Ways to Improve Network Performance and Security

In this article post, we bring you the top five ways that will make your network faster and also reconfigure your existing hardware to strengthen its security. So, let’s get started!

1.    Disk Striping
Most of the time, we think that network is one of the major problems, but it isn’t. If you have plenty of hard drives, you can merge them into one logical drive where your data is striped around them. However, there are some restrictions, but it will definitely increase the performance.

2.    Remove Network Protocols
If you are still using Appletalk, TCP/IP, NetWare IPX, and NetBEUI protocols on your server, you should remove the ones you are not using. This will not only improve the performance but also tighten the security of your existing network.

3.    Implement WAN Bandwidth Saving Models
You can find various technologies that automatically change the model of a network, which dramatically lower WAN utilization for latency. Some of the examples are content networking, Web Services, WAFS, and terminal services.

4.    Balance your system Bus Load
Like disk striping, you don’t need all of your I/O for your NIC and your tape drives, and hard drives on the same bus. There are many servers that have few, so generate some ideas on how you can optimize this.
First of all, understand that data doesn’t move directly from the hard drive to the NIC if they are on the same bus. All the elements still have to communicate with your CPS, so if there is contention, it is quicker if they are on different busses.

5.    Customize your TCP/IP Settings, Especially the Window Size
If you won’t be able to find the problem, especially the window size on your WANArticle Search, then you should customize your TCP/IP settings. Always remember the bandwidth delay product and also check your window size.

Wrapping up

These are the five most useful ways that will help you improve the performance and security of your network. Don’t hesitate in following these techniques. You can also share you own technique by leaving a comment right down there.