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September 30, 2009  1:36 PM

I resemble that award winning case study – wait, it IS me!



Posted by: Troy Tate
case study, frame relay, industry award, information security, ipsec, mpls, network management, remote access, Security, security management, SSL, ssl vpn, vpn, WAN

Have you ever wondered if vendor case studies are actually solutions to real life issues or if they are stories about compensated organizations using a particular vendor solution? Well, I am here to tell you that I know of at least one case study that is about an organization addressing real-life...

July 29, 2009  5:51 PM

Network Computing magazine is BACK! – WAN Optimization issue



Posted by: Troy Tate
Network Computing, online magazine, online publication, optimization, WAN, wan optimization

The Network Computing magazine was always one of my favorite trade publications. It covered a lot of very technical things from basic to advanced levels. I was very disappointed when they stopped publication. So, it is with a lot of excitement that I am sharing with ITKE members that Network...


March 10, 2009  4:47 PM

Saving Money & Stopping spam – change domain names



Posted by: Troy Tate
cost reduction, cost savings, domains, email, internet, operations, planning, spam, WAN

Are you getting lots of SPAM? Is your organization's internet link being saturated due to tons of inbound spam and maybe outbound non-delivery notices for invalid addresses? About 3 years ago, ours was too.


January 29, 2009  9:13 PM

Nifty tools for tracking down that “interesting” network traffic



Posted by: Troy Tate
Cisco, LAN, malware, Microsoft, network analysis, network monitor, network troubleshooting, pstools, Routers, Security, Sysinternals, toolkit, troubleshooting, WAN

My previous posting was meant to help you determine the source of potentially dangerous...

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November 11, 2008  4:07 PM

Did you see this? – Microsoft SharePoint Toolkit



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, analysis, awareness, debugging, design, Development, diagnostics, howto, internet, LAN, Metrics, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, MOSS, network analysis, Networking, Performance, performance monitoring, reporting, SharePoint, toolkit, tools, troubleshooting, WAN

Many organizations are finding value in the Microsoft SharePoint technologies. Whether you use the free Windows SharePoint Services or the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, your organization will gain a lot of value from using these services. To enhance your ability to manage these technologies,...


October 27, 2008  8:52 PM

Did you see this? – (Wire)Sharkfest 2008 videos – including Vint Cerf – now available



Posted by: Troy Tate
analysis, education, forensics, Google, howto, internet, IT education, LAN, Linux, man-in-the-middle, Metrics, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, network analysis, Network TAPs, Networking, packet capture, Performance, performance monitoring, reporting, research, Security, toolkit, tools, troubleshooting, WAN, web, wireshark

Checkout the Sharkfest 2008 videos at LoveMyTool.com. If you use Wireshark or want to learn network troubleshooting, this is one of the best resources you can have in your toolkit. The videos will give you a better...


October 9, 2008  3:56 PM

Virtual Enterprise VOIP panel discussion



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, Cisco, DataCenter, design, education, howto, IP telephony, IT education, LAN, Monitoring, Networking, PSTN, risk, unified communications, VoIP, WAN

As you may have already read, I will not be attending the Enterprise VOIP event at CampIT Conferences in Chicago on 10/14. Well, I thought...


October 3, 2008  7:59 PM

Did you see this? – Open Source Tools University



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, analysis, anti-virus, blog, blogging, Data security, debugging, design, diagnostics, Firewalls, forensics, howto, internet, IT education, LAN, Metrics, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, packet capture, Performance, performance monitoring, podcast, reporting, research, Sandbox, Security, SSL, toolkit, tools, troubleshooting, WAN, wireshark

If you are like me, you like those little goodie tools like nmap and wireshark that do something that is actually pretty complex but do it well and have a great following. I just came across this website that I am going to have to take some time to go through and find all of the nuggets it offers....


September 30, 2008  1:34 PM

Did you see this? – Laura Chappell’s Troubleshooting & Security Summit



Posted by: Troy Tate
awareness, Data security, DataManagement, education, forensics, honeypot, howto, LAN, malware, Metrics, Monitoring, network analysis, Network TAPs, Networking, packet capture, Performance, performance monitoring, reporting, research, risk, Security, SSL, toolkit, tools, troubleshooting, WAN, wireshark

Maybe you already know Laura Chappell (The Viral Bitgirl), if not then this is your chance to meet her and gain loads of knowledge in 2 days. On November 4-5, 2008 - Las Colinas, TX...


September 19, 2008  1:16 PM

Crunching numbers – is this any way to manage a network?



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, DataManagement, facility, facility management, howto, Metrics, Monitoring, network analysis, Performance, performance monitoring, reporting, toolkit, tools, WAN

I just got done catching up crunching wide area network usage statistics for the last 6 months. Wow... what a job! I should be doing it at the end of each month but I got behind due to other major activities like


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