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3 Things You Need to Know About Cisco NDP Now

3 Things You Need to Know About Cisco NDP Now Cisco, the company known for having built the network, now looks to redefine its image. In this, Cisco envisions “The Network. Intuitive.” Here we see a shift in focus from hardware and traditional services to software and simplicity. Of all the technologies announced at CLUS,…

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Cisco Acquires Viptela, Proving “Software Defined” Is Eating the WAN

Cisco Acquires Viptela, Proving “Software Defined” Is Eating the WAN Marc Andreessen famously penned the vision “Software is Eating the World” in which he explains that we are in a technological and economic shift where software companies are poised to take over large swaths of the economy. New companies such as Lyft and Airbnb have…

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Introducing LiveNX 6.1

Introducing LiveNX 6.1 We’re excited to share the news about our latest release of the LiveNX platform. It’s the simplest way to do complex network performance management. With continuous insight, service assurance and management of enterprise networks, LiveNX powers a better digital experience for employees and customers alike. Designed for enterprises and managed service providers…

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5 Takeaways from the Cisco WikiLeaks Bombshell

5 Takeaways from the Cisco WikiLeaks Bombshell By now you’ve likely heard about the WikiLeaks Vault 7 Leak and which network devices are vulnerable to attack. According to TechTarget’s SearchSecurity news site channel, “Cisco found and mitigated a security vulnerability that affects more than 300 models of its switches. The vulnerability is said to be one…

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LiveAction Recognized as a Challenger in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD)

LiveAction Recognized as a Challenger in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) “We believe that our inclusion in the report is due to high customer satisfaction, strong growth and unique SD-WAN capabilities.” Download Report  I am honored to be sharing that LiveAction has been named to Gartner’s 4th annual publication…

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What is Capacity Planning?

What is Capacity Planning? Capacity planning is ensuring that the network has the resources it needs to prevent an impact on business-critical applications. There is no easy way to determine when action needs to be taken to prevent an outage. Whether you’re ensuring that there is enough bandwidth through a service provider, or verifying the…

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Top Benefits of NBAR2 Monitoring with LiveNX

Top Benefits of NBAR2 Monitoring with LiveNX Application visibility is a key component for any customer who is managing his or her network. No longer is it sufficient to just inspect port and protocol traffic. Instead, in today’s modern networks, we need to be able to pick apart the packet and see information beyond just…

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3 Challenges to Consider as You Approach SD-WAN Monitoring

3 Challenges to Consider as You Approach SD-WAN Monitoring As we help our customers with their SD-WAN deployments, we often find common challenges that they stumble upon. For instance, deployments typically start with a proof of concept, followed by the actual deployment, which is broken out into day 0, 1 and 2 phases. The steps…

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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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