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Handy, fast, free: Network tools for your iPhone and Android phone

Downloadable network analyzers, remote access apps and testing utilities turn your iPhone and Android smartphone into powerful network tools.

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Durham County goes Cisco for enterprise network ops and security proficiency

Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and DNA Center are now key parts of Durham County, North Carolina’s enterprise growth.

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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.

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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.

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4 ways next generation NPMD solutions reduce risk in network transitions

Use these four next-generation NPMD best practices to ensure and optimize network performance when introducing new technologies and capabilities.

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REVIEW: Zabbix delivers effective, no-frills network monitoring

Open-source Zabbix network-monitoring software has the granularity enterprises need but requires a lot of manual configuration and has some limits on exportable reports.

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Are you seeing what I’m seeing?

Network and application performance monitoring have become the de facto standard for meeting service delivery expectations for enterprise IT. But if IT operations personnel aren’t seeing the same picture as the user, how can they see...

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REVIEW: Nagios Core - Network monitoring software with lots of plugins, steep learning curve

Nagios Core is open source, free and has good documentation, but it could use a streamlined install process, updated Web interface and better configuration options.

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Does your network have a trade imbalance?

Tariffs, trade balances and networking – help the network do what the business needs.

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What is Nmap? Why you need this network mapper

While there are many monitoring tools available to network administrators for port scanning and network mapping, Nmap is the de facto standard. Here's why.

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Multi-cloud monitoring keeps Q2 integrated operations center humming

Q2 used to be a .Net shop with a traditional three-tier architecture and SQL backend. Now it’s transitioned to an open-source microservices architecture enabled by container technologies.

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Prepare for the future without net neutrality

With the end of net neutrality, it is important for organizations to prepare for any potential changes in their internet service.

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REVIEW: Icinga - Enterprise-grade, open-source network-monitoring that scales

Icinga's management software is well-documented, easy to install and has plenty of plug-ins, but could benefit from an easier install

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Get a better angle on your network monitoring with application management

Optimize your network management and monitoring tools by using application management tools too.

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REVIEW: Observium open-source network monitoring won’t run on Windows but has a great user interface, price

Observium’s network monitoring software is mature platform with good documentation, but won’t export data from its Web interface.

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Network performance monitoring market poised for explosive growth

At $2.1 billion and growing, new network analytics technologies are redefining what's possible for enterprise networkers.

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Getting grounded in intent-based networking

This package provides essential information to help networking pros weigh if and when to jump in on IBN.

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How network verification differs from monitoring, and what it’s good for

Organizations are using continuous network verification to move from reactive to proactive operations.

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Debunking today’s dominant automation myths

There should be no doubt that automation is a robust and powerful tool if implemented in the right way. But let's get past the falsehoods, shall we?

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Network analytics will change everything

Network analytics will redefine IT's abilities to handle the complexities of today's enterprise access networks.

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