11 Network Traffic Terms to Know

Monitoring network traffic is important—but first you need to understand the basic terms and concepts. Here are 11 key network traffic terms to know.

Steve PetryschukFeb 23, 2021

Machine Learning & AI Need to Be Part of Your Tech Strategy in 2021 – FIT 081

Now’s the time to add artificial intelligence & machine learning to your organization. The benefits are huge but the costs don’t have…

Jennifer TribeFeb 18, 2021

What Are the Types of Network Devices?

Understanding the types of network devices is vital to effective network management. Here, we take a look at 11 common network devices.

Steve PetryschukFeb 17, 2021

Layer 2 vs Layer 3 Network Switches: What’s the Difference?

What's the difference between Layer 2 and Layer 3 network switches and how critical are they to a properly functioning network?

Steve PetryschukFeb 16, 2021

What Is Cloud Networking?

Cloud networking taps into network resource availability in the cloud and complements or replaces traditional networking.

Steve PetryschukFeb 12, 2021

6 Best Network Traffic Monitor Software Options

Some network monitoring solutions have clear usability gaps, but we found some great choices. Learn about the 6 best network traffic…

Destiny BertucciFeb 10, 2021

What Are Network Address Translation and Port Address Translation?

NAT—network address translation—is an important tool for both conserving IP addresses and enhancing security. Here's how it works.

Kevin DooleyFeb 9, 2021

What Is Network Security?

Network security is a variety of different resources, behaviors, software, hardware components, and policies. The priorities and elements…

Steve PetryschukFeb 5, 2021

Where to Invest in IT With Stimulus Money – FIT 080

Strategically using PPP dollars or other stimulus money on technology can build resilience into your business

Jennifer TribeFeb 4, 2021

11 Types of Networks: Understanding the Differences

Different types of networks enable different business and personal goals. Knowing how one network type differs from the others is…

Steve PetryschukFeb 3, 2021

Incident Communication Is a Key Part of Resolving Network Issues

Before you turn completely to resolving a network issue, there’s another important aspect to any resolution that you can’t forget,…

Steve PetryschukFeb 2, 2021

10 Best Network Monitoring Tools for 2021

Your networks should be safely monitored with the most reliable tools available on the market. Learn about the best network monitoring…

Destiny BertucciJan 29, 2021

Network Discovery Software: Pros & Cons for 2021

You can’t manage what you can’t see—when it comes to the network, you need full visibility & awareness. But you don’t need to…

Steve PetryschukJan 27, 2021

Evolving Your IT Skills in a SaaS World

Here's how to evolve your IT skills as the adoption of SaaS—and XaaS (everything as a service)—continues.

Steve PetryschukJan 26, 2021

From Putting Out Fires to Proactive Monitoring: Processes for Managing Your Network

Mar 10 at 2 p.m. ET Whether you’re the one managing the network yourself or you’re leading the team who does, you know how…

Rebecca GrassingJan 22, 2021

Getting Strategic With Automation and Scripting – FIT 079

We explore the criteria for deciding which IT tasks to automate with scripting, how to find an automation solution that works for your…

Jennifer TribeJan 21, 2021

Networks at Risk Due to Widespread Gaps in Basic Network Management Activities: Report

The Network Field Report 2021, a new study from Auvik Networks, reveals how in-house IT administrators manage their networks.

Jennifer TribeJan 19, 2021

The Pros and Cons of VPN Split Tunneling

Should you use VPN split tunneling? Here's what you need to know to decide.

Kevin DooleyJan 12, 2021

The Cybersecurity Skills Shortage? It Doesn’t Exist – FIT 078

We don't lack qualified cybersecurity & IT pros, says Spirion CIO Gabe Gumbs. The real problem is technology.

Jennifer TribeJan 7, 2021

4 Predictions About What’s in Store for IT in 2021

IT predictions from market intelligence & research firms Computer Economics, IDC, Forrester & Gartner shed some light on what 2021 may hold.

Steve PetryschukJan 5, 2021

The Top 10 Auvik Blog Posts of 2020

In 2020, we published 53 blog posts about technical topics, career-building resources, and navigating the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.…

Annette HynesDec 29, 2020
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20 Minutes, 7 Insights, 1 Interesting Year – FIT 077

Tune into our recap of some of the best & most popular Frankly IT episodes of 2020.

