MSP Best Practices: Maintenance Checklist for Network Switches and Routers

Provided by TechRepublic Premium Posted October 8, 2020 Topic TechRepublic Premium Format Other Download Managed Service Providers (MSPs) often prioritize the correct configuration and implementation of customer network switches and firewalls. However, regularly reviewing and updating these components is an equally important responsibility. It is important to ensure that customers understand the need to regularly […]

What is a network switch and how does it work?

Networks are essential today for supporting businesses, providing communications, providing entertainment, the list goes on and on. A fundamental thing that networks have in common is the network switch, which allows devices to be connected for the purpose of sharing resources. What is a network switch? A network switch is a device that operates at […]

Watch: Rethinking the Design and Optimization of the Vehicle Logistics Network in North America | Item

Through Automotive logistics2020-09-28T17: 00: 00 OEMs like Nissan and Volkswagen are working with logistics specialists like Jack Cooper and Inform to ensure recovery amid low vehicle inventory, Covid-19 uncertainty and driver shortage, while examining how to use technology to optimize long-term networks. Check out this lively discussion from Automotive … Log in or register to […]

Securing network devices in SASE architectures

Secure Access Service Edge architectures modernize traditional industries with features such as SD-WAN, centralized network management, network-wide visibility, policy automation, traffic segmentation, service provisioning security and transport independence which includes 5G. While these innovations provide faster connections at higher volume for global cloud-accessing locations, the amenities include overlooked security risks that must be addressed with […]

QNAP launches QSW-1105-5T 5-port switch

After far too long a delay, the wait for faster consumer grade network switches seems to be drawing to an end. This week, QNAP launched its QSW-1105-5T switch, one of the industry’s first unmanaged 2.5 Gbps (2.5 GBASE-T) switches. The 5-port switch supports 2.5GbE operation on its five RJ45 Ethernet ports, and in addition to […]

QNAP Introduces 2.5GbE Network Switch

The QSW-1105-5T features five 2.5GbE ports, plug-and-play configuration, automatic loop detection and blocking, and auto-negotiation functions, the QSW-1105 -5T allows users to easily create a 2.5GbE network environment for their home or business. “For those looking to upgrade their network environment, the QSW-1105-5T 2.5 GbE strikes a balance between performance and cost. Users can instantly […]

The Interior Ministry invited to reassure the emergency services about an “ambitious” network switch

MPs called on the Home Office to step up contingency planning in case a new emergency communication system for police, fire and ambulance services is not ready in time for start-up scheduled for December 2019. The UK’s 105 police, fire and ambulance services currently communicate using the Airwave radio system, but contracts for this program […]

F-Secure discovers counterfeit Cisco network devices

Finnish cybersecurity company F-Secure has released a report detailing its investigation into a pair of counterfeit Cisco network switches. The investigation concludes that the forgeries were designed to bypass the processes that authenticate system components. Two different counterfeit versions of the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X switches were discovered by an IT company after a software update […]

Microsoft Defender ATP Now Identifies Network Device Vulnerabilities

Microsoft announced a new feature called Microsoft Secure Score for Devices, which applies to the company’s Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). With Microsoft Secure Score for Devices, the company’s endpoint security platform now helps IT administrators secure and identify vulnerabilities in network devices. Microsoft Defender ATP now covers network devices While Microsoft Defender ATP examines […]

Microsoft Defender ATP Now Can Secure Network Devices

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) can now assess the state of the collective security configuration of devices on a corporate network using a new feature called Microsoft Secure Score for Devices. Microsoft Secure Score for Devices dynamically assesses the security status of corporate networks, identifying unprotected systems and providing recommended actions to strengthen the […]