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Tested – Tenable Nessus v6

To ensure your servers and workstations are well protected against attacks on your network, you need a professional security scanner. In version 6, Tenable has substantially expanded its Nessus vulnerability scanner. We pointed the software at a number of test computers.
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Lead Image © Andrey KOTKO, 123RF.com

Comparing Logon Script Alternatives

We compare the performance of batch, VBScript, and PowerShell commands with four standard tasks.
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Lead Image © Kurhan, 123RF.com

Detecting intruders with Suricata

If you're looking for an intrusion detection and prevention system, it pays to shop around. Suricata offers scalable performance and an impressive set of features – it even supports Snort rulesets.
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Lead Image © andresr, fotolia.com

Retrieving Windows performance data in PowerShell

The software market offers numerous solutions for tracking the status of Windows computers. However, if you only need to monitor individual computers outside the domain, you can use PowerShell to collect basic health and performance data.
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Lead Image © Ivan Mikhaylov, 123RF.com

Blending Java with other programming languages

Java is not just about beans, it's also about the huge variety of libraries and frameworks that keep the language alive. If you feel like a bit of blending, Java integrates many flavors of third-party languages.
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Lead Image © Kirill Bodrov, 123RF.com

Posteo, Mailbox.org, Tutanota, and ProtonMail compared

Encryption and server locations in Germany and Switzerland are sought-after attributes in the search for a more secure and reliable email service. We compare four providers who promise to protect your privacy.
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Lead Image © leksele, 123RF.com

Look for file changes and kick off actions with Watchman

Watchman watches files and directories for changes and triggers actions when specific changes are noted.
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Integrating FreeNAS with Windows Active Directory

FreeNAS offers a powerful array of features and is adaptable to a wide range of network-attached storage solutions. We look at integrating Windows Active Directory, taking snapshots, replicating, and backing up.
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Lead Image © Orlando Rosu, 123RF.com

A TurnKey Linux software evaluation platform

TurnKey Linux comes with more than 100 of the most important free enterprise solutions to create a test environment for evaluating new open source system or business software on a local system, on a virtual machine, or in the cloud.
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Lead Image © lightwise, 123RF.com

Monitor your network infrastructure with SNMP

If you don't have the staff to monitor your network in real time, SNMP and a couple of scripts are all it takes to keep track of your device jungle.