Articles by Dayna Delmonico 

CrossNodes Product Briefing: Systems Management on Steroids

Whatever systems and network management suite youre using is based on some framework. Whether you know it or not, you have a starting point or framework to build a flexible system management environment that can blend old and new technologies and mixed IT environments and scale to large enterprise environments. Each CrossNodes Product Briefing provides an overview of what you need to know before purchasing a specific technology, and includes round-up listings of current products from each of the major vendors.

CrossNodes Product Briefing: Directory-Enabled Services

Despite a lack of universal acceptance of Directory-Enabled Networking technologies, the battle for directoiry services is heating up between arch-rivals Novell, Microsoft, and Sun. Here you will learn the differences between each offering, and if/when we can expect to see DEN become a core part of the enterprise. Each CrossNodes Product Briefing provides an overview of what you need to know before purchasing a specific technology, and include round-up listings of current products from each of the major vendors.

CrossNodes Product Briefing: Authentication

For IT management, security is suddenly at the very top of every priority list. Where guarding against Web-based worms and viruses were a constant priority; suddenly every network and web user is suspect. Knowing who's on your networks and Web sites is now critical.

CrossNodes Product Briefing: Encryption Software

Encryption products for networks can work at many levels, and it is not an easy thing to determine just what techniques you may wish to employ in any given part. In this briefing, we outline the basic capabilities, terminology, and software products available to protect your data from prying eyes. Each CrossNodes Product Briefing provides an overview of what you need to know before purchasing a specific technology, and include round-up listings of current products from each of the major vendors.

CrossNodes Product Briefing: Policy Management

Policy Management software has promised a great deal, but what do the vendors actually offer for the money?

CrossNodes Product Briefing: Protocol Analyzers

Network traffic volume will increase as network technologies improve and capabilities expand. Business demands on IT are rapidly becoming the thrust of the customer economy, and the broader bandwidths and faster Ethernet speeds demand network management and analysis products. Therefore, the network managers arsenal of network troubleshooting tools will need to grow in the coming years, and protocol analyzers are an essential component of your toolkit. CrossNodes Product Briefings provide an overview of what you need to know before purchasing a specific technology, and include round-up listings of current products from each of the major vendors.

CrossNodes Product Briefing: Networking Management Software

To confuse matters in network management, a new bit of marketing nomenclature has hit -- eBusiness Infrastructure Management. We examine the differences (if any) between infrastructure, network, and system management software.

CrossNodes Product Briefing: WLANs

A Network Manager's dream come true -- time to sell that Ethernet cabling for scrap! CrossNodes Product Briefings provide an overview of what you need to know before purchasing a specific technology, and include round-up listings of current products from each of the major vendors.

CrossNodes Product Briefing: Network Security Suites

On average nowadays, the total cost of information security is 0.4 percent of a company's revenue. That is expected to accelerate to 44 percent within ten years. As a practical matter, network managers have basically two choices -- the integrated network security suite or managed security provider. Though this buyer's briefing will concentrate on security suites, a great many of the vendors included also offer managed security services. CrossNodes Product Briefings provide an overview of what you need to know before purchasing a specific technology, and include round-up listings of current products from each of the major vendors.

CrossNodes Product Briefing: Firewalls

Firewalls are, of course, the first line of defense against intruders to your network. It is difficult to justify a network's not having one, if that network is also used as a conduit to the outside world. CrossNodes Product Briefings provide an overview of what you need to know before purchasing a specific technology, and include round-up listings of current products from each of the major vendors.

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