House of Horrors: Ghouls That Plague IT Networks

By Dennis McCafferty
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Unlike the fiendish characters you’ll see during Halloween, the following wicked creatures do not only come out only at night. Nor are they the stuff of a Hollywood script. Instead, they’re the very real problems that torment IT network administrators—as well as users throughout the enterprise—as compiled by Ipswitch. The movie line “Stop me before I kill again” could apply to employees who unwittingly import a lot of bad stuff into the corporate network. There’s a clear connection between “the fictitious monsters of Halloween and the reality of network nightmares experienced by system and network administrators every day,” says Ennio Carboni, president and general manager of the network management division at Ipswitch. "Their jobs don’t have to be this hard. They should be able to quickly sort out the source of any problem on their network, keep their users happy and be more proactive to help move their business forward. At the end of the day, we want IT pros to have the tools they need to quickly sort out the sources of network problems so their server room is no longer a house of horrors.”

This article was originally published on 2013-10-29
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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