The San Francisco Giants IT Team Knocks IT… to the Cloud (On-Demand)

How they scored complete network visibility and control Watch on-demand the San Francisco Giants IT Team joins our Auvik co-founder Alex Hoff to talk about their migration from an on-prem network management solution to cloud-based monitoring!…

Teresa WilliamsOct 26, 2021

Top SysAdmin Tools (That Aren’t Software!)

This might not be quite as fun as making things run DOOM, but it’s probably just as important. Here’s my list of non-software tools…

Lawrence PopaOct 19, 2021
NVDR Report

Does Your MSP Have a Single Point of Failure?

If you don’t document your business, you’ll inevitably find your business is prone to an SPF—a single point of failure.

Richard TubbJan 25, 2022

Preventing Network Configuration Drift

A cynical network engineer might say, “configuration drift happens when you take the day off.” Someone changed something they…

Steve PetryschukJan 25, 2022

What is Wi-Fi 6, and What Does it Mean for MSPs?

Wi-Fi 6 is taking tech world by storm. But should MSPs buy into the hype? We talked with Lee Badman, a wireless network architect and…

Annette HynesJan 24, 2022
O’Reilly Report

Network Management in a Nutshell

Network management for MSPs is the process of monitoring and controlling a computer network to ensure all of its resources—both…

Ryan LaFlammeJan 19, 2022
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Distributed Healthcare Network Monitoring is Possible (with the Right System)

A single healthcare network monitoring system is one of the most effective solutions for improving the management of distributed and…

Steve PetryschukJan 18, 2022

What is an Access Control List (ACL)?

Learn common uses for access control lists (ACLs), the different kinds of lists, and how to implement ACLs effectively.

Ethan BanksJan 13, 2022

Cloud-Native Applications: The Risks and Rewards for MSPs (Webinar)

Your clients want the freedom of cloud-based collaboration and productivity tools. As an MSP, you want a business-grade solution to…

Jamie AndersonJan 13, 2022
Command Center (N-Able)

Grow Your MSP Revenue with Asset Lifecycle Management (Webinar)

You can expand your current service offerings and generate more revenue by managing your clients’ network gear. But how do you protect…

Jamie AndersonJan 13, 2022

To Protect and Secure: Selling Cybersecurity as a Service (Webinar)

A new year brings new threats, new exploits—and new MSP opportunities in cybersecurity. Understanding global technology trends and…

Ryan LaFlammeJan 13, 2022

Network Troubleshooting Tips for MSPs (Webinar)

Host Steve Petryschuk, director of systems engineering at Auvik, will walk through the most common MSP client networking issues, and how…

Jamie AndersonJan 13, 2022

How to Build a More Effective Service Desk (Webinar)

Patrick Albert, AVP of product management at Auvik, hosts business coach Rex Frank, CEO of Sea-Level Operations, to show you how to…

Jamie AndersonJan 13, 2022

3 Ways to Use Auvik APIs for External Reporting

With Auvik, there are several ways you can use our APIs for external reporting. We’ve listed them here in order from the easiest to…

Johan FeitoJan 13, 2022

MSP Business Models: When Bigger Isn’t Always Better – FMSP 014

David Pence, CEO of Acumen IT, shares his personal insights on MSP growth—and why he decided to downsize his business. Richard Tubb &…

Jennifer TribeJan 13, 2022

Do These Things in Your First 30 Days as an MSP Service Desk Manager

A new year means an opportunity to start fresh. Whether you’re determined to succeed in a new service desk manager job or you’re…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfJan 12, 2022

Network Basics: Configuring Interfaces on Ethernet Switches

As a network administrator, you'll likely configure interfaces more than any other thing. Learn how to do it right and stay in control of…

Ethan BanksJan 11, 2022
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Sustainable competitive advantage: 10 Ways a Small MSP Can Punch Above Its Weight

Being a small MSP doesn’t mean you can’t compete—you just need to be smarter and more efficient than the other guys. Here are 10…

Alex HoffJan 11, 2022

Beyond Zero Trust: What is Continuous Security Validation?

Your continuous control validation efforts can force you to improve your security controls. In turn, your continuous control validation…

Destiny BertucciJan 11, 2022

Network Automation: What It Is, Where It’s Heading, and How to Start Planning

In our recent report for O’Reilly, authored by Auvik’s Director of Product Strategy Steve Petryshuck, we dig into network automation…

Rebecca GrassingJan 6, 2022
Secure IT Ops

Auvik’s Top Ten Blog Posts of 2021

We published a finger-aching 73 articles this year, with topics ranging from Networking 101,to Navigating to IT career, to how to play…

Ryan LaFlammeDec 28, 2021

Auvik’s Network Vendor Diversity 2021: Who Reigns the Network?

