In the new enterprise network reality, boundaries have blurred: the internet is central and out of your control. A modern approach to network analytics is now more important than ever. The good news is that it’s possible to get vastly better insights from network traffic data than ever before, due to the power of cloud and big data systems. The key is to link that network traffic data and show the benefit to the broader business. In this webinar guest speaker Forrester analyst Andre Kindness and Kentik Co-founder and CEO Avi Freedman will help you understand:
- The changes in enterprise networks that make modern network analytics a must-have
- Why it’s so important to combine network data with business context
- Examples of business intelligence driven by network data in IT organizations today
- How you can gain the business advantage that modern network analytics offers
Jim Meehan, Director of Solutions Engineering at Kentik, reviews using Kentik Detect for network peering analysis and planning purposes. This can be used by service providers, content source networks, and CDNs. Because Kentik Detect correlates flow data with other variables at full resolution, it gives organizations easily understood information to prioritize traffic for cost and performance.Read more >
Automation. Everyone wants it, even if not every one can readily switch to it. Manual workflows are still quite common in today's networks and while Linux supports manual workflows, some traditional network operators find administering networks with the standard Linux network commands challenging.
With NCLU, Cumulus Linux makes manual workflows first class citizens in the network operator toolchain. Designed to please both Linux admins and traditional network operators, the primary goal of NCLU is to ease and simply the manual operation of networks.
Watch this webinar and learn:
- Why command line still matters, and what the characteristics of a good CLI look like
- How to simplify Linux network administration with NCLU
- How traditional network operators can start to reap the benefits of Linux networking
- Some everyday examples of network administration using NCLU
How do you balance protecting your company and keeping IT costs low? Join Verizon and Palo Alto Networks and learn about our new virtualized network security solution. This Security as a Service offering provides a best-in-class prevention-focused network platform in simplified service tiers. It offers subscribers flexible purchasing and service delivery models without sacrificing advanced threat protection.
Join this webinar to learn how to:
· Strengthen your network defenses while simplifying management.
· Get the security your network needs with flexible, cost-effective options.
· Give yourself time to focus on your business.
Additionally, we will explore Palo Alto Networks’ Security Lifecycle Review, a free tool that helps you understand the business and security risks your organization faces, providing an opportunity to review the findings and take action. The review looks into known and unknown threats and integrates existing Application Visibility Report data with WildFire™ cloud-based threat analysis service, SaaS-based application visibility, and more.
To serve their citizens, federal/national, state and local governments must gather, create, or process sensitive information. As various high-profile breaches have demonstrated, this data is not sufficiently protected, particularly from the insiders whose actions are responsible for the majority of public sector security incidents. Traditional network security focuses on detecting outsiders attempting to steal data or disrupt network operations, but does little to monitor or limit the actions of legitimate users that make mistakes or deliberately misuse data. User and directory controls verify legitimate users, but they won't prevent accidental disclosure of sensitive data, exfiltration of sensitive data by legitimate users, or insiders with stolen credentials from accessing data. Preventing security incidents and protecting government information requires a comprehensive, organization-wide access approach that can accommodate the context of individual users, the data they need access to, and the limits on what they can do with that data.
The Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform prevents security incidents while fully enabling user productivity by granting access contextually to those who need it, and denying it to all others. This, coupled with denying all applications that are not needed by the organization, immediately reduces a government organization’s threat posture. Join us to learn more.
Simplified, cost-effective security delivered from the cloud is the groundbreaking path more and more organizations are taking – out of need, necessity, and convenience. Whatever your reason, these resources are designed to help you understand how you can move your organization’s networking and security from a state of complexity to a state of simplicity.Read more >
IT organizations are rapidly moving towards more efficient Opex models that incorporate the Cloud and game changing approaches like Software Defined Networking. What is the role of traditional Network Management in the presence of SDN and ‘Network-as-a-Service’ solutions for the Enterprise that are driven from the Cloud? Join Paul Congdon, CTO of Tallac Networks, for a discussion on the future role of Network Management in modern Enterprise campus networks.Read more >
As the volume and diversity of mobile devices on your network continue to rise, so does the need to ensure that every device is safe. Cybercriminals leverage vulnerable endpoints as backdoors to the network and according to Gartner "by 2017, the focus of mobile breaches will shift to tablets and smartphones from workstations."
As the attack surface of your network continues to multiply with each new device, network access control is essential to securing your assets and critical infrastructure.
