Welcome to the June edition of Eye On Networks. Here you will find industry relevant information for Network Professionals, with a goal of keeping you informed about industry and job related trends.  Let us know what you think by shooting us an email at flukenetworksinfo@flukenetworks.comUpcoming Events and WebcastsWhitepapers
 Guide to IT Best Practices in AANPM |   Free Download
– Stop the Insanity!  Why are we tolerating the cost of network and application performance problems?   | Free Download

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– Five Best Practices for Application-aware Network Performance management (AANPM) in 2014 – FreeWebinar 

Resource Centers
All the latest webinars, whitepapers, video’s and demo’s on
– Network and Application Management 
– Wireless Networking
– Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

Exhibitions & Partner Events

Network Inspiration Tour | AANPM trends, topics and best practices     
   12 June | Farnborough – UK | More info
   25 June | Frankfurt – DE |   More infoWLAN Analysis

What you need to know about Heartbleed
Vendors and site administrators are scrambling to close the gaping hole opened by Heartbleed, a remotely-exploitable bug in the OpenSSL crypto library widely used to enable TLS sessions. But Heartbleed doesn’t just affect web servers. Given pervasive use of OpenSSL in a broad array of networking products and the two-year existence of this TLS implementation bug, Heartbleed’s attack surface and potential impact are very significant.
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IT Networking

Send Intermittent Network Issues Packing with OneTouch AT Cloud Service
Network problems are never convenient, especially if they occur at a remote site, during non-business hours or on an intermittent basis. According to a recent Fluke Networks survey, intermittent problems comprise roughly 30 percent of all end-user issues. Survey respondents also noted intermittent issues take twice as long to resolve because they tend to reappear when the technician isn’t available to fix them.  Read More » 

Smart Tools to support your network and your team – Try it out! 

AirCheck- The AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester helps you to make wireless troubleshooting simple. Are your technicians tired of inadequate laptop utilities and pieced-together freeware solutions for troubleshooting wireless? Fluke Networks’ new AirCheck™ Wi-Fi Tester is designed to quickly and easily troubleshoot 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks – all in a dedicated handheld tester.

LinkRunner- The LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester solves network connectivity problems fast. This rugged, handheld tester takes the guesswork out of troubleshooting with its complete, one-button AutoTest. AutoTest performs your required set of connectivity tests in seconds, enabling your network technicians to quickly and accurately solve the problems. See how LinkRunner solves your problems fast.

Try it out. Do you need a personal, hands-on experience with our tools to be truly convinced? Now you can. As a selected Fluke Networks sales channel partner we are now able to offer you a no obligation, risk free trial period of 5 days. Contact us to make an appointment!

Request a free evaluation kit of the AirCheck that helps you to make wireless troubleshooting simple.
Request a free evaluation kit of the LinkRunner AT solves network connectivity problems fast.

Interpreting the Tool: What Does Poor Network Performance Look Like?
A hammer is a fantastic tool with a million uses. A skilled builder can use it to frame a house, put up a roof, or repair a wall. But the hammer itself doesn’t have skill – that depends on the person using it In a similar way, network analysis tools have a million uses. They can help get to the root cause of nagging application performance problems and network problems. But despite expert systems, performance alarms, and problem flags, sometimes the most user-friendly tool is only as good as the person interpreting it.  Read more »

Datacom Cabling

The New Normal: Multi-Everything

The State of the Cabling Certification Industry Whitepaper    

Today’s IT discussions are filled with terms like Cloud, Virtualization, SANs, BYOD, SaaS, and SLAs. Rarely is the physical layer – Layer 1 of the 7-Layer OSI Model – part of the buzz. But at the end of the day, all network technologies lead back to that critical, foundational layer and the cabling infrastructure that supports it. If it doesn’t work, nothing works. And like the technologies around it, it is changing. Consultants and network owners that do not embrace this change, and address the mounting complexities of installation and certification, will struggle for profitability and the very survival as a business.  Read more »

New FI-7000 FiberInspector Pro Offers Fast Assurance of Compliant End-Face Conditions
Instead of relying on subjective assessment of fiber end-faces, which takes more time and is less accurate, the FI-7000 FiberInspector Pro delivers pass/fail certification in two seconds or less. The FI-7000 inspects the fiber connector’s end-face, analyzing the fiber core, cladding, adhesive layer, and contact surface for damage and defects before generating a pass/fail designation per the IEC 61300-3-35 standard.
The FI-7000 also incorporates advanced analysis software to highlight detected damage and defects, which makes contaminated areas easier to identify.
While a fiber network failure or latent problems can cost millions to a large data center or enterprise, to say nothing of the time and effort wasted on finger pointing and subjective, manual inspection, the FI-7000 takes the guesswork out of fiber end-face testing while cutting inspection time to two seconds or less. Existing Versiv FiberInspector owners can take advantage of the FI-7000’s analysis capabilities with a simple firmware update.  Read more »