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Welcome to Enterprise Network 101! My name is Andy, and I've been a sys admin for way too many years :)

This site was mainly  built to host my enterprise networking tutorials. I've got quite a bit of experience in this industry, and I thought that it would be cool to share it with you.

So, read my articles and you will hopefully pick up something useful, which will help you in your day-to-day work. Also, feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have.
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How to boost the efficiency of your enterprise Wi-Fi network

As a system admin, you have tried it all: you've purchased modern signal repeaters, you've replaced routers, and sometimes you have even used u.fl cables, adapters and antennas to boost Wi-Fi signal reception for the old company laptops.

And yet, things don't always work as expected. Employees report sudden disconnects and the company board is unhappy, because they can't simultaneously download big presentations at reasonable speeds during their frequent meetings. You could tell them to reduce the size of their presentations and stop using .bmp images for their slides, but they may hold that against you...

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How to keep company data safe while traveling

You are a responsible system admin; this is the main reason why you are reading this blog, right?

So, you have done everything in your power to keep the company network secure. You are patching the servers twice a week, you are enforcing strong data security policies, and you've even convinced management to invest into a powerful hardware-based firewall.

However, things continue to go wrong, even though often times it's not your fault! Employees continue to treat company devices as if they were their own phones, tablets and laptops. This quick guide is intended for them. Its key goal is to help people understand the main dangers that they're exposing the company to, whenever they use company devices over public Wi-Fi networks...

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Three Effective Methods of Securing an Enterprise Network

When was the last time a person broke into your company offices to steal data? My guess is that this has never happened to you. That's why your boss has hired those tough security guards, after all.

However, I bet that several hackers have tried to penetrate your Wi-Fi network until now. And there is a simple explanation for that: wireless networks are much less secure in comparison with wired networks. Just read the news and you'll see why!

Most system admins take sound, and yet only basic security measures. They set and use complex passwords, for example. They patch servers regularly. They install antiviruses on all devices...

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