Linda Musthaler

Linda Musthaler is a Principal Analyst with Essential Solutions Corp. which researches the practical value of information technology and how it can make individual workers and entire organizations more productive. Essential Solutions offers consulting services to computer industry and corporate clients to help define and fulfill the potential of IT.


Simplify the process and cut the cost of data migration and data acceleration

In the years 2000, 2007 and 2011, Bloor Research undertook research studies on the costs and challenges of data migrations. Their 2011 study showed that the average budget for a data migration project is $875,000. Despite spending...

Distil a deluge of threat information to respond in minutes, not months

We know the indicators of compromise, but are they relevant to your organization? BrightPoint says it can tell you in minutes if you are under attack

Lacking broad visibility into your network? This cloud-based tool might help

Kentik Detect is a cloud-based service that allows customers to upload their flow, SNMP and BGP data into a single system at multi-terabit scale

Silver Peak's SD WAN solution boosts application performance

Silver Peak is bringing its WAN acceleration expertise to the SD WAN market. Its Unity EdgeConnect solution is said to deliver private line-like performance and security over regular broadband connections.

Want fewer security incidents? Get your users to change their risky behaviors

Each year, companies spend more and more on IT security solutions, but they dilute their technology investments by failing to invest in security awareness training for their people. A recent Aberdeen report shows that security...

How to protect sensitive files while making them available for sharing and collaboration

Sharing files is important but risky. FinalCode has a way to encrypt files and attach usage permissions to protect confidential information in a persistent way

Prevalent tames the challenges of assessing thousands of vendors for risk

Customers are said to realize a 3x improvement in the number of assessments they can perform while reducing costs by 30-50%

Insider threats can't mask their behavior from Gurucul's risk analytics

Security solutions that analyze behavior on the network are becoming more common. Gurucul looks at an identity's behavior from multiple dimensions to pinpoint truly risky activity.

VeloCloud's SD-WAN puts packet steering on steroids to optimize performance

Branch device enables locations to use inexpensive Internet connections for rich applications like voice and video.

Cloud Access Security Broker keeps usage data on-premise as you discover, analyze and secure cloud applications

Tool from ManagedMethods addresses the pervasive problem of Shadow IT in the cloud

What if you could virtualize whole cloud systems?

Bracket Computing has developed a virtualization layer that changes the behavior of underlying cloud service provider building blocks to deliver enterprise-grade infrastructure as a service

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