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.

  • Downloads // Jul 2014

    Troubleshoot WAN Performance & Availability

    Application performance issues are not isolated to your data center or central office and, in fact, may be more prominent in your branch offices or remote locations due to susceptibility to WAN induced jitter, latency, and packet loss. Using Cisco's IP SLA technology, traffic data can be simulated to test...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • 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

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    V3 – Why is the app slow? Download a FREE trial of SolarWinds Application Monitor & find out.

    Why is the app slow? Download a FREE trial of SolarWinds Application Monitor & find out. 3 reasons to consider SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor: Out-of-the-box monitoring for almost everything – servers, virtual infrastructure & 150+ apps. Easy customization for your enterprise needs – customize templates,...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    Dameware - Provide secure remote support to end-users located anywhere in the world.

    With DameWare Remote Support you can: Support end-users and computers located both inside & outside your firewall Remotely control the desktop of Windows®, Mac OS X® and Linux computers Take advantage of extensive security and encryption capabilities, including multiple authentication methods Centrally manage shared host lists, users & administrators,...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Free Trial - Unified IT Monitoring for Infrastructure and Applications with up.time®

    up.time is enterprise-level IT monitoring that’s up to 50% more cost effective than traditional “Big 4” monitoring tools. Get the comprehensive features, deep reporting, and proactive monitoring you need for a unified view of IT performance, availability, and capacity. up.time monitors across platforms, including all infrastructure (servers, VMs, network devices)...

    Sponsored By Uptime Software

  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Download a FREE Trial of the Network Performance Monitor from SolarWinds!

    Monitoring your network with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) will not only help you improve the performance of your network, but it can also have a direct impact on your organization’s bottom line. NPM will assist in: Simplifying detection, diagnosis, & resolution of network issues before outages...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Download a FREE Trial of the Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack from SolarWinds!

    Don’t let network performance issues cripple your organization. Monitoring and analyzing network bandwidth performance and traffic patterns will enable you to quickly detect and solve critical issues, such as bandwidth hogs or underperforming devices. With SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack you’ll be able to simplify detection, diagnosis, and resolution...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Intel® Composer XE 2013

    Now it’s simpler to recompile for greater improvements by using pre-optimized, pre-threaded performance libraries. This performance-oriented developer tool includes Intel C++ and Fortran compilers, and threading and math, multimedia, and signal processing performance libraries. It’s compatible with leading development environments and compilers on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X and...

    Sponsored By Intel Software

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Intel Parallel Studio XE 2013

    Efficiently boost application performance. This development suite offers industry-leading compilers, along with highly tuned performance libraries for math, crypto, imaging, compression, and others. Harness performance from the latest processors simply by recompiling your code. Scale for multicore and many-core architectures with Intel® Threading Building Blocks and Intel® Cilk Plus™ parallel...

    Sponsored By Intel Software

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Intel® Inspector XE 2013

    Intel® Inspector XE finds memory leaks, corruption, deadlocks, data races, and more in C, C++, C#, F#, Fortran, and MPI applications. Use a normal build: no special compiler or recompiles are required. Heap growth analysis and debugger breakpoints simplify diagnosis of difficult bugs early in the development cycle―when they are...

    Sponsored By Intel Software

  • Downloads // Jun 2014

    Webroot protects your devices everywhere

    SecureAnywhere Endpoint Protection offers instantaneous protection and fast scans without the hassle of time-consuming patches and signature updates. You can get your free trial today - just click "download", fill out and submit the form, and we'll email you a download link and instructions. Then just go to your...

    Provided By Webroot Software

  • Downloads // May 2014

    Find, analyze & resolve your toughest performance issues on SQL Server - FAST

    Slow SQL Server performance? Don't let yourself get tangled up in volumes of server health metrics. Get to the root cause of performance problems in just four clicks. Only SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer correlates SQL response time with server health metrics - in a single view - to quickly pinpoint...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // May 2014

    Recover from a Network Configuration Error in Under Five Minutes

    Researchers say that over 80% of network outages are caused by human error. Many errors are made when someone makes changes to a device configuration. When a network outage occurs, the standard triage questions are "what just happened", "did something fail or was something changed", and "how do we get...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // May 2014

    IBM Platform LSF Evaluation/Download

    IBM Platform LSF is a powerful workload management platform for demanding, distributed HPC environments. It provides a comprehensive set of intelligent, policy-driven scheduling features that enable you to utilize all of your compute infrastructure resources and ensure optimal application performance.

