2010 Application Delivery Networking Challenge: Accelerating, Securing, Optimizing, and Monitoring Applications

Over the past seven years, wide-area network (WAN) optimization has transformed from an interesting point product that solved isolated problems into a strategic cornerstone of enterprise application delivery strategy. Not surprisingly, during this time, WAN optimization evolved to meet a growing set of customer needs. Learn how WAN optimization has evolved into a complete model of enterprise IT performance.

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Guide to IT Best Practices in Application-Aware Network Performance Management

Businesses are constantly striving to do more with fewer resources, and information technology (IT) departments are subject to the same pressures. They must contend with a growing number of applications and an increasingly complex infrastructure. The IT department’s arsenal includes tools for monitoring network, application, server, database, and end user performance, but typically they are not integrated with each other. That means that it’s end users who are detecting poor application performance, and the role of the IT team is reactive.

A modern performance management solution must be easy to use, include comprehensive alerting, and offer reporting that correlates data from each component of an application and the underlying infrastructure. Application-aware network performance management (AANPM) tools aim to provide a holistic view of the performance of interdependent applications, servers, and networks. Such cross-platform visibility enables the IT department to ensure high-performance delivery of critical business applications.

This white paper describes the trends in application performance and network diagnostic tools and the drivers of AANPM. You’ll learn about best practices for implementing AANPM and discover some enterprise use cases. Read More

Enterprise Plans for Mobile Security

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Mobile devices can be essential for information-sharing and networking within enterprises. With them comes the question of security and access management. The approach a company takes to selecting mobile security must look at some key factors, including capabilities for application management and whether the device is employee-owned or company-owned. This report was put together following a survey of IT buying decision-makers at 108 medium and large enterprises. It looks at strategies for setting up effective mobile device security. Read More

Enterprise Plans for Mobile Security

  • Source: IHS
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Mobile devices can be essential for information-sharing and networking within enterprises. With them comes the question of security and access management. The approach a company takes to selecting mobile security must look at some key factors, including capabilities for application management and whether the device is employee-owned or company-owned. This report was put together following a survey of IT buying decision-makers at 108 medium and large enterprises. It looks at strategies for setting up effective mobile device security. Read More

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An Introduction to Load Balancing

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Keys to Accelerating Web Application Delivery

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