Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • Black Hat: 9 free security tools for defense & attacking

    When Black Hat convenes next week in Las Vegas, it will be a rich environment for gathering tools that can be used to tighten security but also - in the wrong hands - to carry out exploits.

    29 July 16 08:33 Written by Tim Greene
  • Like AT&T, Verizon is going virtual for enterprises

    On Thursday, Verizon announced enterprise services defined and activated through software, a move intended to help both the carrier and its customers save money and respond more quickly to changing needs.

    21 July 16 22:00 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Cisco patches critical exposure in management software

    Cisco UCS Performance Manager versions 2.0.0 and prior are affected and the problem is resolved in Cisco UCS Performance Manager versions 2.0.1 and later. UCS Performance Manager collects information about UCS servers, network, storage, and virtual machines.

    21 July 16 05:16 Written by Michael Cooney
  • AT&T wants to keep order in drone-filled skies

    AT&T is a big drone user, and its network could be a future backbone for command and control of drones or even a traffic management system.

    16 July 16 12:20 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • What’s hot at Cisco Live!

    Cisco security heats up, as does relationship with VMware; all about chat bots, Maroon 5 and Elle King too.

    15 July 16 03:05 Written by Michael Cooney
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi gear driving strong WLAN equipment sales

    The first quarter of 2016 has seen a 20% increase in wireless LAN equipment sales compared to the same period a year ago, according to a study released today by IHS Technology, which credited the proliferation of 802.11ac wireless gear for the uptick.

    30 June 16 05:40 Written by Jon Gold
  • Read Arista’s CEO customer letter on Cisco patent infringement verdict

    Arista’s President & CEO Jayshree Ullal issued a letter to customers who may have been worried over the impact of last week’s US International Trade Commission ruling that the company had infringed on three Cisco patents.
    The ITC on June 23rd issued a limited exclusion order and cease and desist order that will forbid Arista from importing products (with these specific infringed features) into the U.S., Ullal wrote.

    28 June 16 07:54 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Arista infringes on Cisco networking patents, trade agency says

    In a move that could lead to a ban on selling its products in the United States, the US International Trade Commission has ruled that Arista does in fact infringe on a number of Cisco’s technology patents.
    Arista now must decide if it wants to ask the US government to overturn the so-called “import ban” or ask that an appeals court toss the decision, observers say. It could also decide to build products in the US – a move that Cisco says would “not only would violate the ITC orders, but the federal court has the authority to enjoin local manufacturing of infringing products.”

    24 June 16 09:24 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle

    One of the main goals of SDN (software-defined networking) is to make networks more agile to meet the changing demands of applications. A new Silicon Valley startup, Apstra, says it has an easier way to do the same thing.

    22 June 16 21:49 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Under the hood of Cisco’s Tetration Analytics platform

    Cisco’s entrance into the data center analytics market with the introduction of Tetration is the culmination of two years worth of wrangling various open source projects and developing proprietary algorithms in the areas of big data, streaming analytics and machine learning.

    21 June 16 06:18 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Virtual reality no longer just a hobby for these Cisco employees

    It might surprise you that Cisco, one of the more acquisitive network companies around, hasn’t joined the fray of multi-million and multi-billion virtual and augmented reality acquisitions and investments yet. Then again, Cisco now can look internally for a growing amount expertise in that field.

    15 June 16 20:42 Written by Bob Brown
  • Cisco unearths its inner startup culture via companywide innovation contest

    For a giant 30-plus-year-old company, Cisco has a reputation for keeping things fresh via spin-ins, buyouts and venture investments. But late last year, the vendor launched the Innovate Everywhere Challenge just to make sure it wasn’t overlooking any great new ideas among its 74,000 employees.

    15 June 16 20:42 Written by Bob Brown

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