Now that I have your attention, how can we possibly audit a network and find all the juicy details about the devices upon it, without having high level credentials to talk to those devices? Well, it’s a bit of a mistruth. Or a caveat. Or whatever you want to call it. We definitely can do this, but for devices such as routers, printers and switches you will need a minimal set (read only, minimum access level) of SNMP credentials.
Many people are familiar with VPNs in the context of trying to stream TV shows for free. A VPN can make it seem like you’re in a different country by displaying an IP address in Europe or the US, for instance. Appearing to be in New York while traveling in the Netherlands gives you access to sites like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max — but the advantages of VPN security go beyond streaming the latest TV shows.
When SecurityDAM, a DDoS protection service provider, needed to upgrade their NOC operations, they tested out multiple solutions before choosing XiteiT. From increasing efficiency and visibility to improving ticket resolution times and runbook automation, XiteiT provided the NOC manager and team with everything they needed to run operations more smoothly and effectively.
Every industry loves its terms and jargon. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “I’ve always said that one of my core competencies is getting the most bang for my buck out of the sweat equity I put in during my 9-to-5.” Sure, the sentence doesn’t really make any sense, but it sounds good enough when you say it. And that’s just the point jargon tends to make. The IT industry is no different.
Network administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of computer networks at organizations of any size and scale. Their primary duty is to manage, monitor, and keep a close watch on the network infrastructure to prevent and minimize downtime. Managing a network includes monitoring all the network components, including Windows devices. In any Windows network, the desktops, servers, virtual servers, and virtual machines (VMs), like Hyper-V, run on the Windows operating system.
Many enterprises today have a range of assets residing in a mixture of both public and private clouds. As a result, there is a need to connect not just site-to-cloud but also cloud-to-cloud - use cases we would term Data Centre Interconnection (DCI) and Cloud Interconnection.
When your network goes down, revenue is lost exponentially. It is of utmost importance to keep track of your network automatically in order to fix problems before they occur, find the source of your problems as quickly as possible, and keep the user experience as smooth as possible.