Networking In-Depth

Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

The latest in software-defined networking (SDN) news and features from Enterprise Networking Planet.


Enterprise Networking Planet's coverage of Wi-Fi news, standards, and products.

Cloud Computing and Virtualization

Cloud computing from a networking perspective, with news, features, and reviews from Enterprise Networking Planet experts.

Cloud Security

Enterprise Networking Planet coverage of cloud security for public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments.

10-Gigabit Ethernet Migration: Knock Out Data Center Network Bottlenecks

Enterprise Networking Planet provides a set of free resources and tools to help you successfully migrate your data center from 1 GbE to 10 GbE.

IPv6: Preparing for the Migration

Not quite up to speed on IPv6? Check out our IPv6 migration news, tips, and resources.

Network Management Systems for the Enterprise

As your network grows, so do your management needs. Learn how to make the best choice in an NMS with our expert articles.

Enterprise Ethernet Switch Buyer's Guide

Ethernet switches are a core part of your enterprise network. When you're trying to choose the best switches, you have to consider an array of choices from physical characteristics like port count to management features that make it easier to run a large network.

Enterprise Wireless LAN Controller Buyer's Guide

With WLANs making the move from nice-to-have backup connectivity to a legitimate replacement for wired Ethernet connectivity, enterprise network managers are faced with the need to better manage and secure their Wi-Fi operations. That's where WLAN controllers fit in.

Rather than individually configuring and controlling a fleet of autonomous APs, you can use WLAN controllers to manage wireless AP discovery and provisioning, authentication, roaming, firewall and VLAN policy, network surveillance and much more.

Our buyer's guide to enterprise WLAN controllers introduces you to wireless LAN controllers , telling you where these devices can fit into your existing network, explaining which features you should look for, and helping you avoid mistaken assumptions that can slow down your wireless deployment plans. Once you're up to speed, we'll step you through the three WLAN controller vendors most dominant in the market today: Cisco, Motorola and Aruba.

Network Security Resources

When it comes to dealing with network security threats, you have a lot of bases to cover. Let our experts be your guide to the latest and greatest security tools.

WAN Optimization on Your Enterprise Network

Use our WAN optimization resources to protect your SLAs and mission-critical apps and maximize the performance of your enterprise network.

Working Smarter: Concepts and Tools for Better Network Management

Managing a modern network is a complex undertaking, relying on a combination of physical configuration, smart analysis and good tools. Learn what makes your network tick and how to keep it running smoothly.

Secure Your Infrastructure

Secure your network infrastructure and protect your bottom line with these guides and how-tos from Enterprise Networking Planet experts.

Networking 101

Managing a team of network professionals can involve learning a whole new language. Our Networking 101 series will get you up to speed on the nuts and bolts of networking.

Linux for Your Business Network

Add useful Linux-based services to your business network.

Build and Secure a WLAN

There's much to consider when deploying a secure WLAN for your enterprise. Let our expert resources help.

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