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 this critical task.

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"…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Kevin DooleyMar 26, 2021

The Importance of Network Documentation

The importance of network documentation becomes very clear when you have to sit down and…

Destiny BertucciMar 24, 2021

What Is the OSI Model?

The OSI network model is an important conceptual reference used in network design and management.…

Steve PetryschukMar 23, 2021

7 Best Network Infrastructure Mapping Tools

Network infrastructure mapping helps you maintain up-to-date maps for quickly diagnosing…

Steve PetryschukMar 19, 2021

Networking Automation Software: Pros & Cons For 2021

As network growth increases—and complexity along with it—we’ll need efficient and scalable…

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.…

Steve PetryschukMar 16, 2021

Securing Your DNS

Why does DNS security matter, and what are some security options available to help protect your…

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…

Kevin DooleyMar 8, 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…

Steve PetryschukFeb 23, 2021

What Are the Types of Network Devices?

Understanding the types of network devices is vital to effective network management. Here, we…

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…

Steve PetryschukFeb 16, 2021

What Is Cloud Networking?

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

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.…

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…

Kevin DooleyFeb 9, 2021

What Is Network Security?

Network security is a variety of different resources, behaviors, software, hardware components,…

Steve PetryschukFeb 5, 2021

11 Types of Networks: Understanding the Differences

Different types of networks enable different business and personal goals. Knowing how one network…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Steve PetryschukJan 26, 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…

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

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

IT predictions from market intelligence & research firms Computer Economics, IDC, Forrester &…

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…

Annette HynesDec 29, 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…

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…

Steve PetryschukDec 15, 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…

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…

Annette HynesDec 1, 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…

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…

Annette HynesNov 17, 2020

Configuring and Troubleshooting Multicast Protocols

There are two important protocols required to get your network to forward multicast packets.…

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…

Jennifer TribeNov 3, 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…

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…

Kevin DooleyOct 20, 2020

Reducing Mean Time to Resolution With Auvik

You can streamline troubleshooting, shrink mean time to resolution & spare network users from…

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…

Annette HynesOct 6, 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…

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…

Kevin DooleySep 22, 2020

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

10 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
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