Did You Know?
Most system and network administrators have no idea what is actually connected to their network at any given moment. Modern networks have become much more dynamic and devices connect and disconnect from networks frequently. Users are constantly connecting laptops, cell phones printers, copiers, routers, switches, VoIP boxes, and other managed appliances. Guest and short-term contractors come and go unpredictably and require network access to do their jobs. Even devices like printers, copiers and wireless routers that should remain stable can be connected or disconnected by individual users for a myriad of reasons. And if you think they check with IT before doing any of this this, you’re in for an unpleasant surprise.