Network management and monitoring
- August 09, 2019
The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed, but Park Place Technologies hopes to make Entuity a key component of its multivendor service delivery model.
- June 12, 2019
Ixia launched two new products for networking and security: the Ixia network packet broker, Vision X, for data center visibility and Ixia BreakingPoint QuickTest to gauge device and network security.
- May 20, 2019
The Marconi Mainnet platform provides blockchain security, multi-cloud connectivity, advanced firewalls and secure gateways for decentralized networks.
- October 16, 2018
Networking experts discuss the challenge of finding robust public cloud management tools, how to improve network resiliency and avoiding network exceptions.
- October 11, 2018
The latest version of Cisco Business Critical Services includes limited management of third-party devices and improved detection of an impending hardware failure.
- October 05, 2018
AT&T has linked its IoT services to the blockchain offerings of IBM and Microsoft. The AT&T blockchain effort is aimed at retailers, manufacturers and healthcare organizations.
- September 14, 2018
Mist says its AI platform for WLAN monitoring can now handle hundreds of queries and will use deep learning to flag anomalies before they cause problems for users.
- June 11, 2018
In Cisco Live news, Nyansa upgrades its network performance monitor software to track WAN and Wi-Fi connection problems. Also, A10 adds Kubernetes support.
- April 19, 2018
Blockchain technology use has little value in networking, according to one IT analyst. Analysts also examine IoT security and what might happen to AI if disasters occur.
- April 18, 2018
Cisco DNA Center can now access an additional 620 IoT device profiles. Cisco also introduced this week a couple of Catalyst 9500 switches, including one with 100 GbE ports.
- March 20, 2018
This week, bloggers look at alternative methods in network device monitoring, Europe's GDPR legislation and the integration of low-code platforms within cloud offerings.
- February 22, 2018
Carrier supplier Accedian heads to the enterprise market with the acquisition of French company Performance Vision. Accedian network monitoring tools complement PV's NPM software.
- February 09, 2018
This week, bloggers assess the role of machine learning for network traffic routing, new hurdles for identity management due to the cloud and what to ask AI vendors.
- January 19, 2018
ThousandEyes and Juniper boost visibility for hybrid WANs; IDC records sharp rise in cloud spending; and a vendor group issues specifications for optical 100 Gbps interoperability.
- January 04, 2018
This week, bloggers explore IPv6 prefix complexities, the reasons behind high turnover among CISOs and whether the adage 'just reboot it' holds true with advanced wireless LANs.
- November 22, 2017
The industry is built on 30-year-old code, writes one analyst, and that is one reason why device upgrade strategies often fall short.
- November 16, 2017
Bloggers look into LiveAction software aimed at provisioning resources, the threat posed by the cybersecurity skills shortage and using Linux for data center switches.
- November 10, 2017
New remediation engine in Nyansa Voyance flags the cause of network troubles and recommends changes to correct it. Other improvements include more syslog data for better analytics.
- October 06, 2017
Bloggers explore network redundancy design, WLAN setup using IBwave and creating a secure cloud management plane.
- September 15, 2017
InfoVista releases Ipanema 9.2 as more enterprises transition to internet-only sites or hybrid WAN with MPLS connectivity. Also, Versa Networks teams up with CA Technologies.
- August 17, 2017
ManageEngine launches OpManager Plus, a new deep packet inspection tool; Nyansa broadens analytics for Voyance; and Aerohive premieres a new combined switch-access point.
- August 01, 2017
Cisco predicts blockchain ledger technology could play a role in managing networks built on switches, firewalls and other appliances from multiple vendors.
- July 26, 2017
Savvius Spotlight, a new network traffic monitoring tool, launches; ManageEngine boosts its endpoint monitoring; and Cisco forecasts 'destruction-of-service' attacks.
- July 26, 2017
The latest update to the Mist Wi-Fi management platform makes it more useful for divvying up network access in hotels, college dormitories and apartment buildings.
- June 30, 2017
Cisco has the pieces for building a software-based network management center for the enterprise WAN. But reaching that goal will require integration work and customer hand-holding.
- June 23, 2017
This week, bloggers look into how to manage asymmetrical network traffic flows, Broadcom Trident telemetry and cloud security as part of a data protection strategy.
- June 13, 2017
Cumulus' NetQ system monitors the performance of switching fabrics in large enterprises. The new product is aimed at companies running the Cumulus network operating system.
- June 08, 2017
This week, bloggers look into Uila's user experience tracking capabilities, the growth of SD-WAN, and the difference between implicit and explicit complexity in the data center.
- April 27, 2017
This week, bloggers look into legacy networking technology, the midmarket's cybersecurity skills shortage and Corvil's new Sensor offering.
- April 24, 2017
Aruba's Universal Profiler gives a boost to network device detection and helps administrators keep track of a growing number of things on their networks.
- March 03, 2017
The tech industry's chatter about digital transformation and disruption are scare tactics that shouldn't distract companies from making purchases based on a customer-focused strategy.
- February 01, 2017
This week, bloggers look into whether dropped packets are better than delayed packets, discuss cloud-based shadow IT and clarify the meaning of microservices.
