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Content tagged with Networking posted in July 2013
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DDoS Attacks Getting Bigger, Report Finds
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Attackers are pummeling networks with more powerful assaults, Arbor Networks finds. Meanwhile, security researchers exploit flaw in a DDoS protection technique.
Google's Photo Sphere Community Wants You
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Google seeks photographic contributions to feed its new Views community website and improve its Maps service.
Facebook Launches Mobile Game Publishing Program
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
By partnering with Facebook and trading away some revenue, game developers can benefit from promotional assistance.
Security Conferences: Advice From The Trenches
Commentary  |  7/30/2013  | 
IT security conferences can offer enriching experiences, but also might be draining and irritating without proper planning. Here are some tips for making sure you make the most of your conference experience.
9 Technologies Security Researchers Will Break At Black Hat
Slideshows  |  7/29/2013  | 
This week's Black Hat USA Conference in Las Vegas will showcase hacks, tools and ideas that will once again challenge the way we think about IT security. Here are nine technologies that will be on the firing line as security researchers discuss and demonstrate vulnerabilities and exploits.
The 'New' Enterprise WLAN Vendor
Commentary  |  7/29/2013  | 
AirTight Networks is grabbing attention as a new player in the WLAN market but it's no wireless newbie.
TRILL's Hidden Cost
Commentary  |  7/29/2013  | 
TRILL allows for much needed advances over STP, but vendor licensing requirements make it hard to switch.
IBM Adds Vulnerability Manager To SIEM Platform
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
By integrating vulnerability scanner into QRadar, IBM aims to help security teams identify and prioritize threats.
Extreme Networks Gets EMC VSPEX Validation
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
EMC partnership follows reseller deal with Lenovo; IBM releases entry-level mainframe; Solera integrates with BlueCoat; FrontRange adds IT service management features.
Intel's Data Center Plan: More Than Chips
Commentary  |  7/26/2013  | 
The chip giant aims to shape future data center designs for everything from rack-level systems to software defined networks and servers.
LinkedIn Sponsored Updates: 4 Things To Know
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
LinkedIn takes a page from Facebook, Twitter with ads that appear in your feed, alongside updates from your connections.
Book Review: 'NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching'
Commentary  |  7/24/2013  | 
If you're planning to buy Nexus gear or have already deployed it, this Cisco Press publication provides helpful configuration guidance. Plus it won't put you to sleep.
Intel Unveils Plans to Dominate the Data Center
Commentary  |  7/24/2013  | 
Intel released details for Atom SoCs designed to penetrate all areas of data center infrastructure, from micro servers to storage systems and network devices.
Facebook, LinkedIn Rank Like Airlines On User Satisfaction
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Privacy and advertising gripes play into a drop in user satisfaction for major social networks.
Cisco Buys IPS Specialist Sourcefire for $2.7 Billion
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Cisco today announced its acquisition of security company headed by Martin Roesch, who pledges Snort will remain open and free.
What Cisco Gains From Sourcefire
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
$2.7 billion acquisition deal brings intrusion expertise; Sourcefire promises Snort intrusion detection and prevention system will remain free and open source.
Cloud Services, BYOD Complicating Network Monitoring, Survey Shows
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
A global poll of IT professionals shows how newer technologies are making it harder to keep tabs on the network.
SDN Startup Creates Distributed Virtual Appliances
Commentary  |  7/22/2013  | 
Embrane is no SDN wannabe. The company's SDN platform goes beyond mere transformation of hardware into virtual appliances.
Software Defined Data Center: Marketing or Meaty?
Commentary  |  7/19/2013  | 
The software-defined data center is the latest term being applied to the abstraction, orchestration and automation of hardware-based resources via layers of code. Is it just empty marketing, or is there something you can sink your teeth into?
Java Vulnerabilities Pervasive In The Enterprise
News  |  7/19/2013  | 
Bit 9 study shows that most enterprises run outdated, vulnerable versions of Java. Less than 1 percent run the latest version.
Social Policy Updating: How To Prepare
News  |  7/19/2013  | 
Frequent social platform changes, new laws and increased enterprise use mean it's time for a social policy review. Consider this advice on what to include.
Don't Count VMware Out In Rough Seas
Commentary  |  7/19/2013  | 
Wall Street analysts and pundits are busy talking down VMware, but the virtualization pioneer is going through a cycle from which it's likely to bounce back.
Meru Announces New 11ac AP, Throws Punches
Commentary  |  7/18/2013  | 
Meru Networks has announced a new 802.11ac AP that it claims is the fastest available. It also threw jabs at competitors as next-gen WLAN competition heats up.
10 Ways To Lose Twitter Followers
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
These 10 worst practices will kill your Twitter mojo faster than you can say "self-serving."
Check Point Appliance Boosts IPS, Firewall Throughput
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
Company aims to meet enterprise data center security demands with new 13500 appliance.
F5 Increases SDN And Cloud Support
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
ScaleN integrates SDN, scales cloud; Riverbed consolidates servers and data; WildPackets gets granular; NComputing extends VDI to Windows 8; Meru's AP832 supports 802.11ac; CloudVelocity moves apps to AWS; Coraid creates unlimited storage.
