Windows Networking Tools by Gilbert Held
The Complete Guide to Management, Troubleshooting, and Security (IT Management)

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Windows Networking Tools: The Complete Guide to Management, Troubleshooting, and Security explains how to use built-in Windows networking tools and third-party networking products to diagnose network problems, address performance issues, and enhance the overall security of your system and network. It starts with a review of the major components of the TCP/IP protocol suite, as well as IP and MAC addressing, to provide a clear understanding of the various networking tools and how they are used in a LAN and a TCP/IP networking environment.

Although the book focuses on built-in Windows networking tools, it also investigates a number of third-party products that can enhance the performance of your computer. It identifies tools to help you to understand the traffic flow and operational status of your network , illustrates the use of numerous tools, and shows you several methods to protect your computers from malicious software. It also examines one of the best programs for examining the flow of data on a network—Wireshark—and explains how to use this program to scan for open ports and discover vulnerability issues.

In addition to helping you gain insight into existing problems, the text highlights built-in Windows networking tools that can help to determine if you can expect future bandwidth bottlenecks or other problems to occur under different growth scenarios.

Placing the proven methods of an industry veteran at your fingertips, the book includes a chapter devoted to software programs that can enhance the security of your network. It explains how to negate the operation of unwanted advertisement trackers as well as how to minimize and alleviate the various types of hacking—from keyboard loggers to network viruses. In the event your computational device is lost or stolen a cryptographic program is described that results in data becoming meaningless to the person or persons attempting to read your stored information.

 

About Gilbert Held

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Gilbert Held is an internationally recognized author and lecturer who specializes in the application of computer and communications technology. The author of over 40 books covering personal computers, data communications, and business trade topics, he is the only person to twice win the competitive Karp Interface Award. A winner, as well, of the American Publishers Institute and numerous other industry awards, Mr. Held was selected by Federal Computer Week as one of the top 100 persons in government, industry, and academia who has made a difference in the acquisition and use of computer systems. Among his other books are Voice Over Data Networks; Cisco Security Architecture; Cisco Router Performance Field Guide; and Voice/Data Internetworking, all from McGraw-Hill.
 
Published November 21, 2012 by CRC Press. 390 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference.
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