Network management and monitoring

  • March 25, 2010 25 Mar'10

    What's the deal with the Cisco ASA firewall shortage?

    Cisco channel partners and users are having difficulty getting their hands on Cisco ASA firewalls. This news surfaced during a SearchITChannel advisory board meeting, when more than one member ...

  • March 23, 2010 23 Mar'10

    CCIE survey: Security skills top all others ... then comes virtualization

    Cisco may be pushing users to acquire blade server skills, but 64% of CCIEs in a recent survey said that risk management and network security will be the most crucial networking skills to have in ...

  • March 23, 2010 23 Mar'10

    NetScout embeds branch office network monitoring probe in Cisco ISR

    NetScout has embedded a virtual branch office network monitoring probe in Cisco's popular ISR router platform, reducing the cost and complexity of getting packet level visibility into branch networks and enabling enterprises to get in place a better...

  • March 15, 2010 15 Mar'10

    Does change management destroy your day?

    An excellent post on the science (and definitely not art) of network troubleshooting on the PacketLife blog last week, resulted in a mini-debate on whether network change andconfiguration ...

  • March 15, 2010 15 Mar'10

    Brocade learns that networking pros aren't like storage geeks

    Network Computing blogger Howard Marks made some good points recently about why Brocade has struggled to sell the Ethernet networking product line it acquired from Foundry back in the summer of ...

  • March 11, 2010 11 Mar'10

    Wireless LAN market on fire, Motorola closing in on Aruba while Cisco slips

    Market research firm dell'Oro Group has published its latest quarterly market update on the wireless LAN industry. According to the firm, the market hit an all-time high in the fourth quarter of ...

  • March 04, 2010 04 Mar'10

    Improving network troubleshooting methodology, IP address management

    A growing airport reinvented its network troubleshooting methodology and approach to IP address management by scrapping a network management product that wasn't working out and replacing it with SolarWinds' Orion product suite.

  • March 03, 2010 03 Mar'10

    Multivendor wireless network management software: APs under one roof

    Multivendor wireless network management software from Motorola may help networking pros who are juggling a patchwork of isolated wireless local area network (WLAN) hardware and management consoles.

  • March 01, 2010 01 Mar'10

    PCI compliance: encryption, firewalls work. IDS and IPS, not so much

    The Ponemon Institute recently surveyed 155 globally certified PCI DSS compliance auditors about how the largest retailers (Tier 1 merchants) are doing with respect to compliance with the credit ...

  • February 24, 2010 24 Feb'10

    IT job market laughs courtesy of Google Reader

    As I was skimming through stories from the RSS feed of a competing publication, I came across these two sequential headlines: "Want a job? Get a Computer Science Degree" and "Boeing prepares to cut ...

  • February 18, 2010 18 Feb'10

    IBM to fold Intelliden into Tivoli behemoth

    IBM gobbled up Intelliden this week. Intelliden bills itself as a provider of "intelligent network automation solutions." Basically it provides  automation around network-based compliance and ...

  • February 17, 2010 17 Feb'10

    Should you lease network equipment or buy new or used gear?

    Vendors like Cisco and HP are offering low lease rates or financing with zero-interest for smaller businesses that are looking to lease network equipment, opening a door for organizations that otherwise couldn't afford big cash-in-hand ...

  • February 10, 2010 10 Feb'10

    ManageEngine: SolarWinds is turning to the Dark Side.

    ManageEngine, an IT management software company that bills itself as a low-cost alternative to the Big Four (IBM Tivoli, HP OpenView, BMC and CA) says that SolarWinds is turning to the Dark Side. ...

  • February 04, 2010 04 Feb'10

    'Save Dynamips' Facebook group pops up in support of Cisco IOS emulator

    So, you heard that Cisco is cracking down on the use of IOS emulators by requiring a license registration key to activate the software on every router in its IOS v.15 update. Angry? Want to stick ...

  • February 03, 2010 03 Feb'10

    Network admin paychecks: How's yours looking?

    Computer Economics has published its new IT salary report, which claims the average IT worker will see just a 1.8% raise in 2010. That's pretty rough.  But in an age where many people are seeing ...