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Content tagged with Networking posted in October 2013
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Cisco Rolls Out New Collaboration Tools
Commentary  |  10/31/2013  | 
With a Jabber Guest, Intelligent Proximity and a new teleconferencing endpoint, Cisco aims to meet diverse corporate needs.
Juniper's QFX5100 Switches Knit A Fabric
Commentary  |  10/31/2013  | 
The new QFX5100 switches are a key element of Juniper's MetaFabric architecture.
Timeline For Carrier NFV Still Hazy
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
While the industry is bullish on the prospects of SDN and NFV, telecom carriers are still figuring out how they might be implemented.
10 Ways Apple iOS 7 Targets Businesses
Slideshows  |  10/30/2013  | 
Apple has made great strides to appease not just business users, but also the IT administrators and security managers responsible for protecting and managing the infrastructure that supports mobile device use. The release of iOS 7 had many pundits lauding Apple's leadership for listening to the business contingent and releasing a raft of new management and security features that show progress for making iPhones and iPads more than consumer gadgets.
Critical Infrastructure Vulnerabilities Unearthed
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Researchers find 25 flaws in products used in power and water systems that attackers could exploit. In a separate study, researchers find vulnerabilities in a widely used vessel tracking system.
Cisco Bids to Solve WebRTC Video Codec Battle
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
The vendor will open-source its H.264 implementation, hoping for consensus and backward-compatibility in WebRTC video.
Critical Infrastructure Vulnerabilities Unearthed
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Researchers find 25 flaws in products used in power and water systems that attackers could exploit. In a separate study, researchers find vulnerabilities in a widely used vessel tracking system.
Juniper Launches New Fabric Architecture, Switch Line
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Juniper Networks' MetaFabric architecture, including new QFX5100 switches, aims to speed up application deployment and streamline network operations.
Juniper Launches New Fabric Architecture, Switch Line
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Juniper Networks' MetaFabric architecture, including new QFX5100 switches, aims to speed up application deployment and streamline network operations.
Do NIST Information Security Standards Matter?
Commentary  |  10/29/2013  | 
The information security field is awash in regulations and requirements, but National Institute of Standards and Technology standards provide a strong foundation for an information security program.
Pertino Boosts SDN-Based Cloud Network Service
Commentary  |  10/29/2013  | 
Startup expands its cloud networking platform with Network Service Virtualization, which provides enterprise-level services such as WAN optimization.
SDN Licensing: Please Keep It Simple
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
SDN is moving from slideware to shipping product. Vendors should make license plans simple to spur adoption and save everyone time.
IT And Innovation: A Natural Combination
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Contrary to popular perception, the IT department personifies innovation with its relentless focus on improvement. IT should promote this culture of innovation throughout the company.
Data Center Networking Market To Reach $21.85 Billion By 2018: Report
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
Adoption of next-generation Ethernet switches, SAN products, and network security tools as data centers becomes increasingly virtualized will drive market growth, according to research firm.
Coho Applies SDN To Scale-Out Storage
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Startup Coho Data uses an integrated OpenFlow controller to reduce the latency associated with traditional scale-out storage designs.
Will SDN Make Me Homeless?
Commentary  |  10/25/2013  | 
An Interop New York panel tackled the anxieties -- and opportunities -- that SDN and network virtualization present to network engineers, architects and administrators.
Tufin Updates Security Policy Management Software
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
Update expands firewall support; NetMotion offers Locality via the cloud; Zadara boosts cloud storage; Brocade adds MAPs for SANs.
DARPA Dangles $2 Million For Security Automation Idea
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
Agency's latest challenge will award $2 million to team that builds an unmanned, self-patching network defense system capable of responding to cyber-attacks.
SDN, Network Professionals and Jobs
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
Software-defined networking might mean fewer jobs as some tasks get automated, but there will still be room for skilled networking pros to build and manage the new systems.
WLAN Management: How A Hospital Tackles The Complexity
Commentary  |  10/23/2013  | 
I spoke with Houston Methodist Hospital's WLAN architect, who described how his team maintains strict security and performs troubleshooting on the hospital's massive Wi-Fi network.
Data Center Outages Haunt IT Pros, Study Shows
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Survey of data center operators indicates they're overwhelmed by outages and aren't sure of their ability to minimize their impact.
Don't Leave Network Virtualization to Server Admins
Commentary  |  10/21/2013  | 
Network and security engineers will be sidelined if they don't understand where network virtualization is going, and why they need to go with it.
VMware Execs Talk Virtualized Networks And Visibility
Commentary  |  10/18/2013  | 
VMware's Martin Casado and Bruce Davie discuss the benefits of one aspect of software defined networking: overlaying a physical network with a virtual network.
Inside Iceland's Newest Data Center
Slideshows  |  10/18/2013  | 
See inside Verne Global's new data center in Iceland and find out why cold-climate countries are becoming increasingly popular data center locations.
Akamai, Cisco Integration Focuses On Hybrid Cloud Performance
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Joint effort optimizes app delivery over hybrid WANs; Barracuda adds five firewalls; Sepaton launches VirtuoSO; Fusion-io adds serving caching extension.
