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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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EGUIDE: Building a network that supports cloud computing appears, for many engineers, to be a path paved by fat pipes. But that's not always the case. Find out what it means – and what it will take – to build a cloud network for your business.
Posted: 25 May 2016 | Published: 19 May 2016

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How Managed Service Providers Simplify Unified Communications Management
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WHITE PAPER: Service providers can help organizations keep their business running while outsourcing complex communications environments. Read on to hear from an executive of a global service provider, who reveals what can be done to overcome five key challenges of maintaining communications equipment.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 13 May 2016

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Juniper Professional Services Marketplace Reinforces Juniper’s Commitment to Customer and Partner Success
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RESOURCE: Access this forum to explore the progression of online professional services marketplaces in recent years, and how one early adopter of this approach is changing the game for all stakeholders involved from partners to VARs.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 23 Feb 2015

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Professional Services Marketplace Overview for Partners
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
VIDEO: When your infrastructure expands beyond internal bandwidth, it is a safe bet to reach out for assistance from service providers. The problem has been finding the right one to meet your specific goals and budget until now. Watch this video to learn about an online solution that connects you with the service provider best suited to your needs.
Posted: 02 May 2016 | Premiered: 10 Jun 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Professional Services Marketplace Overview for Customers
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
VIDEO: Growing your business takes a lot of work and there's no avoiding the need for help from outside service providers. Watch this video to learn about one company's solution that will connect your business with expert service providers best suited to meet your needs.
Posted: 02 May 2016 | Premiered: 21 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

How to be a Perpetually Valuable MSP
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to uncover answers to three essential questions all managed service providers should be asking about their IT channel business model.
Posted: 06 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

LogicNow

Threat Intelligence Services eGuide
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EGUIDE: This guide introduces threat intelligence services in the enterprise, including typical models and features, and also deconstructs the incident response (IR) process to share what you can expect when you hire an IR provider to handle your ongoing crisis.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 26 Feb 2016

OpenDNS

24 Experts Share Their Network Security Secrets
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this guide, 24 experts reveal their network security secrets. Uncover recommendations on the 5 major security areas that require more attention now than ever.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Internal Segmentation Firewall: Protecting Your Network from the Inside Out
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this brief white paper, you will discover if an internal segmentation firewall is the best form of protection for your users and applications. Learn how to enforce more granular security with policy-based segmentation, and contain threats by user, device, and application.
Posted: 29 Oct 2015 | Published: 29 Oct 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to networks
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Computer Weekly looks at an increasingly complex networking environment and offers advice for IT leaders on managing it in this 10 page Buyer's Guide.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

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Special Report on Cisco
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This special nine-page report from Computer Weekly, updated for 2014, analyses the challenges facing Cisco, its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the IT market and its future strategy.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 17 Jan 2014

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Network Purchasing Intentions 2013
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This exclusive Computer Weekly/TechTarget research ,based on a survey of over 400 European IT professionals, reveals organisations’ investment plans for networking technology.
Posted: 02 Dec 2013 | Published: 02 Dec 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Intervention areas for superfast broadband project Connecting Cumbria
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DATA SHEET: UK broadband roll-out: Download this Excel spreadsheet detailing the intervention status of postcodes across Cumbria
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

The Problem Facing Advanced Threat Defense
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EGUIDE: The biggest problem facing advanced threat defense is not necessarily the threat itself but rather uncertainty about which security strategy will offer the best results—and there's often not enough time to answer that question before making an investment. This e-guide provides expert commentary on how to address this problem in threat management.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2016

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MicroScope E-Zine February 2015
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EZINE: An issue highlighting the need for investment in the next generation of skilled staff.
Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Feb 2015

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Outsourcing Your Network – Lock, Stock, and Barrel or Bite-sized Chunks?
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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

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 Future of Storage is Here
sponsored by CloudByte
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Want to guarantee storage QoS for every app and every client? View this resource to learn how CloudByte ElastiStor, a full-featured software-defined storage QoS solution that was purpose-built for virtual and cloud environments, can help you do just that.
Posted: 27 Aug 2013 | Published: 27 Aug 2013

CloudByte

Handbook: Architecting the cloud for mobile services
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EGUIDE: This handbook will offer information on new cloud-based mobile services and provide guidance on architecting the cloud for mobile device management (MDM), location-based services and security requirements. We will also address managing the network to minimize problems in application performance and delivery.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 09 Aug 2013

SearchNetworking.com

Information Security Magazine – July/August 2013
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EZINE: This month's issue takes a comprehensive look at new ways information security pros are isolating, monitoring, and controlling traffic within their data centers. We also publish the results of our Enterprise Mobile Security 2013 survey this month and offer expert advice on third-party vendor risk management.
Posted: 06 Aug 2013 | Published: 06 Aug 2013

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Wireless Solutions for High Density Wireless
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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

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Seven Things to Look for in a Colocation Provider
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WEBCAST: This resource outlines the difference between the data center and colocation services and explains the different types of colocation providers out there. In addition, view the top seven things you should look for in any potential colocation provider.
Posted: 29 Jul 2013 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2012

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The Financial Benefit of Cisco’s Elastic Core
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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.
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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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