Maria Korolov

Contributing writer

Maria Korolov has been covering emerging technology and emerging markets for the past 20 years.

Private 5G growth stymied by pandemic, lack of hardware

How SASE uses AI

How SASE uses AI

SASE vendors are applying AI and machine learning to the network- and security-related data they collect to sharpen analytics, tighten security and boost performance.

Who’s selling SASE and what do you get?

Who’s selling SASE and what do you get?

SASE rolls networking and security into a cloud service, making it easier for enterprises to provide simple, secure access to corporate resources. Many vendors offer SASE services, but what they actually provide and how they provide...

10 ways IT can navigate the chip shortage

10 ways IT can navigate the chip shortage

Buying used gear, extending the life of existing IT equipment, and considering cloud alternatives are among the tactics industry watchers recommend for dealing with the ongoing semiconductor shortage.

Gartner: SSE is SASE minus the SD-WAN

Gartner: SSE is SASE minus the SD-WAN

Security service edge (SSE) bundles a cloud access security broker, secure web gateway and ZTNA, according to Gartner.

Cato adds fine-grained CASB controls to SASE platform

Cato adds fine-grained CASB controls to SASE platform

Adding CASB functionality to Cato’s SASE Cloud architecture is meant to make it easier for enterprises to protect against data breaches and cloud-delivered threats.

Top 10 outages of 2021

Top 10 outages of 2021

Cisco-owned network intelligence company ThousandEyes reveals the 10 biggest outages of 2021.

Supply chain woes forcing more workloads to the cloud

Supply chain woes forcing more workloads to the cloud

Chip shortages are driving enterprises to shift applications to the cloud, avoid ad-hoc hardware purchases, and work to improve their equipment forecasting capabilities.

Cisco CCIE certification explained

Cisco CCIE certification explained

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert demonstrates an advanced understanding of networking principles plus specialized expertise in an area such as enterprise infrastructure, wireless, data center, security, and collaboration.

What to expect from SASE certifications

What to expect from SASE certifications

Free and fee-based SASE certifications are cropping up from vendors including Cato Networks, Netskope and Versa Networks. Are they worth the effort?

Cisco adds specializations to its CCNP cert

Cisco adds specializations to its CCNP cert

Cisco Certified Network Professional demonstrates understanding of core networking principles and specialized expertise in an area such as data center, security,and network programmability.

Network certs 2021: Significant raises for the right ones

Network certs 2021: Significant raises for the right ones

As employees split their time between the office and working at home, IT skills requirements have shifted to cloud, security, and automation.

Cisco CCNA certification explained

Cisco CCNA certification explained

Cisco Certified Network Associate is an associate-level certification designed to demonstrate that a candidate understands the fundamentals of networking, including network access, IP connectivity, security basics, and automation and...

Edge devices improve drilling efficiency for energy company

Edge devices improve drilling efficiency for energy company

Stackable Hivecell boxes process data at the edge for real-time decision making and analytics.

WAN challenges steer auto-rental firm to SASE

WAN challenges steer auto-rental firm to SASE

SASE helps global car-rental company Sixt strengthen its network security architecture and ride out COVID-19 challenges.

Network training 2021: Businesses grow their own IT expertise to meet new challenges

Network training 2021: Businesses grow their own IT expertise to meet new challenges

With COVID-19 and a rising need for SASE, SD-WAN and cloud skills, businesses increasingly rely on in-house training to provide hands-on experience.

What is SASE? A cloud service that marries SD-WAN with security

What is SASE? A cloud service that marries SD-WAN with security

Secure access service edge is a Gartner model for streamlining network access, improving security, boosting network performance and reducing the number of vendors and devices IT pros have to deal with.

SASE helps healthcare company pivot to support remote workers

SASE helps healthcare company pivot to support remote workers

TrialCard rolls out secure access service edge (SASE), which combines SD-WAN capabilities with network security services.

SASE could bolster security for remote workers

SASE could bolster security for remote workers

COVID-19 has accelerated some companies' plans to adopt secure access service edge (SASE), which combines SD-WAN capabilities with network security services.

Enterprises roll out private 5G while standards, devices, coverage evolve

Enterprises roll out private 5G while standards, devices, coverage evolve

Early adopters are beginning to test private 5G deployments, inspired by the promise of superior performance and support for previously infeasible applications.

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