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ONUG gets closer to making SD-WANs talk to each other

A group of networking engineers and vendors is making progress toward an API that would help enterprises merge SD-WANs from different vendors.

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What the AWS outage can teach us about WAN deployments

SDN and SD-WAN can help prevent configuration errors, like the one that took out AWS recently, with the use of standard templates and error checking.

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SD-WAN facilitates security on the WAN

WAN segmentation is valuable in protecting your network from security vulnerabilities. SD-WAN makes it easy.

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Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners bets on Aryaka and SD-WAN

One of the leaders in Aryaka Network’s recent financing, Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP) believes SD-WAN has potential and that Aryaka will excel in this market.

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Is SD-WAN as stupid a term as the cloud?

Terms and technologies come and go. I thought it was time to retire hybrid WAN and give SD-WAN it’s due. Not everyone agrees.

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SSL or IPsec: Which is best for IoT network security?

Network-based encryption such as SSL and IPsec can help guard against security threats to IoT gateways and devices. For this writer, IPsec is the better option.

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5 New Year's resolutions for the telecom industry

Here's a look at five New Year's resolutions telecom service providers can make for a healthy, happy and adventurous 2017.

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Should you buy an SD-WAN service?

More than 30 vendors offer an SD-WAN option. To decide which is best for you, start by looking at the three types of SD-WAN offerings.

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6 network and security trends you can expect in 2017

Security and network trends for 2017 include the evolution of malware, IoT will contribute to security concerns, and AI and machine learning will be applied to security.

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Supplier management: The biggest threat to SD-WANs—and what you can do about it

With SD-WANs comes the headache of managing and coordinating with many new internet providers. Virtual Network Operators (VNOs) may have just the answer.

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Startup Forward Networks helps search, protect and predict network behavior

A startup backed by PhD researchers at Stanford who developed some of the earliest software defined networks has a startup that creates a software copy of networks, allowing users to better understand the behavior of their...

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Implementing secure WANs in the cloud age

Over the past few years most organizations have significantly increased their reliance on the Internet, primarily due to the outsourcing of utility applications like email, unified communications, ERP, CRM, etc., to SaaS providers....

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The 8 fallacies of distributed computing are becoming irrelevant

Thanks to modern computing, the 8 fallacies of distributed computing are being rendered obsolete.

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Holy Batman! Look at how IoT has transformed police cars

Cradlepoint multi-WAN routers, Taser body cameras and IoT sensors integrated with the FBI's National Crime Information Center enhance public safety and law enforcement.

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How tech’s all-stars are playing the Olympics

Athletes will not be the only ones going for gold at the Olympics in Rio. Some of the biggest names in technology – from Cisco to Microsoft, HPE/Aruba and Google - have played a vital role in supplying back-end network technology for...

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Activists fighting expansion of government powers to hack private computers

Rights activists led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Tor Project are rallying similar organizations and their constituents to step up opposition to a rules change backed by the U.S. Justice Department that would grant...

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Under the hood of Cisco’s Tetration Analytics platform

Cisco’s entrance into the data center analytics market with the introduction of Tetration is the culmination of two years worth of wrangling various open source projects and developing proprietary algorithms in the areas of big data,...

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Cisco ACI and VMware NSX kumbaya?

Comments by Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins last week that the networking giant is open to collaborations with VMware in virtual networking raise the question: Just how would Cisco's ACI and VMware's NSX platforms could work together?

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