10 things to know about Cisco's certification overhaul

10 things to know about Cisco’s certification overhaul

Cisco’s network certification lineup is set for a major overhaul. The company is adding a new coding-focused track to its offerings, and it's continuing to streamline its core designations: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA),...
Cisco pushes 5G to hasten industrial IoT

Cisco pushes 5G to hasten industrial IoT

While 5G deployments are nascent, Cisco says it expects rapid future development of the mobile technology will be expand industrial IoT use cases.The IIoT includes a broad range of...
How to prevent IPv6 VPN breakout

How to prevent IPv6 VPN breakout

Enterprises unaware of the role IPv6 plays on remote users’ devices run the risk that these machines might access banned sites despite using VPNs that are meant to restrict...
10 hot micro-data-center startups to watch

10 hot micro-data-center startups to watch

Data-hungry technology trends such as IoT, smart vehicles, drone deliveries, smart cities and Industry 4.0 are increasing the demand for fast, always-on edge computing. One solution that has emerged...
VMware builds security unit around Carbon Black tech

VMware builds security unit around Carbon Black tech

VMware has wrapped up its $2.1 billion buy of cloud-native endpoint-security vendor Carbon Black and in the process created a new security business unit that will target cybersecurity and...
Early adopter finds SD-WAN yields better management, costs, uptime

Early adopter finds SD-WAN yields better management, costs, uptime

Managing the Wide Area Network (WAN) for Redmond Inc., a supplier of industrial and commercial products – from salt that’s used to protect winter roadways to organic dairy products...
REVIEW: Network test tools from Fluke, NETSCOUT and SignalTEK

REVIEW: Network test tools from Fluke, NETSCOUT and SignalTEK

It’s not good enough to run cables and just hope they work, or simply say it’s all good if they provide a working network connection to the computer or...
Review: 4 open-source network management tools improve usability, performance

Review: 4 open-source network management tools improve usability, performance

Network management tools have come a long way from the early command-line products with arcane, text-based configuration files that kept everyone except the resident (typically Linux) guru in the dark....
VMware touts hyperscale SD-WAN | ITworld

VMware touts hyperscale SD-WAN | ITworld

SAN FRANCISCO –  VMware teamed with Dell/EMC this week to deliver an SD-WAN service that promises to greatly simplify setting up and supporting wide-area-network connectivity.The Dell EMC SD-WAN Solution...
Using predictive analytics to troubleshoot network issues: Fact or fiction?

Using predictive analytics to troubleshoot network issues: Fact or fiction?

Predicting the future is getting easier. While it's still not possible to accurately forecast tomorrow's winning lottery number, the ability to anticipate various types of damaging network issues —...

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Cisco issues critical security warning for IOS XE REST API container

Cisco issues critical security warning for IOS XE REST API container

Cisco this week said it issued a software update to address a vulnerability in its Cisco REST API virtual service container for Cisco IOS...
Aruba rounds out edge-to-cloud strategy

Aruba rounds out edge-to-cloud strategy

Aruba has expanded its switch portfolio to include new software and switches that bring the company’s automation and software intelligence to campus networks.The HPE...
Gartner: 10 infrastructure trends you need to know

Gartner: 10 infrastructure trends you need to know

ORLANDO – Corporate network infrastructure is only going to get more  involved  over the next two to three years as automation, network challenges and...