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Building an Information Security Policy Part 1: Network Devices

February 19, 2014 01:11 PM
An effective security policy requires careful planning to ensure the roles and capabilities of routers, switches and firewalls are properly configured.

Carriers Ramp Up Router And Switch Spending

September 04, 2013 11:55 AM
Infonetics report shows that service providers invested in new equipment in the second quarter after holding off on spending earlier in the year. Huawei makes strong gains.

HP Details SDN Strategy, Announces New Products

October 03, 2012 01:19 PM
HP is going all-in on software defined networks, announcing new switch support for OpenFlow, a forthcoming SDN controller and set of SDN-related applications.

Cisco's Connect Cloud Policy Change Was Bad Business

July 06, 2012 01:02 PM
Late last month, Cisco started requiring users to create Connect Cloud accounts to manage their routers, and changed its policy to allow data collection and retention. The company has changed course; find out why that's for the best.

Cisco Upgrades Ad Hoc Mobile Network Routers

April 09, 2012 09:00 AM
Cisco Systems is introducing upgraded versions of two recently developed routers for deployment on ad hoc mobile networks, which are networks set up on short notice for a specific reason such as a public safety operations at a disaster site, or military operations in a battle zone. The 5940 ESR and 5915 ESR routers are based on the Cisco Mobile-Ready Net (CMRN) architecture for scalable mobile networks. ESR stands for embedded services routers, referring to the various capabilities built into them.

Two Approaches To Network Optimization At RSA

February 28, 2012 01:00 PM
It's a given that complexity grows as networks expand, as more performance demands are placed on networks and as security protections are required. One approach to tackling that complexity is network intelligence optimization, a technology in which a fabric layer sits between the infrastructure layer--the routers and switches--and the network intelligence layer--tools such as intrusion detection, application monitoring and advanced threat protection systems--and knits them all together. At the RSA Conference 2012 this week in San Francisco, two companies are introducing network optimization solutions. While both are hardware appliances, one product is targeted at enterprises, while the other is targeted at the small-to-midsize business (SMB) market.

How NetFlow Keeps Networks Running, People Alive

January 29, 2012 08:51 AM
In all the technical discussions about network routers, switches, throughput, packets and the alphabet soup of acronyms that apply, it may be easy to forget that network downtime can have life-or-death consequences. For two NetFlow users, the requirements for the network monitoring technology were less dire, but the results were still compelling.

Big Switch Networks Intros Open-Source OpenFlow Controller

January 17, 2012 09:00 AM
Big Switch Networks, a new vendor in the nascent but growing field of OpenFlow-based networking, has introduced an open source controller for companies that want to build applications on top of the controller in an environment where the network intelligence is in the software-based controller rather than in the physical hardware of routers and switches. Big Switch, which also has a commercial controller offering in beta release, said it is offering the open source controller, called Floodlight, to stimulate development on the OpenFlow protocol.

Cisco Rolls Out IPv6-Ready Carrier-Class Routers

September 13, 2011 10:40 AM
Cisco has announced three additions to its ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers System portfolio. As with all of its new releases, the latest service provider offerings are IPv6-ready, but it's the mobile solution that is expected to be the big draw initially. The network giant says the proliferation of mobile Internet services and devices such as tablets and smartphones are fueling demand for bandwidth and quality experiences.

HP Achieves Breakthrough: Core Of Its Six Internal Data Centers Now "Cisco Free"

September 27, 2010 10:11 AM
PALO ALTO, Calif.(BUSINESS WIRE) HP today announced that all six of its internal next-generation data centers are now running company operations worldwide on HP Networking solutions. In less than six months, HP IT engineers have replaced all of the non-HP core wide-area-network (WAN) routers and switches connecting the six data centers to each other and the internet. They also installed 75 HP A-series routers and switches and upgraded and replaced 30 circuits, with no data center downtime.

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