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Adopting an application-centric architecture
Read about how networking professionals view applications and how their jobs have changed as a result of a network-centric view. Get expert advice on how to make the most out of application-aware firewalls; discover whether or not your security strategy can handle networked facilities management; and get expert advice on session-based application-aware routing. Finally, learn about application performance monitoring tools and how they work.
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Today's enterprise application-aware firewall technology offers a host of features to manage application and Web 2.0 traffic. Expert Michael Cobb takes a look at the features and how to make the most of them.
Linking building and power management systems to converged Ethernet networks brings new security concerns.
Application-aware traffic management technology that exists today just doesn't cut it. This Fast Packet blogger would like to see session-based application-aware routing that provides visibility of session state, application behavior and bandwidth use.
Application performance monitoring tools must provide visibility to everything from storage I/O to remote end-user access and a whole lot in between. Here’s what your monitoring tools should show.