditor. Then, see how your business can quickly and easily meet PCI DSS guidelines today and tomorrow. Download...

    Sponsored By Dell Software