How To Control Applications On Aerohive WLANs
Commentary  |  7/17/2013  | 
Aerohive includes application visibility and control features that let you identify and set policy around popular applications crossing your wireless network. Here’s how to set it up.
Cisco Renews Focus on Network Engineers
News  |  7/16/2013  | 
As Cisco expanded beyond switching and routing, network engineers had to put up with buggy code and a loss of innovation. The company is finally showing network engineers they haven’t been forgotten.
SDN, Overlays and Interior Decorating
Commentary  |  7/15/2013  | 
Redesigning your network with SDN is kind of like interior decorating. Overlays let you paper over your existing network, while OpenFlow might require some rebuilding.
8 Things You Should Know About DevOps
Slideshows  |  7/15/2013  | 
Called a cultural and professional movement, DevOps seeks to better integrate development and IT operations teams to accelerate application delivery. Read on to find out what the DevOps movement is about and the benefits it can provide enterprise organizations.
Social Business Skills In High Demand
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
Social media skills will soon be integrated into the day-to-day responsibilities of a growing number of roles, experts say.
Cisco Aims To Increase Services Business
Commentary  |  7/12/2013  | 
Cisco announced plans to grow its services business by 9% to 11% in the next 12 months. Look for more cloud services that resellers can package for customers.
Five SDN Benefits Enterprises Should Consider
Commentary  |  7/12/2013  | 
SDNs promise speedy service provisioning, network flexibility and other advantages, according to a new InformationWeek report.
Women In Technology: Overcoming Obstacles to STEM Careers
Commentary  |  7/11/2013  | 
As an engineer, Karen Purcell knows first-hand the challenges women face working in a STEM field. Her new book offers strategies for women to thrive in science and tech.
Software-Defined Networks Gaining Traction Among Carriers
Commentary  |  7/11/2013  | 
Infonetics survey shows global telecom carriers are intrigued by SDNs and taking initial steps to deploy the technology.
Taking Wireless Infrastructure Outdoors
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
Tessco's Ventev division releases new products that provide unique alternatives for outdoor wireless coverage.
DANTE Celebrates 20 Years Of Network Innovation
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
U.K.-based non-profit network company develops innovative technology that connects Europe's leading research and educational institutions, helping address issues from climate change to medical breakthroughs.
QoS Boosts Health of Telemedicine Network
News  |  7/9/2013  | 
Renown Health monitors quality of service on its network to ensure high-quality telemedicine, video and telephony service for patients in rural areas.
To Break The IT Bottleneck, Stop Covering Your You-Know-What
Commentary  |  7/9/2013  | 
Slicing through layers of bureaucracy is a must for automation. It's time to see who you can cut out of the loop.
Book Review: CCNA Data Center Study Guide
Commentary  |  7/9/2013  | 
New book is good preparation for the Cisco 640-911 exam but also provides a thorough and interesting explanation of network fundamentals.
Twitter Makes Small But Useful Updates
News  |  7/9/2013  | 
Many of the improvements move Twitter closer to equity across mobile and desktop platforms.
Building a Lab: Patching and Cables
Commentary  |  7/9/2013  | 
Patch panels and cables aren't glamorous, but a sensible layout makes a solid foundation for a data center or lab. Here's how I put together my patch and cabling system.
The State Of Broadband
News  |  7/8/2013  | 
Only by keeping pace with the latest in regulations, competition, and technology will companies rise above low-capacity, high-priced telecom networks.
The Art Of Tweeting: Do's And Don'ts
Commentary  |  7/8/2013  | 
Don't do social, be S.O.C.I.A.L.: Sincere, Open, Collaborative, Interested, Authentic and Likeable. Be human and have fun.
Does Your Data Center Need a Supercomputer?
News  |  7/3/2013  | 
Demand for supercomputing is on the rise as companies require more powerful systems for big data analytics and complex product testing.
Miami Marlins Strike Out Network Attacks
News  |  7/3/2013  | 
Like most businesses, sports teams can face challenges when they adopt new technology. Here's how the Miami Marlins made their new state-of-the-art stadium secure.
How To Declare Independence From Bad Social Media
News  |  7/3/2013  | 
Break free from the people and habits that are bringing you down on social networks.
Cisco Accelerates SDN Strategy with Dynamic Fabric Automation
Commentary  |  7/2/2013  | 
Cisco's Dynamic Fabric Automation integrates legacy physical networks with virtual devices. It's a sensible SDN strategy for a networking incumbent, but customers should wait until we know more about Insieme.
Social Do's And Don'ts For Job Hunters
News  |  7/2/2013  | 
In the job market? Consider these 5 ways your social presence can smooth your path, and 5 ways it will trip you up.
Oracle Database 12c Takes Aim At The Cloud
News  |  7/2/2013  | 
Updated product includes new multitenant architecture; Compuware touts next-generation APM; CTERA's cloud storage improves sync and SLAs; Xirrus debuts outdoor access point; Anturis leaves beta.
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