Jennifer TribeDec 24, 2020

The Top 8 Frankly IT Podcast Episodes of 2020

What were people listening to in 2020? These 8 Frankly IT podcast episodes were the most downloaded of the year.

Jennifer TribeDec 22, 2020

How COVID-19 Changed Our Internet Habits in 2020

COVID-19 has us all spending more time in front of screens & has changed the way we use networks and the internet. Here's what it means…

Steve PetryschukDec 15, 2020

Service Desk for All – FIT 076

The service desk isn’t just for IT anymore—and that’s great news for IT teams.

Jennifer TribeDec 10, 2020

A Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Power BI & Network Reports

Microsoft Power BI is a business intelligence tool that helps you visualize & analyze data from your network through custom reports &…

Annette HynesDec 8, 2020

Nifty Gifty 2020 Is Back to Bring Some Holiday Cheer

For seven business days from Nov 30 through Dec 8, 2020, you’ll unwrap a cool daily gift from one of our seven awesome Nifty Gifty…

Annette HynesDec 1, 2020

SD-WAN in the Age of WFH – FIT 075

With more people working from home permanently, will we see SD-WAN become a viable solution for private residences? Experts say we’re…

Jennifer TribeNov 26, 2020

Are Network Blind Spots Endangering Your Business?

Network blind spots are the things you can't see and don't know about — and they can be deadly dangerous. Learn more about the most…

Alex HoffNov 24, 2020

3 Key Trends From the 2020 Network Vendor Diversity Report

In the 2020 Network Vendor Diversity report, we analyzed a sample of 30,000 networks, compared the data to previous years & identified 3…

Annette HynesNov 17, 2020

Auvik Roadmap Webinar – Q4 2020

Get a sneak peek into what’s ahead for Auvik in early 2021.

Jennifer TribeNov 12, 2020

Experiment Your Way to Great IT Leadership – FIT 074

Unlock innovation & success from your technical team by applying familiar agile development principles to leadership. Author & coach…

Jennifer TribeNov 12, 2020

Configuring and Troubleshooting Multicast Protocols

There are two important protocols required to get your network to forward multicast packets. Here's how to configure & troubleshoot them.

Kevin DooleyNov 10, 2020
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The Big -aaS List of As-a-Service Offerings

If your head is spinning with all those cloud acronyms, don’t worry—you’re not the only one. To help, we’ve pulled together a…

Jennifer TribeNov 3, 2020

Ghost in the Machine – FIT 073

In this special Halloween episode, we explore the intersection of IT and the paranormal. Yeah, that’s right. We’re taking our tech…

Jennifer TribeOct 29, 2020
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5 Reasons to Add Network Monitoring to Your 2021 IT Budget

Allocating money in your IT budget for network monitoring in 2021 may be more important than ever. Here are five reasons why.

Steve PetryschukOct 27, 2020

What Is Multicast Networking and How Does It Work?

Multicast networking is based on the concept that a single packet can be sent by a server & it will be received by many receivers. Here's…

Kevin DooleyOct 20, 2020

5 Painless Ways to Trim IT Costs – FIT 072

Consultant John O’Shaughnessy shares his top 5 tips & tricks for uncovering big cost-savings in your IT budget.

Jennifer TribeOct 15, 2020

Reducing Mean Time to Resolution With Auvik

You can streamline troubleshooting, shrink mean time to resolution & spare network users from prolonged downtime with Auvik. Here’s how.

Steve PetryschukOct 13, 2020

Planning for a Post-Pandemic World as an IT Leader

IT will play a critical role in helping companies adapt to work post-pandemic. Prepare yourself by taking these practical planning steps.

Annette HynesOct 6, 2020

Security for Humans – FIT 071

Struggling to get users to comply with your IT security practices? You might be going about it the wrong way. Rubica CEO Frances Dewing…

Jennifer TribeOct 1, 2020
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The Employee Offboarding Checklist for IT Pros

Somebody leaving? Keep your network & data secure! Use this handy employee offboarding checklist to make sure you disable & disconnect…

Annette HynesSep 29, 2020

Special IP Address Ranges and When to Use Them

There are several special IP address ranges that have specific purposes. Network engineer Kevin Dooley explains what they are & the…

Kevin DooleySep 22, 2020

How to Step Up and Shine as the IT Service Manager – FIT 070

Leading the IT service team is a tough assignment. Consultant Todd Kane reviews common stumbling blocks and how to overcome them to…

Jennifer TribeSep 17, 2020

5 Great Reasons to Store and Analyze Centralized Logs

Whether log events point to issues with hardware, applications, capacity, or security issues, they contain the data you need to quickly…

Rod LewisSep 15, 2020
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An Introduction to Subnetting

You don't need that subnet calculator! Not when you have this handy guide to subnetting using both mask and CIDR notation.

