Week of 03 Mar 2014 White-box switch market blossoms, but will enterprises buy in? (06 Mar 2014)
The white-box switch market grew exponentially in 2013 thanks to hyperscale companies and cloud providers, but will enterprises buy in?
SSH security is going unmanaged, leaving organizations susceptible to internal, external attacks. Centralized management of SSH keys is necessary.
A SolarWinds survey cites infrastructure complexity, lack of skill and increased participation as challenges IT professionals face today.
Week of 24 Feb 2014 Energy-efficient switches, servers: Is going green trendy or worthwhile? (26 Feb 2014)
IT professionals and vendors weigh in on the importance of energy-efficient switches and servers, and green data center designs.
Enhancements to Tufin's firewall management software will help with application lifecycle management and troubleshooting.
With inline IPsec and MACsec encryption, the Brocade MLXe can encrypt data across WANs, LANs and the cloud.
Week of 17 Feb 2014 Compuware upgrades DC app, diagnosing application performance problems (20 Feb 2014)
Compuware's enhanced DC RUM platform provides enterprises with additional diagnostic tools.
A study conducted by Norse and SANS Institute says networks and devices at U.S. healthcare organizations are being compromised by malicious attacks.
Silver Peak adds AES-256 encryption to its WAN optimization offerings to secure data without slowing it down.
Ixia's first chassis-based network packet broker supports 384 10 Gb ports. It also announced a new network monitoring architecture.
Aruba has introduced the first 802.11ac-enabled outdoor wireless access point series for consistent, campus-wide WLAN coverage and performance.
Week of 10 Feb 2014 New Riverbed WAN optimization targets data center to data center (13 Feb 2014)
Riverbed Technology introduces appliance specifically geared to optimize data replication traffic between data centers.
Support for legacy Wi-Fi standards may be degrading WLAN performance. Wireless band steering can help allocate faster speeds to newer clients.
With the PA-7050 chassis, Palo Alto Networks aims to sell firewalls deep into large data centers.
Week of 03 Feb 2014 Next-gen APM tools: Getting the whole IT team involved with APM (05 Feb 2014)
IT organizations need non-siloed APM tools that can evolve and scale along with their networks.
Network management vendors are starting to add mobility management to their platforms as IT pros who manage mobile demand consolidated tools.
Citrix and Palo Alto Networks have consolidated application delivery services and a next-generation firewall on the NetScaler SDX.
Palo Alto Networks adds more sophisticated behavioral and domain analysis and broader file type visibility to WildFire sandbox.
Week of 27 Jan 2014 Dell offers bare-metal switches through Cumulus partnership (29 Jan 2014)
Dell says yes to bare-metal networking, allowing customers to run Cumulus and other operating systems on its switches.
Analyst Keith Townsend suggests that AWS, VMWare may be looking at ways to overcome DaaS licensing challenges.
Cisco releasing IOx, a router operating system that will let companies run their own applications on the vendor's edge routers.
Aerohive adds the ability to manage mobile devices to its Wi-Fi management platform, combining mobile device management and network management.
Nexus continues to expand its soup-to-nuts line of Nexus data center switches with the 7710, 5600 and a copper 3100.
Week of 20 Jan 2014 Cisco report: Serious lack of pros in IT security careers in 2014 (22 Jan 2014)
Cisco report finds a deficit of pros in IT security careers, and further expertise is needed to arm networks against sophisticated cyberattacks.
Cisco's revision of the CCNP Security certification curriculum will teach engineers how to do their jobs rather than master devices.
The NFL will use Extreme's wireless analytics to give its IT organizations insight into how fans are using in-stadium Wi-Fi.
Week of 13 Jan 2014 Upgrade Wi-Fi now, or hold off for 802.11ac Wave 2? (17 Jan 2014)
802.11ac Wave 2 -- an upgrade to the initial 802.11ac standard -- has been approved. Should enterprises wait to upgrade to Wave 2-ready products?
ADC vendor A10 Networks announces the Thunder TPS, an anti-DDoS appliance for enterprises and service providers.
Week of 06 Jan 2014 Palo Alto Networks buys advanced persistent threat protection startup (08 Jan 2014)
Citing that sandboxing can't catch every advanced persistent threat, Palo Alto Networks acquires stealth startup Morta Security.
New tools and approaches, like network-based APM, are needed to help IT professionals manage the dynamic, distributed nature of today's applications.
German magazine Der Spiegel has reported routers and firewalls from top vendors have NSA backdoor hacks. Network engineers must take action.
This week's networking blogs examine the impact of FireEye's stealth acquisition of Mandiant and how the NSA gets its info.
McAfee analysts said ransomware and social attacks are network security threats that will demand attention in 2014.
Week of 30 Dec 2013 The great eight: Popular enterprise technology stories in 2013 (03 Jan 2014)
Cisco's SDN-flavored ACI and Facebook's Open Compute initiative were two of the eight most popular stories from SearchNetworking last year.
In the New Year, enterprises will want to encrypt all the data they send to the cloud and across the WAN, and network virtualization will be a focus.
Week of 16 Dec 2013 WLAN market predictions: Faster speeds boost Wi-Fi's relevance in 2014 (18 Dec 2013)
Gartner analyst Jim Berenbaum looks back on 2013 WLAN market milestones and shares his predictions on enterprise Wi-Fi environments for 2014.
451 Research Chief Analyst Eric Hanselman shares his thoughts of what 2014 will bring to the data center networking segment.
Two new series of Dell switches and OEM Aruba access points give the vendor an end-to-end campus networking portfolio.
Cisco's ACI, faster Wi-Fi and WAN optimization technologies were some of the top technology stories of the year.
Week of 09 Dec 2013 Network engineers share technology wish list with vendors for the New Year (13 Dec 2013)
Network engineers have a technology wish list for vendors: better software practices, IPv6 parity, WAN-savvy cloud providers and new Cisco firewalls.
Fluke AirMagnet's new cellular spectrum security capability, coupled with Wi-Fi monitoring, can help regulated enterprises ensure compliance.
NetCitadel ThreatOptics automates assessment and remediation of network security threats by correlating and analyzing third-party security data.
Week of 02 Dec 2013 Riverbed: Cascade and Steelhead integration boosts app visibility (04 Dec 2013)
Riverbed integrates Cascade performance management with Steelhead WAN optimization line for increased visibility from any point on the network.
Silver Peak targets firms with hybrid networks and with features that automatically determine better-performing links through which to send traffic.
Week of 25 Nov 2013 Brocade ICX 7750: Scalable campus aggregation without the chassis (26 Nov 2013)
The new Brocade ICX 7750 switch enables the scale out of campus aggregation networks without the chassis.
The DevOps team at Vivastreet, the U.K.'s answer to Craigslist, uses the scripting ability of the Riverbed Stingray ADC to roll out new apps.
Week of 18 Nov 2013 Riverbed meshing its products to boost remote computing performance (22 Nov 2013)
Riverbed Technology lays out roadmap aimed at boosting application performance through tighter integration of its product lines.