Network Tools - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21643 en Attackers use NTP reflection in huge DDoS attack http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/attackers-use-ntp-reflection-in-huge-ddos-attack-236143?source=rss_network_tools <p>Attackers abused insecure Network Time Protocol servers to launch what appears to be one of the largest DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks ever, this time against the infrastructure of CloudFlare, a company that operates a global content delivery network.</p> <p>The attack <a href="https://twitter.com/eastdakota/statuses/433002992694874112" target="_blank">was revealed Monday on Twitter</a> by Matthew Prince, CloudFlare's CEO, who said that it's "the start of ugly things to come" because "someone's got a big, new cannon."</p> Security The Industry Standard Anti-virus Cyber Crime Network Tools Intrusion Detection Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:46:46 +0000 admin 236143 at http://www.infoworld.com Top tools for the best app performance http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/top-tools-the-best-app-performance-235589?source=rss_network_tools <p>When users complain that an application is slow or when customers abandon online sessions without buying anything, the cause of the problem is often elusive and mysterious. You know that the network connections are tight and the servers are humming, but the problem persists.</p> <p>Troubleshooting efforts degenerate into finger-pointing. One vendor suggests spending money on faster computers. Someone invariably says the software needs to be completely rewritten. Another vendor sagely recommends faster storage devices. Yet another says you need more bandwidth.</p> Applications Networking Application Testing Network Tools IDG Insider Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 uphan 235589 at http://www.infoworld.com Tor Browser Bundle for Windows users susceptible to info-stealing attack http://www.infoworld.com/t/data-security/tor-browser-bundle-windows-users-susceptible-info-stealing-attack-224157?source=rss_network_tools <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Security_lock_2_hp.jpg" alt="Tor Browser Bundle for Windows users susceptible to info-stealing attack" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Users running the Firefox-based Tor Browser Bundle for Windows are being targeted by an attack that lets the perpetrator snag victims' host names and MAC addresses or even take over their systems, according to the of Networking Security Microsoft Windows Data Security Network Tools Applications Mon, 05 Aug 2013 19:24:54 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 224157 at http://www.infoworld.com Windows Server 2012 makes IP management easy -- even IPv6 http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/windows-server-2012-makes-ip-management-easy-even-ipv6-213993?source=rss_network_tools <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 210px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/rj45_cables_networking.jpg" alt="Windows Server 2012 makes IP management easy -- even IPv6" width="243" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Data Center Microsoft Windows Networking Windows Server IPv6 Microsoft Windows Network Tools Data Center Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 213993 at http://www.infoworld.com 'Packets of death' reveal road to enlightenment http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/packets-of-death-reveal-road-enlightenment-212531?source=rss_network_tools <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/45OPstrategic_hp.jpg" alt="'Packets of death' reveal road to enlightenment" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>I figured I'd take a break from being assailed from all sides regarding <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/making-the-case-perl-212077">the state of Perl</a> (though I did find <a href="http://blogs.perl.org/users/ovid/2013/02/p</p> Data Center Networking IT Training Network Tools Tech Support Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 212531 at http://www.infoworld.com HP aims three-part effort at network virtualization http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/hp-aims-three-part-effort-network-virtualization-200048?source=rss_network_tools <p>Hewlett-Packard is readying three new software capabilities that are designed to help enterprises pool their computing and storage resources across a network.</p> <p>The advances should make it easier for IT departments to link data centers spread around the world, shield multiple tenants' virtual machines from each other, and control storage from virtualized appliances.</p> Networking Storage Virtualization Hewlett-Packard (HP) Storage Virtualization Network Management Network Storage Network Tools Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:15:52 +0000 admin 200048 at http://www.infoworld.com 26 helpful open source network management tools http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/26-helpful-open-source-network-management-tools-175129?source=rss_network_tools <!--paging_filter--><div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here are some high-quality network management tools based on open source and available at little or no cost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-slideshow-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/%5Bprimary-term-alias-prefix%5D/%5Bprimary-term%5D/network-world-044">Network World</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-essentials"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> Applications Networking Network Analyzer Network Management Network Monitoring Network Tools Open Source Software Fri, 07 Oct 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Pete Babb 175129 at http://www.infoworld.com The lost art of reading packet traces http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/the-lost-art-reading-packet-traces-170864?source=rss_network_tools <p>Long, long ago, before I could tell the difference between a /20 and a /30, a mentor sat me down and asked me what I knew about Ethernet and networking in general. Back then, I wasn't familiar with much besides configuring an IP address, subnet mask, and gateway in a server or desktop. The rest was still magic to me.</p> Data Center Networking IT Training Network Testing Network Tools Networking Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 170864 at http://www.infoworld.com 10 must-have utilities for small networks http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/10-must-have-utilities-small-networks-174?source=rss_network_tools <!--paging_filter--><div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These downloads -- most of them free, and none of them expensive -- will make managing your small network much easier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-slideshow-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/%5Bprimary-term-alias-prefix%5D/%5Bprimary-term%5D/pc-world-046">PC World</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-essentials"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> Data Center Networking Network Tools Data Center Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Pete Babb 159174 at http://www.infoworld.com