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 purpose they serve.

Kevin DooleySep 22, 2020
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5 Great Reasons to Store and Analyze Centralized Logs

Whether log events point to issues with hardware, applications, capacity, or security issues,…

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…

Kevin DooleySep 8, 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…

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…

Enam RabbaniAug 25, 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…

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…

Ethan BanksAug 11, 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…

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…

Andrés TapiaJul 28, 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…

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…

Lindsay Windover-KroesJul 14, 2020

Managing IT Risk When Everyone’s Working Remote

Top IT & cybersecurity experts share their advice for leaders scrambling to contend with a new…

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…

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…

Lawrence PopaJun 23, 2020
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4 Time Management Strategies to Boost Your IT Team’s Productivity

The IT workload can quickly become overwhelming. The trick is managing your team’s time so the…

Annette HynesJun 16, 2020

10 Computer Networking Books Every Network Manager Should Read

Get a fresh perspective on general networking, network management, network monitoring, security,…

Annette HynesJun 9, 2020

How to Configure Syslog on a Cisco Device

Essentially every modern network device has at least some syslog capabilities. Here's how to…

Kevin DooleyJun 2, 2020

How to Troubleshoot Network Connectivity Issues With Auvik

Network connectivity issues can be some of the worst to troubleshoot. But with Auvik, problems…

Steve PetryschukMay 26, 2020

9 Low-Cost or Free Cybersecurity Training Resources

Want to advance your career or make the most of your team’s professional development budget?…

Annette HynesMay 19, 2020

How to Keep IT Infrastructure Fresh and Fit for Purpose

Old, unused network devices create security risks, eat up IT time, and bloat operating costs.…

Steve PetryschukMay 12, 2020

What Is Syslog and How Does It Work?

Almost every device on a network has a syslog agent you can use to send messages to a central…

Kevin DooleyMay 5, 2020
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Helping Your IT Team’s Productivity During the Pandemic

Trying to boost your IT team's motivation and productivity during the pandemic? Here's how other…

Lindsay Windover-KroesApr 28, 2020

Keeping Remote Workers Connected With Proactive VPN Monitoring

Managing a lot of remote workers right now? Here’s how to use VPN monitoring to stay on top of…

Steve PetryschukApr 21, 2020
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7 Creative Ways IT Teams Are Helping Companies With the COVID-19 Crisis

During COVID-19, IT teams are stepping up to help users adapt to how we live and work. Here are…

Lindsay Windover-KroesApr 14, 2020

How IT Pros Will Help the World Come Out Stronger After COVID-19

With the upheaval of COVID-19, we depend on networks, and the IT pros who keep them running, more…

Lindsay Windover-KroesApr 7, 2020
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3 Marketing Activities to Keep Your MSP Healthy During COVID-19

You may think marketing your MSP is the last thing you should be doing during the COVID-19…

Paul GreenMar 31, 2020

An Introduction to Web Proxies

Web proxies intercept traffic from your systems as they move to others, analyze the packets, and…

Kevin DooleyMar 24, 2020

Free Software and Resources for Supporting Remote Workers During COVID-19

During COVID-19, if you’re searching for ways to quickly enable employees to work and…

Annette HynesMar 19, 2020

How Auvik Can Help Keep Networks Steady During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, network performance needs to be rock solid so users can access the…

Steve PetryschukMar 17, 2020

5 Success Tips for MSPs Who Are Serious About Business Growth

Looking to scale your MSP business this year? Here are five tips from the experts at the MSP…

Lindsay Windover-KroesMar 10, 2020

What Is Two-Factor Authentication and Why Is It Important?

Two-factor authentication or 2FA requires a user to identify themselves in two ways—or using…

Steve PetryschukMar 3, 2020
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Tips for Generating Managed Services Client Referrals

Every MSP wants to find new clients, but that doesn't necessarily mean you have to cold call all…

Richard TubbFeb 25, 2020

Think You’re a Proactive MSP? Think Again!

Alarms, user requests, and unscheduled service are all reactive tasks. If you're spending all…

Gary PicaFeb 18, 2020

Using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to Assess Your Clients’ Network Security

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework was intended to be used by internal IT teams, but its five major…

Annette HynesFeb 11, 2020

3 Reasons to Join Us Online at the MSP Growth Summit

The first ever MSP Growth Summit is coming up on Feb 27, 2020. This free virtual event is…

Lindsay Windover-KroesFeb 4, 2020

Building Auvik Into Your MSP’s Standard Operating Procedures

Creating standard operating procedures for technical tasks can increase your MSP's efficiency and…

Annette HynesJan 28, 2020

They Came, They Swam, They Conquered: Frankly MSP Live 2020 Recap

Auvik hosted 150 MSPs in Santa Barbara, California, last week for the inaugural Frankly MSP…

Jennifer TribeJan 21, 2020

Improve Your MSP’s Employee Utilization Rates to Boost Your Bottom Line

Raising rates isn't the only way to boost your MSP's bottom line. In fact, understanding—and…