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // May 2014

    Enable BYOD, Lower IT Workload, Zero Client Installations – Simple!

    With the growing diversity of end-user devices and the need to reduce IT overhead, organizations need to empower users with secure, browser-based access to Windows Applications and Desktops from any device, anywhere - simply and cost-effectively. Ericom AccessNow™ enables browser-based access to Windows applications and desktops hosted on Terminal...

    Provided By Ericom Software

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    Business Essential: Complimentary Vulnerability Scan

    This complimentary security scanner searches for endpoint vulnerabilities, including misconfigurations, missing patches, open services and backdoors. Run the scan to receive a detailed report so you can address security vulnerabilities before they become a problem. Find out if your endpoints are secure. Try this FREE vulnerability scanner now.

    Provided By Webroot Software

  • Downloads // Jan 2014

    It’s Time for Your Free Active Directory Health Check!

    Get to the root cause of your Active Directory performance issues with SolarWinds® Server & Application Monitor (SAM). SAM gives you the visibility needed to maintain peak performance for your applications, hardware and operating systems. With the new AppInsight for SQL feature, SAM helps eliminate blind spots by providing an...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Nov 2013

    IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere trial download

    IBM® Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere® Software accelerates the development and deployment of Java™, Java EE, Web 2.0, mobile, OSGi, portal and service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications. Both expert and novice developers can increase productivity and efficiency by using its many integrated capabilities for easier development, testing, analysis, and delivery of...

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Nov 2013

    IBM Security AppScan

    IBM® Security AppScan® enables organizations to assess the security of their applications and achieve regulatory compliance by identifying vulnerabilities and generating reports with intelligent fix recommendations to ease remediation.

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Nov 2013

    Your Network's Early Warning System

    Tired of getting calls asking if the network is down? SolarWinds® NPM works as your early warning system to quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance problems and outages. Top 5 Reasons to Try SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor 1. Quick, Do-It-Yourself Deployment: Download. Install. Deploy. Deploying SolarWinds NPM...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Sep 2013

    Say Goodbye to Spreadsheets for good & download a FREE Trial of SolarWinds IP Address Manager!

    The explosion of IP-enabled devices in today’s corporate networks has increased the complexity of IP space management beyond what can be handled with spreadsheets or other home-grown tools. SolarWinds IP Address Manager makes it easier than ever to manage and monitor Microsoft® DHCP and DNS, as well as Cisco®...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Jun 2013

    Control Your IT Universe with DameWare: Remote Support Made Simple, Affordable & Mobile

    DameWare Remote Support (DRS) delivers the tools you need to remotely manage the Windows® desktops and laptops in your IT universe. DRS includes DameWare Mini Remote control for powerful remote troubleshooting & management. Comprehensive Active Directory functionality, including filtering objects & attributes. Inventory & manage everything from domains to logs...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Jun 2013

    Free Trial - Get One, Unified IT Dashboard View of all your Infrastructure and Applications with up.time®

    Do you want a unified view of IT systems performance, availability and capacity across all server platforms, network devices, applications, and IT business services? 5 Reasons to consider up.time: Unified, enterprise-level monitoring, alerting and reporting across all Servers, Networks, Applications, and IT services. Easy to use and...

    Provided By Uptime Software

  • Downloads // Jun 2013

    Easy, cloud-based monitoring of network, server, and application performance.

    Would you like an easier, more efficient way to make sure your network, servers, hypervisors, applications, and storage are performing the way they should? LogicMonitor is a cloud-based monitoring solution that lets you leverage a turnkey, redundant monitoring platform rather than pay your sysadmins to spend a lot of time...

