WEBINAR: Learn how to monitor BYOD on your network effectively

Forrester’s latest report on mobile adoption in the enterprise found that 66% of employees now use two or more devices every day, including desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets. A smaller, but notable 12% percent said they now use tablets at work. That’s still far fewer than the 50% who report only using a desktop, or the 82% who use a desktop alone or alongside other devices.

66% of employees now use two or more devices every day

66% of employees now use two or more devices every day

"She won't take much more of this."

“She won’t take much more of this.”

Meanwhile, 55% of organizations stated that supporting a larger number of smartphones was a high or critical priority over the next 12 months, while 52% said the same of supporting tablets like Apple’s iPad.

We invite you to join a webinar presented by Darragh Delaney Head of technical Services at NetFort which will show you how to monitor BYOD activity on your network.

Getting this visibility into exactly what your network users are doing will help you ensure that you network does not suffer due to user actions.

Find out how BYOD is affecting your network on Friday, January 18, 2013 14:00 – 15:00 GMT

Register for this Webinar today: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/432130121

About NetFort LANGuardian

LANGuardian captures and analyses the traffic flowing through your network switch, stores it in a database, and displays the details in a web browser.

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WEBINAR: Find out what users are doing on your Network

Users interact with the network in many different ways during an average day. They visit websites, send and receive email, download files from the Internet, upload photos and videos, perform online backups, and more. They can also — usually unwittingly — expose the network and themselves to intrusions, malware, viruses, phishing attacks, and other security risks.

Good visibility into user activity on your network can help you to troubleshoot problems when they arise; in many cases, it can help you to anticipate problems and prevent them from arising.

Join NetFort  on December 6th at 15:00 GMT for a webinar presented by Head of Technical Services at NetFort, Darragh Delaney that will give you valuable insight into exactly what users could be doing on your network.

During the webinar, NetFort will show you how to monitor different areas of the network including:

  • Sources of user data
  • Network traffic on the LAN and WAN
  • Internet activity
  • File shares
  • Mobile devices

Register today to reserve your seat.

About LANGuardian

LANGuardian captures and analyzes the traffic flowing through your network switch, stores it in a database, and displays the details in a web browser.

Offering a depth of insight into network activity that is unmatched by products costing ten times as much, LANGuardian helps network administrators troubleshoot bandwidth issues right across the network, perform network forensics on past events, investigate activity on Windows file shares, and keep track of user activity on the Internet.

The list of things you can do with LANGuardian is endless. Every customer finds unique ways to use it, solving problems they cannot solve with other tools.

You can deploy LANGuardian on any size of network, from a small office to a global enterprise.

LANGuardian deployment with multiple core switches

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Lentis boosts organisational security with NetIQ Identity Manager

Lentis offers mental healthcare, community services and support to approximately 32,000 patients in the Netherlands each year. The organisation employs around 4,500 people and has established itself as a leader in service, treatment effectiveness and efficiency.  Lentis’ operations are constantly growing, and the organisation has seen an associated increase in the size and complexity of its IT infrastructure.  The number of workstations in use at Lentis has grown by approximately 48 percent: the IT team currently manages around 2,700 network workstations and 5,400 end-user accounts at 63 company locations.

You can watch the below video for more information about how Lentis succeeded with Net IQ Identity Manager or alternatively read on.

Eppe Wolfis, IT Manager at Lentis, said, “Provisioning new users is a time consuming practice that typically takes us two weeks to complete, as we rely largely on manual processes. Additionally, removing users from our systems is only performed periodically, so there is a potential risk of ex-employees being able to access confidential information.  As the company grew, we wanted to be able to ensure that we had a secure identity management system.”

