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

For more information on NetFort LANGuardian and other technology solutions for business and public sector organisations, including where you can purchase from, contact us today

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NetFort Free Webinar: Why has my Internet connection slowed down?

A new report of 1500 UK small businesses, produced from the results of a survey  released by Freelancer.co.uk, the world’s largest online outsourcing marketplace reveals that 57% say that the poor quality of their internet access adversely affects their ability to run their businesses effectively.  The survey puts small businesses at odds with Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who reiterated in a speech at the Google Campus building that broadband speed is more important than coverage.

NetFort, a provider of a range of software products that monitor activity on virtual and physical networks, invite you to join them for a webinar which aims to help you understand why your internet connection may have slowed down.

Slow Internet access can be a right pain both at the workplace and at home. Nowadays, we demand fast access to websites and cloud services. Gone is the day of 9600 baud modems and in its place we have high speed links allowing instant access to information. However, slow Internet connection is still a complaint I hear today. Today it was my neighbor with a one-computer network, and last week it was a hospital with thousands of connected systems.

The webinar session will look at some of the main reasons why your Internet connection might have slowed down.

  • Local network is overloaded
  • Slow DNS responses
  • Unknown downloading
  • Bandwidth vampires
  • ISP throttling
  • The website or service being accessed has slowed down
  • Malware or scareware on end users computers
  • Bad connection

Webinar Details

When: Friday 26 Oct 2012

Time: 3.00pm – 4:00pm, BST.

Register Now

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Altoona First Savings Bank puts trust in SolarWinds Log and Event Manager for Security and Compliance

SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that Altoona First Savings Bank (AFSB), based in Altoona, Pa, uses SolarWinds Log & Event Manager (LEM), a Security Information Event Management (SIEM) software solution, to protect and support the company’s secure IT banking environment.

AFSB had previously been using Cisco® Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System (MARS) to troubleshoot attacks on the bank’s network security data. When the product became obsolete after Cisco announced its end-of-life status, Doug Ickes, AFSB’s network administrator, sought a replacement.

Ickes started doing some investigative work, and narrowed his choices down to an appliance from netForensics® and SolarWinds LEM. He found that both were good products, but that he was going to pay inherently more for netForensics while SolarWinds LEM provides the same capabilities at a lower cost.

“For the price and the level of support, SolarWinds won me over,” said Ickes. “I wear a lot of hats managing the IT infrastructure at our small, community bank of 50-some employees, and I didn’t want to have to spend an inordinate amount of time monitoring logs. SolarWinds LEM allowed me the flexibility to do my job more effectively and efficiently.”
Security and Compliance Benefits and Beyond

Track USB usage – AFSB has several use cases for USB devices around the bank including electronic signature scanners for driver’s licenses. SolarWinds LEM’s USB Defender technology allows AFSB to monitor these ports rather than locking and shutting them all down arbitrarily, permitting AFSB to continue with business as usual unless a threat is detected.

Compliance-ready reports – Auditors love to see reports and stats on failed network logins. SolarWinds LEM helps AFSB exceed requirements for regulations such as FFIEC, FDIC and GLBA.
Track changes to users, groups and machines – AFSB uses SolarWinds LEM to protect and secure its infrastructure. When users are added, deleted, or added to groups that may elevate their privileges, alerts can be generated anytime a new user or machine account is added to the domain. Tracking these changes is key to ensuring AFSB’s policies are being enforced.

Real-time IT event correlation and analysis of network activity – Categorising the events makes them easy to filter in real time and search for historical analysis, enabling AFSB to detect a fan fail on one of their Cisco switches by using SolarWinds LEM, meaning they were able to send it in for a repair before it became problematic.

For more information on SolarWinds products and promotions as well as other technology solutions for business, including where you can purchase from, request information here

Affordable Offsite Backup Options to SMBs are available

Until recently, the ultimate solution to avoid major disaster was to build an offsite disaster recovery centre with duplicate computing equipment and dedicated staff – an unaffordable option for smaller businesses.

Some businesses typically do not have an offsite backup plan or at best physically transport their backup media between offices and home to maintain an offsite copy – a tedious and risky manual process that makes the copy more vulnerable to loss or damage. Outsourcing the transport or storage of backup media is also costly and involves complex security issues SMBs do not typically have the resources to address.

Karl Sice, General Manager – Pacific at Acronis, said: “With the amount of new data SMBs create each day, businesses that are not backing up information to a separate location from their office are asking for trouble. They could lose that data forever in the event of a disaster such as theft, fire, flood, earthquake or system failure.

“While many SMBs are struggling with backup requirements because they believe it is too complex and costly, changes in technologies have presented them with new options – including the ability to simply back up office files to their home devices using a stable Internet connection.”

All SMBs need to create this ‘office to home’ offsite backup is reputable backup software that supports FTP (file transfer protocol), such as Acronis Backup & Recovery® 11 software, a reliable Internet connection (with a router provided by your ISP) and Network Attached Storage (NAS), which provides the storage location for the backup. And once it is set up, the Acronis software will automatically do backups on schedule, so business owners no longer have to remember to do it themselves.

The ease and affordability of this office to home-style backup is an important development for smaller business owners who do not have the financial resources or trained IT managers to deal with the technical complexities of some other types of backup solutions.

For more information on Acronis and other technology solutions for business, including where you can purchase from, request information here: http://bitly.com/AAtB94