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ALSO CALLED: NSP, Network Services Providers, Backbone Providers
DEFINITION: A network service provider (NSP) is a company that provides backbone services to an Internet serviceprovider (ISP), the company that most Web users use for access to the Internet. Typically, an ISP connects at a point called an Internet Exchange (IX) to a regional ISP that in turn connects to an NSP backbone. In the U.S., major NSPs include MCI, Sprint, UUNET, AGIS, and BBN.An ISP can purchase a  … 
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Buyer's Guide to the Cloud
sponsored by Peak 10
WHITE PAPER: Read this guide for an overview of cloud characteristics, deployment models, and service models. Additionally, get evaluation criteria to assist in selecting cloud servers for your needs and assessing cloud service providers.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Peak 10

Next-generation guest network access for GenMobile
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Users today expect to connect from anywhere and giving them high-performance guest access is absolutely essential.  Weak security on the guest network can expose your business to external threats and could cause serious liablility issues.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

Aruba Networks

Website Security Threat Report 2014
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In 2013, attention was focused on threats to privacy and acts of malicious insiders.  However, the end of the year provideded a painful remind that cybercime remains prevalent today.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Symantec Corporation

Next-Gen Security
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: SSL decryption and inspection keeps attackers away from your data and out of your network. Choose security offerings that can mitigate the most risks. A good NGFW lets you block SSL-encrypted attacks as they happen.
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Published: 11 Mar 2014

Dell Software

Building a Better Network Security Strategy
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource discusses what features a network security strategy should cover in order to ensure success in today's business world.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Outsourcing Your Network – Lock, Stock, and Barrel or Bite-sized Chunks?
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers the changing strategy for outsourcing ICT to a service planner. Organizations are now using a multi-or-selective sourcing model instead of an all-in-one approach.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 13 Feb 2014

Dimension Data

Wireless Solutions for High Density Wireless
sponsored by Xirrus
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource outlines a smarter solution for high-density wireless networking that can scale to support thousands of simultaneous users and an ever-increasing range of wireless devices. Read on now to learn about the capabilities that make this solution a perfect fit for high-density environments.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Xirrus

The MSP Report Advantage
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Discover why professional, standardized reports have emerged as a key success factor for many MSPs and IT services providers, helping prove relevance and demonstrate the value of service delivered to their clients. View now to learn how such reporting can help you gain the title of "Trusted Advisor."
Posted: 06 Dec 2012 | Published: 06 Dec 2012

N-able Technologies

5 Steps to Network Situational Awareness
sponsored by Lumeta Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines a five step program to achieve Network Situational Awareness and gain a thorough understanding of your network infrastructure so you can more closely manage any changes and catch problems before they impact your business.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Published: 07 Feb 2014

Lumeta Corporation

ESG Market Report: The EVAS Market - The Evolution of NAC
sponsored by ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: For many businesses, network access control is essential for their network security since the days of Ethernet and IP. This guide outlines the history of network access control and how you can implement more effective policies to secure your network.
Posted: 27 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

The Financial Benefit of Cisco’s Elastic Core
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore how three Cisco software-based initiatives for the core network can help you address the challenges facing core networks today – including the increasing volumes of traffic, diversity of services, and adoption of cloud services.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco® ONE: The Value of Advanced Flow Control
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how utilizing the advanced flow control capability in Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) can help you overcome the complex monitoring challenges you are facing today.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco® ONE: Traffic Visualization and Control
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores how Cisco ONE's traffic visualization and control capability can help service providers visualize traffic end-to-end across the network and respond to unpredictable network capacity demands quickly, easily, and efficiently.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco® ONE: Framework for the Internet of Everything
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how leveraging Cisco ONE can help service providers enjoy the benefits of tomorrow's network and software innovations, harness network value, increase business agility, and achieve greater operational efficiency than ever before.
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Results of the Right Network
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how a medical clinic slashed its phone service costs, improved security and service, and added four satellite offices without adding any more IT support.
Posted: 13 Dec 2011 | Published: 13 Dec 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How a Techie Built a Network That Cuts Costs by 50%
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how a technical supervisor used network technology to help his company slash phone service costs, improve security and service, and add four satellite offices without adding more IT support.
Posted: 13 Dec 2011 | Published: 13 Dec 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco: Leading the Way to Borderless Networks
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Cisco's borderless networks promises to connect anyone to anywhere, using any device, to any resource—securely, reliably, transparently. In order to fully deliver on this promise, Cisco is advancing along three critical fronts: workplace transformation, technology leadership, and operational excellence. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 06 Apr 2011 | Published: 06 Apr 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

BEYOND MPLS: DELIVERING CLOUD-READY NETWORKS
sponsored by IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES
WHITE PAPER: Most analysts agree that cloud computing will forever change how enterprises sell, purchase and use business applications and IT infrastructure.
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 15 Feb 2011

IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES

Unified Threat Management - Market Review: WatchGuard vs. Juniper, Cisco, Fortinet, and SonicWall
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Compare the major brands of security products by UTM throughput per MSRP dollar to see where you will get the best value for your money. Find out how you can have full UTM capabilities for comprehensive protection and still have blazing fast throughput to keep your network humming.
Posted: 18 Aug 2010 | Published: 21 Apr 2010

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Is Utility Hosting Right For Your Business?
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: Compared to dedicated hosting, utility hosting is easily scalable and standardized as a turnkey package. Its chief advantage is that you pay only for the computing capacity that you use. A good time to adopt this solution is when change is taking place.
Posted: 04 Aug 2010 | Published: 04 Aug 2010

AT&T Corp

Interop Turns to Enterasys for Easy to Manage Network Backbone
sponsored by Enterasys
WHITE PAPER: Enterasys has what it takes to run the world's largest temporary network and deliver 100% availability with centralized visibility and control. For the third consecutive year, Enterasys has been selected as the InteropNet network provider for 2010. This white paper shares insight and details into Enterasys' continuing support for InteropNet.
Posted: 29 Mar 2010 | Published: 29 Mar 2010

Enterasys

The Fundamentals of a Successful Managed Services Practice
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: If you are a VAR, system integrator or IT service provider who's struggling to provide traditional IT services reactively to small and medium-sized businesses, this whitepaper offers to help you improve your business through managed services.
Posted: 02 Dec 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

N-able Technologies

Simple-to-Use Endpoint Security: Proactive Solutions for Networkwide Platforms
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the looming threat horizon that is forcing companies to reexamine their endpoint security functions and discusses ESET’s solution for integrated security management that is built around its advanced heuristic technology.
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 | Published: 06 Feb 2009

ESET

Overcoming Single Provider MPLS Limitations
sponsored by Virtela Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, Frost & Sullivan reviews the limitations associated with taking a single-provider approach to MPLS networks and its impact on the enterprise. They then examine Virtela's Global Service Fabric multicarrier network approach and how it overcomes these limitations to provide a best-of-breed global MPLS network solution.
Posted: 23 Jul 2009 | Published: 22 Jul 2009

Virtela Communications, Inc.
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NETWORK SERVICE PROVIDERS DEFINITION (continued): …  wholesale dial access service froman NSP, which provides dialup connectivity for their customers. Customers then dial into their ISP's network using a local access number, which in turn connects to the backbone of that Internet provider's NSP. The NSP routes all traffic and basically provides the infrastructure needed for Internetconnectivity. The NSP builds, maintains, and expands their infrastructure asInternet traffic demands. The ISP is responsible for its own network, sales andmarketing, and customer service. An ISP can also purchase other services from an NSP that they in turn provide their … 
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