Dennis O'ConnellJan 14, 2020

7 Ways to Kickstart Your MSP in the New Year

It's the beginning of a new year! You've had a great 12 months and are now raring to make this…

Richard TubbJan 7, 2020

The Top 10 Auvik Blog Posts of 2019

In 2019, the Auvik team and a helpful host of awesome guest authors published 51 blog posts!…

Annette HynesDec 31, 2019

The Top 10 Frankly MSP Podcast Episodes of 2019

2019 has been a big year for the Frankly MSP podcast. We hit 50,000 all-time downloads in July,…

Annette HynesDec 17, 2019

10 Tech Gadgets MSPs Hope to Find Under the Tree

Resigned to another year of socks and underwear? Instead, give your loved ones some gift ideas…

Lindsay Windover-KroesDec 10, 2019

The MSP Nifty Gifty Is Back and It’s Better Than Ever

10 days, 10 gifts, 1 cool grand prize! Know what that means? The MSP Nifty Gifty is back and it's…

Annette HynesDec 3, 2019

Stress Management Tips for IT Business Owners

Being an IT business owner can be rewarding but, if you don't set rules, it can be very…

Richard TubbNov 26, 2019

17 Business-Boosting Conferences for MSPs in 2020

Attending conferences is a small investment that can yield huge results for your MSP. Which…

Annette HynesNov 19, 2019

Auvik Turns 8: A Look Back on Our First 8 Years

It’s officially Auvik’s eighth birthday! To celebrate, we’re looking back on the past eight…

Annette HynesNov 12, 2019

Candy, Keynotes, and Costumes: IT Nation Connect 2019 Photo Recap

Last week, nine members of the Auvik team flew to Orlando, Florida to take part in the 15th…

Annette HynesNov 5, 2019

What Does Wi-Fi 6 Mean for MSPs?

Wi-Fi 6 is taking tech world by storm. But should MSPs buy into the hype? We talked with Lee…

Annette HynesOct 29, 2019

The Importance of Engineer Walkabouts

A lack of on-site presence can lead to clients asking, “What are we paying you for?” To avoid…

Richard TubbOct 22, 2019

How to Explain Cloud Computing to Your Clients

What is cloud computing? If you’ve been asked this question by a client, you know there isn’t…

Annette HynesOct 15, 2019

Continuum Navigate East 2019: 4 Cybersecurity Takeaways

With recent MSP-targeted ransomware attacks fresh in the minds of all attendees, cybersecurity…

Annette HynesOct 8, 2019

4 Key Takeaways From the 2019 Managing Network Vendor Diversity Report

The managed services industry has experienced a lot of change: tech trends are evolving, new…

Annette HynesOct 1, 2019

8 Secret Struggles Today’s MSPs Are Dealing With

While MSPs are willing to share industry trends they’re taking advantage of, they’re not…

Annette HynesSep 24, 2019

What Is Network Agility and Why Does It Matter?

What does network agility actually mean? We surfed the web and analyzed what (almost) everyone…

Annette HynesSep 17, 2019

Auvik Use Case: Proactively Monitor and Manage Networks

By doing the behind-the-scenes work before something goes wrong, you’ll keep your client…

Annette HynesSep 10, 2019

6 Awesome TED Talks Every MSP Needs to See

As the managed services market becomes increasingly competitive, you’re likely looking for ways…

Annette HynesSep 3, 2019

Packet Errors, Packet Discards, and Packet Loss: What’s the Difference?

It’s a question the Auvik support team receives often: “What’s the difference between a…

Annette HynesAug 27, 2019
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Should the MSP Leader Sit With the Team?

If you’re an MSP owner or leader, consultant Richard Tubb encourages you to find a way to…

Richard TubbAug 20, 2019
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6 Ways to Save Yourself (and Others) From Tech Burnout

Symptoms of burnout start off small, with employees experiencing reduced efficiency and energy,…

Annette HynesAug 13, 2019

How to Solve Network Cases Like a Super Sleuth With Auvik TrafficInsights™

With Auvik TrafficInsights, if any traffic flows through a flow-enabled network device, you can…

Annette HynesAug 6, 2019

Why 50,000 Podcast Downloads Is Kind of a Big Deal

Earlier this month, the Frankly MSP podcast crossed 50,000 all-time downloads. Next month,…

Jennifer TribeJul 30, 2019

Network Management in a Nutshell for MSPs

Network management is a big responsibility for MSPs. It includes monitoring and controlling a…

Annette HynesJul 23, 2019

The #TreatWave Is Back for Another Summer of Sweet Scoops

Summer’s here and the time is right for kicking back, having fun, and scooping some sweet MSP…

Annette HynesJul 16, 2019

This New Wi-Fi Security Framework Brings Opportunity for MSPs

WatchGuard’s Ryan Orsi explains the Wi-Fi security framework he wants to see supported…

Ryan OrsiJul 9, 2019
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