Windows Networking Tools: The Complete Guide to Management, Troubleshooting, and Security

Gilbert Held

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November 21, 2012 by Auerbach Publications
Professional - 390 Pages - 112 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466511064 - CAT# K14816

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Features

  • Provides a review of the TCP/IP protocol suite as well as IP and MAC addressing so that readers can appreciate the use of various networking tools and how they are used in a LAN and a TCP/IP network environment
  • Covers how to use built-in and third-party networking tools to diagnose network problems and performance issues as well as enhance the security of computer systems
  • Details built-in Windows networking tools and third-party networking products, including open source and freeware
  • Examines the use of a variety of software tools designed to scan for open ports to define vulnerability issues and tools to minimize and alleviate different types of hacking, ranging from keyboard loggers to firewalls and network viruses
  • Discusses a variety of networking tools that can be used to enhance the performance of a computer

Summary

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.