Posts Tagged ‘networking’

Book Review: Networking Bible

November 15th, 2012 Leave a comment
Book Review: Networking Bible

By Barrie Sosinsky Networking can be a difficult topic to wrap your head around: there’s a great deal of information and history that goes into current networking protocols, and quite often even someone with a very good practical handle on how to get networks up and running will be in the dark when it comes to the theoreticals behind these networks. Unfortunately, practical application will only get you so far- planning and implementing large, complex networks does require some theoretical background and grounding in the implementation and history of networking practices and protocols. True to its name, the Networking Bible aims to… View full post »

Brand Name Switches: Worth the Cost?

January 25th, 2011 (Guest Blogger)Leave a comment
Brand Name Switches: Worth the Cost?

The vast majority of network administrators have their preferred networking vendor. Whether it’s Cisco, Juniper, or HP, you’ll often hear the same old chestnuts come down from the server room. Very often, the search for a good switch is drowned out by two sides – those who insist you have to pay dearly for quality, and those who insist a switch is a switch, and the 48-port gigabit offering from anywhere is going to suit you just fine. In today’s IT world, the answer matters quite a bit. There is a very understandable need, especially in the recent years, of saving… View full post »

Best Free Android Apps for Network Professionals

October 28th, 2010 (Guest Blogger)Leave a comment 1 comment
Best Free Android Apps for Network Professionals

Network professionals often find themselves on call. All too often, something simple pops up during these on-call periods that could be quickly resolved with the right tools. As a result, many network professionals find themselves lugging around a laptop “just in case”. However, Android phones are now capable of running a number of network applications that can greatly simplify those quick fixes. While they won’t replace the PC versions and they won’t always solve your problem, these 7 applications are indispensable to a network professional and may even save you from dragging out your laptop. Ping This handy… View full post »

IPsec Site-to-Site VPN Best Practices

September 22nd, 2010 (Guest Blogger)Leave a comment
IPsec Site-to-Site VPN Best Practices

It has been a common case for enterprises to implement a site-to-site VPN solution to connect its central office to remote offices. In some cases when leased line is the primary path between the two locations, site-to-site VPN can serve as a backup solution if primary path is to fail. Obviously, if you have to select the right site-to-site VPN solution today, there are lots of options out there with companies like Cisco and Juniper dominating that market. In order to build the right and affordable solution – you should thoroughly analyze your requirements. Will you require a built-in redundancy and… View full post »