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 // Sep 2013

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

    Learn why anti-evasion is a critical component for your intrusion prevention system. Sophisticated exploits that utilize advanced evasion techniques are all too common. Decoding and normalizing traffic across the network to detect and combat these attacks is critical for your network security plan.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Identity and Access Management in the Cloud Era

    The explosion of mobile devices, fragmented network access and multiple operating systems makes identity management a big challenge. Centrify through its wide range of products is able to provide firms both basic and advanced identity access management solutions making a fully integrated security possible – across all platforms, across all...

    Sponsored By Centrify

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Business Insight: Enabling User Mobility with Enterprise Security Solutions

    The belief that “work is something you do, not somewhere you are,” is taking hold for much of the corporate work force. Savvy business leaders have embraced the benefits of user mobility, including: Increased productivity Improved customer relationships (through increased face time) Greater resilience in the face of...

    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

    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

    The Wild World of Malware: Keeping your Company Safe Inside

    As the level of cyber-crimes continues to grow, it’s important for IT to understand the latest types of malware and how they work. This is especially true for small- and medium-sized businesses that don’t have the resources to concentrate on network security. Find out how to protect your...

    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 // Aug 2013

    Monitoring Performance in SAP environments

    With a range of critical business systems running on your SAP environment, ensuring optimal performance is essential for business efficiency and customer satisfaction. This white paper evaluates the challenges associated with monitoring the performance of SAP environments and provides key recommendations for ensuring reliable service delivery: Top SAP monitoring...

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

    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 // 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

    IBM Security AppScan 8.7 Adds Support for iOS Mobile Apps

    With the introduction of AppScan 8.7, IBM introduces one of the first application security products to answer the enterprise’s pressing need for iOS application security tooling and end-to-end integration with iOS application platforms, from the mobile device and endpoint functionality to server-side concerns, with an approach that also addresses the...

    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 // Jun 2013

    Why Complexity Is IT Security’s Worst Enemy

    Organizations across the world continue to strive for greater agility, efficiency and innovation. But they also need to cut costs, improve productivity and become more competitive. While this is nothing new, the fact remains that IT is arguably the key department tasked with supporting these needs and ultimately making this...

    Sponsored By Kaspersky Lab

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Your Data under Siege: Protection in the Age of BYODs

    You would be hard pressed to find a single employee who comes to the office without a personal mobile device. Most probably use those devices outside the office to send work-related email messages. BYOD is a reality in today's business world. Is your IT department a roadblock that employees go...

    Sponsored By Kaspersky Lab

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Top five questions you should ask before purchasing a two-factor authentication solution

    Two-factor authentication is critical for safeguarding your company’s critical information. In this technical brief, discover five things to know before purchasing a two-factor authentication solution, and which solution is the best fit for your business.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    The future of email and application is social.

    This white paper examines the state of collaboration in today's enterprise and provides an IBM point of view on how collaboration will evolve, along with how Notes and Domino software will fit into the new collaboration equation.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Rethinking Your Enterprise Security: Critical Priorities to Consider

    In this informative white paper, explore the changing landscape of enterprise security. Learn why traditional security approaches fall short in the face of new and emerging workplace trends, and see how you can address critical security priorities - read on to learn more

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Getting the Most Out of Your Next-Generation Firewall

    Network administrators are encountering the highest levels of change in history as they attempt to balance security with productivity. Rapidly evolving business trends are challenging them to provide widespread but safe Internet access, allowing employees to use legitimate business applications while using their device of choice. Applications have evolved to...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • Podcasts // Mar 2013

    Expenses Product Preview

    When it's simple for workers to enter their expenses, the results are impressive -- lower costs, more accurate accounting, and more timely reimbursements. Watch the video to discover how Workday Expenses allows you to effectively engage your employees and improve the accuracy and timeliness of expense reporting.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Webcasts // Feb 2013

    The new frontier. Securing mobile apps

    Smartphones, tablets, and other app-enabled devices are overtaking PCs as the dominant collaboration devices in enterprises. Many organizations are struggling with understanding the implications of developing and deploying apps to new mobile platforms such as iOS and Android. Which risks should app developers be concerned with? What are the new...

