Tom Iwanski

Tom Iwanski is a former product reviewer for Windows IT Pro.

Articles by Tom Iwanski
License Management and Metering Tools
Finding the right license management and metering tool for your organization can be daunting because of the number and variety of tools available. Here’s how to narrow the field.
Tachyon Extended Enterprise Network Access Service
Evaluate a new satellite solution for last-mile connectivity.
Seamless Roaming
Learn whether seamless mobility has finally arrived.
Microsoft Certification Exam Preparation Tools 3
Exam simulations to help you hone your test-taking skills.
Lab Reviews
Get the quick facts about a home automation system, a laptop backup and recovery system, a wireless print server, and a secure VPN router.
Asset and License Management 1
Keep an accurate inventory of your hardware and software assets.
Wireless Security 2
Whether or not you trust WEP, safer alternatives are on the way to help you secure your wireless network.
Gigabit Ethernet Switches 8
Our Lab tests show what kind of performance gains you can expect when you introduce 1000Base-T switches into your network.
Upgrading to Gigabit Ethernet 2
Although setting up Gigabit Ethernet switches might seem cut and dried, you could run into some hurdles. Tom Iwanski tells you about some of the problems he ran into.
Nessus: An Open-Source Option 2
This vulnerability scanner is free for download but comes with some caveats.
Network Vulnerability Scanners
Take a look at three network-based vulnerability scanners: Internet Scanner 6.2, Distributed CyberCop Scanner 2.0, and NetRecon 3.5.
Burned by the CodeRed Worm 2
The first-ever successful attack on our Lab's network was a wake-up call.
Windows XP Goes Wireless 3
Discover how XP addresses roaming and security weaknesses of the 802.11b wireless networking standard.
Wireless Modems 8
Use carrier networks for wide-area wireless connectivity.
The Standards Puzzle
Now is a good time to examine both the Windows Logo Program and the latest industry standards to determine their relevance to your organization's network- and systems-management strategy.
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