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 // 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

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Surviving the Technical Security Crisis

    As new threats emerge every day, the need for qualified security staff is growing. But there aren’t enough people with technical security skills to go around. That gap is leaving organizations exposed. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by IBM, 92% of security leaders...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // Jan 2014

    How Monitoring Systems Reduce Human Error in Distributed Server Rooms and Remote Wiring Closets

    Surprise incidences of downtime in server rooms and remote wiring closets lead to sleepless nights for many IT managers. Most can recount horror stories about how bad luck, human error, or just simple incompetence brought their server rooms down. This paper analyzes several of these incidents and makes recommendations for...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    The “Upwardly Mobile” Enterprise

    Senior managers from hundreds of enterprises around the globe, in multiple industries, with a range of titles, were asked about their mobile strategies and current level of success.

    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

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Big Data, Big Risks

    The cloud computing landscape continues to realize explosive growth. This white paper outlines what IT and security professionals need to know about the significant security risks of big data, including critical security vulnerabilities, risks, and challenges, key business and technical issues such as controls, privacy, and compliance and effective and...

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • Case Studies // Jan 2014

    MageMojo Boosts Security and Ensures Availability Using F5 Solution

    Magento e-commerce hosting provider MageMojo needed to improve security after a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that took its site offline at the worst possible time: Cyber Monday. Consolidating its DDoS mitigation and firewall needs in a high-performance F5 solution, MageMojo strengthened both its security posture and its business.

    Sponsored By F5

  • Analyst Briefings // Dec 2013

    NSS Labs Network Intrusion Prevention System Product Analysis- IBM GX7800

    Learn how IBM performed in the latest NSS Labs testing, exploring the security effectiveness and performance characteristics of the GX7800 intrusion prevention appliance. This analyst paper covers: How IBM achieved an exploit block rate of 95.7% Ratings for stability/reliability and evasion Performance ratings based on "real-world" scenarios

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    The Benefits of an Integrated Approach to Security in the Cloud

    As cloud computing gains more traction, more businesses are beginning to align their security strategy to better manage the privacy and compliance challenges of this new deployment model. Indeed, cloud models are being used not only to add compute and storage resources, they are also becoming an imperative for data...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Transforming Your Voice, Video and Collaboration Infrastructure - The IBM Journey Toward Unified Communications for Mobile and Social Collaboration

    A recent IDG survey of CIOs revealed that those using virtual desktops now say the biggest benefits are increased simplicity and a more productive and mobile workforce. Find out how other companies are using virtual desktops to: Drastically cut IT investment costs Simplify management across multiple platforms...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 2013

    Best Practices for Selecting a Vulnerability Management (VM) Solution

    With attackers using increasingly-sophisticated ways to break into systems, manual methods of locating and inspecting devices on your network are no longer enough. The right Vulnerability Management (VM) solution can monitor your environment, enabling you to: discover devices running in your network, determine whether they are vulnerable to attack, find...

    Sponsored By Qualys

  • 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 // 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

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Comparing Data Center Power Distribution Architectures

    Significant improvements in efficiency, power density, power monitoring, and reconfigurability have been achieved in data center power distribution, increasing the options available for data centers. This paper compares five power distribution approaches including panelboard distribution, field-wired PDU distribution, factory-configured PDU distribution, floor-mount modular power distribution, and modular busway, and describes...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Anti-Evasion: Why It's a Critical Component of Intrusion Prevention Systems

    As the number and severity of cyber-crimes continues to grow, it’s important to understand the steps cyber-criminals take to attack your network, the types of malware they use, and the tools you need to stop them.

