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Chris Bihary

Chris Bihary has been in the network performance industry for over 20 years. Bihary has established collaborative partnerships with technology companies to complement product performance through the integration of network test access points. Previously, Bihary was Managing Partner at Network Critical.

Recent Posts

The Smarter Things Network TAPs Do to Make Your Security Program Stronger

on 12/6/18 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Network TAPs Network Design Network Security
Make no mistake – securing your organization from outside cyber threats is one of the most difficult and challenging aspects of IT. In all likelihood, attackers are continually probing your network, seeking passwords, vulnerabilities or unprotected ports to gain entrance and privileges. Today it seems as if you need an army of appliances – firewalls, intrusion detection, forensics and more – to properly protect your organization.
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Don’t Choose The Wrong Network TAP

on 11/22/18 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Network TAPs Network Design
If you’ve previously read the Garland Technology blog, you know the importance that network TAPs have with regard to guaranteeing your network security and visibility. These devices provide a complete copy of traffic, passing data to your critical monitoring tools and applications. It’s essential to understand that not all network TAPs are made the same. From speed and materials to functional characteristics, do you know which TAP you need to protect your network?
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Back to Basics: Packet Capture & Analysis

on 11/8/18 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments |
Network monitoring and analysis tools aren’t new topics by any means, but as with everything, sometimes it’s great to go back to the basics and get a refresher.  While security tools and trends tend to get all the attention, it’s important not to forget how important packet capture is to long-term business success. Packet capture is the ultimate troubleshooting tool for your network.  After all, if you really want to know what’s going on in the network, you need to capture traffic.
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Optimize your Network Design for Intrusion Detection Systems

on 10/25/18 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Network Design In Band Security Appliances
With today’s heightened threat levels, many companies are shoring up their defenses and adding an intrusion detection system (IDS) to their security stacks. By constantly monitoring network and system activities for malicious activity or policy violations, IDS applications can alert security administrators to breaches that may otherwise go undetected. Knowing that an IDS is only is good as the information it receives, how do you physically connect the IDS to the network to ensure that it receives 100% of the traffic?
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How much is network downtime costing your company?

on 8/23/18 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Network Security Network Design Network TAPs
If your website is down, your organization is losing money. It’s as simple as that.  And if your company website is down, it’s likely part of a larger issue affecting the network. So whether the lost revenue comes from lost sales if you’re an ecommerce site, a decrease in productivity of your employees who can’t access the whole network, engineering costs to resolve the issue, or negative impacts to the brand, the costs quickly add up.
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The 6 Levels Of Thwarting Network Security Issues

No matter what type of organization you have, you always run the risk of a network security issue. There are internal risks, of course, and every business has connections to outside vendors that introduce your network to the unknown.
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