David Strom

David Strom writes and speaks about networking and communications topics for ITworld, Network World and other publications. He can be reached through his web site, or on Twitter @dstrom.

Zix wins 5-vendor email encryption shootout

Review: Microsoft Windows Defender comes up short

Review: Microsoft Windows Defender comes up short

Windows 10 anti-virus tool works well for consumer devices, but management quirks limit its enterprise usefulness.

10 advanced endpoint protection tools

10 advanced endpoint protection tools

The days of simple endpoint protection based on traditional anti-malware tools are over. There are now advanced endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools that go beyond proactive monitoring and endpoint protection. Here are capsule...

How to buy endpoint security products

How to buy endpoint security products

While there is no single endpoint security product that can suit all situations, endpoint configurations and IT requirements, there are a few key things to consider in your purchase.

5 trends shaking up multi-factor authentication

5 trends shaking up multi-factor authentication

Perhaps the biggest surprise in our review of nine multi-factor authentication products is that physical tokens are making a comeback. Many IT managers were hoping that software-based tokens, which are easier to deploy and manage,...

How to evaluate password managers

How to evaluate password managers

All password managers have up to as many as four separate products for storing passwords, but not all tools support all four mechanisms.

Review: Password managers help keep hackers at bay

Review: Password managers help keep hackers at bay

LastPass, Keeper top the field in test of 10 password managers.

Review: Carbon Black and Cylance: The new face of endpoint security

Review: Carbon Black and Cylance: The new face of endpoint security

We looked at two relatively new products, Carbon Black (now owned by Bit9) and Cylance Protect. Both are designed to approach securing your endpoints from a different and more complete perspective.

 Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on hyper-converged infrastructure

Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on hyper-converged infrastructure

A quickly evolving market with newcomers and some old-timers too.

Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on VDI

Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on VDI

Learn how VDI can help your organization navigate shifts in business.

 Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on moving legacy apps to the cloud

Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on moving legacy apps to the cloud

There are many benefits to migrating legacy apps to the cloud -- and many paths to success. This guide explains how to make that transition.

5 ways to save money on your cloud costs

5 ways to save money on your cloud costs

Here's how to quickly estimate the cost of your cloud environment.

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