Episode #1: Virus in a Haystack

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    In this episode, we learn all about the hospital (network) virus that couldn't be diagnosed. Our geeks delve into some puzzling circumstances where a firewall continued to reboot at ever decreasing intervals. Was it a bad box? Or something else?

    Learn what happened and how you can avoid a similar problem in your own infrastructure. Contact customersales@solarwinds.com for a customized demo, direct trial links, or more information on any of the products or technologies mentioned in this episode.

     

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    How You Can Avoid This Problem in Your Own Environment


    What was the company missing?  What could they have done better?


    The company already had network monitoring, but perhaps they needed more granularity.  Of course, we recommend SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for comprehensive coverage.


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    NTA provides application-aware monitoring, so the hospitalwould have quickly been alerted to the unusual type and volume of network
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    When something goes wrong with a device (like a virus!) UDT helps you find compromised machines and disconnect them from your network
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