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 // Apr 2014

    10 Steps to Mitigate a DDoS Attack in Real Time

    The growing number of sophisticated attacks and countless attack vectors are increasingly difficult to mitigate. Download our 10 Steps to Mitigate a DDoS Attack in Real Time Infographic to help you address current attacks and learn how to build a solution that will help you mitigate risk, lower management costs,...

    Sponsored By F5

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Transform your business by adopting Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

    The new Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabric architecture brings a revolutionary policy-based approach to data center networks with the introduction of the Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches and the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC). Enhancements introduced in the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series facilitate programmability of the fabric according...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    5 Reasons why Customers Deploy a Flash Strategy on EMC

    Customer are increasingly virtualizing their environment to maximise capacity and reduce costs. This EMC report provides details of a solution with unprecedented overall performance, optimizing for transactional performance and capacity effeciency with no tradeoffs. Read More.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • Research // Sep 2014

    IT Service Provider Breaks Into Storage Services With Disaster Recovery as a Service

    In this fast-changing technology landscape, are you looking for cost-effective ways to expand the services your enterprise offers while retaining your share of the market? At first glance, branching out into cloud storage services might appear to be a risky proposition, considering the formidable competitors who occupy that space....

    Sponsored By Hitachi

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Workforce Mobility Comparison Guide

    Are you challenged to find a mobile solution that enables employees to safely create and share content without compromising your enterprise’s security? With the rise of BYOD in the workplace, IT decision makers are faced with finding ways to securely deliver file synchronizations capabilities. The limitations of traditional file...

    Sponsored By Hitachi

  • 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

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Redefining networks for cloud, analytics, mobile, social and security - New technologies are pushing networks to the breaking point

    Much has been written about cloud, big data, mobile, social, and IT security as significant forces that are transforming information technology and business. Much less has been said about the impact of these forces on networking—or about the role that networks play when business initiatives are based on them. Download...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Top 5 Reasons why Customers Deploy a Flash Strategy on EMC

    Customer are increasingly virtualizing their environment to maximise capacity and reduce costs. This EMC report provides details of a solution with unprecedented overall performance, optimizing for transactional performance and capacity effeciency with no trade offs. Read More.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • 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/AVNet

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Open Identity Stack: Forging a New Future with Identity Relationship Management

    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

  • Webcasts // Oct 2014

    Live Webcast: 5 Power Skills to Boost Your Personal Influence

    Join us for this LIVE event! Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10 AM (PDT) / 1 PM (EDT) How much influence do you have in your organization? Wish you had more? Leaders need to be able to gain support for their ideas and to push them through their organizations. And...

    Sponsored By Citrix Online

  • 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 // Sep 2014

    The Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture Enables Business Transformation

    Every C-level executive is focused on transforming the business, and IT leaders are tasked with providing them with the evolving network infrastructure and support. Download this whitepaper to learn how Cisco ONE enterprise networks architecture enables business transformation and provides the necessary levels of application intelligence, contextual information, visibility and...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Gartner Report 2014: Planning Guide for Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing is no longer a new concept, and many organizations have been consuming cloud services for the past several years. However, in 2014, many organizations will look to move cloud computing past the early phase and constrained use cases and into more widespread, production adoption. Check this report out...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • Downloads // Nov 2014

    Microsoft Azure: One Month Free Trial

    Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform. It has been ranked by Gartner as an industry leader for both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). This powerful combination of managed and unmanaged services lets you build, deploy, and manage applications any way you like for unmatched productivity. Download the Azure free one...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Zero Trust Approach to Network Security

    Zero Trust is an alternative security model that addresses the shortcomings of failing perimeter-centric strategies by removing the assumption of trust. This paper discusses the need for a Zero Trust approach to network security, how the Palo Alto Networks® next-generation security platform delivers on these requirements, and provides guidance on...

    Sponsored By Palo Alto Networks

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Firewall Buyers Guide 2014

    Make an informed decision on the right firewall for your business with The Firewall Buyers Guide. This guide gives you: • The fundamentals of modern firewall technology • The ten critical business requirements your next firewall needs to address • Information on how to create a vendor request for proposal...

