Many ISPs filter bogon connections because bogon IP addresses have no legitimate use. If you find a bogon or bogus IP address in your firewall logs, it is likely due to a misconfiguration or someone intentionally creating a bogon connection for malicious purposes. This blog provides guidance on how to detect bogon connections with Plixer Scrutinizer and potentially discover other vulnerabilities that would compromise an enterprise network environment.Read more
As OEMs continue to invest in WAN optimization, what differentiates vendors’ capabilities so that enterprises seek to scale their infrastructure? In this blog, we’ve created a matrix defining functionalities that help enterprises save money, manage their application performance, and secure their network. The matrix displays the strengths and benefits of each SD-WAN vendor and how they can evolve their WAN ecosystem.Read more
When exploring how digital advertising affects users on a daily basis, you may wonder what solutions are in place to monitor complex systems in real time. Think of searching for the latest Apple iPhone: it only takes this one search and then you’ll get iPhone ads in your email and in between your daily search for other items. This is called adtech and it focuses on a targeted demographic or subject through direct advertising. This blog explores adtech, but first we need to understand how the adtech ecosystem works.Read more
When speaking with customers about what they need to support their infrastructure, the thing we hear most is “network performance monitoring.” This blog will share my insight on what is network performance monitoring, tools utilized, and methods to use Scrutinizer for monitoring network performance.Read more
As enterprises seek to expand 5G/LTE or MPLS networks, they must set SLAs. Inside of those SLAs, key performance indicators (KPIs) drive the progression of the network. With the expansion of SD-WAN deployments, network administrators need assurance that the KPIs of branch sites align with their current infrastructure. Tracking the performance of how the applications connect to their assigned virtual private network (VPN) and DSCP class enables the service provider to validate the SLA performance of a potential problem and resolve it swiftly.Read more
Enterprises are seeking proactive approaches against potential breaches in their network and prefer passive approaches to detect vulnerabilities. But as technology evolves and become more complex, enterprises face challenges adhering to IT compliance standards. With limited visibility, SecOps can’t perform threat forensics and help their organization maintain compliance.
Enterprises are seeking a secure monitoring solution that performs encapsulation. Encapsulated Remote SPAN (ERSPAN) identifies visibility gaps and vulnerabilities, but using it enables flow data to passively monitor on one or more ports or VLANs, and then sends traffic to the target destination. ERSPAN transports mirrored traffic over an IP network and ensures better network reliability and availability.