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 // 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 // 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

  • 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 // 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 // Oct 2013

    Symantec Internet Security Threat Report 2014

    Threats to online security have grown and evolved considerably. From the threats of cyberespionage and industrial espionage to the widespread, chronic problems of malware and phishing, we have seen constant innovation from malware authors. We have also seen an expansion of traditional threats into new forums. In particular, social media...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • 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

  • eBooks // Jul 2014

    Managed Services: Your 10-Week Guide to Becoming an MSP

    Managed services is one of the fastest-growing segments in IT services and the growth is expected to continue. Making the transition to managed services requires a systematic plan with well-thought out steps that range from sizing up the market to retooling your staff. If you're considering becoming a managed service...

    Sponsored By LabTech Software

  • 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

  • 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

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Secure sensitive data encryption tech guide

    This report surveys the various encryption approaches for securing data at rest to understand what the technology does along with where each provides an optimal fit. After comparing the various encryption technologies, this paper explains why file level transparent data encryption provides the optimal balance of data type coverage, security,...

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Enterprise encryption architecture

    This white paper Enterprise Encryption Architecture explores data security threats and provides some encryption strategies in order to protect private and confidential information.

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • 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

  • eBooks // Oct 2013

    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 // Jul 2014

    Remote Monitoring and Management: The Key to Proactive, Efficient IT Service Delivery

    In order for IT service providers to succeed, it’s paramount that they find a competitive advantage and continually develop new ways to find additional revenue streams. IT service providers need to be able to do it all for their clients – from managing entire technology infrastructures to responding quickly to...

    Sponsored By LabTech Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Effective Security in a BYOD Environment: Arming Your Organization Against the Unknown

    Learn how to get ahead of threats and develop a pragmatic strategy to secure data and assets from malware and theft — without impeding the flexibility, agility and efficiency BYOD can deliver for your enterprise.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Proactive Performance Management for Enterprise Databases

    Don't just react to performance issues in your database. Proactive database management can result in accelerated problem resolution, problem prevention, hardware resource maximization and risk reduction. How can you become more proactive in managing your enterprise database? Download the white paper to find out.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Beyond the Next Generation: Meeting the Converging Demands of Network Security

    A number of network security technologies have arisen that claim to be the "next generation" of network defense - but what does this concept actually mean? How is the threat landscape changing the way we think about and deploy network security solutions? Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director, Security and Risk...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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

    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

    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

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    IBM Server Managed Services Benefit Assessment Tool

    Use IBM's assessment tool to learn how you can increase server efficiency and availability while lowering costs. The IBM Server Managed Services Benefit Assessment helps you identify how an IBM Managed Services solution can: Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of Server Management Improve Server Resource...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    The Total Ecocomic Impact of IBM PureApplication System

    IBM PureApplication System converges computer, storage, networking components, and software into a preconfigured and pretested system. This Forrester Whitepaper will help you to better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with the IBM PureApplication System.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // May 2014

    On-demand Webcast: Identity is the new perimeter

    The traditional enterprise IT infrastructure model has been one of centralized PCs and applications, accessed by users on the corporate network behind the firewall. This has recently given way to a much more fragmented model where applications are accessed by users outside the firewall through the cloud and on mobile...

    Sponsored By Centrify

  • 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 // 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 // Oct 2010

    Key Methods for Managing Complex Database Environments

    A slow relational database can substantially impact the performance of the applications it supports. Discover the key methods for managing complex database environment, and ensure your database stack is operating at optimal levels of performance and availability. Download the white paper today.

    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

    Secure Mobile Access

    Discover how to enhance mobile productivity among employees by using converged technology that combines the best of management and security capabilities.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Business Insight: Enabling User Mobility with Enterprise Security Solutions

    Learn how to enable user mobility without compromising security. Savvy organizations have embraced the benefits of user mobility, including increased productivity, improved customer relationships and lower costs. See how to keep your data and resources secure.

    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 // 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

  • 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 // 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

  • 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

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Ensuring the Availability of Your IBM Tivoli Monitoring Infrastructure

    This white paper addresses four different components of the Tivoli monitoring infrastructure for creating a high availability environment while providing redundancy and failover capacity. Although the principles are the same for each of these systems, the methods for adhering to these principles are different for each of them.

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • 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