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Network management and monitoring

  • Network intelligence for dumb applications, Part 2

    Part two of this two-part series introduced us to the concept of "network awareness" and "application awareness." In this column, Loki examines the indications of a trend towards a unified "intelligent" network. He illustrates some outward signs and...  Continue Reading

  • Get ready to automate

    After decades of hand-holding, networks are edging closer to becoming automated. While there are still obstacles to overcome, the benefits of enhancing the overall performance of your network through automation are discussed in this featured column.  Continue Reading

  • How to (really) harden Windows clients

    Hardening Windows clients with a long checklist or an auditor's suggestions might be overkill according to contributor Kevin Beaver. Take a look at his bare-minimum checklist and his recommendations for hardening clients according to vulnerability ...  Continue Reading

  • Troubleshooting WLAN connectivity on the network

    This tip looks at potentially troublesome areas an admin will want to consider when troubleshooting WLAN connectivity on the network: the access point (AP), the LAN, the authentication server and routing aspects.  Continue Reading

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