    Sponsored By Dell 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 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 // Aug 2013

    The Promises and Pitfalls of BYOD

    Find out how to let employees use personal smartphones, tablets and laptops for work purposes while protecting your network from malware, data theft and unauthorized access.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Leverage Security Intelligence for Energy and Utilities Companies

    In this solution brief we delve into the topic of how to leverage security intelligence for energy and utilities companies and show how IBM Security Qradar solutions help smooth the wat to a secure smart grid.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Boosting Enterpise Security with Integrated Log Management

    This white paper explains an integrated approach for reducing potential security risks and facilitating compliance, and introduces how IBM® Security QRadar® Log Manager can help organizations stay a step ahead of the latest security threats.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Enterprise Information 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 // Jul 2013

    Creating the Ultimate Security Platform

    It may sound counterintuitive, but business security challenges aren’t always only about security. Sure, keeping the bad guys out is the ultimate goal. But the challenges an organization faces every day are just as likely to be about the cost of providing security or the administrative hassles of ensuring regulatory...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Identity and Access Management Buyer's Guide

    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 // Jul 2013

    Beyond the 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 // May 2013

    Develop an Intelligent Disaster Recovery Solution With Cloud Technologies

    If you're unhappy with the state of your current disaster recovery operations, IBM is offering a must-read Q and A. In this interview, IBM cloud experts share their insights on how cloud computing can provide nearly instantaneous failover and failback of critical business applications. This type of speedy recovery keeps...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Algorithmics and IBM Platform Computing Solution for Financial Markets

    This paper describes best practices on how to spread the computational demands of advanced risk analytics across a dynamic grid computing environment. With a more advanced and capable computing infrastructure, banks can move from reactively measuring risk to actively managing risk based on timely insights drawn from rigorous analysis, all...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • eBooks // Apr 2013

    7 Steps to Next-Gen IT Managed Services

    Managed service providers are expanding their service offerings and adopting a more active role in the management and planning of their clients’ IT infrastructures. How can your business stay up-to-date with the most recent industry trends? This eBook presents seven steps to creating a next-generation IT managed services business. Learn...

    Sponsored By LabTech 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 // Feb 2013

    Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data

    Learn about the latest security intelligence solution combining IBM Security QRadar SIEM and IBM InfoSphere Big Insights technologies helping organizations address the most vexing security challenges, including advanced persistent threats, fraud and insider threats. The solution allows security analysts to extend their analysis well beyond typical security data using real-time...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    IT Executive Guide to Security Intelligence

    This white paper discusses how security intelligence addresses accurate threat detection shortcomings and empowers organizations—from Fortune Five companies to midsize enterprises to government agencies—to maintain comprehensive and cost-effective information security. In particular, it will show how security intelligence addresses critical concerns in five key areas: Data silo consolidation, Threat detection,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Delivering Success that Scales with the Largest Enterprises

    IBM Security QRadar solutions power some of the world’s largest, most successful security intelligence deployments. The award-winning IBM® QRadar® Security Intelligence Platform collects, correlates and monitors even the highest data volumes and supports the rich customization that large organizations require—without the cost and complexity associated with first-generation security information and...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    IBM zSecure Compliance and Administration

    IBM Security zSecure Compliance and Administration provides security personnel with the tools to efficiently administer IBM Resource Access Control Facility through simplified security administration. It helps security staff measure and verify the effectiveness of their mainframe security settings and policies. It also automates audit reporting and monitors security events to...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // Feb 2013

    Virtualizing Disaster Recovery Using Cloud Computing

    Given the demands of an around-the-clock world, organizations need to start thinking in terms of application continuity rather than infrequent disasters. With faster recovery time and reduced costs, cloud-based business resilience can provide an attractive alternative to traditional disaster recovery. Read this paper to learn how organizations can use cloud...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // Mar 2012

    Success in the cloud: Why workload matters

    This paper shares IBM's observations and recommendations with respect to workload affinity for cloud computing. It describes the quantitative and qualitative value that IBM has achieved with six common IT workloads that have transformed the way whole groups of IBM users do their jobs, enabling them to speed new development...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    The Evolution of Business Resiliency Management

    A white paper details IBM’s approach to planning, managing and executing business resilience and continuity across six defined layers of resilience. It also covers recent trends and best practices used in today’s evolving business resiliency management programs, as well as IBM’s portfolio of business continuity and resiliency services....

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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