Rollup & Retrospective: Q2 2021 (On Demand)

Highlighting value in use cases for network monitoring and management Auvik has rolled out changes you’ll want to know about. Join Patrick Albert, VP Product Management, and Julie Forsythe, VP Engineering, for a retrospective of the past few…

Rebecca GrassingMay 19, 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

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

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 FeitoJun 8, 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

What is a Backplane? A Network Backplane Throughput Primer

Understanding what backplane throughput is, and it’s related concepts, can help you better design and troubleshoot your network.…

Lawrence PopaMay 11, 2021

The Top Networking Certifications Guide for 2021

There’s no denying that networking certifications can help you land the right job, or accelerate your career path. There’s a lot of…

Lawrence PopaMay 5, 2021

An Overview of the Cost Savings and Business Benefits with Auvik

Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact™ study of Auvik Networks is now available for download. Here are some main points.

Alex HoffMay 4, 2021

Have Your Say in the new Idea Portal

Auvik is excited to launch the all-new idea portal: where great ideas can grow, build support, and help shape the future of Auvik. Find…

Ryan LaFlammeApr 28, 2021

What is 802.1X Authentication?

Want to understand network access control, and authentication 802.1X at the base layer? This article goes through all the ins and outs of…

Steve PetryschukApr 27, 2021

How to Find IP Addresses on a Network and Monitoring their Usage

Learn how to find all IP addresses on your network with just a few commands, then map the devices on your network and the IP addresses…

Steve PetryschukApr 21, 2021

How to Find and Fix IP Address Conflicts

IP address conflict resolution 101 - /ipconfig release, /ipconfig renew. If that doesn't work, here are some tips to find and fix IP…

Lawrence PopaApr 20, 2021

Secure IT Operations (On Demand)

As an IT pro, what keeps you awake at night?  🆘  Security breaches?  🆘  Network outages?  🆘  Lack of time to get through…

Rebecca GrassingApr 16, 2021

Network Firewall Security: Monitoring Firewalls 101

Configuring your firewall security manager is essential to maintaining the health and safety of your network. Learn the key routines for…

Steve PetryschukApr 13, 2021

What is an ARP Table?

Let's peer under the hood of how ARP tables help us see data similar to the "show arp" or "arp-a" command without having to open a…

Steve PetryschukApr 10, 2021

How to Monitor Router Traffic: 6 Router Monitoring Tips

Router traffic monitoring gives IT admins real-time insight into any potential network hazards. Here's 6 router monitoring tips to know…

Destiny BertucciApr 9, 2021

Network Design and Best Practices

Trying to learn more about network design and best practices? Auvik explains how to design a network and lists our design best practices…

Steve PetryschukApr 7, 2021

Network Integration: Moving from Reactive to Proactive with Mature Processes

Learn how network integration can help you identify and solve problems quickly and move from reactive to proactive in your work. Hosted…

Steve PetryschukApr 6, 2021

The Future of IT Events: Conferences in a Post-Pandemic World

Is this the new future for conferences? Will conferences ever go back to normal? Is normal even a fair question? Given another year of…

Rebecca GrassingMar 30, 2021

What Is a Network Diagram?

What is a network diagram and why is it important for your business? Learn more about the importance and purpose of a network diagram…

Kevin DooleyMar 26, 2021

The Importance of Network Documentation

The importance of network documentation becomes very clear when you have to sit down and troubleshoot a network from top to bottom. Or…

Destiny BertucciMar 24, 2021

What Is the OSI Model?

The OSI network model is an important conceptual reference used in network design and management. Its seven layers help IT professionals…

Steve PetryschukMar 23, 2021

7 Best Network Infrastructure Mapping Tools

Network infrastructure mapping helps you maintain up-to-date maps for quickly diagnosing problems. Similarly, network maps can help…

Steve PetryschukMar 19, 2021

Power Your Productivity With These Simple Biohacks – FIT 082

Neurologist Dr. Mary Rensel shares her tips for increasing your productivity with a little brain care.

Jennifer TribeMar 18, 2021

Networking Automation Software: Pros & Cons For 2021

As network growth increases—and complexity along with it—we’ll need efficient and scalable ways to handle it. You simply won’t…

Steve PetryschukMar 17, 2021
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Network Throughput vs Bandwidth and How to Measure It

Learn everything you need to know about network throughput from the experts at Auvik Networks. And while we’re at it, let’s cover the…

Steve PetryschukMar 16, 2021

Securing Your DNS

Why does DNS security matter, and what are some security options available to help protect your network from DNS data attacks?

Steve PetryschukMar 9, 2021
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How to Draw Network Diagrams

Good network diagrams aren't hard to make, yet they're distressingly rare. Even network engineers with years of experience often make…

Kevin DooleyMar 8, 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 TribeMar 5, 2021
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5 Steps to Configure Cisco AnyConnect VPN

Follow these 5 simple steps to configure Cisco AnyConnect VPN on ASA firewalls for your network.

Kevin DooleyMar 2, 2021
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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…

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 (On Demand)

Whether you’re the one managing the network yourself or you’re leading the team who does, you know how frustrating it is when you…

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
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