At the end of November 2021, Auvik released our annual Network Vendor Diversity Report, and the data we collected had some interesting…

Rebecca GrassingDec 21, 2021

Nifty Gifty 2021: Putting the “Happy” Back in Your Holidays

Well, we made it. Just under three weeks until the end of 2021. But the year’s not over yet, and in the spirit of… well, everything…

Ryan LaFlammeDec 14, 2021

Going Online like it’s 1979, Part 2: The TI-99/4a

I’m excited to get to continue the experiments we started in the first article. Today, we’re moving on from the beloved Atari 800 to…

Lawrence PopaDec 7, 2021

Live Auvik Demo

Fast-track your evaluation of Auvik’s network monitoring and management software at our next live group demo. 30 mins or less | Hosted…

Jennifer TribeDec 2, 2021

The Kids are Connected: Ensuring Connectivity in Education Networks

Connectivity is more important than ever to support our education system. BYOD, remote classes, Wi-Fi, and a variety of digital learning…

Steve PetryschukNov 30, 2021

Does My MSP Need a Network Infrastructure Tool?

As a new or growing MSP, discovering tools and processes that will let you do more with less is a prime focus. But do you really need a…

Alex HoffNov 30, 2021

The 2021 Auvik Holiday Gift Guide for IT Pros!

It's that time of year. We’ve scoured the internet, and plumbed the depths of our company Slack channels, to bring you a round-up of…

Ryan LaFlammeNov 23, 2021

How Not to Break Your Network With Updates

Given the risks, you can’t blame the paranoid network engineer that doesn’t want to change or update anything. The problem is that…

Steve PetryschukNov 18, 2021

Government IT Modernization Must Be More than Skin-Deep

The fact of the matter is that modernizing government technology has become a necessity. The COVID-19 pandemic proved just how…

Destiny BertucciNov 16, 2021

Auvik Roadmap Update—Nov 2021 (On Demand)

Patrick Albert, VP Product Management, and Julie Forsythe, VP Engineering discuss the latest Auvik developments and handy new features in…

Meaghan HillerNov 15, 2021
Vendor Diversity Report 2020

What Is IoMT (And How Is It Shaping Healthcare)?

Smart devices are everywhere nowadays, from refrigerators and coffee makers to security cameras and thermostats. A significant percentage…

Rebecca GrassingNov 15, 2021

Managing the Complex Networks of Financial Services

It’s possible to perform network mapping, device discovery, and asset management manually, but it’s not sustainable. Modern networks…

Lawrence PopaNov 15, 2021

The Future of Private Addresses: Goodbye NAT, Hello IPv6

So how do we get from IPv4 to IPv6—which we all agree has to happen—when there’s still a raging debate about one of the biggest…

Steve PetryschukNov 9, 2021
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The Lights Never Go Out For Financial Services

The financial sector is in a constant state of change, and institutions must continually adjust to the evolving needs of their customers…

Ryan LaFlammeNov 4, 2021

The Little Cable That Could: The Surprising History of the Serial Cable

The lowly serial cable. It’s been around forever, and despite what you might think, it might be around a for a long time to come. But…

Lawrence PopaNov 2, 2021

Network Nightmares, Vol. 1

The time has come, friends… We asked you for your most frightening tales of networks gone amok! Of cabling that keeps you awake at…

Ryan LaFlammeOct 26, 2021

6 All Too Common Network Security Hacks Your Team Should Know About

As an IT pro, you’re probably used to doing the heavy lifting when it comes to network security. You might even find your team…

Michael DwyerOct 12, 2021

20 KPIs Your MSP Should be Tracking (Webinar)

Auvik’s Patrick Aubert and Larry Garcia of BrightGauge hosted a great conversation worth sharing about how to do just that: find the…

Ryan LaFlammeOct 5, 2021

Top 5 Tips to Help Relieve IT Pro Job Stress

Whether you’re feeling stressed out right now, or you’re just looking to start healthy habits before the stress sets in, do your…

Rebecca GrassingSep 28, 2021

The Challenge of Monitoring a Distributed Network

What exactly makes a network distributed? Is a distributed network fundamentally different from a decentralized network? And if they are…

Steve PetryschukSep 21, 2021

What is QUIC? Everything You Need to Know

When I hear QUIC, my immediate reaction is, “The QUICk brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” That sentence has been ingrained in me…

Steve PetryschukSep 14, 2021
Tackle 2021

The 95th Percentile: How to Manage Capacity Before You Run Out

95th percentile bandwidth metering is a method to determine usage 95% of the time. Learn how to calculate & do capacity planning.

