Networking

Critical VPN key exchange flaw exposes Cisco security appliances to remote hacking

Cisco Systems patched a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to take over Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls configured as virtual private network servers by simply sending malformed network packets to them.

Stock-market jitters have rocked network spending, Cisco says

The world's financial markets got off to such a rough start this year that some enterprises froze plans to upgrade their campus networks, according to Cisco.

Retired IT specialist shares inside story of botched National Parks Moose project

A retired IT specialist for the National Park Service details how a lack of information and communications technology (ICT) representation is messing up projects and costing taxpayers millions of dollars, such as in Moose, Wyo.

Carriers celebrate as Telecommunications Act of 1996 turns 20

The winners in a broadband industry heavily shaped by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 celebrated publicly this week, as February 8 marked the 20-year anniversary of the law taking effect.

By Jon Gold | 10 February, 2016 08:28

Tags: sprint, verizon, at&t, fcc, t-mobile

VMware gives enterprises a BYOD boost with three new tools

Enterprise mobility is often a tug-of-war between freedom-seeking employees and security-minded IT departments, but VMware aims to make those differences go away.

Cisco boosts, broadens Catalyst switches

New Sup6T has arrived, as well as a low-end supervisor for the 4500-E and a "Mini" for small sites

Google Fiber to be free for select affordable housing residents

Google Fiber has announced free gigabit Internet service for residents of selected public housing projects connected to its fiber optic service in U.S. cities.

Rackspace to resell PLUMgrid OpenStack SDN

Major endorsement for start-up from OpenStack founder

By Jim Duffy | 04 February, 2016 02:11

Tags: code, programmers, cisco, OpenStack

Arista just lost a patent round against Cisco and could face an import ban

Cisco Systems has won the latest round against rival networking vendor Arista Networks at a U.S. trade agency that could block importation of Arista products.

Arista violated 3 Cisco patents: ITC

Rival plans workarounds in Q2 to keep switches on the market

By Jim Duffy | 03 February, 2016 09:17

Tags: code, programmers, routers, cisco

Comcast targets first markets it will offer gigabit over copper cable service

DOCSIS 3.1 is a new wired cable Internet standard, which gives Comcast the ability to offer gigabit speeds over existing copper cable. The company said that it tested the technology last month in its home market of Philadelphia.

SDN shifts from configuration to analytics

Two vendors, Midokura and Pluribus, offer products for visibility into operations, performance

By Jim Duffy | 03 February, 2016 04:25

Tags: code, programmers, routers, containers, OpenStack

Law professor: T-Mobile’s Binge On program violates Net neutrality

A T-Mobile service called Binge On that allows subscribers to consume as much data as they want while streaming video from selected providers violates Net Neutrality rules, according to a published analysis from Stanford University legal scholar Barbara van Schewick.

By Jon Gold | 02 February, 2016 05:52

Tags: t-mobile

VMware, Cisco SDNs bring home the bacon

Both play key roles in food processor SugarCreek's data centers

By Jim Duffy | 28 January, 2016 07:37

Tags: cisco, VMware

Big Switch frees up its SDN

Base fabric software to be offered at no cost as inducement for commercial products

By Jim Duffy | 27 January, 2016 04:37

Tags: code, programmers, cisco, VMware

Arista countersues Cisco for Antitrust

Alleges unfair competitive practices on eve of ruling in earlier patent case

By Jim Duffy | 26 January, 2016 07:21

Tags: HP, code, patents, brocade, IBM, cisco

Super-powered Wi-Fi startup gets $25 million backing from Cisco, Verizon, others

Kumu Networks, a wireless startup which claims to have eliminated self-interference from Wi-Fi radios, announced today that it had raised a further $25 million in venture capital funding from Cisco, Verizon, Deutsche Telekom and Swisscom.

By Jon Gold | 21 January, 2016 08:28

Tags: verizon, cisco

Dell's OS10 aims to open up networks, then whole datacentres

Dell is opening up its network operating system, one step toward a data-center OS that could help enterprises emulate cloud companies like Google and Facebook.

By Stephen Lawson | 21 January, 2016 07:16

Tags: Dell OS10, software, operating systems

Industry group certifies five new manufacturers of DOCSIS 3.1 modems

The new DOCSIS 3.1 cable Internet standard just moved a little bit closer to American homes today, with the news that industry research group CableLabs has certified five new manufacturers of DOCSIS 3.1 modems.

Cisco’s new monitoring tool sniffs out shadow cloud use

Cisco today announced a new monitoring tool named Cloud Consumption as a Service that collects network traffic information and presents IT officials with a peek into any use of public-cloud based services within a company.

By Brandon Butler | 13 January, 2016 19:16

Tags: cisco

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