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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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Center for Internet Security: 18 security controls you need

The goal of CIS Controls V8 is to provide practical and specific actions that can spark creation of a better network security environment.

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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.

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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

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How does certificate-based authentication work?

The subject that does not have to be scary, but there are a few misunderstandings. Here's a look at how certificate-based authentications actually works.

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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.

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802.1X: What you need to know about this LAN-authentication standard

The IEEE 802.1X standard integrates enterprise authentication into wired or wireless LANs.

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VMware bundles support for the branch-of-one workforce

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

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Water-authority network upgrade spots problems faster

The need for greater visibility into remote systems helped prompt a large-scale network upgrade for the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority.

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TCP/IP stack vulnerabilities threaten IoT devices

The latest in a long line of vulnerabilities in a key part of the networking stack threatens a major open-source operating system, printers and medical IoT devices.

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Cisco streamlines, upgrades its SASE bundle

Cisco is making it simpler to buy its SASE offerings, adding passwordless authentication, and helping to customize the package through a SASE channel in its DevNet software-developer community.

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Cloudflare wants to be your corporate network backbone with centralized management and security

Magic WAN and Magic Firewall aim to simplify linking sites and datacenters while allowing organizations to better enforce security policies.

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Top enterprise data-center trends you need to know

Enterprise data-center pros are embracing cloud services, growing high-speed networks, enabling remote workforces, and adopting automation and AI.

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5 free network-vulnerability scanners

These 5 tools can help automate the detection and remediation of vulnerabilities, and they're available at no cost, and some are upgradeable to more fully featured platforms.

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WAN challenges steer auto-rental firm to SASE

SASE helps global car-rental company Sixt strengthen its network security architecture and ride out COVID-19 challenges.

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Cybersecurity in 2021: Stopping the madness

The challenges are greater than ever. But security pros have learned a lot – and with luck, the right strategic defenses can help even the highest-value targets withstand severe attacks.

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Cisco issues 3 critical warnings around ACI, NS-OX security holes

Cisco issued three security advisories rated “critical” for some of its high-end software systems – two aimed at its Application Services Engine (ASE) implementation and one at the NX-OS operating system. The most concerning warning...

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