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.

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    IBM Security Services Cyber: Security Intelligence 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 // Jun 2014

    Forrester Report: Bring ROI to your BYOD - Japanese

    IBM recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment that companies realized by engaging IBM to implement a “bring your own device” program.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Maximizing Your Virtual Environment

    Virtualization is in high demand these days because it reduces costs while increasing business efficiency and agility. But deploying and managing virtualization can be very complicated and, if not done correctly, can lead to issues with network and storage capacity, performance and server sprawl. Read this white paper to learn...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Evolution: 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...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Building the Mobile Enterprise - A checklist for putting mobile first in your organization

    Mobility is now a business fact of life. Will your organization be one with mobile capabilities or a truly mobile enterprise? The new IBM white paper “Building the mobile enterprise: integrated, secure and productive” explains the difference and offers a checklist of eight key items to consider when planning your...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Leverage managed services: Availability, Reduce Outages, Access Skills and Cut Costs

    Studies show there are many reasons organizations turn to managed services, from reducing outages and cutting costs to tapping into a broader IT skill set. IBM Integrated Managed Infrastructure Services can help achieve all of these things, enabling you

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Video: Improve Visibility and Threat Detection with Security Intelligence and Big Data

    Increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals, insider threats, fraud, and advanced persistent threats, plus the pervasive use of social media, cloud and mobile computing are dramatically changing the security environment faced by corporations today. Watch this video and learn how these exposures can be addressed with IBM's integrated Security Intelligence and Big...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Bring ROI to Your BYOD - Forrester Documents Benefits of Managed Mobility

    IBM recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment that companies realized by engaging IBM to implement a “bring your own device” program. In this study, you’ll learn how to improve workplace flexibility, reduce overhead and admin costs and increase productivity.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Using Encryption and Access Control for HIPAA Compliance

    Since 1997 Fortrex Technologies, Inc. has been providing IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance advisory services and solutions. In this white paper Fortrex explores how encryption, access control and file access audit logs from Vormetric can Contributes to HIPAA compliance and exempt from notification requirements of HITECH.

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    2014 Insider Threat Report

    The 2014 Vormetric Insider Threat Report - European Edition represents the result of analysis of interviews with 537 IT and Security managers in major European enterprises around the question of insider threats. Insider threats have expanded from the traditional insiders to privileged users of systems and the compromise of internal...

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • 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

  • Webcasts // Jun 2014

    Mind The Gap: Surviving The Technical Security Skills Crisis

    Gain insights from a recent Forrester and IBM study on the global IT security skills crisis Are you having a hard time finding and hiring qualified IT security staff – and retaining them on staff? If so, you are not alone. There is a widespread technical security skills crisis, and...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    SAP and Sybase: A Marriage Made in Database Heaven (IDC)

    Examine information about SAP and Sybase, a year after their merger, provided at analyst briefings in May, 2011. These briefings were held at the SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Orlando, FL, and the Sybase Analyst Summit in New York.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Bring Your Own Device Policy Guidebook

    Since 2008, Aberdeen research has been tracking a radical transformation taking place in the enterprise: more and more organizations are permitting, even encouraging employees to bring their own mobile devices into the workplace to be used for work purposes. While at first appearing to radically lower the cost of enterprise...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    2014 Ponemon Cost of Data Breach Study

    The 2014 Global Cost of Data Breach Study from Ponemon Institute, sponsored by IBM, Showcases How much could a data breach cost your organization? This report provides benchmark data based on actual experiences of organizations in United States

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    IBM Security Services 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index

    When IBM talked to 1,000 clients about security attacks that occurred in 2013, three things became abundantly clear: criminals are relentless, every business—across every industry—is affected, and your perimeter may have already been breached. Read the white paper to learn the findings from the analysis of billions of security events...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Analyst Briefings // Jun 2014

    IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly - Q1 2014

    Understand more about the latest IT security threats. This report is an analysis of the security landscape, designed to help organizations better understand the latest security risks. Download this comprehensive report and learn how: Security incidents have been steadily rising in 2013. Cyber-criminals use malicious code...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Success in the Cloud:  Why Workloads Matter Observations from IBM's own Cloud Transformation

    As IBM has learned through its own cloud transformation, the actual value cloud computing can deliver depends on the applications you choose for migration. When matched to the right workloads, cloud can deliver game-changing value. When applied to the wrong workloads, cloud’s comparative value can be reduced or even lost...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Get more out of cloud with a structured workload analysis

    Adopting cloud technology is a reasonably easy decision. Figuring out when and how to get the most value from cloud computing is the next—often more challenging—step. This white paper shows how a robust analysis of your workloads can help identify candidates for target cloud environments, by asking key questions,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 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

    Mobilising Your Infrastructure: The Fast Lane to Success

    Nowadays, cloud applications and services let mobile users overcome the memory capacity and processing power limitations of mobile devices. Learn more how growth of mobility impacts monitoring network and application performance, user behaviour and user expectations-by reading our report.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • 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

  • Webcasts // May 2014

    On-demand Webcast: Internet of Everything: What it is and why it matters to IT

    By 2018, it’s projected that 9 billion devices will be connected to the “Internet of Things.” To top it off, many analysts argue that the web will encompass more than just devices, evolving into an “Internet of Everything". But what are these networks really? And more importantly, what do...

