Week of 14 Apr 2014 Large data centers need a new 100 Gigabit Ethernet optical interface (18 Apr 2014)
Data centers need an affordable, low-power 100 Gigabit Ethernet optical interface that can reach beyond 100 meters.
Demand for BYOD access control leads to NAC resurgence (17 Apr 2014)
NAC technology is stepping up to the plate to give better BYOD access control to enterprises.
Securing the Internet of Things is almost too big a problem to think about. Who's responsible and how will they do it?
Riverbed combines storage, WAN optimization, virtualization and processing into a single branch office appliance.
Week of 07 Apr 2014 Tech careers: Women don't have to be outsiders (10 Apr 2014)
Two TechTarget editors reflect on Interop's panel and luncheon on gender and tech careers.
Using Cisco's RISE protocol, the Citrix NetScaler now functions as a remote Nexus 7000 line card, simplifying configuration and management.
Improving IT culture starts by communicating often with different departments and marketing their services to their end users.
Avaya Fabric Connect extends SPB to wiring closets (08 Apr 2014)
Avaya extends automation and resiliency of VENA Fabric Connect to wiring closet switches, WLAN and endpoints.
Week of 31 Mar 2014 Fluke combines Visual TruView, OptiView XG for network performance monitoring (02 Apr 2014)
Fluke unifies its Visual TruView network appliance and OptiView XG tablet for increased visibility into network performance monitoring at Interop.
Fortinet steps into high-end ADC market (01 Apr 2014)
One year after acquiring Coyote Point Systems, Fortinet releases its first high-end application delivery controllers for enterprises and MSPs.
At Interop, HP WLAN upgrades are announced, including new access points, embedded SDN functionality and unified management enhancements.
Cisco expanded its line of Nexus 9500 chassis for ACI and traditional data center switching. It also added a new Nexus 3100 top-of-rack.
Week of 24 Mar 2014 Riverbed Stingray optimizes MTC Australia's aging infrastructure (27 Mar 2014)
Riverbed's Stingray and Cloud Accelerator tools help MTC Australia optimize its legacy network infrastructure to support cloud-based applications.
Dell launches Z9500 spine switch and Active Fabric Controller, a Dell OpenStack Neutron plug-in that uses OpenFlow.
The Arista 7500E chassis gets affordable 100 GbE ports and an EOS upgrade with VXLAN, DANZ and SSU support.
When Rieke Packaging Systems tried to roll out a new ERP system, its old MPLS connectivity couldn't deliver the goods. Enter: cloud-based WAN.
Week of 17 Mar 2014 Anuta Networks expands device support for LAN and WAN orchestration (20 Mar 2014)
Anuta Networks has expanded device and feature support for network orchestration across data centers, campuses and branches.
Week of 10 Mar 2014 New Xirrus 802.11ac access point offers economized gigabit Wi-Fi (13 Mar 2014)
Xirrus' new 802.11ac access point offers an economized approach to gigabit Wi-Fi, which may help persuade midmarket customers to migrate to 802.11ac.
How modern Wi-Fi standards will affect the enterprise (13 Mar 2014)
Experts discuss new Wi-Fi standards and steps to take in order to secure networks to keep up with advancing technology.
A series of new Fortinet DDoS protection appliances offer low-latency and behavioral analysis of volumetric and application-layer attacks.
Aruba BYOD management is bolstered by its new Mobility-Defined Networks' architecture, which includes updates to Aruba ClearPass, AirGroup and AirWave.
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 Ixia reveals beefy network packet broker chassis, touts architecture (20 Feb 2014)
Ixia's first chassis-based network packet broker supports 384 10 Gb ports. It also announced a new network monitoring architecture.
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.
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.