VPNs can create secure remote-access and site-to-site connections inexpensively, are a stepping stone to software defined WANs and are proving useful in IoT
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After leading Riverbed for 16 years, co-founder and CEO Jerry Kennelly turns the reigns over to Paul Mountford.
DigiCert’s already capable team gains some of the industry’s best talent and resources in the area of SSL/TLS certificates and related PKI solutions.
Aryaka study finds that SD-WAN performs well over short hops, but private WAN performs far better over the longest distances.
New AI-based security takes the malware fight to the attackers.
Apstra’s intent-based AOS 2.0 delivers agility across physical/virtual networks so they look like one.
The future of data centers will rely on cloud, hyperconverged infrastructure and more powerful components
IT execs need to understand the benefits of this network technology in data centers and elsewhere.
Linux has long been the basis of commercial networking devices, but is becoming more prevalent on its own in enterprise infrastructure.
Traditional antivirus can't keep pace with today's threats. Here's how one start-up is using machine learning to fight a better fight.
Last week, Facebook announced a new product that's supposed to have the networking industry trembling. There were many news stories about Facebook's new homegrown SDN switch, known by the codename "Wedge" that's supposed to be the next big threat to Cisco and the traditional networking vendors. The operating system on the product runs Facebook's proprietary version of Linux called FBOSS.
Riverbed, the company known best for its Steelhead WAN Optimization product, has beefed up its Application Performance Management (APM) suite. In 2012, Riverbed acquired OPNET for a cool billion to complement the network performance management (NPM) suite it inherited when it purchased Mazu. The product formerly known as OPNET, AppInternals Xpert was rebranded to SteelCentral AppInternals, and this week the company released version 9.0 of the suite.
It seems every couple of years the chatter of John Chambers retirement as the CEO of Cisco comes up. Recently, there has been a flood of articles speculating when he might retire, including this one from the esteemed Jim Duffy. There seems to be no basis for this other than a report from Scott Raynovich, who cites a bunch of unnamed sources.
This morning, Cisco announced its intention to purchase Sweden-based Tail-f Systems for about $175 million in cash and retention-based incentives. That seems reasonable for a software company that did about $30 million last year and is well aligned with the emerging SDN/NFV markets. Additionally, being headquartered in Sweden means Cisco can pay for this out of its foreign war chest instead of tapping into domestic cash.
These acquisitions helped Cisco jump on market trends early on, and take hold of them as they grow into money-makers.