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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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Detect The 5 Common Threats Of Network Downtime

Network downtime is a costly reality of running a business, and unfortunately, it’s more likely to happen to you than not. If Google, Amazon and the United States Government have dealt with such issues, it’s a safe bet that you’re going to run into them as well.
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Design-IT Solutions: How to TAP a Wireless Access Point

on 4/17/18 8:00 AM By | Jonathan Devoy | 0 Comments | Network TAPs Network Design DesignIT
The addition of wireless connections or “Wi-Fi” to networks has provided a cost-effective way to allow endpoints to communicate with both back-end resources and each other. Traditionally, copper cabling would need to be run throughout a building and an RJ45 ethernet port would need to be available at any location where there could potentially be a computer. On the backend, this causes a significant increase in networking equipment: patch panels to support each run and switch ports to support each network link. With wireless, an access point (AP) can be placed in an open location and provide connectivity to multiple endpoints while only utilizing a single port on a switch.
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The Legacy Effect on Industrial Networks

on 4/12/18 8:00 AM By | Patrick Nixdorf | 0 Comments | Network TAPs Network Design Industrial Ethernet
If you read enough articles about the evolution of industrial networks, you might think the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is set to take over the world. And while it’s important to plan ahead for the significant changes that IIoT will require, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
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3 Places to TAP Your Network

Now that we’ve gone over reasons why you want to utilize network TAPs in your network, the next logical question to answer is, Where do you TAP your network?
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Network Visibility - The Rise of the Aggregation Layer

on 3/22/18 8:00 AM By | Greg Zemlin | 0 Comments | Network Design Network Visibility/Monitoring
Sole reliance on SPAN ports for network visibility and monitoring has been on the decline for years. IT teams realize the inherent limitations of SPAN ports and have shifted in favor of the traditional 3-tiered approach to network visibility.
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