    Provided By LogicMonitor

  • Downloads // May 2013

    Research: Leaders share software-defined networking's benefits, obstacles, favored vendors (AU)

    In April 2013, TechRepublic conducted an online survey to find out who is using software-defined networking (SDN), why they plan to implement it, and the results they've experienced.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // May 2013

    Enhance IT Security with SolarWinds® Log & Event Manager

    What will you do when the security systems implemented to secure your IT environment are not secure anymore? Do you know what’s lurking in your network to exploit vulnerabilities and compromise IT security? SolarWinds Log & Event Manager (LEM) provides real-time insight and awareness into all your security, operational...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // May 2013

    ClearSight Analyzer - Download the Free Software Trial

    The ClearSight Analyzer on TruView provides an intuitive, easy-to-use interface for unparalleled application analysis. ClearSight shows the health of applications on your network and drills down to more detailed information. You don’t have to be an expert packet decoder to solve application problems.

    Provided By Fluke Networks

  • Downloads // May 2013

    Active Administrator Trial

    Take Active Administrator for a spin and see for yourself how this powerful, all-in-one solution allows you to control auditing, security, recovery, and health for Active Directory. It offers centralized management of Active Directory and Group Policy, saving you time and putting you in control over your critical AD...

    Provided By Dell Software

  • Downloads // May 2013

    It's time for multi-platform Enterprise Mobility Management

    Smartphones and tablets are proliferating in the workplace, with corporate and personal-owned devices often used side-by-side, driven by user demand and business strategy. Support of BYOD, end-user device choice, multiple operating systems and personal use on corporate devices is increasingly common. But with multiple platforms, mixed ownership and higher usage...

    Provided By BlackBerry Enterprise Service

  • Downloads // Apr 2013

    Ditch your spreadsheets & download a FREE IP Address Management Tool!

    Free IP Address Tracker from SolarWinds lets you track an unlimited number of IP addresses giving you a unified view of your entire IP address space. Now you can see which IP addresses are in use and which aren’t. Stop wasting precious time wading through cumbersome spreadsheets. Download free...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Mar 2013

    You multi-task at work. Your software should, too.

    All-in-One, Easy Batch Scanning- Kofax Express makes it easy for anyone to scan, organize and store documents, at speeds that make short work of batches big and small. Easy enough for beginners, powerful enough for pros; let Kofax show you the new Express route to document scanning. Free trial software...

    Provided By Kofax

  • Downloads // Mar 2013

    It has arrived! A more intelligent way to manage IT alerts - for FREE!

    SolarWinds Alert Central is centralized IT alert management software that provides amazingly streamlined alert management for your entire IT organization. Alert Central consolidates and manages IT alerts, alert escalation, and on-call scheduling to help ensure all your alerts get to the right people, in the right groups, at the...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Jan 2013

    Eliminate Network Traffic Jams with SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack

    Are bandwidth abusers creating network gridlock and interrupting your critical business processes? By gaining access to network performance insights, you can identify your biggest problem areas and implement solutions immediately. Find out which applications, protocols and users are particularly troublesome and plan a course of action to get your...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Dec 2012

    Maximize Your Network with SolarWinds Top 5 Free Virtualization Management Tools

    Supervising a virtualized infrastructure can be quite tricky. In order to keep your system running smoothly you must be able to balance performance, capacity, configuration and usage, all in multiple environments. With SolarWinds Top 5 Free Virtualization Management Tools you'll be able to cover all your bases, from monitoring...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Dec 2012

    DameWare SSH Client for Windows

    As your business continues to expand, and as your workers continue to adopt mobile devices for business processes work remotely and telecommute, the ability to remotely connect to internal networks will dramatically increase. Providing customer support and connecting with colleagues over a secure remote connection will allow your organization to...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Dec 2012

    Web Help Desk

    Satisfying customers isn't as simple as keeping phone lines open 24/7. Customer support is an intricate process that needs to be fully backed by intelligent IT solutions and strategy. By automating, mobilizing and streamlining support, businesses are more likely to satisfy and retain loyal customers. With SolarWinds Help Desk,...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Dec 2012

    Download a free 30-day trial of SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor now!

    Understanding how to achieve optimal performance for applications, hardware and operating systems will enable your organization to continually deliver on its core value proposition. Unfortunately, knowing what to monitor and how to resolve issues isn't intuitive. Finding the right technology partner to help guide this process across applications and platforms...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Dec 2012

    Year-end checklist for network administrators

    With 2012 coming to a close, this is a great time to get things in shape for next year. This checklist will help you stay organized as you tie up loose ends and get ready for 2013.

