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May 20, 2019
The Marconi Mainnet platform provides blockchain security, multi-cloud connectivity, advanced firewalls and secure gateways for decentralized networks.
October 04, 2018
In networking news, Wi-Fi 6 now connotes 802.11ax technology, Aerohive Networks introduces machine learning analytics tools and Viavi releases a platform update.
September 28, 2018
The Federal Communications Commission has ordered cities to move faster in deciding on small cell deployments. Telecom firms praise the new FCC 5G rules while cities denounce them.
September 14, 2018
Verizon launches Oct. 1 a 5G internet service in four U.S. cities. The Verizon 5G rollout could give the company an edge against cable companies in the high-speed internet market.
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A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is a unique identifier used to locate a resource on the internet. It is also referred to as a web address. Continue Reading
IPv6 is a set of specifications from the Internet Engineering Task Force that improves IPv4 by extending IP addresses from 32 bits to 128 bits. Continue Reading
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a client-server standard used to transfer files between computers over the Internet using control and data channels. Continue Reading
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Both open source and network standards organizations want to develop the next-generation network. Yet their methods differ, and they can benefit different types of organizations. Continue Reading
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With so many available, how does an organization choose which IoT mesh network protocol to use? Sift through the noise and learn about four options and their benefits. Continue Reading
The lack of security protections in BGP means that route hijacking can be easy, especially for organized crime or state-backed threat actors. Here are ways to deal with it. Continue Reading
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IPv6 renumbering can be a challenge, especially if a host using SLAAC obtains stale prefixes. But there are steps you can take to reduce your vulnerability. Continue Reading
IP addressing and subnetting are important and basic elements of networks. In this article, learn how to calculate a subnet mask based on the required number of subnets and hosts. Continue Reading
TCP/IP made the internet, and HTTP made the web. Understanding how protocols enable web browsing is key to understanding the differences and similarities of TCP/IP vs. HTTP. Continue Reading