Love Maps? Check Out the New Topology Viewer for NetMRI

Love Maps? Check Out the New Topology Viewer for NetMRI

Let me admit the awful truth: I am a map geek.  I love maps.  I have maps of various types and vintages framed and on the walls of my house.  When I was a young kid, the sure-fire way to entertain me was to hand me a copy of “Perly’s […]

WEBINAR: Secure and Compliant Network is a Key Challenge

WEBINAR: Secure and Compliant Network is a Key Challenge

Staying on top of the flood of new network device vulnerabilities is a huge part of addressing that challenge. NetMRI Advisor, is an add-on subscription service that leverages the Infoblox NetMRI system to specifically address that challenge. Take one minute to watch the NetMRI Advisor overview video. Here are the highlights that are driving […]

Two Schools of Thought on Network Vulnerability Management

Two Schools of Thought on Network Vulnerability Management

There’s a conversation that goes on all the time between Network Engineers and Security Analysts. The Information Security team will perform vulnerability analysis of network devices and tell the Networking team “Here’s a list of all the known security vulnerabilities that has released. Please go fix them.” And the Network […]

Monitoring Tools: Getting the Focus Right

Monitoring Tools: Getting the Focus Right

I work with a lot of clients helping them to understand the monitoring capabilities that they have, how they are using them, and where they may have deficiencies or duplication in their monitoring tooling. In many cases, these clients have entire collections of tools that look like the top 10 […]

Solving the PSIRT Challenge

Solving the PSIRT Challenge

How many times has this happened to you? You’re out with IT friends after work and one of them mentions “Hey, did you see that PSIRT advisory from Cisco that just came out? Wow, that’s going to be a big problem for us to fix!” As you nod gravely, you […]

Control and Secure Your Network with NetMRI and NetMRI Advisor

Control and Secure Your Network with NetMRI and NetMRI Advisor

You’re a network engineer at a large home goods retailer with stores from coast to coast.   You’re responsible for networks that cover your more than two thousand stores from Mexico to Canada and everywhere in between.  You take care of networking for a collection of regional distribution centres, and for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]