Empowered is 20!

Empowered is 20!

Taking a moment to look back to when we started the company in 1998, the first thing I chuckle at is “wow, I was only 34 then!”.  That was probably a good thing as I was enthusiastic and confident that we could do this.  In other words “I didn’t know […]

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Empowered Networks’ Portfolio Management Line Acquired by Rego Consulting

Empowered Networks’ Portfolio Management Line Acquired by Rego Consulting

Long-time partner of Empowered, Rego Consulting, announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Empowered Networks’ Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) practice area. The move represents a significant milestone for Rego, in their strategy of guiding users through the portfolio space, and for Empowered, in focusing on its core solution […]

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Leveraging Wire Data Visibility for Monitoring

Leveraging Wire Data Visibility for Monitoring

Visibility, at its simplest level, is the ability to instrument or observe an environment. This allows us to gain access to data which describes its state and performance characteristics. You can describe monitoring as the use of this data to identify situations of interest. From there you can then drive […]

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HowTo: Start Using NetMRI Policy

Sanity or Insanity Arrows Concept

Sanity: We in network operations desire it.  Crave it, really.  And it seems tricky to find sometimes in complex network implementations.  When we deploy networks in the real world of mergers and acquisitions, upgrades and new vendors, it can be awfully hard to keep your sanity.  When I work with […]

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Configuring Your Network Devices with Infoblox DDI

Configuring Your Network Devices with Infoblox DDI

When you configure your network devices, the primary variables are the IP addresses and subnets you assign to it. Those variables impact your defined network security zones, and how data flows through “controlled network” zones, where compliance matters. Here are some advantages to integrating these functions:

Compliance is Key to NCCM

Compliance is Key to NCCM

One of the main conversations that I have around Network Configuration & Compliance Management (NCCM) and NetMRI is the need to ensure that their networks can be demonstrated to be compliant with regulatory requirements and standards. Most frequently, the conversation is around the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), since […]

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