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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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Match with Your Ideal Cloud Service Provider and Take Your Cloud Strategy to the Next Levelv
sponsored by VMware
VIDEO: This video discusses a networking service that matches an organization with their ideal cloud service provider and improves their data center's flexibility, control, and data compliance. Watch now to see how matching with the right service provider will help grow your business, improve your bottom line, and enhance your customer experience.
Posted: 13 Nov 2015 | Premiered: 17 Nov 2014


Secure Unified Access for the Distributed Enterprise
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
RESOURCE: Discover how to implement a unified access solution, in which comprehensive, multi-layered security extends automatically with each new network connection, wired or wireless. Access 5 key considerations for implementing this unified layer for your wireless security.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 03 Nov 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Experts Assess the Isilon HD400 NAS Platform
sponsored by SI Systems
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, experts discuss a NAS array system designed to meet deep-archive storage needs. Access now and you'll also uncover a case study of how one Canadian power company was able to use a Hadoop cluster that runs on NAS storage, allowing them to process data indicating whether or not someone was illegally tapping into their energy grid.
Posted: 29 Oct 2015 | Published: 29 Oct 2015

SI Systems

Evaluating Internal Segmentation Firewalls and Network Topography
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: This white paper examines internal segmentation firewalls (ISFW), and demonstrates how ISFWs can protect your internal network. Secure your apps, data, and users from threats with policy-based segmentation.
Posted: 29 Oct 2015 | Published: 29 Oct 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.

Protect Against Threat Propagation and Damage in the Internal Network
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how to add an additional security layer to your network with an internal segmentation firewall. Learn how to segment the access of potential threats vectors to critical resources, and limit potential breach damage in your internal network.
Posted: 28 Oct 2015 | Published: 28 Oct 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Network Security Considerations for Private vs. Public Clouds
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this white paper is to present security-related information which companies should consider when deciding whether to pursue public or private cloud deployment. Compare cloud models against several criteria, including physical and virtual attack surfaces, data migration, incident management, and more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 May 2015

Palo Alto Networks

Confront the Mobility Conundrums of the Hospitality Industry
sponsored by Cisco
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This white paper reviews one mobility management solution perfect for the hospitality industry, complete with automated and simple Wi-Fi setup and security and app management tools. Learn how to capitalize on guest and hotel staff communications on a single combined network, and more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2015 | Published: 20 Oct 2015


How to Evaluate Enterprise Network Firewalls on the Market
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
ANALYST REPORT: In this white paper, you will evaluate 16 enterprise firewall security programs, and see which best fits your corporate network requirements. Learn about both the burden of switching firewall infrastructure, and compare security features for your data center, branch offices, and more.
Posted: 16 Oct 2015 | Published: 16 Oct 2015

Palo Alto Networks

Bolster Your Enterprise Risk Management with Network-wide Protection
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
CASE STUDY: In this case study, you will examine how Tennis Australia was able to implement next-generation firewall technology to seamlessly identify and prevent potential threats to their wide area network (WAN). Access this study now to learn how to deploy intrusion prevention.
Posted: 16 Oct 2015 | Published: 18 May 2013

Palo Alto Networks

Leverage the Global Threat Community to Prevent Unknown Threats with the Cloud
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover how to reduce your attack surface and block all known and unknown threats with a threat intelligence cloud platform. Access this advice now to detect unknown threats and convert them into known, stoppable threats.
Posted: 15 Oct 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2015

Palo Alto Networks

Network Security Case Study: Stealthy Tactics Define a Russian Cyber Threat Group
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This network security report will introduce you to HAMMERTOSS and the 5 stages of its attack, as well as how to combat threats such as these that undermine network defenders.
Posted: 24 Sep 2015 | Published: 24 Sep 2015


Evaluate and Evolve Your Network Security Program in 10 Steps
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as a comprehensive guide for IT professionals evaluating enterprise network security. Read this report now to access the 10-step process for proper security program evaluation, how to conduct a program assessment, and more.
Posted: 21 Sep 2015 | Published: 21 Sep 2015


Software Defined Everything
sponsored by SevOne
VIDEO: This video details a solution which allows you to monitor a software defined network, even as you're spinning it up.
Posted: 14 Sep 2015 | Premiered: 14 Sep 2015


Avoiding the Pitfalls of Virtual Network Functions
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: Access this expert guide to learn exactly where to begin the process of choosing an NFV, as well as the major pitfalls you need to avoid along the way to NFV success.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015

Dell, Inc.

9 Considerations to Choose the Right Cloud Phone Provider
sponsored by ShoreTel
WHITE PAPER: Businesses today are turning to cloud phone systems more than ever, but how do you know which one is right for you? To choose the one that's best for your business, we've dialed it down to 9 simple questions you should ask before pressing one for yes.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014


A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to networks
sponsored by
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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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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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