    Sponsored By Palo Alto Networks

  • Webcasts // Sep 2014

    Centrify for Samsung Knox - Product Overview

    The idea that employees may be storing corporate data together with their vacation photos on their smartphones is enough to give IT administrators and corporate compliance managers nightmares. At the same time, nobody wants to lug around separate devices for work and home use, and BYOD makes workers happier and...

    Sponsored By Centrify

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Protect Against Advanced Evasion Techniques

    The network security paradigm is currently shifting toward a new reality as advanced hacking methods become more prevalent and harder to detect. An example of such a method is advanced evasion techniques (AETs). The risk of network security systems being compromised by AETs continues to grow as more and more...

    Sponsored By McAfee

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Managing the BlackBerry Transition

    The BlackBerry enterprise mobile solution always included a powerful management and security platform for its devices. As you transition to multiple mobile platforms, you face a host of security and management challenges Discover how to address those challenges with Citrix XenMobile.

    Sponsored By Citrix Online

  • 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 // Oct 2014

    Infographic: Horizon 6 Allows IT to Deliver Virtual or Remote Desktops and Applications Through a Single Platform to End Users

    Gone are the days of client/server computing where Windows ruled the day and end users were tasked to do their work from one device and one location. Today, end users are leveraging new types of devices for work, accessing Windows applications alongside non-Windows-based applications and are more mobile than ever....

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Horizon View 6 Blast Performance Features

    With VMware's recent release of the Horizon Suite (specifically View 6), VMware has taken the performance and usability features and put them all under the Blast moniker. This category of features is grouped from a marketing perspective but will retain their technical terms in the documentation, similar to how the...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation

    This white paper explores how to consolidate legacy, redundant IT services and shows how consolidation can accelerate growth while cutting costs and reducing complexities and enhance competitiveness.

    Sponsored By ServiceNow

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Five Ways Network Virtualization Will Revolutionize IT

    Discover how Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) will revolutionize IT and change the way you think about network connectivity and perhaps even application development. This white paper is written for networking professionals but it may offer valuable insight for those in cross-functional roles such as DevOps, server virtualization, and data center...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • 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

  • Downloads // Jan 2015

    Tired of getting asked if the Internet is down?

    Turn to SolarWinds® Bandwidth Analyzer Pack (BAP) the next time you’re told the Internet is down. SolarWinds BAP gives you visibility into how much network capacity is being used and why bottlenecks are happening. Find which users, applications, and protocols are consuming the most bandwidth Highlight the IP...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • 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 // Mar 2014

    Breaking down silos of protection - Integrated approach to managing application security

    An enterprise runs hundreds, if not thousands, of applications, many of which are vulnerable to attack. The necessary response is to replace point security products with integrated solutions and adopt risk-based application security management. IBM Security solutions can be the foundation.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Cisco Case Study

    Using IBM Security AppScan Enterprise, Cisco empowered its developers and QA personnel to find and fix application security issues before deployment. It’s helped drive a 33 percent decrease in security issues and reduced post-deployment remediation costs significantly.

    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

    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

    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 // Jan 2015

    What you really want from Infrastructure Management

    This whitepaper explores the benefits of a complete and unified visualisation system that can monitor everything in IT operations environment, monitoring the performance, and availability of any aspect that support business services.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Why Most Organisations Miss User Response Monitoring – and What to Do About It

    This guide looks at the challenges of user response monitoring, and it shows how you can overcome these challenges and start to get a real handle on your infrastructure performance and how it impacts your user’s experience.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Unified IT Monitoring: A Necessity in the Era of Customer

    This exclusive whitepaper details how unified IT monitoring can be used to deliver the customer experience your users demand. Read this report now to learn about a real life company that adopted unified IT monitoring and turned itself into an IT leader.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • Downloads // Mar 2014

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

    Powerful and Unified IT Monitoring Software: From physical to virtual to cloud, get the deep reporting and proactive monitoring you need to stay on top of IT performance, availability, and capacity. up.time® has customizable and role-based dashboards to monitor Servers, VMs, Applications, Services and the Network across all platforms, on-premise,...

    Sponsored By Uptime Software