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Mar 2, 2021   |  By Kevin Dooley
Because the world continues to work from home this year, I’ve had to configure Cisco AnyConnect VPNs on ASA firewalls for clients a few times. Unfortunately, the documentation from Cisco is extremely confusing, and I’ve seen a lot of organizations that do it wrong (by which I mean insecurely). The process itself is quite simple, though, so let’s go through the steps you’ll need to configure Cisco AnyConnect for your VPN.
Feb 23, 2021   |  By Steve Petryschuk
Every industry loves its terms and jargon. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “I’ve always said that one of my core competencies is getting the most bang for my buck out of the sweat equity I put in during my 9-to-5.” Sure, the sentence doesn’t really make any sense, but it sounds good enough when you say it. And that’s just the point jargon tends to make. The IT industry is no different.
Feb 17, 2021   |  By Steve Petryschuk
The term network device covers a lot of ground. Anything from a simple unmanaged switch to a dial-up modem to a UTM (unified threat management) appliance can fit the bill. Additionally, the lines between what category different networking devices fall into can get fuzzy because in many cases a single device performs multiple functions. Here, to help you sort through that fuzziness, we tackle the concept of network devices from the ground up.
Feb 16, 2021   |  By Steve Petryschuk
A network switch is a fundamental piece of any network, so it’s critical that you as an IT professional understand the role of a switch in a properly functioning network. And to best understand the difference between Layer 2 switches and Layer 3 switches, you also need to know the difference between Layer 2 and Layer 3 in the OSI networking model.
Feb 12, 2021   |  By Steve Petryschuk
The future is bright for the cloud. In 2019, 90% of companies were already in the cloud and this impressive amount is expected to jump another 4% in 2021. And it gets even more interesting. By 2024, more than 45% of IT spending will edge out legacy networks and replace them with the cloud. As this reality unfolds, the result will be a long-term change in enterprise IT and supplier landscapes. It also means that knowing the cloud is part of the new normal of IT.
Feb 10, 2021   |  By Destiny Bertucci
Understanding how data flows across your network is a must for effective network management. But with network perimeters becoming more dynamic than ever before and nodes spread across the cloud, home offices, and corporate data centers, gaining the visibility you need is a challenge. There are plenty of network traffic monitor software options available that can help you address these challenges, but how do you know which is best for you?
Feb 9, 2021   |  By Kevin Dooley
Network address translation (NAT) is very simple in concept. As packets pass through some network device—typically a firewall, router, or load balancer—either the source or destination IP address is changed. Then packets returning in the other direction are translated back to the original addresses. In some cases both are changed at once, which is called “twice NAT” in some documentation.
Feb 5, 2021   |  By Steve Petryschuk
Have you ever been in the middle of a breach remediation? While the first priority is handling the initial breach, after it’s resolved the priorities quickly change to mitigating future attacks. You prepare a detailed report with specific actions to take, products to consider, and changes to make to overall policies. And then a senior executive in the company asks, “Is there something I can buy to make all this go away? Some piece of software to install?
Feb 3, 2021   |  By Steve Petryschuk
As the number of connected personal and IoT devices skyrockets across the world, the demand for high-speed, high-performance networks continues to climb and transform how people and businesses connect. Over the years, this technological growth has triggered the development of different types of networks to meet shifting demands, and it’s likely that with future technological advancement, more network topologies will continue to emerge.
Feb 2, 2021   |  By Steve Petryschuk
You’ve just received a notification—a major network issue has occurred. Hoping it’s a false positive, you complete an initial triage. Dang it! It’s the real thing. If you’re like me, your mind likely turns to one thing: fixing the issue as fast as you can. But hold on! Before you turn completely to fixing it, there’s another important aspect to any incident that you can’t forget, and that’s incident communication.
Dec 14, 2020   |  By Auvik Networks
Network management shouldn’t be an unmanageable—or unprofitable—task. Discover how Auvik integrates with ConnectWise to give you true network visibility and control, from one centralized view. It’s designed to streamline your workflows and help you close tickets faster, so you can scale your operations.
Dec 14, 2020   |  By Auvik Networks
In our third year of producing the Network Vendor Diversity Report, we’ve learned the network hardware market is becoming more crowded and fragmented as time goes on. Nearly two-thirds of all IT service providers are managing more than five network vendors per client. Cisco still maintains its reign as the most commonly deployed vendor on today’s managed networks, but its share continues to decline as vendors like Ubiquiti chip away at its lead.
Dec 4, 2020   |  By Auvik Networks
Join Steve Petryschuk, Auvik's Technology Advocate, as he steps you through the key features and benefits of Auvik's network monitoring and management system.
Dec 2, 2020   |  By Auvik Networks
Since our last roadmap update in May, we’ve released syslog, integrations with multiple new apps like ServiceNow, a new and improved application classifier in TrafficInsights to better identify your traffic mix, and a whole lot more. Now, we invite you to a sneak peek into what’s ahead for the rest of 2020 and early ‘21. Auvik VP of Product Management Patrick Albert will walk you through what’s on the Auvik development calendar and what features and functionalities you can expect to see on your dashboard in the coming months.
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.
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.