David Strom

David Strom writes and speaks about security, networking and communications topics for CSO Online, Network World, Computerworld, and other publications. He can be reached through his web site, or on Twitter @dstrom.

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VPNs can complement SASE

VPNs can complement SASE

New protocols help keep VPNs relevant in the face of secure access service edge and zero-trust network access.

4 networking best practices learned from the Atlassian network outage

4 networking best practices learned from the Atlassian network outage

Software vendor posts detailed analysis of what went wrong to help others avoid the same fate

Linksys Velop boosts home network throughput

Linksys Velop boosts home network throughput

If you are going to invest in smart home tech, you want a solidly performing wireless network throughout your house. There are two ways to increase performance: one is to optimize the connection between you and your ISP. The other is...

Apple v. Amazon v. Google: How to pick a home network hub

Apple v. Amazon v. Google: How to pick a home network hub

This is the second in a series of articles on how to successfully and securely deploy smart home technology. The first decision you need to make in your smart home journey is selecting the right ecosystem.

Zix wins 5-vendor email encryption shootout

Zix wins 5-vendor email encryption shootout

In this review, we looked at five email encryption products, four of which employ encryption gateways and one that’s end-to-end. The gateways usually rely on plug-ins to Outlook and browsers so you can continue using your existing...

Review: Microsoft Windows Defender comes up short

Review: Microsoft Windows Defender comes up short

Windows 10 anti-virus tool works well for consumer devices, but management quirks limit its enterprise usefulness.

7 trends in advanced endpoint protection

7 trends in advanced endpoint protection

After extensive testing of 10 advanced endpoint protection products, we have identified a series of broad industry trends.

First Look: Google’s Pixel C tablet is sexy but won’t replace your laptop

First Look: Google’s Pixel C tablet is sexy but won’t replace your laptop

Pixel C is the first all-Google Android tablet. It has a 10.2-inch screen and is designed to be used with a companion keyboard that also doubles as a protective cover. The tablet isn’t quite a total replacement for your laptop but it...

Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on hyper-converged infrastructure

A quickly evolving market with newcomers and some old-timers too

Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on VDI

Learn how VDI can help your organization navigate shifts in business, and user needs

Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on moving legacy apps to the cloud

There are many benefits to migrating legacy apps to the cloud—and many paths to success. This guide explains how to make that transition.

REVIEW: Email encryption has gotten so much better, so you’d be crazy not to use it

REVIEW: Email encryption has gotten so much better, so you’d be crazy not to use it

Hushmail, Virtru, HP Voltage, Datamotion, AppRiver, ProtonMail, Tutanota offer options for protecting emails from prying eyes.

Review: Single sign-on tools offer impressive new capabilities

Review: Single sign-on tools offer impressive new capabilities

Centrify edges Okta and OneLogin in seven-vendor shootout.

These organizations will train, mentor and help you find your next job for free

Looking for a career change? These initiatives are committed to preparing you for a new job in the tech sector in your community

Paying too much for cloud services? These five tools can help cut your cloud costs

Paying too much for cloud services? These five tools can help cut your cloud costs

While it is great that cloud providers base their fees on what resources you actually consume, the various elements of your bill are daunting and complex, to say the least.

Review: Portnox, Extreme lead NAC pack

Review: Portnox, Extreme lead NAC pack

Network Access Control (NAC) products continue to get better and easier to use.

Why Israel could be the next cybersecurity world power

There are plenty of cities in the U.S. that want to lay claim to becoming the "next" Silicon Valley, but a dusty desert town in the south of Israel called Beersheva might actually have a shot at becoming something more modest, and...

Uptime simplifies system and server monitoring

Uptime simplifies system and server monitoring

Server and systems management tools have long been too expensive and too complex to actually use without spending thousands of dollars on consultants. Uptime Software has been trying to change that with a product that can be installed...

Teaching entrepreneurship family style

Teaching entrepreneurship family style

Not everyone can grow up with a parent who launches new tech companies, but those who do have some lessons to share with the rest of us.

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