The Solution
As part of an infrastructure renewal project, Lentis decided to upgrade its existing Identity Manager solution and to link the software to its human resource management (HRM) application, called Beaufort. It also plans to integrate the NetIQ solution with a service desk tool, which will provide helpdesk employees with rapid, up-to-date information whenever they receive a request. “By linking Identity Manager Advanced Edition with our HRM solution, we will be able to automatically create user and email accounts for new employees,” said Wolfis. “Once a new member of staff is registered in Beaufort, the application will send the details to Identity Manager, which will then create a new user profile. Similarly, when an employee leaves the company, he or she will be deleted from Beaufort and the change will be registered automatically by Identity Manager, resulting in the instant removal of the user from all other systems.” Lentis is also interested in using new features included in Identity Manager Advanced Edition to create automated workflows for self-service identity management.  “We want to give business users greater control over identities and associated access rights,” said Wolfis.

“We plan to use Identity Manager to create a web-based, self-service portal which will enable users to request access to particular applications or user groups. By defining specific business users as managers, we can delegate access provisioning, reducing the administrative burden on IT staff and speeding up the process.”  In the future, Lentis anticipates that it will make further use of the rich functionality of Identity Manager Advanced Edition to provide better control of role-based identity management for employees working from home or other remote locations, enabling employees to securely access company systems from any location.

The Results
Lentis is still in the process of implementing Identity Manager Advanced Edition, but anticipates that it will see a number of benefits once the solution is linked to its HRM application. Centralised, highly automated access administration will make it simpler for Lentis to manage its identity policies.  When Identity Manager is linked to the organisation’s HRM solution, it will also eliminate time-consuming and error-prone manual processes associated with user provisioning.  “Identity Manager will save us time and effort, and will also ensure that new users are given access to the information they need right away,” said Wolfis. “Rather than having to wait two weeks before a new employee can be added to our systems, this should be completed almost instantly and automatically when the employee is registered in Beaufort.”  The NetIQ solution will also boost the security of Lentis’ computing environment, ensuring that organisational information is kept safe and made available to the right people.  “The rich functionality of Identity Manager Advanced Edition gives us a huge scope for improving the efficiency and productivity of our operations,” said Wolfis. “The solution will make life easier for both the IT team and the users we support, and will ultimately help Lentis to deliver better service to our clients.”

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Rotterdam University selects Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 to optimise IT infrastructure performance

One of the Netherlands’ largest institutions of higher education, Rotterdam University, selected Novell® Open Enterprise Server 11 and accompanying Novell Cluster Services™, to optimise the performance of its IT infrastructure. With this move, the university can manage its network of 33,000 end users with fewer people, reduce costs and protect the university against potential downtime.

With Open Enterprise Server 11 the university, including its staff and students, now has access to the most advanced file and print services on the latest SUSE® Linux Enterprise platform. As the university grows, Open Enterprise Server 11 will provide a stable environment for the IT administration to easily manage and maintain.

Open Enterprise Server 11 will help the IT department protect the university against downtime and disasters. Novell Cluster Services, an accompanying product with Open Enterprise Server 11, enables the university IT team to provide continuous service to staff and students by seamlessly managing tasks across sixteen interconnected servers in two separate data centers.

“Almost all the office automation runs on these sixteen servers. Thanks to Novell Cluster Services, we can count on permanent availability,” said Eric Kerkdijk, Manager of Infrastructure & Telecom Management at Rotterdam University. “If for whatever reason one of the nodes malfunctions, the corresponding node in the other data center takes over its tasks without causing any interruption – every cluster-enabled service can be taken over by the other data center within a matter of seconds. In this way, Novell Cluster Services makes managing and maintaining the servers very easy.”

The university selected Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 on account of its reliability and efficiency, which significantly lowers any additional maintenance costs. As an example, the university’s 33,000 end users are managed by a mere ten employees, only three of whom are specifically assigned to the Novell environment.

“The university looked into other solutions, but quickly realised that they would have demanded many more resources,” said Kerkdijk. “Now we need only sixteen servers in total. With Novell, we have reliable, proven technology at competitive prices – crucial for an educational institution with a limited budget.”

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