- January 27, 2017
Cisco will broaden its application monitoring portfolio with the acquisition of AppDynamics. But will the vendor make AppDynamics pricing friendlier to smaller businesses?
- January 10, 2017
Gone are the days of dial-up internet and ubiquitous AOL accounts, when Meg Ryan had mail and no one owned a smartphone. Yet, many years and seven iPhone generations later, email -- for all its frustrations and shortcomings -- still reigns as the ...
- December 07, 2016
Networking analysts discuss if a new zero-downtime initiative will be viable and the best way to unlock the value of the hybrid cloud.
- November 15, 2016
Forward Networks and Veriflow Systems have introduced verification technology to help engineers manage corporate networks.
- October 27, 2016
A Riverbed software update blends SteelCentral; Gigamon intros a security appliance; Check Point warns of 2017 ransomware threats.
- September 29, 2016
ICYMI: Talari survey studies the cost of network outages, ARM introduces a chip interconnect system and a study indicates that phishing attacks are taking aim at system files.
- August 23, 2016
The latest Arista CloudVision upgrade has analytics and real-time data collection, which are expected to improve network troubleshooting and security.
- August 18, 2016
This week, bloggers explore antifragile network design and management, networking acquisitions and CISO portfolio management.
- August 11, 2016
Wi-Fi issues dominate performance problems, according to Nyansa; Riverbed studies the effect of the Olympics on corporate networks; Array Networks releases a virtualized ADC.
- June 23, 2016
Startup Apstra has launched a distributed network operating system that manages an IP fabric in a multivendor network.
- June 10, 2016
ICYMI: SolarWinds launches NPM 12; HPE introduces a converged system for machine devices; IDC reports switching and routing revenues remain flat for the first quarter.
- June 01, 2016
This week, bloggers weigh network uptime, workloads in the public cloud and Dell OS10.
- May 12, 2016
Extreme debuts a cloud-based unified manager app for its wired and wireless products, while ExtraHop focuses on branches with new appliance.
- April 06, 2016
Austin, Texas, Cancer Center uses AT&T's Network on Demand to get tumor diagnoses to patients faster.
- January 14, 2016
Cisco has launched a cloud security broker that finds, monitors and analyzes employee use of online services.
- December 09, 2015
This week, bloggers explore a new breed of system management vendors, networking takeaways from the VTech breach, and endpoint detection and response.
- December 02, 2015
In this week's blog roundup, networking analysts explore effective packet editing, cite some significant trends in networking and discuss the evolution of BYOD policies.
- November 19, 2015
This week, analysts explore best cases for packet capture appliance use, network automation and "worst practices" in network security.
- November 03, 2015
The latest iteration of ExtraHop's IT operations analytics platform makes search easier and adds historical data.
- October 29, 2015
In this week's blog roundup, analysts explore network architect challenges, e-commerce delivery and HP's failed effort to remain relevant in the cloud.
- September 21, 2015
The WAN space is becoming interesting with technologies such as VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service), SDN (Software Defined Networks) and Hybrid WAN solutions. Over the past decade, there hasn't been ...
- August 13, 2015
An analyst examines the impact of this year's Black Hat conference, while another one discusses the impact of activist investors.
- August 05, 2015
IT Strategy for WAN Procurement and your organisations specific business strategy The IT strategy element is perhaps one of the most powerful WAN procurement areas because, when used correctly, IT ...
- July 30, 2015
NetScout plans to incorporate security in monitoring; Barracuda upgrades ADCs; and Riverbed improves SteelHead.
- July 10, 2015
Dynatrace has upgraded its Web and mobile app monitoring tools to help companies gauge customer satisfaction.
- May 29, 2015
Dell switches from data protection reseller to innovative vendor; business intelligence heads to the cloud.
- May 13, 2015
I was recently interviewed by a new business startup forum about some of the key aspects of procuring WAN connectivity in the UK. The transcript from that interview has been sent to me for public ...
- May 01, 2015
Vendors claim that their network management systems can do it all, but in a world of virtualization and cloud, is that still true?
- April 30, 2015
CSX is keeping tabs on its vital communications and signaling infrastructure by upgrading its network monitoring capabilities.
- April 24, 2015
Diagnosing application performance problems remains the responsibility of the network manager, regardless of where those apps live.
- April 23, 2015
ICYMI: This week, Juniper upgrades its SRX5800 firewall; Dynatrace announces Best of Web award winners.
- March 31, 2015
Microsoft provides Office 365 MDM at no cost, giving subscribers basic capabilities for mobile device management and the option of upgrading to the paid service Intune.
- March 19, 2015
When pet insurer Trupanion decided to move its network management in-house, it knew it needed a more comprehensive network monitoring foundation.
- February 12, 2015
The recent publicity about Samsung's Smart TV listening in on private conversations has received a lot of public attention, but this latest privacy issue is nothing new to the technology community. ...
- January 30, 2015
Companion resource: The Techtarget version of our free IT Managers step by step Global MPLS Network procurement Mindmap. Every risk, pitfall and opportunity outlined at a glance. In this article, I ...
