IT Pro Tuesday #95
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Hello IT Pro,
Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!
As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.
But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most-interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops and phones this week. EveryCloud has no known affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.
Popular Repost: Tool
Elasticsearch Security. The core security features of the Elastic Stack are now available for free, including encrypting network traffic, creating and managing users, defining roles that protect index and cluster level access, and fully secure Kibana with Spaces (see the linked blog post for more info). Thanks to almathden for bringing this great news to our attention.
A Free Tool
PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, network access control (NAC) solution. This open-source option features a captive portal for registration and remediation, centralized wired and wireless management, powerful BYOD management options, 802.1X support and layer-2 isolation of problematic devices. Can be used to effectively secure small to very large heterogeneous networks. roadracer961 says simply, "Works awesome."
ACM Digital Library is a research, discovery and networking platform. ACM is generously offering free access to this amazing library through June 30, 2020 in an effort to support remote workers during the quarantine. Our appreciation to boolve for the recommendation.
Another Free Tool
Bitvise SSH Client offers SSH file transfer, terminal and tunneling. Features an advanced graphical SFTP client, single-click Remote Desktop forwarding, state-of-the-art terminal emulation and support for corporation-wide single sign-on and ECDSA, RSA and DSA public key authentication with comprehensive user keypair management. Offers encryption and security, obfuscated SSH with an optional keyword, SSH port forwarding, command-line parameters and more. Best of all, there are no ads, install product bundles or user data collection for sale.
SNMP Can Save Your Life. Ever get locked out of a router or switch that is many hours or even days away? This blog post walks you through a clever trick using SNMP to (hopefully) get you access without leaving your chair. Thanks go to chongssuck for pointing out this one.
P.S. Bonus Free Tools
lmakonem offers the following advice: "Make DHCP leases short while doing network migrations. Having short DHCP leases while reIP-ing a network and migrating DHCP servers is a life changer. This has saved me many times. This is one of those things they don't teach in school, and I learned it the hard way a few years ago."
Redis Desktop Manager is a fast open-source Windows/Linux/MacOS Redis database management tool. Its easy-to-use GUI lets you access your Redis DB, view keys as a tree, CRUD keys and execute commands via shell. Supports SSL/TLS encryption, SSH tunnels and cloud Redis instances such as: Amazon ElastiCache, Microsoft Azure Redis Cache and Redis Labs. Kindly suggested by ShiftyAsylum.
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let me know any comments.
Graham | CEO | EveryCloud