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.

Cisco completes purchase of security risk-management firm

Cisco completes purchase of security risk-management firm

Cisco bought Kenna Security to integrate its data-science-driven, security risk-management technology into Cisco's Secure X platform.

Cisco bolts together enterprise and industrial edge with new routers

Cisco bolts together enterprise and industrial edge with new routers

The new Catalyst 5G Industrial Router family includes three modular routers and a gateway that run Cisco's core operating system, IOS XE, and support a variety of network access technologies such as SD-WAN, Wi-Fi 6, 5G, 4G, Private...

Cisco upgrades intent-based-networking performance, security, analytics

Cisco upgrades intent-based-networking performance, security, analytics

The new DNA Center software integrates a ThousandEyes agent to improve network-intelligence monitoring, double the number of clients the system supports, and strengthen security.

Juniper Networks upgrades its Apstra intent-based networking software

Juniper Networks upgrades its Apstra intent-based networking software

Juniper aims to improve its data-center story with streamlined configuration tools, real-time monitoring, and support for VMware NSX and the SONiC network operating system.

Palo Alto Networks pushes enterprise zero trust

Palo Alto Networks pushes enterprise zero trust

Palo Alto Networks has added products and features to for enterprises looking to a zero-trust protection environment.

Cisco CEO: There's no enterprise perimeter to defend anymore

Cisco CEO: There's no enterprise perimeter to defend anymore

At RSA, Cisco announces new features for SecureX, Secure Endpoint, and Umbrella, plus integration between Cisco/Meraki Wi-Fi and Cisco SD-WAN

Chip shortage will hit IT-hardware buyers for months to years

Chip shortage will hit IT-hardware buyers for months to years

Tech executives and analysts say the current processor-chip shortage and disruption of supply chains thanks to COVID-19 could have a long-term impact on price and availability.

IBM moves toward consumption-based mainframe pricing

IBM moves toward consumption-based mainframe pricing

IBM now offers Tailored Fit Pricing options for hardware and software with an eye toward hybrid-cloud enterprises.

IBM embraces zero trust with upgraded Cloud Pak service

IBM embraces zero trust with upgraded Cloud Pak service

IBM has broadened the scope of security features in its Cloud Pak for Security bundle, and has partnered with Zscaler for SASE and other enterprise security efforts.

Juniper takes SASE security control to the cloud

Juniper takes SASE security control to the cloud

Juniper is rolling out Security Director Cloud to provide a central point of management for enterprise security management.

HPE kicks off software-defined storage-as-a-service

HPE kicks off software-defined storage-as-a-service

HPE is rolling out Data Services Console, a cloud offering that utilizes HPE Aruba Edge Services Platform to support AI-based analytics, workflow automation, and security.

Cisco adds to its Catalyst software stack for back-to-work safety

Cisco adds to its Catalyst software stack for back-to-work safety

Cisco expands DNA Spaces location services to Catalyst 9000 switches as workplaces reopen post-COVID.

Extreme CEO talks AI, automation, chip shortages

Extreme CEO talks AI, automation, chip shortages

Extreme CEO Ed Meyercord says its tools that incorporate automation, AI, and ML can help IT catch more problems earlier and head them off before they hit the network.

IBM buys Turbonomic  for AIOps, hybrid-cloud management support

IBM buys Turbonomic for AIOps, hybrid-cloud management support

By acquiring Turbonomic, IBM gains tools that manage performance of everything from applications and containers to virtualization, cloud, and on-prem compute, storage, and network resources.

Juniper: Managing the complexity of future networks

Juniper: Managing the complexity of future networks

Juniper’s chief product officer Manoj Leelanivas explains the company's software strategies that include intent-based networking, AI, automation and the open-source SONiC network operating system.

VMware bundles support for the branch-of-one workforce

VMware bundles support for the branch-of-one workforce

VMware's new Anywhere Workspace packages networking, SASE, cloud security, and access control.

Cisco tool opens telemetry for advanced network, security analytics

Cisco tool opens telemetry for advanced network, security analytics

Cisco Telemetry Broker works across enterprise siloes and has no ties to proprietary protocols or data.

VMware, Dell split to form independent firms

VMware, Dell split to form independent firms

VMware and Dell say separating gives both companies financial flexibility but lets them continue to grow their technology-development partnership.

Cisco DevNet certs: 10k awarded in first year

Cisco DevNet certs: 10k awarded in first year

Cisco’s revamped DevNet certification portfolio focuses on network programing, automation and application development, and those software-based skills have never been more important.

Arista adds cloud, automation features

Arista adds cloud, automation features

Arista introduces CloudVision 2021, which enables easier automation and management of workflows.

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