    Provided By Rick Vanover

  • Downloads // Nov 2012

    5 Free Tools for Network Troubleshooting & Monitoring

    The ability to monitor your network in real-time can mean the difference between stagnation and success. The right mix of solutions and strategy can help ensure that your online ecosystem is up and running at all times. SolarWinds tools enable you to configure, monitor and troubleshoot your network easily...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Nov 2012

    Get Three Top Tools to Fight Network Bandwidth Hogs - FREE!

    With SolarWinds, managing the performance and security of your network, servers, applications, websites, virtual machines and storage devices has never been easier or more affordable. To prove it - here are three solutions to things that bug you every day - yours to download absolutely free, right now. SolarWinds...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • 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

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Download a FREE Trial of the Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack from SolarWinds!

    Don’t let network performance issues cripple your organization. Monitoring and analyzing network bandwidth performance and traffic patterns will enable you to quickly detect and solve critical issues, such as bandwidth hogs or underperforming devices. With SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack you’ll be able to simplify detection, diagnosis, and resolution...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    Dameware - Provide secure remote support to end-users located anywhere in the world.

    With DameWare Remote Support you can: Support end-users and computers located both inside & outside your firewall Remotely control the desktop of Windows®, Mac OS X® and Linux computers Take advantage of extensive security and encryption capabilities, including multiple authentication methods Centrally manage shared host lists, users & administrators,...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    V3 – Why is the app slow? Download a FREE trial of SolarWinds Application Monitor & find out.

    Why is the app slow? Download a FREE trial of SolarWinds Application Monitor & find out. 3 reasons to consider SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor: Out-of-the-box monitoring for almost everything – servers, virtual infrastructure & 150+ apps. Easy customization for your enterprise needs – customize templates,...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Jul 2014

    Troubleshoot WAN Performance & Availability

    Application performance issues are not isolated to your data center or central office and, in fact, may be more prominent in your branch offices or remote locations due to susceptibility to WAN induced jitter, latency, and packet loss. Using Cisco's IP SLA technology, traffic data can be simulated to test...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Download a FREE Trial of the Network Performance Monitor from SolarWinds!

    Monitoring your network with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) will not only help you improve the performance of your network, but it can also have a direct impact on your organization’s bottom line. NPM will assist in: Simplifying detection, diagnosis, & resolution of network issues before outages...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Free Trial - Unified IT Monitoring for Infrastructure and Applications with up.time®

    up.time is enterprise-level IT monitoring that’s up to 50% more cost effective than traditional “Big 4” monitoring tools. Get the comprehensive features, deep reporting, and proactive monitoring you need for a unified view of IT performance, availability, and capacity. up.time monitors across platforms, including all infrastructure (servers, VMs, network devices)...

    Sponsored By Uptime Software

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Intel® Composer XE 2013

    Now it’s simpler to recompile for greater improvements by using pre-optimized, pre-threaded performance libraries. This performance-oriented developer tool includes Intel C++ and Fortran compilers, and threading and math, multimedia, and signal processing performance libraries. It’s compatible with leading development environments and compilers on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X and...

    Sponsored By Intel Software

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Intel Parallel Studio XE 2013

    Efficiently boost application performance. This development suite offers industry-leading compilers, along with highly tuned performance libraries for math, crypto, imaging, compression, and others. Harness performance from the latest processors simply by recompiling your code. Scale for multicore and many-core architectures with Intel® Threading Building Blocks and Intel® Cilk Plus™ parallel...

    Sponsored By Intel Software

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Intel® Inspector XE 2013

    Intel® Inspector XE finds memory leaks, corruption, deadlocks, data races, and more in C, C++, C#, F#, Fortran, and MPI applications. Use a normal build: no special compiler or recompiles are required. Heap growth analysis and debugger breakpoints simplify diagnosis of difficult bugs early in the development cycle―when they are...

    Sponsored By Intel Software

  • Downloads // Jun 2006

    IP subnetting made easy

    IP subnetting is a fundamental subject that's critical for any IP network engineer to understand, yet students have traditionally had a difficult time grasping it. After years of watching confused students struggle through school and in practice when dealing with subnetting, TechRepublic's George Ou created a simple, graphical approach that...

