Networking

Administrator 02/09/2021

The pandemic and the consequent move to remote working, working from home, and the move to e-commerce have highlighted IT Security’s role in the IT workplace.  Networks must be efficient, responsive, and above all, secure.  They must be resistant to DDoS and other external attacks,  prevent malware attacks as far as possible and provide a […]

Administrator 01/21/2021

Whether in an organisation or providing hosted services, any IT department needs to monitor server performance.  Users generally rate service levels on such subjective things as online response times, which critically depend on server performance. Servers can and do go down, either through human error, mechanical failure, or other external reasons.  In all businesses, downtime […]

3 Common SD-WAN Deployment Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Administrator 05/12/2020

Most major network suppliers including Cisco and HP have taken up the concept of the Software-Defined Network (“SDN”), intending to move to a full-blown Intent-Based Network (“IBN”) in the future. Simply put, an SDN reduces the capital and operational costs of network infrastructure by automating the basic configuration and management of the network. This moves […]

4 Best Practices to Ensure That Your Firewall Is Still Providing Protection
Administrator 03/02/2020

Preventing unauthorised access to corporate networks is a major priority for most network managers. A firewall is an essential brick in the wall against hackers, and network managers need to pay close attention to it.  Changes in network organisation, updates to existing systems and introduction of new applications can all change the optimal configuration of […]

5 Things to Look Out for a Network Monitoring Tool
Administrator 02/12/2020

A key element of the management environment in any IT Networking scenario is the ability to manage and monitor network activity. It is usually split into two main areas, network security and network performance management. To be sure there are areas where requirements will overlap, and information from one may trigger activity in the other.  […]

Administrator 12/18/2019

Recently, WiFi has moved from large corporate environments to implementation of home networks for home and small business offices, domestic internet connections and other IP based applications such as home security and CCTV. Network designers need to keep some practical issues in mind when designing WiFi implementations. There are no real shortcuts to a good […]

5 Ways SD-WAN can simplify your network management
Administrator 06/21/2019

As business networks have evolved, they have become increasingly complex as digital convergence requires that they support different applications, including data, voice, and other media content.  In addition, separate applications like CCTV and Access Management may also run on the same infrastructure. Network management from design and configuration onwards is no longer a simple task. […]

Are people the key to Network Automation success?
Administrator 04/12/2019

The current drive by the major network equipment manufacturers and software houses towards network automation is driven by several, potentially competing factors.   These factors include the inevitable budget pressure on IT departments to do more with less. Current pressures include moves towards a Cloud environment, and the demands of the mobile warrior who needs access […]

How to prepare your workplace for 5G
Administrator 03/14/2019

The big buzzword nowadays in IT is 5G.  Many companies are rushing pell-mell to tell everyone how much better their technologies will work under 5G.  However, a lot of this chatter is smoke and mirrors.  Part of the chatter that is not heard so much is that 5G is a migration, not an epoch-changing event […]

Administrator 02/18/2019

There is a new concept coming through IT Networking.  Software Defined (“SD-WAN”) networks provide a self-configuring self-healing environment.  The design is such that SD-WAN will lead ultimately to Intent Based networks, where the network will add self-learning to the mix where the network will define its own architecture and redefine it as usage changes and […]