Wired LAN News
October 27, 2017
The latest iteration of the Cisco DNA Center offers a single software console for managing the wired and wireless LAN. The latest technology is sold by subscription.
May 18, 2017
Comcast Business chooses Versa Networks as its managed SD-WAN partner, while Sprint turns to VeloCloud. Also, NEC and Dell EMC announce the availability of their SD-LAN service.
April 08, 2016
By default Windows 10 can download updates from or share updates with nearby peer PCs on the Internet. Is it right that Windows 10 Updates Internet PCs?
April 04, 2016
Brocade said it has struck an agreement to purchase Ruckus Wireless Inc. in a stock and cash deal valued at $1.2 billion. The transaction, expected to close later this year, will add Ruckus' line ...
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Full software-defined networking is elusive in the local area network, but SDN components can help create a LAN that is more flexible and programmable. Users are beginning to explore what SDN elements like centralized management of policies and roles and automated configuration can do to improve documentation, application integration, network monitoring and security.
In this month's cover story, we consider how "SDN-lite" components can change the LAN.
In addition to software driving LAN improvements, software is also furthering advancements in the cloud. In another feature, enterprise experts describe how they are moving toward 100% unified communications in the cloud by retooling IT's focus and building enterprise users' confidence in the technology.
Finally, in this month's Subnet Q&A, read about first responders in California who have found they are better able to fight wildfires and resolve medical emergencies with a stronger Wi-Fi network and greater communications capabilities.Continue Reading
Network pros improve LAN design, especially in automating policies, with software-defined network functions, or 'SDN-lite,' even if true full-featured SDN is still out of reach. Continue Reading
While software-defined networking technology still isn't mainstream, network pros are looking at how 'SDN-lite' principles can improve LAN automation and flexibility. Continue Reading
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Network admins nearly always want to know who's on their networks. This handy PING sweep tool tells them in compact, readable form. Continue Reading
Voice gateways connect VoIP networks to telecom providers and analog phones, while also providing backup call support. But these sensitive devices need proper security. Continue Reading
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The WannaCry TCP port 445 exploit returned the spotlight to Microsoft's long-abused networking port. Network security expert Kevin Beaver explains how to detect and defend such attacks. Continue Reading
The proliferation of mobile devices in the enterprise presents a number of challenges for desktop administrators. Legacy, PC-oriented approaches to device management are no longer adequate because they treat all devices the same.
There was a time when all the devices on a corporate network actually were the same -- the pre-smartphone days. Back then IT only needed the one method of managing and securing the corporate-owned devices. Today employees use smartphones, tablets, hybrid laptops and other devices for work; IT must now manage and secure multiple device types and operating systems, and they have to deploy applications too. But because devices are usually employee-owned these days, admins have to find ways to hook into endpoints without disrupting users' personal applications and data. How can they do it? With security and acceptable use policies, as well as mobile device management.Continue Reading
Our company has users who reside outside the local area network. What's the best way to grant those users access to Outlook Web App? Continue Reading