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 // Aug 2014

    The Business Benefits of Unified Storage

    Data storage in the corporate environment has become increasingly complex. IT leaders face significant challenges in effectively storing and managing data. This report takes a detailed look into the challenges of data storage and examines how NetApp offers the capabilities that can benefit businesses and maximize efficiency. Find out more..

    Sponsored By Netapp and Avnet

  • Research // Aug 2014

    Overcoming 5 Roadblocks in your Ticketless IT Journey

    Get beyond the obstacles that limit your help desk efficiency and start your journey to ticketless IT.. Take your first step by viewing this eye-opening infographic.

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Is “Scalable Blade” an Oxymoron?

    Blade servers solved the problem of density for businesses, but they did so with compromises that limited their appeal for many applications. As complexity of both applications and environments grew, blade infrastructures were limited in their effectiveness for the task. Customers were relegated to lower-density rack servers for their more...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Downloads // Aug 2014

    Troubleshoot Poor VoIP Call Quality

    Troubleshooting poor VoIP call quality is relatively straightforward with the right monitoring and diagnostic tools to help you identify the cause. The most likely causes include: Jitter, Latency and Packet Loss Call Signaling and Routing Misconfigured VoIP Equipment With SolarWinds® VoIP & Network Quality Manager, you can quickly...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Webcasts // Aug 2014

    HP Software-Defined Data Center Webinar

    The concept of the software-defined data center (SDDC), an abstraction of the physical data center into a software-defined set of resources and services, has gained traction over the last year. Understanding the potential benefits, pitfalls and the commercial reality of the SDDC is critical for enterprise infrastructure architects and engineers...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Aberdeen Group :Infographic ERP Simplify Life at Work

    This Aberdeen's research provides the latest findings on the challenges for businesses without a single system. Read this infographic and learn how a single system provides accurate, easy to find data that enables visibility, collaboration and increase efficiency.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • Research // Aug 2014

    Gartner Malware Newsletter

    Businesses have relied on endpoint defenses like anti-virus software for protection against malware. But endpoint defenses alone are not sufficient and Gartner recommends businesses balance their investment across all four phases of the Gartner adaptive security architecture: predict, prevent, detect, and respond. Download this research report to learn how HP...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Security Considerations When Undergoing a Network Refresh

    Corporate networks are under a constant state of siege - not just from threats but from the pressure of supporting the ever-growing number of clients, devices and platforms that have resulted from the BYOD phenomena. Network demands will only increase as we move to the internet of things adding sensors...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    HP Networking Portfolio: Delivering ROI and Value from Edge to Core

    IDC is observing a once-in-a-generation shift in computing and technology that we refer to as the rise of the “3rd Platform.” The 1st Platform was the rise of computing in general. The 2nd Platform was ushered in by the PC and client/server paradigm, enabling greater personalization of computing and networked...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Identity Management in an interconnected world: When Millions need access

    For organizations opening their systems to large numbers of internal and external users, IBM solutions meet the scalable identity management, security and compliance needs of both the business and its end users with control over permissions and other user access functions.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Buyer's Guide: Identity and Access Management

    This buyer's guide provides assistance in evaluating identity and access management solutions. It describes common identity and access management challenges and the capabilities required to address them, and it includes checklists for assessing vendors and their products.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Today's Biggest IT Risks : Defending Against Malware -A Holistic Approach

    Fighting malware doesn’t have to be a losing battle. The key is to remember that the varieties of malware on the loose today mean no single method of defense will suffice. An integrated portfolio of solutions, such as those provided by IBM, can work together to enhance protection. Download this...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware? - Report

    Mobile security is more than protecting the device. It is protecting applications on the device and preventing data leakage in the enterprise. IBM Security AppScan helps determine vulnerabilities early in the application development cycle to eliminate vulnerabilities malware can exploit.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Enterprise Security: Avoiding Insider Threats

    IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager helps organizations to securely manage and track the activities of privileged users, thereby reducing the risk of breaches, improving compliance and ensuring accountability. The IBM white paper explains how IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager provides enhanced security across various IT environments by centralizing and controlling...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Next Generation: Putting Advanced Network Security To Work

    Driven by demands to unify and extend protection across a broad spectrum of threats, EMA sees in this trend the rise of Converged Network Security (CNS) systems that integrate a wide range of capabilities and break down silos in network defense more than ever before. Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Intelligence & Event Management

    IBM Security QRadar has been positioned again in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM. In addition to providing a technology that is a good match to current customer requirements, Leaders also show evidence of superior vision and execution for anticipated requirements. Gartner reveals that customers'...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Enterprise Security in Transition - An Opportunity for IBM

    Many CISOs are in a no-win situation. On the one hand, they face a dangerous threat landscape and need to secure new IT initiatives such as cloud computing, mobile computing, and social media. On the other hand, they continue to rely on discrete point tools, under-staffed organizations, and manual processes...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Case Study: Kogan centralises IT Infrastructure with Google Apps

    Read how Kogan.com, an online retailer of consumer electronics and lifestyle goods was able to increase their mobility and streamline their IT Infrastructure using Google Apps. Find out more by reading our report.

