Michael Cooney

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.

Cisco security warnings include firewall holes, Nexus software weaknesses

VMware amps up its  cloud and data-center security

VMware amps up its cloud and data-center security

The security enhancements further VMware’s overarching goal of integrating security features deeply within the infrastructure – a concept it calls intrinsic security – that it says will better protect networked workloads than...

Cisco goes to the cloud with broad enterprise security service

Cisco goes to the cloud with broad enterprise security service

Cisco describes the new SecureX service as offering an open, cloud-native system that will let customers detect and remediate threats detected across Cisco and third-party products from a single interface.

Juniper bolsters wireless security; fights against encrypted malicious threats

Juniper bolsters wireless security; fights against encrypted malicious threats

Juniper fills out its enterprise security portfolio, integrates support for its Mist wireless customers and gives customers better visibility and control over encrypted traffic threats.

Google Cloud moves to aid mainframe migration

Google Cloud moves to aid mainframe migration

Google bought Cornerstone Technology, whose technology facilitates moving mainframe applications to the cloud.

Cisco: IoT traffic is taking over; 5G, WiFi 6 are ascending

Cisco: IoT traffic is taking over; 5G, WiFi 6 are ascending

Cisco Internet Report prognosticates M2M, 5G, WiFi, broadband impact by 2023

Multicloud, security integration drive massive SD-WAN adoption

Multicloud, security integration drive massive SD-WAN adoption

40% year-over year SD-WAN growth through 2022 is being fueled by relationships built between vendors including Cisco, VMware, Juniper, and Arista and service provders AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Anthos, and IBM RedHat.

Arista snatches-up SDN-pioneer Big Switch Networks

Arista snatches-up SDN-pioneer Big Switch Networks

Arista confirmed what had been rumored for the past few weeks, that it has acquired software-defined networking/cloud software vendor Big Switch Networks for an undisclosed amount.

Cisco patches a security glitch affecting routers, switches and phones

Cisco patches a security glitch affecting routers, switches and phones

Cisco fixes vulnerabilities in its Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) that could let remote attackers take over products without any user interaction

IBM's CEO Virginia Rometty to be replaced by its cloud, Red Hat chiefs

IBM's CEO Virginia Rometty to be replaced by its cloud, Red Hat chiefs

IBM cloud leader Arvind Krishna and Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, to take reins from long-time CEO

Cisco offers on-prem Kubernetes-as-a-Service to challenge public cloud

Cisco offers on-prem Kubernetes-as-a-Service to challenge public cloud

Cisco HyperFlex Application Platform lets HyperFlex customers build their own a cloud-native application-development environment

Cisco software fortifies industrial IoT security

Cisco software fortifies industrial IoT security

Cisco security architecture learns customer IIoT environment, keeps watch for anomalies

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