When my wife and I were looking to renovate our garage and landscape the yard, we went online to check our options for financing such an endeavor. Our primary bank, a typical brick-and-mortar operation with relationship managers and personal finance advisors, … [Read more...] about Fintech is making traditional financial services obsolete
Many businesses have, or are thinking about replacing their MPLS network infrastructure with Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN). They want more flexible, open, cloud-based, and cheaper WAN technologies. SD-WAN can provide this. In this blog I’ll talk … [Read more...] about Monitoring SD-WAN Traffic with NetFlow
IT budgets require a lot of thought, but the process of planning, organizing, and presenting your budget doesn’t have to be painful. In fact, a well-developed IT budget can be a focused road map for your IT strategy. You'll avoid “wish list” budgets that … [Read more...] about How to Build a Strategic IT Budget and Get the C-Suite to Recognize Your Value
Although the concepts of artificial intelligence and machine learning are not new, they have recently garnered mainstream attention. As is normal in the technology space, the initial hype makes it sound like a panacea and cybersecurity vendors are scrambling … [Read more...] about What is Machine Learning: The Hype, the Promise, and the Reality
When measuring NetFlow volume, we typically speak in thousands of flows per second. That data is exported over UDP from the network infrastructure to a NetFlow collector. This results in huge streams of data that are proportional in volume to the amount of … [Read more...] about How to Prevent NetFlow Export Storms
The recent SANs 2018 Survey on Endpoint Protection and Response makes clear that point-security solutions are not enough to quell the ever-growing barrage of cyberattacks. The survey polled 277 IT professionals on endpoint security concerns and practices. In … [Read more...] about Endpoint protection isn’t enough: you need network traffic analytics
Data silos, while common, are huge sources of inefficiency in any department or organization. This problem is exacerbated in IT, where any loss of time can incur huge costs. This blog will discuss, from the perspective of NetOps and SecOps, what data silos … [Read more...] about What is a Data Silo and Why is It Bad for Your Organization?
Greetings fellow sysadmins.Either you’re reading this because you’ve just installed Lansweeper too, or else you’re wondering “What is Lansweeper? Is it the Linux Minesweeper?” Well, the answer is no.Lansweeper is an endpoint management tool that I’ve … [Read more...] about Clearing the Mine Field: Scrutinizer & Lansweeper for Network Monitoring
In today’s digital world, nothing is safe. Just today I came across this post that talks about hackers attacking network printers. It’s not far-fetched to think that your printers are a major cyberattack vector, but how can this type of attack affect your … [Read more...] about Network Security Concerns: They’re Attacking My Printers Now?
Let’s talk about the cloud for a minute. A majority of IT infrastructure has been moving to the cloud over the last few years, and for good reason. The cost-saving benefit, ease of administration and space reduction are all good reasons to move your internal … [Read more...] about Scrutinizer SaaS Deployment