Michael Cooney

Senior Editor

Michael Cooney is a Senior Editor with Network World who has written about the IT world for more than 25 years. He can be reached at michael_cooney@idg.com.

Microsoft, VMware marry Azure Virtual WAN Hub with VMware SD-WAN

Cisco closes $4.5B deal on optical powerhouse Acacia

Cisco closes $4.5B deal on optical powerhouse Acacia

Cisco coveted Acacia for its high-speed, optical interconnect technologies that let data center operators, webscale companies and service providers offer ever-faster service access to widely distributed resources. It also reinforces...

Cisco issues 3 critical warnings around ACI, NS-OX security holes

Cisco issues 3 critical warnings around ACI, NS-OX security holes

Cisco issued three security advisories rated “critical” for some of its high-end software systems – two aimed at its Application Services Engine (ASE) implementation and one at the NX-OS operating system. The most concerning warning...

Juniper extends AI platform to acquired SD-WAN technology, unveils secure access switch

Juniper extends AI platform to acquired SD-WAN technology, unveils secure access switch

Juniper integrates 128 Technology's Session Smart software with its Mist AI-based cloud management family.

Extreme CEO Meyercord sketches 2021 enterprise networking trends

Extreme CEO Meyercord sketches 2021 enterprise networking trends

Ed Meyercord talks cloud network management, core enterprise network changes and 5G opportunities as Extreme nears its 25th anniversary.

Cisco, AWS integrate IoT, edge network software and services

Cisco, AWS integrate IoT, edge network software and services

Cisco ties its Edge Intelligence software with AWS IOT Core service to control industrial-edge networking.

Palo Alto grows cloud security portfolio with new Prisma release, Bridgecrew buy

Palo Alto grows cloud security portfolio with new Prisma release, Bridgecrew buy

Palo Alto bolsters machine learning, security application development, and licensing flexibility with its recent moves.

Juniper targets WAN automation with new software suite

Juniper targets WAN automation with new software suite

The company’s new Paragon Automation suite promises to help eliminate manual tasks and workflow processes to ultimately make sure wide area network operations are working as expected and quickly fix problems if not.

How COVID-19 is shaping enterprise networking

How COVID-19 is shaping enterprise networking

The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the networking arena in a number of ways, including the rise of fully automated remote offices, the need to support a "branch of one," and the growth of new communications software tools. "One...

Cisco AppDynamics software melds security, application management

Cisco AppDynamics software melds security, application management

Cisco Secure Application combines security capabilities with application performance data to simplify vulnerability management.

Arista embraces segmentation as part of its zero-trust security

Arista embraces segmentation as part of its zero-trust security

Arista expands its Macro-Segmentation Service (MSS) to include MSS-Group, software that enables creation of logically assigned security groupings.

Ethernet innovation pits power against speed

Ethernet innovation pits power against speed

Achieving Ethernet speeds of a terabit per second and beyond means overcoming technical obstacles of optics, power and network architecture.

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