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Sep 15, 2020   |  By Rod Lewis
Whether you’re trying to troubleshoot a problem, defend against attacks, or simply optimize your environment, event logs are your best source of information. More than that, not logging or ignoring your logs is like not checking your blindspot when you’re changing lanes—sooner or later you’re going to seriously regret it because the effects will be disastrous.
Sep 8, 2020   |  By Kevin Dooley
Subnetting isn’t hard but I often see even experienced network engineers looking for subnet calculators or trying to count in binary on their fingers. So how about a quick primer? To understand subnets, remember what a subnet is and think about the IP address in binary. A subnet is a range of IP addresses. All the devices in the same subnet can communicate directly with one another without going through any routers.
Sep 1, 2020   |  By Annette Hynes
Marketing teams have the 4 Ps (product, price, place, and promotion). Sales teams have ABC (Always Be Closing). As far as frameworks go, there are a lot of great examples out there for how we can effectively do our jobs, create processes, and make decisions. But what about IT teams looking to optimize their services? Do any frameworks exist? One does, it’s called the triple-A framework—and it’s got nothing to do with batteries.
Aug 25, 2020   |  By Enam Rabbani
When something goes wrong in your network, you often don’t find out about it until your users are affected, and you’re left scrambling to identify the issue and understand its root cause. The faster you find out about a network issue and why it’s happening, the quicker you can implement the right fix and spare your network users from unnecessary downtime.
Aug 18, 2020   |  By Steve Petryschuk
In a perfect world, managing a new network would be a breeze. On your first day, you’d find tons of documentation on the IT infrastructure awaiting you. Login credentials would be securely recorded and ready for review. Sadly, we don’t live in a perfect world. That’s why managing a new network can be tough—especially if you’re joining a brand new IT team or taking on a new managed services client and aren’t sure what’s been done before.
Aug 11, 2020   |  By Ethan Banks
An on-site switch plays a critical role in a network: that of connecting your users to the rest of the IT infrastructure. Don’t think of that jack in the wall or under the cubicle as a simple Ethernet port. As part of effective switch management, you need to think of it as the mission-critical gateway to IT services that it is.
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 Andrés 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.
Sep 2, 2020   |  By Auvik Networks
In this 30-second video, you’ll learn how to set up syslog in Auvik and access all the troubleshooting information you need directly at your fingertips in minutes.
Aug 25, 2020   |  By Auvik Networks
Getting to the bottom of a network issue is a race against the clock. But with Auvik, time is on your side. Learn how having network topology, performance metrics, traffic analytics, and centralized logs all in one convenient dashboard can help you dramatically shrink resolution times on network issues and keep your end users connected.
Aug 14, 2020   |  By Auvik Networks
Looking to optimize your IT services? Try the triple-A framework: In this webinar with leaders from Auvik, Warranty Master, and Liongard, learn how operationally mature IT teams apply the three As to focus their efforts, deliver more value, and grow profit—and how you can too.
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.
    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.