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What Is Packet Loss, And Why Does it Matter? Watch This Video!

2021-04-05  |  2 min read 

Packet Boi talks Packet Loss

Ever wonder why your virtual meetings sometimes get marred by stuttering video and choppy sound? If so, you aren't alone. The reason is packet loss, and it's a huge pain in the neck for network architects and network operations teams worldwide. However, while hiccups during a Teams, Zoom, or WebEx meeting may be annoying, it's a pretty innocuous example. By contrast, the effects of packet loss on large, corporate networks are far more serious — ranging from performance-related problems like bottlenecks, downtime, and network outages to security issues like false positives, missed intrusions, and data breaches.

So, what can you do to prevent packet loss on your network? Watch this short, five-minute video to learn more!

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