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Storage performance monitoring
Feature | March 2021
Paessler AG explain why storage performance monitoring should be a standard part of every intelligent monitoring solution
Monitoring Your Network in the time of Covid-19
Opinion | March 2021
If 2020 taught us anything it’s that network monitoring is more important than ever, writes Mark Towler at Progress
Three reasons why the security industry is protecting the wrong thing
Security Update | March 2021
Why is it that the security industry talks about network security, but not data breaches?

Low-code software development Is key to navigating post-Brexit, Post-Covid world
News | March 2021
New survey from Mendix finds support for a ‘low-code’ approach
Supermicro advances high-performance, resource-saving, large-scale data centre GPU solutions
News | March 2021
New multi-node GPU solution is designed with up to 64 cores and 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes
KnowBe4 warns of rise in Microsoft Exchange global security exploit attempts
News | March 2021
Complete environment takeovers, account impersonations and ransomware threats are possible without patching

WhatsUp Gold 2021
Review | March 2021
Progress Software’s WhatsUp Gold 2021 delivers a sophisticated network monitoring solution for both SMBs and enterprises

Leading the field
Case Study | March 2021
Norvado relies on NetAlly’s EtherScope® nXG Network Analyzer to conduct complete and accurate remote assessments, reducing the time and cost of field operations

Seeking an agile journey to the cloud: Is the future automated?
Opinion | March 2021
What does the future hold for MSPs who want to add more value to their customers’ cloud adoption?
A consumer-grade security experience
Opinion | March 2021
Fiona Boyd at Fujitsu explains why it’s time to reimagine security and stop holding back employee productivity

Awards | March 2021
The results of the 2020 Network Computing Awards were announced in October. Here we profile this year’s winners:
Awards | March 2021
Winner: StorageCraft — OneXafe
Runner up: Buffalo Technology — TeraStation TS6000
Awards | March 2021
Winner: Nectar Services Corp — Nectar 10
Runner up: SolarWinds — NPM

For many of us March will mark a full year of lockdown. Few of us would’ve believed that we’d still be ‘WFH’ and wearing masks twelve months on, but hopefully the days and weeks ahead will finally see us adding the phrase ‘post-pandemic’ to our Covid-19 lexicon.

But has the way that we do business fundamentally changed as a result of Covid? For James Hirst, COO & Co-Founder of Tyk, "The lockdowns have shown across multiple industries that workers do not have to be confined to the traditional office environment to produce their best work. Our business has been 'remote by default' since we were founded in 2014, meaning we let employees work from wherever they want, when they want… I expect remote working to become the norm for many of us as the world begins to recover from the pandemic, as most organisations will have seen the benefit of adopting a more flexible approach to working practices. That said, I don't think the traditional office will ever disappear as impromptu conversations and human interactions really help to spark creativity, problem solving and provide valuable networking opportunities."

The sudden shift to remote working has thrown up any number of technological challenges for the network. How do you keep a suddenly dispersed workforce secure and productive? According to Mark Towler, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Progress, "The organisations that adapted to the new Covid normal are now dealing with a world where the health of their network has become even more important than ever. When an employee can’t connect in order to do any work all day, the cost of network downtime escalates dramatically."

And it’s not just businesses that have adapted to work in the pandemic after all – so too have cybercriminals. Liviu Arsene, Global Cybersecurity Researcher at Bitdefender, observes that "Coronavirus themed emails might have been a popular choice during the first half of 2020, but attackers have also demonstrated an ability to shift towards different topics quickly… Social relief, traveling, and even extortion attempts by claiming to have exploited vulnerabilities in popular video conferencing software to record their victims covertly have been just some campaigns threat actors have used to capitalise on the Covid-19 pandemic." Whether it’s Covid-19 itself or cybercriminals trying to profit from it, now is clearly not the time to let our guard down.

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