    Sponsored By Citrix Online

  • 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

  • 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 // Apr 2014

    Cutting the Cost of Application Security

    Web application attacks can result in devastating data breaches and application downtime, costing companies millions of dollars in fines, brand damage, and customer turnover. This white paper illustrates how the Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall provides a Return on Security Investment of 2090% by preventing data breaches and website downtime....

    Sponsored By Imperva

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    VMware AlwaysOn Workplace Solution for Financial Services

    Exceptional customer interactions result in satisfied customers and long-term engagements. Yet meeting customer expectations can prove difficult—and costly—if frontline employees cannot access critical client data or financial services applications because the data center or their desktop is down. As financial services firms look for ways to increase both customer and...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • Webcasts // Jun 2014

    Financial Services Mobility Webinar brought to you by VMware and IDC

    What you will take away from the webinar: Perspective on today’s mobile financial enterprise Drivers and business imperatives for the growth of mobility Transformative nature of mobile innovation Style of IT that mobility brings to the financial enterprise

    Sponsored By VMware

  • Webcasts // Jul 2014

    Not Enough: IPSs and NGFWs Leave Dangerous Gaps in Enterprise Security

    Network security solutions are no longer enough to protect enterprises. Despite huge investments in the latest intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and next-generation firewalls (NGFWs), companies are still getting hacked. To protect against web-based threats, organizations need a web application firewall. In this on-demand webinar, Research Director Adam Hils of lead...

    Sponsored By Imperva

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Maximize your UC&C Outcomes

    Unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions like Microsoft® Lync® are transforming the workplace. With presence, real-time voice, HD video, and rich collaboration capabilities seamlessly integrated into their office productivity suite, today’s employees can engage customers and connect with colleagues and partners from anywhere, at any time, using any device. Read...

    Sponsored By HP US

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Preparing for IEEE 802.11ac

    This business white paper discusses the history that led to the IEEE 802.11ac standard and the considerations you need to weigh before you decide to deploy it. This new WLAN technology is being introduced in the market in two waves. Topics that will be addressed in this paper are: ...

    Sponsored By HP US

  • 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 // 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 // Jan 2014

    The Smart Disaster Recovery Strategy for Desktops Desktops as a Service (DaaS)

    Most organizations believe that in the unlikely event of a natural disaster or major power outage, their disaster recovery (DR) plan will keep them up and running. But the reality is, these events happen more often than you think and most DR plans aren't up to snuff. They typically cover...

    Sponsored By Desktone

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    BYOD & the Implications for IT: How to Support BYOD without Putting Your Company at Risk

    The predictions that many industry pundits have been making about the rise of BYOD (bring your own device) are coming to fruition. The surprise is that it is happening at a much-accelerated rate at businesses of all sizes, around the world. While BYOD is increasingly important for employee satisfaction, it...

    Sponsored By Desktone

  • Webcasts // May 2014

    On-demand Webcast: Beyond High Availability

    Information has become the lifeblood of most enterprises, and competitive advantage goes to those organizations that can make data available to decision-makers anytime, anywhere and in whatever context needed. This is often difficult to accomplish in today's siloed environments in which data is often maintained within legacy environments. In addition,...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Accelerate ROI: HP IT Process Automation and Orchestration paper

    Learn how IT can to be 3-4 times more productive and save your organization $25-100K USD a week. This informative whitepaper will look at the numerous benefits to deploying a next-generation, IT process automation solution. It outlines practical examples for realizing rapid return on investment (ROI) in IT operations and provides...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    3 Ways to Save Software Costs Paper

    This paper discusses the potential for radically improving cost efficiency with a well thought-out Software Asset Management (SAM) strategy. It aims to improve understanding of the SAM discipline, including the challenges it poses as well as the tactical and strategic advantages it offers. Furthermore, it lays out a high-level plan...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Protecting IP Data from Loss and Theft

    This white paper describes the shortest path to reaching the prevention stage of data loss and data theft incidents without bringing data flows to a grinding halt. The paper presents an expanded view of IP and outlines six steps an organization can take to deploy data security controls. Read more...

    Sponsored By Websense

  • 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