In a handful of recent incidents, I helped clients troubleshoot network problems. The errors turned out to be switch features that were changed from their default settings. Here are three things you should never change.
Complexity is an enemy to reliability. The more complex something is, the harder it is to understand, the greater the chance of human error, and the greater the chance of a software bug causing a new failure mode. So, when designing a network, it’s important to balance redundancy against complexity.
Considering a next-generation firewall? To help you understand the huge array of available options, engineer Kevin Dooley describes the most common NGFW features and offers advice on picking the device that's relevant to your client needs.