    Provided By George Ou

  • Downloads // Nov 2006

    Use this template to configure QoS on your Cisco router

    Using quality of service (QoS) on Cisco network devices helps provide both bandwidth and priority to certain types of network traffic. Configuring QoS on your Cisco router can be tricky, but this template can help. As a companion download to David Davis' article, "Configure QoS on your Cisco...

    Provided By David Davis

  • Downloads // May 2002

    Network Administrator skills assessment test

    This series of tests can help IT managers gauge how a job candidate for a net admin position will handle typical IT situations. The tests can also help you determine the skills sets each applicant brings to the table.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Sep 2002

    Network outage report template

    This Microsoft Word template will help you report a network or Web site outage, document the steps taken to resolve the issue, and indicate who was notified of the problem.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    10 PowerShell commands every Windows admin should know

    PowerShell combines the speed of the command line with the flexibility of a scripting language, making it a valuable Windows administration tool. Here are a few basic commands you'll want to master. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Thing blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10 fundamental concepts for PowerShell scripting

    PowerShell can save you a lot of time on Windows admin tasks -- but to use it effectively, you need to understand how it works. Here's a crash course in PowerShell basics to get you started. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Sep 2006

    Use this template to create your own ready-to-use Cisco 851W or 871W configuration (DHCP or cable modem Internet connections)

    This template goes hand in hand with the second installment in our Cisco tutorial series, "Configuring the Cisco 851W or 871W: Standard IOS." The template makes it easy to document and create CLI configuration files. You just plug in the appropriate values for a list of variables and click...

    Provided By George Ou and Justin James

  • Downloads // Feb 2005

    Create a site for e-commerce with PHP, MySQL, and PayPal

    This how-to article offers step-by-step instructions for adding e-commerce capabilities to your existing Web site using PHP, MySQL, and PayPal. The method outlined here lets you add e-business functionality to your corporate portal without a major allocation of scarce development resources.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Jan 2006

    10 commands you should master when working with the Cisco IOS

    This list contains the 10 commands every Cisco IOS user should know inside and out. As the Cisco IOS is riddled with thousands of commands, configuring it can be challenging. This download will help you master the 10 commands to know, inside and out, when using the Cisco IOS....

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    10 quick tips to make Linux networking easier

    Linux makes networking simple and secure -- if you know a few tricks. Jack Wallen shares some pointers to help admins knock out various Linux networking tasks with a minimum of effort.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    10 more Sysinternals utilities to keep handy

    Derek Schauland is back with additional utilities from the Sysinternals toolkit that can speed routine tasks on Windows systems.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Derek Schauland

  • Downloads // May 2010

    The 10 best cross-platform applications

    In this cross-platform world, you need apps that can handle whatever systems you're supporting. Jack Wallen lists the cross-platform applications he thinks are indispensable. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // May 2012

    Server Update and Patch Management Policy

    A good way to set clients' expectations and reduce confusion about server updates and patch management is for your IT consultancy to use this customizable TechRepublic Server Update and Patch Management Policy.

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    Network, PC, and server audit checklist

    IT consultants should complete the fields within this checklist to catalog critical client network, workstation, and server information, identify weaknesses and issues that must be addressed, prioritize the issues the checklist reveals, and assign cost estimates to needed upgrades and repairs. This download is also available as an entry in...

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    Quick Tip: Add Internet Search to the Windows 7 Start Menu

    If you have a version of Microsoft Windows 7 that includes the Group Policy Editor, you can add the option to search the Internet directly from your Desktop Search. This download is also available as a TechRepublic blog post and gallery.

    Provided By Mark W. Kaelin

  • Downloads // Oct 2006

    Use this workbook to rapidly configure IPSec tunnels on Cisco IOS devices

    As we discuss in the companion article, "Configuring IPSec VPN on Cisco IOS," site-to-site VPN tunnels offer a cheaper and often faster alternative to frame relay or even MPLS WAN connections. This Excel workbook is designed to make it easy for you to generate an IPSec configuration that you...

