2020 WAN Optimization Guide

You’re likely familiar with the concept of a “wide area network,” or WAN. But just to refresh, WANs are simply a type of network spanning a large geographical location. Businesses use these types of networks to transfer information from office to office, between staff and clients, or to work with suppliers. In my experience, businesses … Read more 2020 WAN Optimization Guide

How to Scan for Any Device IP Address on a Network With Tools

Amid predictions that 75.44 billion devices will have internet connectivity by 2025, IP address management has become a fundamental housekeeping and security concern for any networking admin. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to endow more and more devices with smart capabilities, networking grows more complex, making IP-centered network security measures a business imperative. … Read more How to Scan for Any Device IP Address on a Network With Tools

How Do Sysadmins Monitor Network Traffic? Network Monitoring Best Practices

When you’re managing a large network, it can be hard to keep on top of the many various components. When something stops working, troubleshooting needs to be done as quickly as possible before the problem affects your end users—and with a complex network, the troubleshooting process can take a while. The last thing you want … Read more How Do Sysadmins Monitor Network Traffic? Network Monitoring Best Practices

2020 Guide to Network Latency – How to Check, Measure, and Reduce Network Latency

One of the worst things to experience with your network is a sudden slowdown. Slow networks can be a disaster if you’re in the middle of an important business process, trying to impress a client, or rushing to complete an urgent task.  High latency can become increasingly problematic as networks grow bigger, as having more … Read more 2020 Guide to Network Latency – How to Check, Measure, and Reduce Network Latency

What Is Network Intelligence (NI)?

Network intelligence might sound a little scary, like an artificial intelligence computer gone rogue, but the reality is less terrifying. As networks get more complex, organizations choose and deploy more complicated network technologies, products, and services. This allows people and businesses to perform more technical, high-power tasks, but it can also potentially open networks to … Read more What Is Network Intelligence (NI)?

What Is Network Topology? Best Guide to Types and Diagrams

The configuration, or topology, of a network is key to determining its performance. Network topology is the way a network is arranged, including the physical or logical description of how links and nodes are set up to relate to each other. There are numerous ways a network can be arranged, all with different pros and … Read more What Is Network Topology? Best Guide to Types and Diagrams

How to Identify and Troubleshoot the Most Common Network Problems in 2020

When you’re having problems with your network, nothing can feel like a bigger headache. You can’t figure out where the problem is or what’s causing it, and as soon as you solve a problem with one machine, another problem pops up somewhere else. But troubleshooting and identifying network problems can be straightforward. There are some … Read more How to Identify and Troubleshoot the Most Common Network Problems in 2020

Network Scanning How-To Guide

Network scanning can offer critical insights into devices and performance, making it easier to troubleshoot issues. Scanning your network regularly is important for ensuring the network and devices on it are functioning healthily. Here’s how to go about scanning your network to understand what devices are on your network, view how they’re performing, and understand … Read more Network Scanning How-To Guide

Best Network Scanner Tools and BONUS FREE Quick Guide to Finding IP Addresses on a Network

Network scanning is a necessary task, but it can start off simple and rapidly become more complicated as your business gets larger. Manually finding IP addresses on your network is possible, but why do it yourself when there are so many tools to help you? Not only can network scanning tools help you find IP … Read more Best Network Scanner Tools and BONUS FREE Quick Guide to Finding IP Addresses on a Network