Rebecca GrassingSep 7, 2021

What’s in a Name? “Network Specialist” vs. “Network Engineer”

Network engineers design networks, while network specialists or technicians maintain these networks. Learn more about these IT roles &…

Ryan LaFlammeAug 31, 2021

The Auvik Guide to Basic Switch Configuration

Setting up a network switch on your own can seem like a daunting task. Use this handy guide to get your switch configuration up and…

Lawrence PopaAug 24, 2021

Auvik is Doomed

If an Atari 800 is what got me into computers, then it was DOOM that got me into networking. Sounds strange right? But prior to DOOM…

Lawrence PopaAug 17, 2021
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The Auvik Guide to Figuring Out What’s Hogging Your Bandwidth

Knowing how to tell what users and devices are using high levels of your network bandwidth is key to proper management. Learn everything…

Ryan LaFlammeAug 11, 2021
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Using DNS Filtering to your Advantage

DNS filtering is the use of DNS to block or allow access to specific content through the use of DNS requests. While technically you can…

Steve PetryschukAug 10, 2021
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Your Guide to IP Address Management

IPAM (IP address management) is critical software to help ensure seamless connectivity and much more. Learn what it is and how it can…

Steve PetryschukAug 6, 2021

Preventing Firmware Attacks

Firmware attacks are on the rise, so it is more important than ever to invest in firmware security. Learn how to defend & prevent…

Destiny BertucciAug 3, 2021

Classful and Classless Addressing Explained

The advantages of classless addressing far outweigh their complexity. But what are they, and how can you tell the difference?

Steve PetryschukJul 27, 2021
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What is Hierarchical Network Design?

Looking for a network with scale and the highest level of performance? Hierarchical network design might be the most effective option.

Lawrence PopaJul 20, 2021

Dealing with Rogue DHCP Servers

First, understand what a Rogue DHCP server is, how it works, and how it can threaten your network. Then, techniques to prevent them.

Steve PetryschukJul 13, 2021
Triple-A Webinar

It’s Here! The Wave of Nostalgia: Summer Treat Wave 2021

Treat Wave is back! We're giving away some top-of-the-line tech to brighten up your summer better than a pair of neon shutter shades!

Rebecca GrassingJul 6, 2021

What’s the Difference Between Observability vs. Monitoring?

Monitoring tells you when something is wrong, while observability provides you context as to why. Let's look at how they work together to…

Destiny BertucciJun 29, 2021

Going Online Like it’s 1979: The Atari 800

Classic gear, like the Atari 800, is going through a modern day renaissance. For our test, let’s see if it can connect to a modern day…

Lawrence PopaJun 22, 2021

What is Network Visualization?

Network visualization is a map of connected links, nodes, and other data points to show network paths between endpoints. Let's review…

Steve PetryschukJun 15, 2021

What is Network Optimization? 8 Reliable Techniques

Maintaining an optimized network requires a set of tools and techniques to ensure efficient bandwidth management, latency, and network…

Steve PetryschukJun 1, 2021

The What and The Why of TLS Inspection

Let’s look at what the process of a secure connection through TLS entails, how it can be used to see past “invisible traffic” and…

Steve PetryschukMay 25, 2021

SNMPv2 vs. SNMPv3: An SNMP Versions Comparison Table

The most significant difference between SNMP v2 and v3 is the level of security for the user on the network. Let's look at an SNMP versions.

Steve PetryschukMay 19, 2021

Careers at a Crossroad: Staying Technical vs. Heading into Management

Trying to decide between staying in a technical IT role, or moving into a management position? There might be value in either path. Let's…

Steve PetryschukMay 18, 2021
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What is Network Congestion? Common Causes and How to Fix Them

Network congestion occurs when a node carries more data than it's designed to handle. Learn how to fix common causes of network congestion.

Steve PetryschukMay 12, 2021

Increase Efficiency with an IT Command Center: N-able Passportal and Auvik (On Demand)

Have you ever been in the middle of troubleshooting and caught yourself wondering, “I wish all the information I need was easier to…

Rebecca GrassingMay 11, 2021