- January 29, 2015
The evolution of predictive analytics technology continues to be something to keep an eye on in 2015. Although the technique is nothing new to the average consumer – we see it every time Netflix ...
- December 15, 2014
Riverbed Technology has agreed to go private and be acquired by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo for $3.6 billion, or $21 per share in cash.
- November 18, 2014
Do enterprises and other organizations need a CDC-like entity to help them in their fight against cyber attacks? The Society for Information Management (SIM) thinks they might. Madeline Weiss, ...
- November 18, 2014
Organisations should never be forced into a features and benefits conversation with their prospective service providers. The majority of network designs produced by our BT Business partnership ...
- October 29, 2014
Wi-Fi connectivity is a great luxury to have in public places to power your favorite app, but what if your life-saving medical device relied on the wireless LAN to work? Hospitals are using ...
- October 28, 2014
VSS Monitoring offers a low-price network packet broker to network monitoring operations in mainstream, midrange enterprises.
- October 24, 2014
SN blogs: This week, one analyst discusses the importance of incident detection and response; another speculates on the benefits of SDN and DevOps.
- October 06, 2014
If your idea of obtaining good MPLS costs is to throw a spreadsheet of sites together and hope for the best, you might be disappointed. In this article I share some of my experience where projects ...
- October 06, 2014
US readers will no doubt tune out but wait. Although BT IP Clear is a UK based service, the technology refers (as a rule, there are exceptions) to unmanaged connectivity from BT. The US market is ...
- October 05, 2014
It’s not really that hard to come up with a list of global MPLS providers from the usual suspects. There are a few lesser known providers worth considering. If you think about the market place, ...
- September 24, 2014
ICYMI: IBM says its Watson Analytics software makes visualizing big data easier; Orange Business Services announces a new VPN product and Aerohive's next-gen Wi-Fi gets picked up by a Big 6 accounting firm.
- August 22, 2014
SN blogs: This week, analysts say that application ease of use is the most important; FIDO is working on new authentication standards.
- August 20, 2014
ICYMI: Array unveils low-cost WAN optimization; Cisco layoffs are more strategic than you might think.
- August 13, 2014
Riverbed has added three new network configuration management tools to its rebranded Riverbed SteelCentral network performance management portfolio: SteelCentral NetAuditor, NetPlanner and NetCollector.
- August 11, 2014
By Chuck Moozakis Private equity investment firm M/C Partners has a long pedigree in telecommunications investing. The Boston-based firm, formerly known as Media Communications Partners, has ...
- August 08, 2014
I recently read a couple of good article UK MPLS & Global MPLS which got me to thinking about the differences between large and small service providers and how they serve the market ...
- August 06, 2014
Over the years there has been on constant split between UK based organisations vs their US counterparts. The US appear to procure their MPLS capability as wires only, i.e. self managed vs the UK's ...
- August 05, 2014
Riverbed Technology conducted a short survey of Interop attendees at its booth during the Las Vegas conference in April, but the findings didn't stay in Vegas. The survey of IT professionals ...
- August 01, 2014
Amtrak's announcement to upgrade its on-board Wi-Fi emphasizes the pressure on the transportation industry to provide faster service at a low cost.
- July 31, 2014
SolarWinds adds software-based deep packet inspection to flagship network monitoring application.
- June 23, 2014
Bentley University's networking team shared ExtraHop monitoring tool with admins in other IT silos to end the cross-silo blame game.
- June 19, 2014
ThousandEyes is this month's SearchNetworking Network Innovation Award winner for its network performance platform.
- June 10, 2014
Juniper, Aruba announced a partnership to converge their respective wired and wireless LAN technology for simplified network management.
- June 05, 2014
What's the term for when you're just throwing things out there to see what works? Spitballing? I'm just spitballing here. I think Juniper Networks should start selling Junos, the operating system ...
- June 03, 2014
A Silver Peak and ESG survey reveals that deploying virtual machines allows disaster recovery that wouldn't be possible otherwise.
- May 13, 2014
A community college improved troubleshooting and capacity planning by replacing half a dozen management tools with NetCure.
- April 14, 2014
As the large group of IT administrators and engineers filed into the IPv6 session at this year's Interop Las Vegas, they probably were expecting to hear yet another boring lecture about the ...
- April 04, 2014
Enterprise IT teams must address security pitfalls, assign BYOD policies for personal devices in the workplace, says vendor panel at Interop 2014.
- April 02, 2014
Fluke unifies its Visual TruView network appliance and OptiView XG tablet for increased visibility into network performance monitoring at Interop.
- April 01, 2014
TSO Logic introduces a data center energy consumption dashboard application that's tailored to C-level executives.
- March 14, 2014
With APN Aware, Talari Networks promises customers they can track performance across both primary and backup WAN links in real time.
- March 12, 2014
Aruba BYOD management is bolstered by its new Mobility-Defined Networks' architecture, which includes updates to Aruba ClearPass, AirGroup and AirWave.
- March 04, 2014
Like Tinker Bell, network engineers can work magic by sprinkling fairy dust on formerly dormant equipment. And it doesn't cost a cent.