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  • How to get a grip on mobile expense management

    Mobile communications are common in today’s enterprises, but the challenges of mobile expense management are daunting. This e-book discusses the challenges and solutions needed to analyze mobile use and manage costs. 

  • OpenDNS

    OpenDNS is the world’s largest reverse DNS service provider. The OpenDNS service is ISP-independent, adds extra features and offers an optional cloud-based security service. OpenDNS does not require software installation and can be set with options f... 

  • network tap

    A network tap is an external monitoring device that mirrors the traffic that passes between two network nodes. A tap (test access point) is a hardware device inserted at a specific point in the network to monitor data. 

  • network management system

    A network management system (NMS) is a set of hardware and/or software tools that allow an IT professional to supervise the individual components of a network within a larger network management framework. 

  • Open Networking Foundation (ONF)

    The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a consortium dedicated to the development and standardization of software-defined networking (SDN). 

  • OpenFlow

    OpenFlow is a protocol that allows a server to tell network switches where to send packets. The packet-moving decisions are centralized, so that the network can be programmed independently of the individual switches and data center gear. 

  • software-defined networking (SDN)

    Software-defined networking (SDN) is an approach to networking in which control is decoupled from the physical infrastructure, allowing network administrators to support a network fabric across multi-vendor equipment. 

  • Wireshark

    Wireshark is an open source tool for analyzing packets and profiling network traffic.  Such a tool is often referred to as a sniffer. 

  • How do I...choose a VPN for my small business?

    A virtual private network (VPN)is a way to use a public telecommunication infrastructure, such as the Internet,to provide remote offices or individual users with secure access to their organization's network. 

  • VTAM (Virtual Telecommunications Access Method)

    VTAM (Virtual Telecommunications Access Method) is an IBM application program interface (API) for communicating with telecommunication devices and their users. 

  • DCE (Distributed Computing Environment)

    In network computing, DCE (Distributed Computing Environment) is an industry-standard software technology for setting up and managing computing and data exchange in a system of distributed computers. 

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About Network Management Software, Tools and Utilities

Network management software, tools and utilities can contribute to top network performance. Here we provide resources and advice from experts to help you choose the best network management software, tools and utilities for your network.