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 different, how do we manage it? Even for those of us comfortable with the basics, actually implementing and…

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.”…

Steve PetryschukSep 14, 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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Steve PetryschukAug 6, 2021

Preventing Firmware Attacks

Firmware attacks are on the rise, so it is more important than ever to invest in firmware…

Destiny BertucciAug 3, 2021

Classful and Classless Addressing Explained

The advantages of classless addressing far outweigh their complexity. But what are they, and how…

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…

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…

Steve PetryschukJul 13, 2021

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…

Rebecca GrassingJul 6, 2021

Observability vs. Monitoring: What’s the Difference?

Monitoring tells you when something is wrong, while observability provides you context as to why.…

Destiny BertucciJun 29, 2021

Classic Tech in 2021: Going Online Like it’s 1979

Classic gear, like the Atari 800, is going through a modern day renaissance. For our test,…

Lawrence PopaJun 22, 2021

What is Network Visualization?

Network visualization is a map of connected links, nodes, and other data points to show network…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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?…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Ryan LaFlammeApr 28, 2021

What is 802.1X Authentication?

Want to understand network access control, and authentication 802.1X at the base layer? This…

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…

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,…

Lawrence PopaApr 20, 2021

Network Firewall Security: Monitoring Firewalls 101

Configuring your firewall security manager is essential to maintaining the health and safety of…

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
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