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Aug 4, 2020   |  By Kevin Dooley
Bring your own device (BYOD) policies are more important than ever since smartphones became pervasive. I’d argue that even if you don’t want to allow personal user devices to access corporate data or applications, you still need a BYOD policy if only to acknowledge the fact that users are already bringing their personal devices into your place of business.
Jul 28, 2020   |  By Andrs Tapia
In any given network, switches, routers, and firewalls may support different flow protocols. After all, there’s NetFlow, sFlow, IPFIX, and J-Flow, to name a few. With so many options, you may be wondering “Which flow protocol should I use?” It’s a common question, and it has a relatively simple answer: While some devices support multiple protocols, a device typically only supports one type of flow protocol, so you should use the protocol your device and collector supports.
Jul 21, 2020   |  By Lindsay Windover-Kroes
An IT director and an MSP walk into a bar… Well, it wasn’t actually a bar, it was a panel session on the second day of the Protect & Streamline Summit for IT Leaders. And they didn’t so much walk in as hit join meeting from their respective home offices. Nevertheless, the discussion between Bryan Schultz and Bob Coppedge, moderated by Datto’s Rob Rae, felt a lot like a candid conversation between friends.
Jul 7, 2020   |  By Lindsay Windover-Kroes
Cybersecurity has always been an evolving challenge for IT teams—even before the pandemic and subsequent mass exodus to the home office. At the Protect & Streamline Summit for IT Leaders, experts from the IT and cybersecurity space came together to share advice for IT leaders scrambling to contend with a new set of business risks. Read on for key takeaways or access all session recordings for a deeper dive.
Jun 30, 2020   |  By Kevin Dooley
A few years ago I wrote a blog article about the zero-trust network security model and why I thought it was something every organization should be thinking about implementing. While I still believe that to be true—probably more true than ever, in fact—the landscape since then has changed a great deal, particularly because of the increase in cloud-based services, and zero-trust is now an extremely achievable goal.
Jun 23, 2020   |  By Lawrence Popa
In today’s world, it isn’t always practical or possible to be on site to troubleshoot every network issue that pops up. Whether you’re under mandatory stay-at-home orders because of a global pandemic, in the middle of a surprise snowstorm, or sleeping cozy in your bed 60 miles away, being able to access remotely the network would make your life infinitely easier. With Auvik’s remote management features, it’s possible.
Jun 16, 2020   |  By Annette Hynes
When you work in IT, there’s never a shortage of things to do. For folks who like to be busy, IT is a great place to be. But the workload can quickly become overwhelming, and it may often feel like you and your team are putting out fires and not productively working on other tasks that move the needle for your team or company. The trick is managing your team’s time effectively so the excessive pile of work gets done. These four time management strategies can help. Let’s get started.
Jun 9, 2020   |  By Annette Hynes
Let’s be honest: As a network manager, you’re responsible for knowing a little bit about everything when it comes to computer networking. From fundamentals to anticipating future tech changes, there’s a lot of ground to cover. To keep up, you need to keep learning. If you’re wondering where to start, this list of 10 computer networking books can help.
May 28, 2020   |  By Auvik Networks
Network troubleshooting without Auvik is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. But with Auvik’s network monitoring and management software, you can quickly identify possible root cause devices, dig deep into device interfaces, and remote into the device to troubleshoot the issue. Problem solved.
May 26, 2020   |  By Auvik Networks
Setting up a site in Auvik is easy and only takes a few minutes. Watch as we walk you through some simple deployment steps and then give it a try—and get ready to discover more about the network than ever before.
May 21, 2020   |  By Auvik Networks
The first half of 2020 has been busy for the Auvik team as we’ve launched a new VPN monitoring feature, received our ServiceNow certification, and released our new syslog feature in beta. But the product updates don’t stop there and the second half of 2020 is shaping up to be just as big. In this one-hour webinar, join Auvik VP of Product Management Patrick Albert to get an exclusive look into what’s next.
May 15, 2020   |  By Auvik Networks
networks because SD-WAN is rendering them obsolete.
  • The switch market is the most fragmented because stagnant switch technology has levelled the playing field.
  • Access points have overtaken switches as the most popular network device on client sites because of growing businesses demand for wireless connectivity. How will these trends affect your MSP business in the year ahead? In this one-hour webinar, Auvik CPO Alex Hoff, channel consultant Erick Simpson, ChannelPro reporter Rich Freeman, and two MSP execs discuss what the crowded network hardware market means for MSPs and the channel.
  • May 15, 2020   |  By Auvik Networks
    What are the top-performing 20% of MSPs doing differently than the competition? A recent IT Glue guest post on the Auvik blog revealed that the best MSPs document and automate as much of their operational processes as possible, to free up critical work cycles from repetitive and manual tasks. Join Auvik and IT Glue for a free webinar on how MSPs can accelerate their business productivity and process efficiency when they invest in outstanding documentation.
    May 15, 2020   |  By Auvik Networks
    Your clients want the freedom of cloud-based collaboration and productivity tools. As an MSP, you want a business-grade solution to security and data governance. Where and how do these interests intersect? Join us as we chat with Ted Hulsy, global head of channel marketing at Dropbox, about the risks of cloud services for your clients and how addressing them can be a business opportunity for your MSP.
    Apr 16, 2020   |  By Auvik Networks
    Cyberattacks are on the rise—but your clients’ cybersecurity spending isn’t keeping up. They’re often reluctant to spend money on security measures they believe are unnecessary and that may actually slow down their workflows. So how do you keep them safe from sophisticated attackers while also growing your own business? Auvik Director of Systems Engineering, Steve Petryschuk, and Andy Cocking, Director of Sales at Barracuda MSP are teaming up to talk about how you can sell your clients on security offerings within their managed services budget at low or no cost to your MSP.
    Apr 13, 2020   |  By Auvik Networks
    To uncover and surface deep network insights, Auvik asks for device credentials. This video shows you what to enable and how inside Auvik’s cloud-based network monitoring and management system.
    Sep 17, 2018   |  By Auvik
    Download our ebook to discover the 6 most common network blind spots and how to avoid them.
    Sep 17, 2018   |  By Auvik
    Download this eBook to discover how you can drive more revenue with expanded network offerings.
    Sep 1, 2018   |  By Auvik
    As a network administrator, it’s vitally important to have a detailed understanding of your topology. Whether you’re troubleshooting, building out a network expansion, or showing management how your network design protects the business, an accurate and readable map is a must.

    Auvik is cloud-based software that’s changing how networks are managed. Our software gives managed services providers (MSPs) instant visual insight into the infrastructure of their clients’ IT networks and automates complex and time-consuming network management tasks. Put simply, Auvik is changing the capabilities and upgrading the efficiency of network management.

    Managing network infrastructure has traditionally been a very manual and time-consuming activity. Before Auvik, administrators were forced to log into network devices one by one using a command-line interface that most of us haven’t seen since DOS disappeared. They’d then type in arcane commands and try to make sense of the flood of data that came back.

    Auvik dramatically simplifies the task of network management by making the software do the work. Our system automatically:

    • Discovers a network and displays it as a visual map.
    • Inventories and documents every device, service, and configuration on a network in real-time.
    • Parses, analyzes, and visually displays data to reduce network troubleshooting time.
    • Allows remote access to any device on a network from a single screen.

    With Auvik, hundreds of normally complex and time-consuming tasks are reduced to simple, automated steps. And it’s all done through a beautiful and easy-to-use interface.