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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SolarWinds launches new VOIP quality monitoring suite to shed light on system issue causes

SolarWinds have announced the VOIP and Network Quality Manager, formerly known as SolarWinds IP SLA Manager, aimed directly at quality control of Cisco IP telephony systems today with support for additional vendors in the future. But beyond the core phone system software, the monitoring suite watches the entire VOIP environment holistically, including the transport, servers and software.

SolarWinds is certainly a stalwart in the network monitoring space. The Orion products are used throughout many VNQM_image_for_news_story_Interactive_Ideas.pngtelecommunications business, including my employer, to keep a handle on network performance and highlight transport and connectivity problems quickly.

As telephony and network solutions converge, complexities increase and troubleshooting becomes exponentially more difficult for the system admins.  Visibility is the key to reducing the complexities and shedding light onto the cause of any system issue.  SolarWinds is seeking to do that with the VOIP and Network Quality Manager. The suite monitors call quality statistics, network bandwidth and latency across the infrastructure, and service performance for the VOIP environment. It provides both real-time and historical views of the statistics it has collected and exposes them to aid in troubleshooting and isolating problems efficiently. 

As a relative newbie to VOIP deployments, I know the critical things that I want to watch in our VOIP deployment, which would include latency,  jitter, failed calls and packet loss.  Unlike historical network monitoring, the servers and applications are also a critical piece of the puzzle for VOIP deployments, so keeping an eye on the performance of the server and the application is critical. Fortunately, the VOIP and Network Quality Manager does all these things and much more.  The software does a good job of summarising health through the call monitoring screen which includes software performance, the number of phones registered and unregistered, and some basic system health statistics.  

One of the shining features I found in this release is the call search features, helping to identify and investigate the behavior during a particular call when a user reports problems. This visibility is huge towards finding and squashing any problems that may be cropping up in the environment. Issues like buffer exhaustion or flaky connections between sites can wreak havoc on a VOIP deployment and traditional troubleshooting can be time consuming due to the number of components and potential causes of any given problem.

 

But most powerful of all is the ability to search for a particular call and inspect what happened or was happening during the context of that call.  When users report an issue, seeing the environment’s behavior during that time period is key to preventing future problems.

One of the biggest advantages of a monitoring solution like VOIP and Network Quality Manager is the ability to get summary data while not losing the depth of a specific statistic. The software offers the ability to dive into a particular statistic and graph point-in-time information for critical statistics like jitter and latency. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, so a full set of screenshots are below in a gallery so you can explore the screens and functionality.

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