• March 30, 2009 30 Mar'09

    After the CCNA: Cisco certification on the way to your CCIE

    Training for the CCIE can happen in a class or on your own. CCNA certified pros have to plan their next move and our Cisco certification expert, David Minutella, discusses options in this expert response.  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2009 28 Mar'09

    Mobile broadband forecast bright, but there's no joy in ARPU

    Mobile broadband traffic projections are through the roof in the next five years, but the surge doesn't apply to wireless operator ARPU, or wireline provider ARPU, for that matter. Providers need to find value-added services that help them compete ...  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2009 27 Mar'09

    Linktropy v4.0

    Linktropy WAN emulation appliances simulate link bandwidth, delay, packet loss, congestion, and other network impairments to test the performance of applications over any type of wide area network. Uniquely combining test lab-level precision with ...  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2009 27 Mar'09

    Cisco Network Analysis Module (NAM)

    As enterprises are faced with the challenge of delivering applications and services in complex IT environments, Cisco NAM provides comprehensive network and application visibility to reduce management complexity, optimize usage of network resources ...  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2009 27 Mar'09

    NetScout's nGenius K2

    Complexities will continue to mount as businesses build out modern IP networks that handle WAN applications. Plenty of companies (Cisco, IBM, Intel and EMC, to name a few) have invested heavily to help IT teams deliver the "modern IP network," but ...  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2009 27 Mar'09

    Will 802.11x wireless products be compatible with 802.11n?

    In 2009, we will see a new wireless standard emerge addressing 802.11x product compatibility issues. Wireless networking expert Lisa Phifer explains how current wireless devices may become outdated, in this expert response.  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2009 27 Mar'09

    How to find an SSID and identify neighboring WLANs

    Wireless network expert Lisa Phifer explains what an SSID is and how to identify and differentiate between neighboring WLAN identifiers in this expert response.  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2009 27 Mar'09

    NetQoS ReporterAnalyzer 8.1

    NetQoS ReporterAnalyzer, the network traffic analysis module of the NetQoS Performance Center, captures a rich set of traffic statistics from Cisco IOS® NetFlow or other IPFIX-enabled routers and switches to identify which applications and users...  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2009 27 Mar'09

    OmniPeek 5.1.4

    OmniPeek is an exciting new platform that operates in both wired and wireless environments. It monitors, archives and analyzes packets and flows to allow administrators to quickly identify problems. In addition to handling the day-to-day monitoring ...  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2009 27 Mar'09

    Network Performance Center 4.0

    The NetQoS Performance Center unlocks the intelligence needed to quantify network and application performance across an entire organization. Via a single Web-based management console, users can access a top-down view of all applications -- data, ...  Continue Reading

  • March 26, 2009 26 Mar'09

    Mobile app stores deliver little direct revenue but are critical for ARPU

    While carriers aren't getting a big cut of the app store pie, their revenues still depend on the increasingly popular e-storefronts to cut churn and draw in new customers -- as well as sell new, ARPU-driving services.  Continue Reading

  • March 26, 2009 26 Mar'09

    Managing network problem users: The Downloading Disaster

    With this second entry in a new series about network problem users, SearchNetworking.com looks at users who download by the gigabyte, for legitimate purposes or otherwise, and what networking professionals can do to keep these users from slowing ...  Continue Reading

  • March 26, 2009 26 Mar'09

    Telecom Timeout: Video investments

    This week's video blog looks at vendor moves to invest in content-enabling technology, broadband stimulus grant distribution, service provider IPTV plans, and a host of additional telecom essentials.  Continue Reading

  • March 26, 2009 26 Mar'09

    Silver Peak NX Appliance release 2.0

    Silver Peak leverages a variety of real-time network optimization techniques to maximize application performance across the WAN while minimizing IT operational costs. These include: - Network Acceleration to overcome WAN latency. - Network ...  Continue Reading

  • March 26, 2009 26 Mar'09

    aCelera Virtual Appliance for Application Acceleration

    Certeon's aCelera Virtual Appliance for Application Acceleration software is the industry's first and only virtual appliance to deliver acceleration, virtualization and manageability when remotely accessing applications throughout a distributed ...  Continue Reading

  • March 26, 2009 26 Mar'09

    Metro network complexity: Time to cut the Gordian knot?

    Service providers have built multi-service metro networks with high-functioning equipment, but metro networks are now complex and expensive to operate. This IDC report looks at why carriers need to consider alternatives to get the service velocity ...  Continue Reading

  • March 25, 2009 25 Mar'09

    Rise of the occasional telecommuter will expand WAN demands

    Managers of wide area networks (WANs) will face challenges as the ranks of employees who telecommute swell to a quarter of the workforce by 2016.  Continue Reading