Kevin DooleySep 8, 2020

Driving IT Productivity With a Top 10 List – FIT 069

Julie Forsythe, VP of Engineering at Auvik Networks, shares how using a Top 10 list helps build efficiency, cohesion, and job…

Jennifer TribeSep 3, 2020

How to Use the Triple-A Framework to Optimize Your IT Services

Operationally mature IT teams use the triple-A framework—assess, adapt, automate—to focus their efforts & deliver. Here's how you can…

Annette HynesSep 1, 2020

Getting Started With Syslog in Auvik

Auvik centralizes syslog data for all your network devices, allowing you to search & filter to get to the root cause of network issues.

Enam RabbaniAug 25, 2020

Making the Move to Windows Virtual Desktop – FIT 068

Should you move to virtual desktops? Nerdio’s Joseph Landes joins us to look at the trend, the tech, and how to know if it’s the…

Jennifer TribeAug 20, 2020

6 Essential First Steps When Managing a New Network

Where do you start when you're managing a new network and are looking to make a stellar first impression? These 6 steps can help you get…

Steve PetryschukAug 18, 2020
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The No Sweat Guide to Effective Switch Management

Switches are a critical network link & switch management is an important job. Learn how to choose a good location, design an uplink, &…

Ethan BanksAug 11, 2020

Why Great Leaders Teach Their Teams to Break the Rules – FIT 067

Author & former IT pro Bob McGannon shows us how to cultivate growth, efficiency & engagement within our teams—by knowing when to go…

Jennifer TribeAug 6, 2020

Implementing a Bring Your Own Device Policy In Your Organization

A bring your own device policy is more important than ever since users can bring unsecured personal devices into your office. Here's how…

Kevin DooleyAug 4, 2020

sFlow vs NetFlow: What’s the Difference?

Two of the most common flow protocols you’ll run into are NetFlow and sFlow, and these are some of the differences between the two to…

Andrés TapiaJul 28, 2020

The Triple-A Way to Run a Lean, Mean IT Team (On Demand)

Marketing teams have the 4 Ps. Sales teams have ABC (Always Be Closing). For IT teams looking to optimize their services, there’s the…

Terrah WarnerJul 23, 2020

Network Security Threats From the “Light Web” – FMSP 066

Today’s biggest network threats might just be coming at you from scammers using totally legal and freely available data. Are you ready?…

Jennifer TribeJul 23, 2020

Making Co-managed IT Work In the Real World (From Pros Who’ve Walked the Walk)

Simplex-IT CEO Bob Coppedge & Christian Health Ministries CIO Bryan Schultz discuss what has made their 10 year co-managed IT partnership…

Lindsay Windover-KroesJul 21, 2020

The MSP Summer Treat Wave Is Back for Another Year of Summer Giveaways

Auvik has teamed up with 9 of our friends in the channel to bring you 10 days of free summer giveaways and a chance to win a fun-filled…

Lindsay Windover-KroesJul 14, 2020

How to Get Acquired for Maximum Dollar – FMSP 065

Deal broker & author Linda Rose share her tips for getting more money for your MSP and what COVID has done to the M&A market for…

Jennifer TribeJul 9, 2020

Managing IT Risk When Everyone’s Working Remote

Top IT & cybersecurity experts share their advice for leaders scrambling to contend with a new set of IT risks in a post-pandemic world.

Lindsay Windover-KroesJul 7, 2020

Why a Zero-Trust Network Is More Desirable—and Achievable—Than Ever

The cybersecurity landscape has changed a lot thanks to the increase in cloud-based services, and zero-trust is now an extremely…

Kevin DooleyJun 30, 2020

3 Reasons to Use Auvik’s Remote Management Features

You can't always be on site to troubleshoot every network issue that pops up. With Auvik’s remote management features, you don't have…

Lawrence PopaJun 23, 2020
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