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Cisco sweetens Acacia deal by $2 billion

Cisco has agreed to pay $4.5 billion for Acacia, $2 billion more than the initial agreement in 2019. Cisco wants Acacia's optical products for its service provider portfolio.

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What are the top SASE challenges?

Secure Access Service Edge blends network and security functions. While this integration has its benefits, enterprises still need to address some SASE challenges.

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Refreshing look at Wi-Fi 6 benefits, preparations

Wi-Fi 6's benefits are real, and most organizations will eventually upgrade to the latest and greatest standard. When and how they'll do so is more complicated.

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VPN vs. VLAN: What's the difference?

VPNs and VLANs are different technologies with some similarities. VPNs connect authorized users to corporate network resources, while VLANs connect geographically separate devices.

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    VPN vs. VLAN: What's the difference?

    VPNs and VLANs are different technologies with some similarities. VPNs connect authorized users to corporate network resources, while VLANs connect geographically separate devices.

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    How to calculate SASE return on investment and costs

    SASE return on investment will vary for each organization, depending on use cases and architecture requirements. But the metrics used to determine ROI and cost factors are the same.

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    Broadband vs. Wi-Fi: What's the difference?

    Broadband and Wi-Fi are common technical terms often used interchangeably -- although they shouldn't be. Both provide connectivity, but they do so in different ways.

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    Cisco sweetens Acacia deal by $2 billion

    Cisco has agreed to pay $4.5 billion for Acacia, $2 billion more than the initial agreement in 2019. Cisco wants Acacia's optical products for its service provider portfolio.

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    Private 5G networks to gain momentum in 2021

    Enterprises using industrial IoT devices are among the early adopters of private 5G networks, which could become an $8 billion market by 2027.

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    Cloud recasts global data center switch market

    Cloud providers and enterprise cloud makers have dramatically changed the global switch market, dampening traditional networking gear's importance in the modern data center.

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