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.

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

Cisco helps IT and DevOps troubleshoot hybrid-cloud apps

Cisco helps IT and DevOps troubleshoot hybrid-cloud apps

Cisco software promises better end-to-end visibility of the IT infrastructure, including cloud, device, security, network, compute and applications.

Cisco and IBM offer a managed private-cloud service

Cisco and IBM offer a managed private-cloud service

Cisco and IBM have partnered to offer Managed Private Cloud-as-a-service for VMware and IBM/RedHat OpenShift environments.

Cisco issues firewall, SD-WAN security warnings

Cisco issues firewall, SD-WAN security warnings

The warning about Cisco Firepower management software is rated critical among 26 other less urgent security advisories it issued.

VMware targets SD-WAN management with Nyansa acquisition

VMware targets SD-WAN management with Nyansa acquisition

VMware said the Nyansa technology will be targeted at boosting monitoring and troubleshooting for LAN/WAN deployments within its SD-WAN package -- VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud.

Cisco adds proactive problem solving to data-center software

Cisco adds proactive problem solving to data-center software

Additions to Cisco's Data Center Network Assurance and Insights suite of software can detect problems in network switch fabric before they affect network services.

Aruba reinforces SD-Branch with security, management upgrades

Aruba reinforces SD-Branch with security, management upgrades

Aruba adds IDS/IPS, LTE to its branch-office networking gear

Johnsonville Sausage cuts MPLS costs with SD-WAN

Johnsonville Sausage cuts MPLS costs with SD-WAN

Johnsonville Sausage’s IT department modernized its wide-area network, getting costs down and simplifying the overall enterprise network environment, to move the business forward.

Cisco issues critical security warnings  its Data Center Network Manager

Cisco issues critical security warnings its Data Center Network Manager

Cisco warns of vulnerabilities that can let attackers issue arbitrary actions with administrative permissions.

Cisco:  5 hot networking trends for 2020

Cisco: 5 hot networking trends for 2020

Cisco exec says SD-WAN, Wi-Fi 6, multi-domain control, virtual networking and the evolving role of network engineers will be big in 2020

Cisco grabs Exablaze for low-latency chip technology

Cisco grabs Exablaze for low-latency chip technology

Cisco continues to build up its internal electronics tools, saying it will acquire Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology designer Exablaze for an undisclosed amount.

Cisco targets hyperscalers with silicon, high-end routers

Cisco targets hyperscalers with silicon, high-end routers

Cisco rolls out its Silicon One plan, 8000 Series carrier-class routers and aims at selling chips to whitebox or hyperscale developers

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