Attend this webinar to get a complete understanding of NAC functionality and how you can leverage visibility, policies, and automation to secure the critical edge of your network, including:
- Safe Onboarding – Allow users to self-register their devices securely, to reduce the burden on IT Staff
- Device Profiling – Identifies and classifies every device on the network to provide greater visibility
- Endpoint Compliance – Ensure every device is safe enough to join the network, to reduce risk
- Network Automation – Dynamically provision network access based on policies that leverage user, device, and location
- Security Automation – Capture and automatically execute complex investigative workflows that are time consuming and error prone
- Rapid Threat Response – Dramatically reduce the time required to contain compromised or infected devices
Join Cumulus Networks & Mesosphere to learn the drivers behind the growth of containers in data centers of all sizes. We'll explore the top uses for containerized operations and discuss the implications on the network.
In this presentation you will learn:
• Ways that you can use new network softwares to maximize visibility and connectivity within your container environments.
• How to improve reliability and simplify operations in the cloud.
• Free tools available to you to test and monitoring and managing containerized networks
Join Cumulus Networks and guest speaker Andre Kindness from Forrester as we explore the latest technology shifts in data centers today. As cloud, containers, microservices and other technologies become more and more mainstream, software must be architected in new ways to address these smaller components.
All of this is impacting the the data center network, and we will talk through some of the ways that organizations can address the changes in the ever more complex data center. If you are an I&O professional, watch this webinar to see how you can simplify deployment and maintenance in the modern data center.
How do network operations teams at leading web companies like Pandora maintain the highest possible user experience? By relying on Kentik's big data analytics to gain insight, drive automation and deliver performance.Read more >
Packet buffer memory is among the oldest topics in networking, and yet it never seems to fade in popularity. Starting from the days of buffers sized by the bandwidth delay product to what is now called "buffer bloat", from the days of 10Mbps to 100Gbps, the discussion around how deep should the buffers be never ceases to evoke opinionated responses.
In this webinar we are joined by JR Rivers, co-founder and CTO of Cumulus Networks, who has designed many ultra-successful switching chips, switch products, and compute platforms, to discuss the innards of buffering. This webinar will cover data path theory, tools to evaluate network data path behavior, and the configuration variations that affect application visible outcomes.
In episode 2 of our series on automating network configuration, we will dive deeper into the how-to's for managing an automated network in production. We'll walk you through the model of CI/CD (Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery), including deploying changes with more confidence than you could before. We'll show you how Cumulus Linux simplifies much of automation thanks to simplifications and innovations in configuration from CLAG to Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Come prepared for a lively webinar with real-time demos and active audience participation.Read more >
Network automation may seem passe now; seemingly everyone knows how to do it. You want to join the ranks, but where to begin? And what does the journey look like? In this 2 part webinar, we'll go from soup to nuts on automation of network configuration, from downloading Ansible to doing continuous integration and continuous development with network operations. Along the way, we'll demonstrate how Cumulus Linux simplifies much of automation thanks to simplifications and innovations in configuration from CLAG (Chassis Link Aggregation) to OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) and BGP (Border Gateway Protocol).
Even if you think you know BGP unnumbered, come see how we've simplified it even further. We'll walk through configuring L2 networks, L3 networks, and VxLAN overlays.
Over the next several years, ESG sees organizations adopting a security operations and analytics platform architecture (SOAPA) that ties together best-of-breed cybersecurity tools. Wire data—full L2-L7 analytics—from network security analytics platforms will play a key role in these SOAPA portfolios because of its real-time nature and because every threat must necessarily traverse the network. This webinar will explain the SOAPA approach and how wire data fits, and will include use cases for integration and orchestration of wire data with other security tools such as SIEM platforms.Read more >
According to the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 93% of compromises occur within minutes. Traditional security tools do not have the "shutter speed" to detect and remediate these threats fast enough. By analyzing network behavior on the wire as it happens, correlating it with threat intelligence, and then orchestrating remediation actions, organisations gain the capabilities needed to conduct "hand-to-hand" combat against cyber adversaries.Read more >
Voice quality monitoring is essential for anyone, whether Service Provider or Enterprise, with voice deployed in their network. It is an indispensable capability – from either a business or operational viewpoint – in the network infrastructure, and is often costly and complex. VeloCloud VQM allows you to monitor, diagnose and proactively troubleshoot network issues before they impact business-critical voice communications.
This webinar discusses:
- The tangible benefits of the VeloCloud VQM solution
- Explains how VeloCloud integrates VQM with SD-WAN architecture
- Provides details on the licensing models to enable VeloCloud VQM in your network
- Diagnosing and solving your voice quality challenges with VeloCloud VQM
Many enterprises are currently on a trajectory for virtualizing their network services. There is a clear evolution path emerging - one that is taking customers from their legacy IP and Ethernet VPNs towards Hybrid VPNs - whereby the Internet is increasingly taking traffic loads and must be business-grade, and then towards SDN/NFV.
