Matt Conran

Opinions expressed by ICN authors are their own.

Matt Conran has more than 17 years of networking industry with entrepreneurial start-ups, government organizations and others. He is a lead Architect and successfully delivered major global greenfield service provider and data center networks. Core skill set includes advanced data center, service provider, security and virtualization technologies. He loves to travel and has a passion for landscape photography.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Matt Conran and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Getting smarter about managing the SD-WAN last-mile

Zero-trust security adds necessary ingredients

Zero-trust security adds necessary ingredients

Let's face it: VPNs are no longer in vogue. Users do not want to spend the time setting them up, and network admins are increasingly moving to a zero-trust model, which ensures a high level of security while empowering users to work...

The future of cloud interconnects

The future of cloud interconnects

Mission critical cloud applications require sharp elbows.

Self-healing SD-WAN removes the drama of high-availability planning

Self-healing SD-WAN removes the drama of high-availability planning

No more complex high-availability decision making.

Introducing Named Data Networking

Introducing Named Data Networking

No more IP addresses.

Identity awareness: it’s more than just a packet

Identity awareness: it’s more than just a packet

Routing must reflect business context.

The WAF backed by artificial intelligence (AI)

The WAF backed by artificial intelligence (AI)

Web application firewalls backed by artificial intelligence and machine learning are beginning to surface as major successes against DDoS attacks and the application DDoS world.

Zero Trust Networking (ZTN): don’t trust anything

Zero Trust Networking (ZTN): don’t trust anything

I don’t even want you to knock on my door! Let’s craft a new story.

The rise of EVPN in the modern data center

The rise of EVPN in the modern data center

Layer 2 networks: what you learn from watch and learn.

The future of devops for network engineers

The future of devops for network engineers

Script-driven approach is a playground. Let’s finally mature.

Securing microservice environments in a hostile world

Securing microservice environments in a hostile world

If you build bridges you have to go where the water is.

Scalable groups tags with SD-Access

Scalable groups tags with SD-Access

An effective security posture starts with the right visibility.

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