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Netflow

NetFlow Analyzer: Free Download, Step-by-Step I...

In our previous article we explained how a Netflow Analyzer can help you gain visibility into your user traffic, application traffic and data flows while at the same time analyze traffic patterns, ...
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Discover the Ultimate Firewall Management Tool:...

Firewall security management is a combination of monitoring, configuring, and managing your firewall to make sure it runs at its best to effectively ward off network security threats. In this artic...
Netflow

Netflow vs SNMP. Two Different Approaches to Ne...

SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) and Netflow are both popular protocols with admins, prized for their ability to give visibility over the network and in some cases discern the cause of net...
Netflow

Complete Guide to Netflow: How Netflow & its Co...

This article will cover the basics of Netflow, including its use cases, Netflow supported devices, Netflow history, and variants. We’ll also dive into the technical details of how the Netflow proto...

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How to Detect P2P (peer-to-peer) File Sharing, ...

Peer-to-Peer file sharing traffic has become a very large problem for many organizations as users engage in illegal (most times) file sharing processes that not only consumes valuable bandwidth, bu...
Network Protocol Analyzers

How to Detect Routing Loops and Physical Loops ...

When working with medium to large scale networks, IT departments are often faced dealing with network loops and broadcast storms that are caused by user error, faulty network devices or incorrect c...
Network Protocol Analyzers

Advanced Network Protocol Analyzer Review: Cola...

Firewall.cx has covered Colasoft Capsa several times in the past, but its constant improvements make it well worth revisiting. Since the last review, the version has bumped from 7.6.1 to 11.1.2+, k...
Network Protocol Analyzers

How To Detect ARP Attacks & ARP Flooding With C...

ARP attacks and ARP flooding are common problems small and large networks are faced with. ARP attacks target specific hosts by using their MAC address and responding on their behalf, while at the s...

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Virtualization & VM Backup

Understanding Deduplication. Complete Guide to ...

When considering your VM backup solution, key features such as deduplication are incredibly important. This is not simply from a cost perspective but also an operational one. While is it true that ...
Virtualization & VM Backup

5 Most Critical Microsoft M365 Vulnerabilities ...

Microsoft 365 is an incredibly powerful software suite for businesses, but it is becoming increasingly targeted by people trying to steal your data. The good news is that there are plenty of ways a...
Virtualization & VM Backup

How to Fix VMware ESXi Virtual Machine 'Invalid...

In this article, we'll show you how to deal with VMs which are reported to have an Invalid Status as shown in the screenshot below. This is a common problem many VMware and System Adminis...
Virtualization & VM Backup

World Backup Day with Free Amazon Voucher and P...

Celebrate World Backup Day and WIN with Altaro! We all remember how grateful we were to have backup software when facing so many data loss mishaps and near-catastrophes. If you manage your com...

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Cisco ASA5500 (5505, 5510, 5520, etc) Series Fi...

The Cisco ASA 5500 series security appliances have been around for quite some time and are amongst the most popular hardware firewalls available in the market. Today Firewall.cx takes a look at how...
Cisco Firewalls

Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Firewall with IPS, ASA ...

The Cisco ASA Firewall 5500-X series has evolved from the previous ASA 5500 Firewall series, designed to protect mission critical corporate networks and data centers from today’s advanced security ...
Palo Alto Networks

How to Register a Palo Alto Firewall and Activa...

This article explains how to register and activate your Palo Alto Firewall Appliance to obtain technical support, RMA hardware replacement, product updates, antivirus updates, wildfire, antispam up...
Cisco Firewalls

Upgrading - Uploading AnyConnect Secure Mobilit...

This article will show how to download and upload the newer AnyConnect 4.x VPN clients to your Cisco ASA Firewall appliance (5500 & 5500-X Series) and configure WebVPN so that the newer AnyConn...

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Network Address Translation - NAT

Network Address Translation (NAT) Concepts

Before we dive into the deep waters of NAT, we need to make sure we understand exactly what NAT does. So let me give you the background of NAT, why...
SASE & SD-WAN Networks

SASE and VPNs: Reconsidering your Mobile Remote Access and Site-to-Site VPN strategy

The Virtual Private Network (VPN) has become the go to security solution for keeping communications between networks and endpoints secure. After al...
Routing

The IP Routing Process - Step-by-Step Analysis

We are going to analyse what happens when routing occurs on a network (IP routing process). When I was new to the networking area, I thought that a...
Palo Alto Networks

Introduction to Palo Alto Next-Generation Network Firewalls

During the past decade, we’ve seen the global IT security market flooded with new network security and firewall security appliances. New vendors em...