    Sponsored By Google Apps for Business

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    ESG Lab Validation Report - Best Practices for Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery

    In recent ESG research, more than three-quarters (77%) of respondents reported that they were currently using server virtualization. More often IT organizations struggle to find the best methods for protecting virtual and physical machines. This ESG Lab Validation report looks at achieving best practices for virtual machine backup and recovery...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • Downloads // Aug 2014

    Secure FTP Server Software for Managed File Transfer & File Sharing - Extremely Affordable & Easy-to-Use

    Serv-U® Managed File Transfer (MFT) Server from SolarWinds® is an easy-to-use FTP server software that delivers security, automation, and centralized control for file transfers in your organization. Deployed within your datacenter, Serv-U MFT Server allows you to securely transfer and share files with your business partners. Serv-U MFT Server supports...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Three Reasons to Choose Box, Now

    The benefits of eliminating on-premise file share for cloud-based collaboration are clear and quantifiable. This white paper demonstrates why businesses choose Box to unify their storage and collaboration and avoid the upfront and ongoing costs of storage, data center infrastructure and LAN optimization. With independent analysis supported by ESG, the...

    Sponsored By Box

  • Case Studies // Aug 2014

    Top 10 Ways Businesses Rely on Box

    Box is a cloud platform that helps you securely store, share and manage all your company's files. Whether you need to secure confidential business information, develop a custom mobile application or are trying to simplify paper-based office processes, here are the top 10 ways enterprises rely on Box.

    Sponsored By Box

  • 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

  • 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

    NGFW Critical to SMB Network

    In today's sophisticated and rapidly changing threat landscape, traditional firewall could be increasing your security risks rather than alleviating them. Next-Generation Firewalls dramatically improve protection over traditional firewalls.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    2013 Threat Report

    This report extensively details and categorizes recent global trends in network threats. The Dell SonicWALL Threat Research Team detected and prevented more than 1.06 trillion IPS related incidents and blocked more than 1.78 billion malwares downloads.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Promise Healthcare Case Study

    Promise Healthcare improved security, achieve HIPAA compliance, and gained visibility into and control over network utilization by replacing its outdated firewalls with Dell SonicWALL NSA 6600 firewalls.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Beyond Next Gen Firewalls

    This ebook explains the differences in stateful firewalls and next generation firewalls, while giving you resources and other research to help you find the best defense against cyberattacks.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Why Threat Intelligence is Critical for Next Generation Firewalls

    A top-tier threat intelligence network is the foundation of an effective next-generation firewall (NGFW). This white paper examines three criteria for judging threat intelligence networks: completeness, accuracy and speed, and discusses how one such network works in practice.

    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 // Aug 2014

    Foglight Solutions for Cross-Platform Database Performance Management

    Achieving consistent service levels for cross-platform database environments is next to impossible using each platform’s native tools. Foglight database monitoring software simplifies database monitoring and management, enabling you to consolidate and standardize database performance across multiple platforms. Download the white paper to learn how.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Maintaining Oracle Database Performance in a Perfect Storm

    The cloud, big data and mobility are three of the most disruptive technologies Oracle DBAs face today. Are you prepared for the perfect storm of increased application complexity and dynamism, as well as explosive growth in database size and data velocity? Download the white paper and discover how Foglight for...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Select the Right Solution for Identity and Access Assurance 

    This buyer’s guide can help you select the right identity and access management solution to successfully manage and control user access within, across and between organizations. The guide outlines the most common identity and access management challenges organizations face from the perspective of CSOs, IT operations staff, line-of-business managers and...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Research Aberdeen: The Rising Financial Impact of Customer Service

    This research report highlights the financial link between better customer service and increased company profitability. It also provides several best practices that help organisations convert their service businesses from a cost centre into a profit centre. Find out more and learn new insights by reading our report.

    Sponsored By LogMeIn AU

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Harvard Business Review: The Truth about Customer Experience

    This whitepaper emphasises why a focus on the customer’s shopping journey can lead to significant financial and organisational results.

    Sponsored By LogMeIn AU

  • Downloads // Aug 2014

    Easy-to-Use and Affordable Remote IT Administration and Support Software

    DameWare® Remote Support (DRS) simplifies IT service management & support process by allowing IT admins to remotely connect to and troubleshoot end-user computers located both inside & outside the corporate firewall. Includes a built-in remote control tool for remote access to Windows®, Linux® & Mac OS® X computers Lets...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Forrester Report: Build a Better Business Case for UC

    This report details Forrester Research, Inc.’s recommendation for IT professionals building out a Unified Communications and Collaboration infrastructure within their business. The key to success of a UC deployment is delivering benefits to both users and business units. This report guides IT professionals through the key needs, drivers, and likely...

    Sponsored By ShoreTel

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Unified Communications Buyers Guide: The Top Ten Requirements for a UC Solution

    This document offers an overview of the current top ten requirements to consider for a premise-based UC solution, with features called out as well as a ShoreTel case study.

    Sponsored By ShoreTel

  • eBooks // Aug 2014

    What are your VoIP options?

    The versatility of VoIP has made it the leading choice for companies seeking an updated phone system that enables them to do more for less. Coming to the conclusion that you want VoIP is fairly simple; however, the next question you must answer is: which VoIP is best for my...

    Sponsored By ShoreTel

  • Webcasts // Aug 2014

    Consolidating Active Directory Domains and Forests

    Consolidating domains and forests is a big job. But, it’s worth it. View this webcast to learn how to merge or eliminate domains and forests without compromising security—quickly and safely. Led by Windows security expert, Randy Franklin Smith, you’ll learn about common consolidation issues and ways to manage your streamlined...

    Sponsored By Dell Software