Labs-Eye View: Cameron Sturdevant

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-01-15 Print this article Print
Its hard to like "spy on your neighbor" programs such as Telemate.Net Software Inc.s NetSpective 4.7. Company policies should clearly state what is in and out of bounds when it comes to Internet use and leave well enough alone.

IT managers have bigger problems than technology can solve if they need to snoop in the proverbial wastebasket to see where employees have been surfing. QOS (quality-of-service) utilities provided with routers and firewalls often do a better job of blocking bandwidth-hogging applications, such as gaming or music downloads, than specialized products. This is because QOS tools actually do something about the specific problem.

Otherwise, use a good protocol analyzer and a clear, well-communicated company policy to keep people focused on tasks. —Senior Analyst Cameron Sturdevant can be contacted at

Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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