WEBINAR: Finding the Top Users of Bandwidth on Your Network

If there is one question on the lips of network managers across the world, it is:

How do I find the top users of bandwidth on my network NetFort Webinar Technology4Business

How do they find the top users of bandwidth on their networks?

It is always recommend that finding the top users of bandwidth can be broken down into two steps. First, you need to gain visibility into what is happening on the network; then you need to associate this with usernames

We invite you to join us for a free webinar with Darragh Delaney and Aising Dillon or NetFort Technologies who will show you how to find the the top users of bandwidth on your network.

Webinar Agenda:

1) Sources of user data on computer networks
2) What you need to be logging in Active Directory
3) Associating packet and flow data with usernames
4) Finding out where user devices are plugged into your network

Duration:
Approximately 30 Minutes.

Presenters:
Darragh Delaney (Head of Technical Services)
Aising Dillon (Head of NetFort Support)

Use the following links to register:
Thursday 21 Feb. 14:00 (GMT):  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/366186257
Thursday 21 Feb. 17:00 (GMT):  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/708329745

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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.

Read more T4B blog posts on Netfort here

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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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Learn how Cheshire Constabulary polices the network with dedicated monitoring and management system

Cheshire Constabulary has adopted software from SolarWinds to monitor and track the performance of its IT systems across the county.

The police force has headquarters in Winsford, between Manchester and Liverpool, and serves almost one million people in the North West.

To get the job done there are 4,000 employees across 45 sites, responsible for law enforcement for almost one million people and, as a result, there are a lot of IT systems and a lot of room for error.

“Prior to having a dedicated monitoring and management system, we found – more often than not – that our customers told us we had IT issues before we knew,” said Chris Newton, network and storage manager for Cheshire Constabulary.

The force was originally using HP Systems Insight Manager to try to keep on top of the performance of its servers and storage deployments, with the addition of Link Analyst for watching the network. However, it felt having two separate systems made the large-scale job more difficult.

Monitoring network performance

Newton was also looking for something he considered to be “proactive”, giving the ability to see and rectify bottlenecks in the infrastructure rather than reacting to issues once they had already happened.

SolarWinds NPM Intuitive LUCID Web Interface

“We wanted to have a single product that could monitor all the different aspects of our infrastructure,” he said.

Cheshire Constabulary decided on SolarWinds’ Network Performance Monitor (NPM) tool after viewing the free online demos the company prides itself on.

Read the full article on ComputerWeekly.com

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Add Deep Packet Traffic Analysis and Integrated User Information seamlessly embedded into your Orion Dashboards

With NetFort LANGuardian you can see what’s happening on your network, including user activity, file and database queries, intrusion attempts, bandwidth usage, and Internet access – down to user and file level!   

  • Troubleshoot and solve network issues fast by drilling deeper into traffic-based information about individual users, files, web pages, and applications.
  • Manage bandwidth consumption easily by identifying the specific users, applications and websites that are consuming bandwidth on a virtual network, LAN, WAN or Internet link.
  • Manage Microsoft® file share activity by identifying the users who have accessed specific files, and report on which files have been deleted and by whom!

Download your FREE 30-day trial today, or request a call back to discover how you can add deep packet traffic analysis and integrated user information to your SolarWinds Orion implementation to easily monitor devices, activity and users – from a single pane of glass!

Watch the video below to learn more about NetFort LANGuardian and SolarWinds Orion Integration

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Finding it difficult to assess your organisations firewall rules?

It is common for Network Engineers to find it difficult and time consuming to assess firewall rule sets to determine rule necessities and security risks.

Current rules could be:

  • Error-prone – redundant or no longer provide any benefit
  • Security risks – badly configured rules can allow unwanted traffic or intruders onto your network
  • Expensive to manage – require shorter cycle time and improvements to rulebase implementation process

Implementing Athena FirePAC alongside your existing NCM installation allows you to fully automate your firewall management and synchronise security across your whole firewall estate.

Athena FirePAC is flexible, available in a variety of bundle  options and includes many different tools to meet your firewall management needs including:

PCI Audit – Make PCI reporting easy – FirePAC identifies specific technical checks for PCI control items to allow you to secure your network but also allows you to prove your network is secure

Rulebase Cleanup – Analysis of your rules to remove redundant rules or rules that are not in line with your security policy – this speeds up traffic and removes risk

Change Advisor – Perform sophisticated packet tests using the same parameters contained in a simple change request form to identify the impact of changes before they are made and therefore reduce downtime caused by firewall config changes

You can find more information with the below downloadable resouces including a free white paper on Effective Solutions for Firewall Management’

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SolarWinds Network and Virtualisation Products recognised with Top Honours

Readers and editors at leading IT media outlets Windows IT Pro and Redmond Magazine have awarded SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, and SolarWinds VM Monitor top honours over the past month.

SolarWinds received recognition from Redmond Magazine for its network management software, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor, and VM Monitor in the Microsoft magazine’s 2011 Readers Choice Awards. Windows IT Pro awarded SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor “Gold” for Best Network Management Product and SolarWinds Virtualization Manager “Bronze” for Best Virtualization Product.

SolarWinds picked up the Grand Slam for SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor by virtue of being either winner or ISV Winner in a crowded category four years in a row.

“The Redmond Readers Choice Awards (RCAs) aren’t about what’s cool or hip or might be big a year or five years from now,” said Lee Pender, executive editor of Redmond magazine. “They’re about what works right now, what makes your job easier and what you use to help you navigate the daily minefield of working in IT.”

According to Windows IT Pro, “SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor offers excellent enterprise-class network management capabilities at a reasonable price. SolarWinds’ network management tools have a fan base that just seems to keep coming back for more. SolarWinds modular design lets you pick and choose exactly what you need for your business. The product’s network maps are particularly noteworthy, allowing you to pinpoint where problems are occurring in the environment. SolarWinds’ support team is almost legendarily responsive, and the company’s thwack community leads the way in vendor/customer interaction.”

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