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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...

network diagnostics / server room / data center

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.

network / data center

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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Automation advancements bring netops and devops teams into the future

Automating independent tasks by applying templates will help accelerate the bulk of the work and simplify the entire deployment process.

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Network verification: predicting the future of complex networks

A new kind of automation uses math to help ensure business goals continuously match reality.

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Riverbed enhances its SD-WAN performance-monitoring platform

Riverbed's SteelCentral provides an end-to-end view of the user experience, monitoring applications, network traffic, devices and infrastructure from one console.

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Increase your network security: Deploy a honeypot

Deploying a honeypot system on your internal network is a proactive measure that enables you to immediately detect an intruder before any data is damaged or stolen.

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Why network operations should care about AppDynamics

Network engineers can use AppDynamics to quickly diagnose the cause of poor application performance. And if the network is the problem, use the tool to resolve it faster.

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