    Provided By George Ou

  • Downloads // Apr 2007

    Make your home PCs accessible anywhere with Dynamic DNS for free

    You can access your home network from the public Internet without investing in a pricey broadband account that has a static IP address. The solution is to use a free service from DynDNS.com. George Ou shows you how to set up your account, configure your router to update the DDNS...

    Provided By George Ou

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    10 tips for effective Active Directory design

    The way you design your Active Directory can make a huge difference in how well your network functions and how easy it is to administer. These best practices will help you maximize efficiency, simplify maintenance, and readily manage AD as needs change. This download is also available as

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    10 things you should know about IPv6 addressing

    Although IPv6 adoption seems to be moving at a snail's pace, there's no outrunning it. Brien Posey demystifies some of the addressing issues many admins are still trying to figure out.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    10 tips for troubleshooting DNS problems

    Figuring out what's wrong with DNS will go faster if you have a set of troubleshooting steps to follow. Brien Posey shares his approach to isolating the cause of DNS problems.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Aug 2006

    Generate your own ready-to-use Cisco 871W configuration with this handy tool

    The Cisco 871W wireless router is limited in certain ways, but it offers many lessons that apply to a wide range of Cisco devices. We're launching a series of tutorials focusing on this router to help expand your knowledge of Cisco equipment. Along with the first tutorial, "Configuring the...

    Provided By George Ou and Justin James

  • Downloads // Sep 2011

    10 essential tools and services for work-at-home IT pros

    You can't work out of your home effectively without the right setup. Justin James shares what he's discovered about equipping the IT home office.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Justin James

  • Downloads // Apr 2008

    How do I... Install and configure a DNS server in Windows Server 2008?

    As many of you are probably aware, DNS is now the name resolution system of choice in Windows. Without it, computers would have a very tough time communicating with each other. However, most Windows administrators still rely on WINS for name resolution on local area networks and some have little...

    Provided By Steven Warren

  • Downloads // Jan 2007

    Use this template to configure a Cisco PIX Firewall

    Configuring a new Cisco PIX Firewall can be challenging and time-consuming. Why not automate the process with an Excel template? As a companion download to David Davis' article, "Configure a Cisco PIX Firewall with this template," this Excel workbook will generate the appropriate configuration for the firewall. All...

    Provided By David Davis

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    Welcome to the CDW Security Assessment

    Network security is critical to organizations of all sizes and across all industries. The CDW Security Assessment can help you: Measure your network security against that of your peers Understand how various security threats can affect your organization Identify your potential vulnerabilities and learn how to address them

    Provided By CDW

  • Downloads // Oct 2002

    Network change request template

    Use this document template as a standard form for requesting and tracking network changes in your organization. With this form, you can keep IT staff informed of needed changes and ensure that a standard procedure is followed when changes are made.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Feb 2005

    Site-to-site connectivity: MPLS vs. IPSec

    Since the late 1990s, the popularity of site-to-site VPN has risen dramatically, especially as broadband Internet has spread and costs have come down. However, while site-to-site VPN has replaced many leased lines (and frame relay connections), it is now facing a major challenge from Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). Download this...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // May 2014

    Enable BYOD, Lower IT Workload, Zero Client Installations – Simple!

    With the growing diversity of end-user devices and the need to reduce IT overhead, organizations need to empower users with secure, browser-based access to Windows Applications and Desktops from any device, anywhere - simply and cost-effectively. Ericom AccessNow™ enables browser-based access to Windows applications and desktops hosted on Terminal...

    Provided By Ericom Software

  • Downloads // Mar 2013

    You multi-task at work. Your software should, too.

    All-in-One, Easy Batch Scanning- Kofax Express makes it easy for anyone to scan, organize and store documents, at speeds that make short work of batches big and small. Easy enough for beginners, powerful enough for pros; let Kofax show you the new Express route to document scanning. Free trial software...

    Provided By Kofax

  • Downloads // Apr 2007

    SolutionBase: Setting up a VPN server with OpenSWAN

    If you want to set up a VPN, you don't need to buy an expensive VPN appliance or invest in Windows Server 2003. Here's how you can set up a Linux-based VPN using OpenSWAN.

    Provided By Jack Wallen