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Cisco goes after industrial IoT

Cisco has rolled out a new family of Catalyst switches, software, developer tools and blueprints to meld IoT and industrial networking with intent-based networking and classic IT security, monitoring and application development...

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Cisco serves up flexible data-center options

Cisco is significantly spreading its data-center technology to help customers grow and control hybrid, multicloud or hyperconverged edge environments.

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Handy, fast, free: network tools for your iPhone and Android phone

Network analyzers, remote access apps, and testing utilities turn your smartphone into a powerful network tool

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Build security into your IoT plan or risk attack

There’s huge potential with the IoT, but security must be built into a company’s plan and not tacked on at the end.

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The cloud-based provider: Not your grandfather’s MNS

Ideally, meeting the business objectives of speed, agility and cost containment boil down to two architectural approaches: the legacy telco versus the cloud-based provider.

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Is jumping ahead to Wi-Fi 6 the right move?

Devices supporting Wi-Fi 6 a.k.a 802.11ax are expected out in 2019, but with the standard yet to be ratified, jumping in early might best be left to those with a compelling use case - and those do exist.

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What is a firewall? How they work and how they fit into enterprise security

Firewalls are the primary perimeter defense for most organizations that have gone through many iterations: proxy, stateful, Web app, next-generation

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How SD-WAN can improve your security strategy

SD-WAN introduces new security options, not previously available with legacy networking technologies, that make it easier to manage and secure network traffic.

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Cisco patches serious SD-WAN software security holes

Cisco has patched security vulnerabilities in four packages of SD-WAN Solution software that address buffer overflow and other vulnerabilities.

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Cisco’s AppDynamics software ties in SDN, serverless for greater app management

The wide-ranging Cisco AppDynamics announcement targets enterprise customers looking to monitor performance and automate the response to problems in business applications.

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Do frog croaks hold the key to creating the perfect IoT network?

Studying how tree frogs regulate their communications, so each amphibian in the colony can hear everything, could provide ideal data traffic routings, scientists say.

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Durham County goes Cisco for enterprise network ops and security proficiency

Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and DNA Center are now key parts of Durham County, North Carolina’s enterprise growth.

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Review: 4 open-source network management tools improve usability, performance

With each iteration, open-source network management tools get better. OpenNMS, Zenoss Core, NetXMS and Sensu Core deliver comprehensive monitoring, flexible reporting, cross-platform support and more.

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Zero trust: The transition from legacy to cloud-native

To undergo the transition from legacy to cloud-native application environments you need to employ zero trust.

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Cisco targets mobile enterprise apps with geolocation technology

Cisco's cloud-based DNA Spaces includes Cisco’s Connected Mobile Experience (CMX) and enterprise geolocation technology purchased from July Systems.

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Cisco touts 5 technologies that will change networking in 2019

A Cisco exec says the top 5 technologies that will impact enterprise networking customers the most include Wi-Fi 6, or 802.11ax, 5G, geolocation, SD-WAN and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning for network management.

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Edge computing best practices

Edge computing requires a change in thinking from the current IT environment dominated by data centers and cloud-based services. Here are some best practices to consider when building a strategy for the edge.

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Survey: Enterprises want end-to-end management of SD-WAN

Enterprise Management Associates found that 90% of enterprises want platforms that support more comprehensive management of software-defined-WAN environments.

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Wi-Fi 6 with OFDMA opens a world of new wireless possibilities

Wi-Fi 6 is loaded with new features, but the most important is OFDMA, which provides high throughput and a more efficient network.

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Wi-Fi Mesh: What to know about enterprise mesh networks

Wireless mesh networks can be a fit for enterprises that need connectivity in settings where it's hard to run cable, outdoor areas, and rented spaces or temporary locations

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