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Beaconing is the communication between an infected host and a command and control server C&C.
Virtualization news from VMware and the community of virtualization users, including the Two top 10 lists for you*: PowerShell scripts, Security resources Beaconing Demystified: Using Beaconing to Detect Link Failures VMware: VMware Networking Blog: Beaconing Demystified: Using Beaconing to Detect Link Failures Beaconing is one of those features that often confuses even the most experienced networking admin.
Beaconing is a software solution for detecting link failures downstream from the physical switch.