Dynamic Frequency Selection Part 3: The Channel Dilemma
Commentary  |  10/17/2013  | 
DFS requirements for protecting mission-critical systems pose channel complications for enterprises deploying 802.11ac.
Security Analysts and the Island of Misfit Toys
Commentary  |  10/17/2013  | 
Security analysts can become insular and disengaged because of job pressures and organizational isolation. Here's how to lead your security team out of the wilderness.
VMware Mum On NSX Pricing, Touts License Plan
Commentary  |  10/16/2013  | 
VMware has announced the general availability of its NSX network virtualization software and its licensing scheme, but the company was silent on actual prices.
Dynamic Frequency Selection Part 2: Challenges With 802.11ac
Commentary  |  10/15/2013  | 
DFS is critical for protecting mission-critical systems, but meeting DFS requirements in 5GHz wireless, especially 802.11ac, is difficult.
Cloud Traffic Will Rule The Data Center, Cisco Says
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
The Global Cloud Index from Cisco forecasts cloud traffic will grow at a rapid clip and make up for nearly 70% of data center traffic by 2017.
IT Engineer Career Advice: Be The Unicorn
Commentary  |  10/14/2013  | 
If you want to move up in the IT ranks, you need to make magic happen, continuously expand your skills and be accountable.
Dynamic Frequency Selection: Why It's Critical In 802.11ac
Commentary  |  10/14/2013  | 
DFS is the focus of much debate in the wireless industry. Here's why it's a crucial requirement with the arrival of 802.11ac devices.
IBM Invention Aims To Fix Cloud Bottlenecks
News  |  10/14/2013  | 
IBM says it's devised a method for avoiding cloud performance problems by dynamically managing network bandwidth in cloud computing environments.
Facebook Acquires Data Compression Company Onavo
News  |  10/14/2013  | 
Onavo software for stretching data plans will make Facebook more accessible in developing markets where feature phones prevail.
NIST Security Standards: Fallacies And Pitfalls
Commentary  |  10/14/2013  | 
National Institute of Standards and Technology's latest revision to its Network Security Standard is an improvement, but gives compliant agencies a false sense of security.
IBM Invention Aims To Fix Cloud Bottlenecks
News  |  10/14/2013  | 
IBM says it's devised a method for avoiding cloud performance problems by dynamically managing network bandwidth in cloud computing environments.
ThousandEyes Peers Into Cloud Performance
Commentary  |  10/11/2013  | 
Startup ThousandEyes monitors the performance of cloud applications. It's got a limited range of transactions, but it can help IT identify and troubleshoot problems.
Boomers Beat Millenials With Business Social Media
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
A Northwestern University study shoots down conventional wisdom: Older employees do a better job of marshalling business social media resources than younger workers.
Enterprise WLAN Security Essentials
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
As Wi-Fi grows in the enterprise, companies are under pressure to secure their wireless networks. Here are some basic steps for Wi-Fi security.
Innovation and Merchant Silicon: Not An Oxymoron
Commentary  |  10/10/2013  | 
Merchant silicon can lead to a race to the bottom in price and quality for network gear, or spur new innovation. There's more evidence for the latter than the former.
Twitter Becomes TV Remote
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
Twitter deal with Comcast and NBCUniversal will let Xfinity TV subscribers record or change channels via a new "See It" button embedded in tweets.
Debunking The IT Control Freak Myth
Commentary  |  10/9/2013  | 
Many in departments outside of IT often view IT professionals as power mongers who strangle their freedom. It's time to squash this stereotype for good.
OpenFlow Vs. Fabrics
Commentary  |  10/8/2013  | 
Network fabrics can optimize hardware performance in the data center, but OpenFlow can provide many of the same benefits while also integrating better with tunnels.
Centrify Integrates Samsung Knox Into MDM Platform
Commentary  |  10/8/2013  | 
Company takes mobile device management to another level by combining Knox security for Android with its Active Directory-centric approach.
Next-Generation Malware On The Horizon
Commentary  |  10/7/2013  | 
At McAfee Focus, executives demonstrated advanced cyber exploits that can sneak past even the newest network security devices.
Violin's IPO Tumble Is About Violin, Not Flash
Commentary  |  10/7/2013  | 
Violin Memory, maker of flash storage, saw its IPO price drop on its opening day. The drop says more about Violin's challenges than those of the overall flash market.
Ericsson Explores New Way To 5G
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
Next generation of mobile technology is not just about radio access, says Ericsson CTO.
Aruba Expands Into Cloud Wi-Fi Management
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
Distributed Aruba access points can be managed remotely; Tapestry measures network complexity; Network Instruments launches monitoring tool; DDN appliance aims to scale high.
LinkedIn Endorsements Could Be Trouble For Lawyers
News  |  10/4/2013  | 
Should lawyers avoid social media, where "likes" and endorsements might put them crossways with their profession's ethics rules against advertising?
Twitter IPO: 6 Interesting Facts
News  |  10/4/2013  | 
Twitter reveals it seeks to raise $1 billion, plus offers details on its users, risk factors, profits and losses in documents filed for its initial public offering.
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