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Decoding SMTP Authentication Using Wireshark
Commentary  |  12/08/2015  | 
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In this video, Tony Fortunato shows how Wireshark can decrypt the Base54 encoding on an SMTP trace file....

Troubleshooting Video Applications
Commentary  |  12/07/2015  | 
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Peter Welcher explains how he diagnosed performance problems with a TCP-based video application used at a hospital....

SD-WAN: Streamlining Branch Office Connectivity
Commentary  |  12/04/2015  | 
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Traditional WANs are expensive and complex. Enterprises can tackle the problem by extending SDN from the data center to the WAN....

What Data Centers Can Learn From The Military
Commentary  |  12/04/2015  | 
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Hyperscale innovators are driving technology today in the way that NASA and the military introduced new capabilities decades ago, but some principles remain the same....

Cisco Adds To ACI
News  |  12/03/2015  | 
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Docker container support and enhanced security are among the new features in Ciscos software-defined networking platform....

Why We Need To Move Beyond Passwords
Commentary  |  12/03/2015  | 
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Password security is inadequate as mobile devices proliferate and the Internet of Things ecosystem expands. ...

Western Digital And Seagate: The New Storage Box Suppliers?
Commentary  |  12/02/2015  | 
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With all-flash arrays and storage enclosures, the two hard disk drive giants are poised to move in on their customers' market. ...

5 Steps To SIP Network Security
Commentary  |  12/02/2015  | 
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With network-based attacks on the rise, enterprises need to rethink their unified communications security strategy. ...

Network Engineers Becoming System Administrators
Commentary  |  12/01/2015  | 
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The trend towards virtualization is expanding the duties of a network engineer beyond traditional networking into server management....

Hybrid Cloud Making Headway
Commentary  |  12/01/2015  | 
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Technology advances such as live migration are making hybrid cloud easier for enterprises to deploy....

HTTP Basic Authentication Primer
Commentary  |  11/30/2015  | 
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In this video, Tony Fortunato discusses the simple form of HTTP authentication and shows how to verify an application is using it via Wireshark....

Reducing Risks Of New Technology Adoption
Commentary  |  11/30/2015  | 
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Deciding whether to adopt a new technology can be nerve-wracking. Terry Slattery outlines key steps you can take to minimize the risk....

The Network Skills Shortage
Commentary  |  11/27/2015  | 
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Networking professionals are in short supply as network demands grow. Automation can help....

Primary Storage Shifts To The Cloud
Commentary  |  11/26/2015  | 
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Hybrid cloud is popular, but slow WAN connections ultimately make it an interim step towards moving all stored data to public cloud....

OpenDaylight And The Rise Of Open Networking
Commentary  |  11/25/2015  | 
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The role of open source in networking is growing with the OpenDaylight Project among those leading the charge....

Cisco Cert Tracker Offline After Pearson VUE Breach
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
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Third-party certification credential manager used by Cisco and others is taken down after malware infection....

We Can Make Network Management Better
Commentary  |  11/24/2015  | 
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Vendors have a lot of room for future improvement on network management software. Pete Welcher outlines four key areas that would help....

It's Time To Integrate Encryption
Commentary  |  11/24/2015  | 
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What's the first step to improving information security? Quit blaming people and focus on enabling technologies like encryption....

Cisco IP Helper Address Complications
Commentary  |  11/23/2015  | 
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In this video, Tony Fortunato shows how using the ip helper address command can overwhelm a DHCP server and cause network performance issues....

3 Ways To Optimize IT Operations
Commentary  |  11/23/2015  | 
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A truly effective IT infrastructure can become a competitive advantage. Here's how to make good IT operations even better....

IoT Scares WLAN Admins
Commentary  |  11/20/2015  | 
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As the Internet of Things looms, WLAN administrators are increasingly anxious about how all these connected devices will impact our WiFi networks....

Exascale Computing Requires Combined Forces
Commentary  |  11/20/2015  | 
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The tech industry must collaborate on product development and design to achieve the flexibility, efficiency, and portability necessary to make exascale computing a reality....

Facebook Developing 100 Gigabit Ethernet Switch
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
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Engineers at social networking giant say they're working on a faster version of their Wedge data center switch....

Cisco Retools CCIE Program
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
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Scope of Cisco's career certifications expanded to include emerging technologies such as SDN and IoT....

25, 50 And 100 Gigabit Ethernet In The Data Center
Commentary  |  11/19/2015  | 
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Its time to make sense of the plethora of performance Gs in the world of enterprise and cloud data centers....