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How to Choose the Best Vulnerability Scanning Tool for Your Business

For any business today, scanning its systems and network for vulnerabilities is of critical importance. We now have all kinds of new, improved vulnerability scanners that make it all easy for entrepreneurs and network admins. To be noted is the fact that a vulnerability scanner is as important as a malware scanner today. While a malware scanner helps check for …

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Benefits of DAS Installation You Probably Need Right Now

In this digital era, communication has been made easier with various channels such as cellular phones, computers, email, and social networking sites. However, these communication channels would only be useful if you have constant quality data connection. Because what’s the point with all these latest, technology-forward smartphones, tablets, and laptops when you can’t even send SMS, make calls, or browse …

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Product Review: Paessler PRTG Network Monitor

PRTG Network Monitor from Paessler AG is a powerful network monitoring solution. This network software is not only powerful but also easy to use. PRTG is network software that monitors your entire infrastructure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and alerts you to problems before users even realize it. Problems in the network cause emergencies in business. When …

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How does the Internet connect between continents?

Internet Across Continents

How is the Internet shared between continents?  Answer: Via submarine communications transatlantic cable, a cable laid on the sea bed between land-based stations to carry telecommunication signals across stretches of ocean.  The cable is used…

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Usage of Virtual Appliances in Microsoft Azure

When you place your resources in the cloud utilizing Microsoft as a provider of public cloud, your network which is situated in the cloud can be termed as a n Azure virtual network (Vnet). Your virtual network can be configured in a similar way as your internal on-premises network; i.e, you set security policies, DNS and then the routing can …

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IPv4 vs IPv6 – Why is IPv6 so important?

IPv6 is the newest version of Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification number and location for each of the world’s Internet-connected devices. As this infographic explains. if it weren’t for IPv6. the Internet would simply not be what it is today. The Internet continues to grow and that growth will only be accommodated by IPv6 addresses. …

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Popular Cloud Monitoring Tools

The cloud is becoming our present and the future of IT for many businesses.  As more and more apps are deployed on cloud, the need for a third party monitoring software that provides tools to monitor the performance of hosted apps on the cloud or k…

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Wireless Network Analyzer, Free!

Continue to analyze your wireless network by selecting other reports from the drop-down menu in the lower toolbar of the NetSpot window. Other Wi-Fi analyzer reports include Signal Level, Signal-to-Interference Ratio, Noise Level, and Quantity of Access Points, Download and Upload rates (PRO), Wireless Transmit Rate (PRO) and Troubleshooting (PRO). Export additional heatmaps as needed.

NetSpot for Windows and Mac is finally here and it’s the first free Wi-Fi survey app for the rest of us. NetSpot features two major Wi-Fi troubleshooting modes: Discover and Survey. It is the only professional software for home and office Wi-Fi management, analysis, and visualization for Windows computers. You need just a few clicks to start your wireless network …

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How to Secure Wireless Network

Many businesses utilize their own Wi-Fi hotspots. However, the rise of internet crime has resulted in a need for these wireless networks to be more secure than ever, with national compliance standards and violation fines that could cost a company hundre…

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How to turn cheap router into a #wireless repeater!

Have a spare router lying around? Turn it into a wireless repeater!  All you need is free DD-WRT firmware (get the latest candidate here), the instructions below, and you’re basically ready to go! Prerequisites: Know how to use and access Web Interface Know how to flash your device. This How-To provides step-by-step instructions for creating a Universal Wireless Repeater appliance: …

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