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.

Software-defined perimeter brings trusted access to multi-cloud applications, network resources

How managed network services are evolving to simplify the global WAN

How managed network services are evolving to simplify the global WAN

The managed network services market has traditionally been dominated by telcos that provide a common MPLS network, but that is slowly changing as new approaches are developed.

Software-defined connectivity planned for colocation data centers

Software-defined connectivity planned for colocation data centers

Stateless is working on a new architecture to bring software-defined networking to colocation data centers that are constrained by physical cross-connects.

How SD-WAN can improve your security strategy

How SD-WAN can improve your security strategy

SD-WAN introduces new security options, not previously available with legacy networking technologies, that make it easier to manage and secure network traffic.

Oculeus anti-fraud offering protects against telecom system abuse

Oculeus anti-fraud offering protects against telecom system abuse

Oculeus uses machine learning and behavioral analysis to hang up on expensive fraudulent calls, protecting PBX systems from attacks.

Netsurion eases networking and security challenges

Netsurion eases networking and security challenges

Netsurion combines networking, security and compliance in one solution delivered from the cloud, reducing the need for point solutions and simplifying network and security operations.

Itential puts organizations on the path to the modern network

Itential puts organizations on the path to the modern network

It’s going to take a while to achieve intent-based modern networks, but tools such as Itential’s Intelligent Network Automation solution can help you start the journey.

NetBeez performs active network monitoring from the user perspective

NetBeez performs active network monitoring from the user perspective

NetBeez complements traditional network monitoring, which looks at major components such as servers and routers, with monitoring from the end user perspective.

Apcela optimizes Office 365 performance, improving user productivity

Apcela optimizes Office 365 performance, improving user productivity

Apcela says its Office 365 Accelerator enables enterprises to get the fastest possible Office 365 performance, without commissioning a cloud performance or acceleration effort.

NS1’s Private DNS enables modern applications, DevOps and more

NS1’s Private DNS enables modern applications, DevOps and more

A private version of DNS for use in internal infrastructure is enabling modern applications, DevOps, edge computing, and the shift to IPv6.

OPAQ enables total network security from the cloud

OPAQ enables total network security from the cloud

OPAQ built a global network infrastructure and embedded enterprise-grade security services that even extend to an organization’s endpoints.

Pulse Secure VPN enhanced to better support hybrid IT environments

Pulse Secure VPN enhanced to better support hybrid IT environments

Thanks to more than 100 enhancements, Pulse Connect Secure can better support BYOD and hybrid IT environments where applications are in the data center and in the cloud.

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