IT - Networks

The Pros And Cons Of 5G Networks
SearchNetworking, September 22nd, 2020
Enterprises are evaluating 5G and its effect on their operations. Before they can start reaping the benefits from the standard, they will have to carefully consider these 5G pros and cons

"It's hard to ignore the common message running through the blizzard of ads from AT&T, Verizon and other carriers: 5G deployment is under way. Although most of the focus today is how 5G will transform consumer behavior -- 'Download a movie in minutes!!!!!' -- its impact on enterprises will be multidimensional. Businesses will ultimately benefit from having faster wireless connectivity but not without hefty investments in Capex and in continuing operations. Here are 10 5G pros and cons enterprises will face as they prepare to adopt the 5G connectivity standard and its associated products and services..."

IPv4 Vs. IPv6: What Are The Main Differences?, September 21st, 2020
IPv6 is the future, but how is it different from IPv4?

"It's no news that the Internet, which currently runs on internet protocol version 4 (IPv4), has a limited number of IP addresses available, and has already fallen short to suffice the needs of modern-day demand. With the constantly growing Internet penetration and the majority of the population having one or more smart devices, the new protocol version 6 (IPv6) is considered to be the best solution to address such needs, especially since the amount of IPv6 addresses available is enough to be assigned to every atom on Earth..."

What's Involved In VPN Maintenance And Management?
SearchNetworking, September 23rd, 2020
Before an organization's VPN is up and running, IT teams must address four important aspects of VPN maintenance and management to keep abreast of transforming security concerns

"When it comes to the VPN support lifecycle, IT teams must understand VPNs, make technology decisions and know how to integrate a VPN platform into an enterprise network. But that's only the beginning.

Many technology managers are under extreme pressure to get VPNs up and running as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Once the VPN is installed and running, however, it is generally too late to understand what VPN maintenance and management require on an ongoing basis. This overview examines key areas organizations must address for ongoing VPN maintenance and management, which is true for both remote access and site-to-site VPN connectivity..."

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