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May 01, 2003
If your company could have T1 service without paying to install the T1 line, wouldn't it be a no-brainer? If Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access Inc., or WiMax Forum, has its way, that very scenario may become reality in just a few years...
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A mesh network is a local area network (LAN) that employs one of two connection arrangements, full mesh topology or partial mesh topology. Continue Reading
Definition: Learn what a variable-length subnet mask (VLSM) is and how it allows network engineers to reduce the number of wasted IP addresses in each subnet. Continue Reading
Definition: Learn what the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model is and how its seven layers of functions provide vendors and developers with a common language for discussing how messages should be transmitted between any two points in ... Continue Reading
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Chose Zabbix over Nagios but wouldn’t suggest an in-house Zabbix implementation without a technical staffPowered by IT Central Station
Valuable Features: Open Source: All the sources for all the products are Open Source, so you can use a complete product from the start. There are...Continue Reading
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Our county has more than 110,000 residents. The county’s IT department supports every elected and appointed county entity, including courts,...Continue Reading
ZABBIX is a 'all-in-on' and 'true opensource' monitoring solution but needs needs improved reporting functionsPowered by IT Central Station
Valuable Features: This software is the most powerfull monitoring tool that I know. Actually since 2005, when I started to work with ZABBIX,...Continue Reading
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Individual branch offices often become islands from the perspective of a corporate wide area network (WAN) manager. This can be overcome by implementing a model that organizes branches into a manageable structure. Branch IT management can be tricky.... Continue Reading
Device relationship management (DRM) is enterprise software that enables the monitoring, managing, and servicing of intelligent devices over the Internet. Continue Reading
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Expert Michael Gregg answers a reader question about Snort and the interfaces it uses. Continue Reading
Security expert Michael Gregg notes the risks to enteprise security that mobile devices may cause. Continue Reading
Security expert Michael Gregg fields a question about unknown network cards gaining access to a user's network. Continue Reading