The next phase of the customer WAN journey is already underway for many enterprises. SD-WAN services are now available from a large variety of suppliers including telcos, systems integrators, platform developers, hardware vendors, cloud providers and software developers. The SD-WAN term has become a huge buzzword gleefully bandied about by many in technology, but what are the real underlying issues that enterprises must consider? How can enterprises guarantee a consistent customer experience for application and network performance across the distributed WAN locations?
Join Joel Stradling - Global Data’s Research Director for Global Managed and Hosted IT Services, and Peter Juffernholz – Senior Network Executive from Tata Communications in a live webinar. Joel and Peter will examine the SD-WAN transformation customer journey to provide insights about what might be the right fit for your enterprise and to de-bunk marketing myths.
Takeaways from this webcast:
-Key reasons why enterprises are deploying SD-WAN
-Debunking SD-WAN myths with our feet-on-the-ground reality check
-How do you determine which SD-WAN model is right for your enterprise?
-Technical and business considerations while evaluating managed SD-WAN providers
-Deploying an SD-WAN in phases
IT Teams are being overwhelmed by the increasing complexity of the networks they’re required to manage. Not only do they have too much to do, they paradoxically also have too many tools with which to try to do it! Yet there are a number of clear similarities found amongst the IT teams that are most productive and most effective. Ipswitch and Enterprise Management Associates both surveyed IT teams worldwide to find out how the best IT teams were able to cope.
The webinar will present our findings and answer key questions such as:
•What are the emerging challenges facing IT professionals?
•How are these challenges impacting their business and their end-users?
•How do the most productive IT teams address increasingly complex networks?
•Why are additional management tools and outsourced management counterproductive?
Data shows that increasing network complexity doesn’t have to degrade the effectiveness of IT teams or the businesses they support. Join this webinar to find out how the high-performing IT professionals manage this – and learn what not to do as well!
This session will be presented by Shamus McGillicuddy, Senior Network Management Analyst for Enterprise Management Associates as well as Mark Towler, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Ipswitch.
Join Tony Fortunato, Senior Network Performance Specialist with The Technology Firm for an hour of networking troubleshooting, tips and tricks.
Troubleshooting performance problems in today’s networks is only getting more complex:
Last thing you need are hard-to-use tools that are complex in themselves or require extensive training before you can effectively use them.
Tony will be using the OptiView XG on a live network to show you how to do many baselines, tips and tricks that take 5 minutes or less of your time. We will covering topics such as; the value of SNMP, wireless, documentation, dependency analysis, packet capture and traffic generation. Tony will also take questions from the audience as well as review any emails or questions from the last session.
This session is informative for either the Network novice or the seasoned veteran.
For some, the network is only a subject of conversation when there's a problem. For you, the network is a mark of success. If the network is performing well, you’re doing well; if it's not, not much is going right.
Grove City College will also join us and review the steps they took to:
•Improve Wi-Fi security and coverage
•Increase Wi-Fi performance by 50%
Join us to learn about current challenges for your network, and to discuss ways to meet these new demands and performance standards
Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know that breaches continue to occur at an alarming rate. Despite massive investments in security technology, today’s organizations remain challenged to protect their infrastructure against the most advanced threats.
The pendulum continues to swing in a cyber war between hackers and those defending critical systems. What’s the common denominator? The Network. While it’s exploited by attackers to perform reconnaissance, compromise systems and exfiltrate data, it also provides a source of truth about malicious activity. This webinar will explore five key indicators that your network may have been breached and what you should expect to see from a network risk assessment.
This joint webinar between IDC and Arbor Networks will discuss how the threat landscape is rapidly evolving with financially motivated attackers, nation-states, and hacktivists out to disrupt business operations, steal data, or conduct corporate or cyberespionage.
IDC analyst Rob Westervelt will examine an emerging category of solutions called Internal Network Traffic Analysis, which provide innovative approaches to attack detection and prevention. A comprehensive approach for data protection has network monitoring and traffic inspection at its core. Network traffic analysis is an essential element of most threat prevention and data protection strategies. He will explore why these solutions are a requirement and describes the most critical components necessary to identify and contain attacker movement before critical network resources and servers containing sensitive data are exposed.
Arbor’s Arabella Hallawell, herself a former industry analyst with Gartner, will discuss the role of Arbor Networks solutions in addressing the challenges described above.