    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

    Integrating Security into Development, No Pain Required

    In this whitepaper, senior SANS Analyst Dave Shackleford discusses new ways developers and security teams can work together to create more efficient quality control processes to improve application functionality and security while minimizing bugs.

    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

    Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data

    Security intelligence solution from IBM help organizations address the most vexing security challenges, including advanced persistent threats, fraud and insider threats. The solution enables security analysts to extend analysis well beyond typical security data using real-time correlation for continuous insight, custom analytics, and forensic capabilities for evidence gathering.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    IBM zSecure Compliance and Administration

    IBM Security zSecure&#8482 Compliance and Administration provides security personnel with the tools to efficiently administer IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF®) 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...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Family Guide – Eight Steps to Building a BladeSystem

    With an unprecedented set of smart innovations, HP BladeSystem - including the new HP ProLiant Gen8 server family - provides the foundation of a self-aware and intelligent converged infrastructure. We’re talking about a cloud-ready infrastructure that can support all your applications on a single platform, with both ProLiant and Integrity...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Top 10 Reasons to Move to HP Blade Servers

    Enterprise and midsize businesses are increasingly turning to blade servers as the platform of choice to deliver the next generation of virtualized applications. Blade servers can yield significant cost efficiencies over rack servers - while taking up a smaller footprint, consuming less power and providing significant advantages in terms of...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Building a Business Case for HP Blades Servers

    If your organization is deploying a new server farm or cluster for any reason - a newly virtualized application or a growing business initiative, perhaps - this is the time to consider blade servers as a cost-effective alternative to traditional rack servers. In most use cases, you will find blade...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Types of Electrical Meters in Data Centers

    There are several different types of meters that can be designed into a data center, ranging from high precision power quality meters to embedded meters (i.e. in a UPS or PDU). Each has different core functions and applications. This white paper provides guidance on the types of meters that might...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Windows 8 and BYOD, Embrace the Trend

    From mobile phone, to tablet, to desktop, Windows 8 delivers cross-platform functionality that today's bring-your-own-device (BYOD) era calls for. To fully meet the personal and professional needs of your end users and IT staff, Dell has designed Windows 8 desktops, laptops, tablets and other devices from the ground up that...

    Sponsored By Dell & Microsoft

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Your IT Environment for Today and Tomorrow: What You Need to Know about the New Windows

    Windows 8.1 is ready to give your business the tools you need to meet your workers' changing IT needs in a way that's reliable, productive and secure. Designed to respond equally well to touch as it does to a keyboard and mouse, read this paper to learn more about how...

    Sponsored By Dell & Microsoft

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Introducing Social Business for the Mid-Market.

    Aberdeen has studied the business practices of 229 mid-sized companies surveyed for the 2011 Aberdeen Business Review and 61 mid-sized companies profiled in Aberdeen's 2011 Social Collaboration Research. Mid-market organization can achieve strategic benefits from optimizing their Social Business deployments and achieving Best-in-Class status. This report provides directional guidance for...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    BYOD Smart Solution

    Today's CIO must deliver innovative business solutions and give employees more freedom to work the way they want - all while reducing IT complexity. Consumer devices have proven to be a cost effective and attractive way to keep employees engaged and productive, but many organizations struggle with securely introducing these...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    BYOD: Device freedom without compromising the IT network

    To understand the challenges Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) poses, it is helpful to understand the business trends that are driving BYOD adoption. BYOD has become one of the most influential trends that has or will touch each and every IT organization. The BYOD trend means much more than...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • Podcasts // Nov 2012

    Payroll Product Preview

    At Workday, we are focused on building solutions ready for the global enterprise. Workday Payroll is no exception--it provides a flexible, configurable single system-of-record for employees, managers, and HR administrators.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    Big Data: Trends, Strategies, and SAP Technology

    The intelligent economy has arrived. The convergence of intelligent devices, social networking, pervasive broadband communications, and analytics is redefining relationships among producers, distributors, and consumers of goods and services. The growth in volume, variety, and velocity of data has created new challenges and opportunities.

    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