The musings of an IT Consultant:

June, 2012


June 30, 2012  10:33 PM

SonicWALL wins in Network World’s Performance Tests

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So in a recent Network World report, SonicWALL ran away with the belt in a compare on performance. SonicWALL's SuperMassive firewall (their top tier firewall) destroyed the competion in SSL Decryption tests. It shined when performing decryption on a large amount of flows, but slowed...

June 30, 2012  10:25 PM

Centralized Wireless in the Small Business Space

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So you have a small business and you find that your home based wireless router you bought from Best Buy just doesn't cut it? It might be time to upgrade. Money can be tight in a small business environment, you have to spend your IT dollars wisely. However wireless isn't going away...


June 30, 2012  10:20 PM

Great switch for home use

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So for those of you looking to setup a computer lab at home for training, things can get quite expensive. For example, the need for a managed poe switch in a home lab these days is pretty much a requirement. Where can you find something that is small enough for home use, can do vans,...


June 30, 2012  9:46 PM

No Flash Player Support in Jelly Bean

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! Apparently Adobe will not be supporting Flash Player in Jelly Bean. Adobe announced a long time ago that they were considering this and are now making good on their announcement. As you upgrade from ICS to Jelly Bean they are recommending uninstalling flash player. It looks like the...


June 30, 2012  9:42 PM

Free Netflow Monitoring

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! Do you need to monitor netflow in your environment but aren't ready to pay for it? Well you have many options. I will highlight two of them here. You can use Plixer's free product called


June 30, 2012  9:36 PM

More blazing fast SSD from OCZ!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So it's no secret that SSD is the way to go these days if you want blazing fast speeds. As evidenced by the plethora of ultrabook announcements, they all come stock with SSD drives. SSD is great not just for weight savings but for performance as well. Hot off the acquisition of...


June 30, 2012  9:08 PM

HP Envy Spectre XT

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! For those of you that want a premium ultrabook, the upcoming HP Envy Spectre XT is for you! The new Spectre from HP sports a lighter form factor along with a slightly sleeker look.  It's also supposed to have 8 hours of battery life. Originally scheduled for release in early June,...


June 30, 2012  9:03 PM

HP hits a home run with the Folio

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So are you looking for a good ultrabook at a decent price? Well if you don't want a Mac, and want a PC, I would encourage you to look at the HP Folio. The HP Folio has a nice array of features and comes in at a great price point. If you want to get more fancy you can upgrade to the HP...


June 30, 2012  8:54 PM

Wireless Issues for HTC One X

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So hot off the launch of the new HTC One X phone, there are already issues. Apparently there are wireless issues with the device and HTC has asked customers to contact them if they are having issues. I own an HTC One XL (a variant of the HTC One X) and I have been having tons of...


June 30, 2012  8:51 PM

Do you have a network monitoring system?

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So more often than not, it can be quite difficult for a network administrator to track down a potential problem on their network. When running a large network with hundreds or thousands of ports, it's like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Well if you have a network monitoring...


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