Linux for Your Business Network

Linux has long been a feature of the enterprise network and data center, appearing on both servers and mainframes. Getting started with the open source OS can be daunting, though. Lots of documentation teaches you how to deploy Linux piecemeal without considering all the services already on your network. From SMTP forwarding to intrusion detection and how to keep up with the latest Linux updates, we show you how to add Linux-based services to your business network.

Five Ways to Keep Up With Linux

Linux is always changing and keeping up with the latest can be a challenge. Here are five ways to stay up-to-date with the speeding penguin.

Run a Business Network on LInux: Remote Help Desks

Phone support doesn't always cut it: Sometimes your help desk has to see what the end user's seeing to solve a problem.

Run a Business Network on Linux: SMTP Forwarding

If your needs don't include a full-blown MTA, consider setting up an SMTP relay like small, simple sSMTP.

Run a Business Network on Linux: Intrusion Detection (Part 4)

Part 4: Learn how to configure Snort to collect network data and present useful reports.

Run a Business Network on Linux: Intrusion Detection (Part 3)

Part Three: Snort is a best-of-breed intrusion detector. This week, learn how to configure it on Ubuntu Server Edition.

Run a Business Network on Linux: Intrusion Detection

Part Two: Before you start adding services to your Linux-based network, you need to make sure it's secure. Open source Snort will provide you with some reassurances that your new network isn't host to unwanted guests.

Run a Business Network on Linux

Part One: Running Linux on your business network means you have a lot of choice. Our new series on Linux for business networks helps you consider your options and choose best-of-breed applications.

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