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Networking analysts debate programmable hardware, AI

In this week's networking blog roundup, analysts examine whether programmable infrastructure is now a thing, what would make a good AI tool and what's wrong with telcos.


What can be done for DDoS attack prevention?

DDoS programs overwhelm networks with a torrent of requests. How can you prevent a DDoS attack, and what are the steps you can take to keep your networking environment secure?


A roundup of the leading ADC devices

The leading ADC vendors offer a broad range of physical and virtual appliances, with varying throughput levels and diverse function sets. Which product is right for you?


Accedian unveils product from Performance Vision buy

Accedian Networks has launched its first product from the Performance Vision acquisition. SkyLIGHT PVX includes network monitoring, plus root-cause analytics and remediation.

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    Residing at Layer 6 of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) communications model, the presentation layer ensures that the communications that pass through it are in the appropriate form for the recipient application.

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