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  • USENIX LISA 2010: Special coverage

    USENIX LISA 2010 is a conference covering large installation systems administration. Keep up-to-date on all coverage from San Jose here, and don't miss a single update from USENIX LISA 2010. 

  • Interop New York technology trends: Hype or ripe?

    Which Interop New York technology trends are ripe and which are hype? Interop New York experts will be discussing, virtualization, converged data center networks, cloud computing, and the all-wireless enterprise, but only some of these technologies w... 

  • CCNA quiz: Test your skills from routing configuration to VLANs

    In this CCNA quiz, you can test yourself on a number of skills found in the CCNA certification study guide, ranging from Cisco IOS router configuration to setting up VLANs with Cisco switches and monitoring spanning tree protocol operation. 

  • VLAN guide for networking professionals

    Virtual LANs (VLANs) are LANs with definitions that map workstations based on anything except for geographic location. In this VLAN guide, you will learn about VLANs as they relate to server virtualization and WLANs and find VLAN configuration tips a... 

  • IP network design guide: Managing an IP-based network

    Network design underlies the performance of your enterprise IP network. This four part guide by Cormac Long offers you a comprehensive roadmap to designing IP-based networks, from the basic principles involved to the more complex finishing touches. 

  • 2010 predictions: Will Cisco certification changes affect networking?

    Cisco certification expert David Minutella explains whether IT networking pros will be affected by upcoming changes this year in this 2010 prediction piece. 

  • 2010 predictions: Important computer networking questions to ask

    Learn which computer networking questions will help you plan your corporate IT budget. Our panel of experts reveal 2010 predictions which highlight trends to keep an eye for this year. 

  • Network user management

    While networking professionals protect their network perimeters, they must be just as careful to manage users on the inside. How can admins enforce network security policies and allocate user permissions? Take a look at these problem user profiles to... 

  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet tutorial: Connecting data centers, storage, LAN and beyond

    As IT teams build 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks, they'll have to choose the right 10 Gigabit Ethernet cabling and components in order to ensure data center optimization and prevent latency in the network. They''ll also need to be sure their networks a... 

  • Interop Las Vegas 2009: Special news coverage

    Keep up with what's happening at Interop Las Vegas 2009 in this conference coverage. Read about network management, network security, networked application delivery, automation, WAN performance, unified communications, virtualization, wireless, the n... 

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  • Application switch testing: An easy RFP guide

    Application switches do a lot more load balancing these days. So network professionals doing application switch testing must consider everything from DPI to basic transport, according to a new Tolly Group RFP guide. 

  • Firewall Resource Guide

    This guide is a compilation of resources that explain what firewalls are, how they work, vulnerabilities, troubleshooting, configurations and more. 

  • Which key is which?

    A look at the differences between symmetric and asymmetric keys. 

  • Desktop icons

    This tip discusses a good trick for creating desktop shortcuts for users, so they will be available to all your users. 

  • VPN acronym roundup

    A VPN acronym roundup, how the terms relate, and some clues to help you figure out which VPN technology is right for you. 

  • Network service provider

    Exactly what is a network service provider? Get the low-down with our handy definition. 

  • Sharpening your network skills -- Hands-on wins hands-down

    When studying networking, theory and practice should go hand-in-hand. 

  • NetFlow (Cisco)

    NetFlow is a network protocol developed by Cisco for the collection and monitoring of network traffic flow data that is generated by most Cisco routers and switches.  

  • protocol

    In information technology, a protocol (from the Greek protocollon, which was a leaf of paper glued to a manuscript volume, describing its contents) is the special set of rules that end points in a telecommunication connection use when they communicat... 

  • router

    In packet-switched networks such as the Internet, a router is a device or, in some cases, software in a computer, that determines the next network point to which a packet should be forwarded toward its destination. (Continued...) 

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