Reviews

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Cisco Nexus 9615

Cisco's Nexus 9516 review: About line rate

For the purposes of testing network gear, what is the appropriate definition of 'line rate'?

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Cisco Nexus 9516 review: How we did it

Details on the test bed and procedures for the densest switch test Network World has performed.

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Cisco Nexus 9516 data center switch aces a grueling high-density stress test

Our test of a Cisco Nexus 9516 with 1,024 fully loaded 50G Ethernet ports - the highest density core-switch test ever done by Network World - found it capable of handling the strain without dropping a packet.

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5 Wi-Fi analyzer and survey apps for Android

A review of five mobile survey apps - iBwave Wi-Fi Mobile, iMapper WiFi Pro, WiFi Analyzer and Surveyor from ManageEngine, Wi-Fi Visualizer from ITO Akihiro, and WiTuners Mobile - for enterprises to small offices.

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REVIEW: 3 free open source reporting tools

Eclipse BIRT, Jasper Reports and Pentaho offer many features similar to costly commercial products, only for free

Does MU-MIMO really expand Wi-Fi system capacity?

Farpoint Group tests whether multi-user, multiple input, multiple output (MU-MIMO) wireless technology delivers on its promise to boost Wi-Fi system capacity and how much gain can be expected.

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9 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools

Here are 9 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools to reveal important details about Wi-Fi networks.

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Gravityscan, keeping WordPress sites safe

If you want to keep your WordPress site free from hackers, you need Gravityscan to find the vulnerabilities

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Review: The 10 best JavaScript editors

Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code, Brackets, and Atom rise to the top, but several others are worth considering

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Review: Tableau takes self-service BI to new heights

Tableau strengthens its case with cross-database joins, browser-based authoring, and geo-analysis improvements

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BlackBerry returns with a surprisingly decent business phone: The KEYone (with video)

BlackBerry's new Android, the KEYone, comes complete with a real keyboard and is strictly for business. According to our reviewer, it's also not bad at all.

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Review: Two higher-end peripherals for your notebook lifestyle

Go ahead and splurge on this fancy webcam and speakerphone.

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Review: The 6 best JavaScript IDEs

WebStorm, Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio Code, NetBeans, Komodo, and Eclipse pull out the stops for JavaScript, Node.js, and friends

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Review: More sleep-related devices to help you get more ZZZs

Another sleep data tracker and 'sound blanket' aim to let me snooze more.

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Network monitoring tools: Features users love and hate

IT pros identify what they like, and don’t like, about network monitoring software from CA, Microsoft, and other vendors.

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Cloudflare wins managed DNS shootout

For many enterprises, deploying a fully built-out DNS network may not be feasible. Thus, many have turned to third-party DNS providers. In this review, we look at four major managed DNS providers: Dyn, Amazon Web Services Route 53,...

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Book Review: Practical Packet Analysis: Using Wireshark to Solve Real-World Network Problems

The 3rd edition of this book will have you confidently using Wireshark to solve the kind of problems you're likely to run into. You'll be capturing and analyzing packets, understanding network protocols, and gaining important insights...

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Microsoft .Net Core: Finally ready for prime time

All Microsoft’s next-gen development stack needed was adequate tooling, APIs, libraries, and documentation. They’re here at last

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