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5 Reasons Why You Should Add LiveNX to Your SD-WAN Deployment

5 Reasons Why You Should Add LiveNX to Your SD-WAN Deployment The networking revolution is clearly underway and you can’t look anywhere these days without seeing a new SD-WAN technology provider highlighting a case study, with compelling ROI, that has your CFO laser focused on getting your deployment going. But as you know, new products…

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What is Software-Defined WAN?

What is Software-Defined WAN? Enterprise WANs are expensive and complex to manage. SD-WAN architectures can help by automating the configuration and management of WAN edge devices. It simplifies the overall network, reduces the number and complexity of branch devices and gives you the freedom to choose who provides your bandwidth. In addition to the above…

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Introducing LiveNX 6.0

Introducing LiveNX 6.0 Today is a new release day here at LiveAction, which means you will now have access to the latest enhancements, capabilities, features and benefits of LiveNX 6.0! What You Need to Know First The first thing you should know about LiveNX6.0 is that the new cloud-based licensing system will make managing licenses…

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What is NetFlow?

What is NetFlow? NetFlow is a network protocol developed by Cisco in order to collect and monitor IP network traffic. By utilizing NetFlow, IT teams can analyze traffic flow and determine the traffic source, traffic direction, and how much traffic is being generated. To help you better understand the NetFlow process, I like to use the following…

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Providing Network Situational Awareness through Visualization

Providing Network Situational Awareness through Visualization The military talks a lot about situational awareness and how it’s a critical element in planning and executing missions. There are also certain principles, which have been defined by Endsley and other researchers. But, if you take the concept and apply it to network situational awareness, what does that…

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Simplifying the Network with Semantic Tagging

Simplifying the Network with Semantic Tagging LiveAction’s primary goal is to simplify the network. In today’s large and complex enterprise networks, and in the age of BYOD and IoT, accomplishing this is not trivial. Our team has been working tirelessly on LiveAction’s product, LiveNX, ensuring that it provides meaningful data to help diagnose and resolve…

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Site-to-Site DMVPN Per-Tunnel QoS Monitoring with Flow

Site-to-Site DMVPN Per-Tunnel QoS Monitoring with Flow LiveAction has had a long heritage for the Wide Area Network (WAN). Back in 2006, we were tasked to simplify QoS (Quality of Service) for less-experienced operators, making “on-the-fly” changes to their WAN routers. LiveAction started off with QoS control and monitoring and then added NetFlow collection capabilities…

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Google Maps for Your Car, PFR for Your Critical Data!

Google Maps for Your Car, PFR for Your Critical Data! Recently I was driving on the 90 going to Boston, traveling to Logan International Airport. I was using Google Maps to navigate myself to the airport, since I was unfamiliar with the local area. The traffic was pretty awful, and I was cutting it close…

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Better Understanding Your Operating Environment and Applications with LiveNX 5.3 – by Executive Vice President and CTO of LiveAction

Better Understanding Your Operating Environment and Applications by LiveAction’s Executive Vice President and CTO In the LiveNX™ 5.3 release, we started implementing workflows between geographical, topology and path views to help network administrators better understand their operating environment and applications. At the top level, we correlate LiveUX™ SaaS–based application performance globally with site–based LiveNX data to…

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