Networking

This section includes all our networking content. Essentially anything of interest to a network administrator. Related sub-category is wireless networking.




Software-defined WAN may seem like an ideal solution, but it can also add complexity to a network, and in the end, that can negate its...

The Darker Side of SD-WAN Service Insertion


Much of the world seems to be moving to mobile devices, which makes mobile device management more important than ever. But how do you...

7 Tips For Selecting an Enterprise Mobile Device Management Solution


Content delivery networks (CDNs) can be a quick and efficient way to deliver your content to users. But they aren't always the best option.

3 Situations Where You’re Better Off Not Using a CDN


Many businesses are turning to public cloud options, but is it the right move for your organization? Here are some things to consider when...

5 Questions to Ask Before Moving to Public Cloud


Everyone knows that modern cars have computers, but have you ever really thought about their extent? Here we explore the Controller Area...

Your Car, Your Computer:  ECUs and the Controller Area Network


Those just starting out in the field of networking may be unsure of what is most important for them to focus on. Here we examine some of...

6 Computer Networking Basics to Know


Microsoft Active Directory is inherent upon DNS, but that doesn't mean it requires Microsoft DNS, even though the vast majority of networks...

Dismissing the Myth that Active Directory Requires Microsoft DNS


Group Policy is a powerful tool that aids domain network managers in delivering application settings to computers and users to keep them...

5 Things You Didn't Know about Group Policy and Active Directory


The battlefield no longer has to be a physical space - war is now taking place in cyberspace. White hat and grey hat hackers combat...

The Cyber War Against Terrorism


Gone are the days when the power of your network was defined by your hardware - now everything is going virtual. Software-defined...

Network Virtualization:  A New Framework


Equipment doesn't last forever, and when it's time for routine maintenance or any kind of repair or replacement, the proper procedures must...

Using the Method of Procedure (MOP) for Effective Network Change Control


Proper network management is essential, and that requires the proper data and metrics. Key performance indicators (KPI) provide that...

The Role of KPIs in Network Management


When routing large numbers of data packets, scalability is essential. There are many ways to achieve this, but the Border Gateway Protocol...

Border Gateway Protocol and Routing Scalability


The Diameter Signaling Protocol has numerous advantages over its predecessor, RADIUS, including its support for authentication,...

The Role of Diameter Signaling in Today's Networks


The web has become a tool that nearly everyone uses on a daily basis. But this hasn't always been the case - the World Wide Web has gone...

A Brief History of Web Development


Secure networks are critical for business. Here security experts share some of their secrets.

Top Must-Know Network Security Tricks


There are a number of network virtualization platforms out there, but each has its strengths and weaknesses. Choosing the right one...

What to Consider When Choosing a Network Virtualization Platform


Enterprise security is a multifaceted endeavor, often requiring multiple tools to protect against threats. OpenDNS is a tool that attempts...

Aggregated Security with OpenDNS


VPNs are becoming easier to set up than ever before. Here we examine how to set up VPN connections on several of the most popular types of...