Active Directory is an implementation of LDAP directory services by Microsoft for use in Windows environments. Active Directory allows administrators to assign enterprise-wide policies, deploy programs to many computers, and apply critical updates to an entire organization. An Active Directory stores information and settings relating to an organization in a central, organized, accessible database.
White Paper Published By: SunGard
Published Date: Aug 13, 2012
Today's IT organizations are faced with the daunting task of optimizing all aspects of their departments, including people, processes and technology. Optimizing and streamlining server utilization through virtualization represents one particularly exciting example. We found that one of the most popular usage models for virtualization is to drive down server procurements in development, test and production environments. When this model is followed, future server purchases are avoided; instead, new workloads are established on existing systems.
Riverbed Cascade Pilot and Cascade Shark combine sophisticated, end-to-end monitoring with high-speed,high-fidelity packet capture and analysis to deliver comprehensive network performance monitoring and analysis. Download this insightful solution brief to learn more.
White Paper Published By: ZScaler
Published Date: Nov 18, 2011
Read this informative whitepaper to learn how, as a Blue Coat customer, you can reap the benefits of Zscaler's comprehensive cloud security solution. Learn how enterprises with legacy proxy appliances-such as Blue Coat ProxySG-will further enhance their security with our unmatched advanced threat protection.
Webinar Published By: NetIQ
Published Date: Jul 27, 2011
Listen in as Andras Cser, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, speaks about trends he is seeing in the Identity & Access Management (IAM) market, and specifically about the challenges and benefits of user provisioning.
This document discusses the evolution of Ethernet. As a proven leader in delivering Ethernet services, Tata Communications is making a bold, calculated move that positively impact the future of Ethernet and ultimately benefit customers.
White Paper Published By: NetIQ
Published Date: Dec 23, 2010
This paper is broken into two main sections: a presentation and analysis of the survey results, and a discussion of why organizations must be able to manage, and administer Active Directory environments securely and successfully.
White Paper Published By: NetIQ
Published Date: Dec 23, 2010
This white paper outlines seven common challenges associated with securely administering Active Directory and provides some helpful insight into what NetIQ can do to assist you with these difficulties.
Many products on the market today promise to measure and manage "end user experience" - but how can they if they are only testing from a central location? Download this whitepaper to learn how to see and solve user experience problems from their point of view. We'll show you to measure actual application traffic from the user perspective and other critical points in the network so you can pinpoint and understand where the issue is, either the end points or the path between them.
Abstract: Learn the essential considerations when evaluating network management tools and processes. We'll show you how most network management systems fail to deliver a complete picture of network and application performance.and that puts the organization at risk. Being aware of the potential shortcomings of an incomplete NMS is essential.
In this whitepaper we'll cover three common shortcomings, the possible consequences, and we'll highlight six key capabilities to be aware of when evaluating your network management tools and processes in order to avoid these shortcomings and associated risks.
This white paper examines the compelling business and technical case for centralizing administration in Microsoft's Active Directory, describes how Centrify's integrated architecture enables you to extend Active Directory to your non-Microsoft platforms, and describes the Centrify Suite's unique benefits.
This white paper examines the compelling business and technical case for centralizing administration in Microsoft's Active Directory, using Centrify's DirectControl to extend Active Directory authentication and access control to your UNIX, Linux and Mac OS systems and applications, and using Centrify's DirectAudit to log user activity to provide you a clear picture of end user actions on all UNIX and Linux systems.
This white paper examines the challenges of migrating NIS deployments to a central repository, and explains in detail how a combination of Microsoft Active Directory and Centrify DirectControl can deliver a cost-effective solution that strengthens security while improving IT efficiency.
White Paper Published By: SWsoft
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Today's IT organizations are dealing with the consequences of exploring IT Infrastructure growth and complexity. With its growing complexity and volume, the cost of managing the infrastructure from simple patch management to skill sets requirements for IT administrators is increasing.
Enterprises and equipment vendors are learning the value of a complete readiness assessment before deploying VoIP across an organization. The assessments are a critical step to a successful VoIP deployment, but many enterprises do not perform an assessment because of cost or because after performing a baseline on network utilization, they assume that their network has enough bandwidth to accommodate the voice traffic. This white paper explains why it is essential to perform a readiness assessment both for initial VoIP deployment and also for expansion projects to avoid unplanned additional costs and deployment delays.
With increasing bandwidth demands, network professionals are constantly looking to optimize network resources, ensure adequate bandwidth, and deliver high performance. Often, buying more bandwidth is not a priority or an option due to limited budgets and pressure to reduce IT costs.
When a business expands an existing facility,
adds a new location, incorporates an influx of
new users, or upgrades an existing infrastructure
- it's vital to ensure network readiness and
validate infrastructure changes to optimize
network performance, minimize user downtime
and reduce problems after implementation. This
white paper describes a methodology to manage
network changes that meets the need for speed
of implementation without sacrificing accuracy.
Network installers have completed a new
local area network segment. New cabling
was installed to the appropriate work areas
from the equipment closets. New switches
and access points were installed, patched into
the cabling plant and configured. How will the
network perform? This newly installed network
needs to be validated to prove the installation
was done correctly, that the LAN will operate
trouble-free, and that users will be satisfied
with the performance.