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How to buy SASE

Secure Access Service Edge combines networking with security and bundles it up as a service, but there are differences among the offerings. Here’s key questions to ask vendors.

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Customers may find their appliances compromised or a screw loose.

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SmartNICs set to infiltrate enterprise networks

Use of smartNICs in the enterprise is just beginning to appear, and VMware, Pensando, Aruba, Intel, AWS, Nvidia and Juniper are getting in on the action.

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How to buy Wi-Fi 6 access points

With more unlicensed wireless spectrum and specifications for MU-MIMO and OFDMA, the Wi-Fi 6 standard promises faster, more reliable networks, but not all vendors meet all the specs.

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Rethinking the WAN: Zero Trust network access can play a bigger role

COVID-induced work-from-home prompted WAN innovations that demonstrate VPNs and SD-WAN aren’t the only good options.

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Nvidia jumps into Zero Trust

Nvidia is blending its BlueField data-processing units with its Morpheus AI security framework to contribute to a Zero Trust architecture.

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Cisco tool makes it easier to meld SD-WAN, security domains

Cisco Integrated Domain support in its latest release of Cisco DNA Center and SD-WAN vManage boost SD-WAN securit

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Aruba switch can cut the need for separate, single-function appliances

The Aruba CX 10000 switch integrates a DPU from Pensando that helps support firewall, DDoS, encryption, network-address translation, load balancing, network telemetry, and automation.

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Gartner: 8 security trends facing the enterprise

As organizations become less centralized they face new security challenges that require new ways of addressing threats that will change the basic fabric of network security, according to Gartner analysts. A persistent challenge...

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Edge computing: 5 potential pitfalls

Edge computing has many upsides including better near-real-time response and analytics for IoT, but it’s far from plug and play.

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VMworld 2021: VMware to pack more security into NSX

An upcoming release of VMware's core NSX networking software will add anomaly detection, analytics, and data-gathering software sensors.

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For networking pros, every month is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Network security shouldn't be just a set of routine tactical chores to maintain safeguards already in place, but a constant strategizing to anticipate the next threat.

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How and why automation can improve network-device security

Automation can help boost enterprise security by making sure devices are properly configured to enforce security policies.

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Cisco patches three critical holes in IOS XE software

Cisco has patched three critical security holes in its IOS XE software, which is used across a variety of its core routers and switches.

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Gartner: IT skills shortage hobbles cloud, edge, automation growth

IT executives have plans to invest in emerging technologies despite the challenge of finding IT pros with the right training.

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Palo Alto launches an enterprise-grade security pack for remote workers

Palo Alto’s Okyo Garde package includes a WiFi-6-based hardware device and mobile application software to deliver malware, ransomware and phishing protection.

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What is network as a service (NaaS)?

NaaS typically includes integrated hardware, software and licenses delivered in a subscription-based offering.

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Department of Defense works to integrate battlefield intel networks

The goal of the DoD'S Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) initiative is a concept quite familiar to enterprise IT pros: wholly integrated networks that are fast, reliable, flexible, scalable, and secure.

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