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.

Introducing Named Data Networking

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.

A primer on closed-loop automation

A primer on closed-loop automation

The shortest path to achieving intent-based networking.

The rise of artificial intelligence DDoS attacks

The rise of artificial intelligence DDoS attacks

The leaves may change color, but the roots are the same. Are you ready for AI-based DDoS attacks?

SD-WAN: Hardening external connectivity

SD-WAN: Hardening external connectivity

Traditionally, SD-WAN was used to connect internal resources. Nowadays challenges arise as to how we connect external identities such as remote partners and mobile workers from multiple locations.

A new era of campus network design

A new era of campus network design

Technologies invented 30 years ago won’t cut it in today’s networking environments. A new era of campus fabric design has evolved, providing consistent management, contextual insights and intelligent segmentation.

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