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Internet of Things (IoT) / security alert / wireless network management

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Test and review of 4 Wi-Fi 6 routers: Who's the fastest?

We tested Wi-Fi 6 routers from Extreme, Cisco, EnGenius and Meraki to find out whether these access points deliver on the promise of better throughput from the latest Wi-Fi standard

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5 questions to answer before deploying Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi 6 offers many valuable new features including speed and higher density, but it’s different from its predecessors, so make sure your wired network and your organization are ready for it.

Future Wi-Fi

How to determine if Wi-Fi 6 is right for you

Wi-Fi 6 is on the horizon. Follow these steps to determine if your business should upgrade to the new wireless standard and how to prepare.

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Cisco tags critical security holes in SD-WAN software

Cisco has noted and fixed two “critical” and a number of “high” degree vulnerabilities in its SD-WAN software portfolio.

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Weekly internet health check, US and worldwide

ThousandEyes, which tracks internet and cloud traffic, provides Network World with weekly updates on the performance of three categories of service provider: ISP, cloud provider, UCaaS

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Survey: Native SD-WAN monitoring tools are not enough

SD-WAN platforms provide some native monitoring, but supplemental monitoring tools are needed, particularly when seeking the root cause of poor application performance, according to an Enterprise Management Associates survey.

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Lessons that insurrection selfies hold for legitimate enterprises

While electronic metadata is helping law enforcement track those who assaulted Congress, existence of that data should be noted by businesses concerned about privacy.

Bridging skills gap

Network training 2021: Businesses grow their own IT expertise to meet new challenges

With COVID-19 and a rising need for SASE, SD-WAN and cloud skills, businesses increasingly rely on in-house training to provide hands-on experience.

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Cisco coughs up another $1.9B to buy Acacia

Cisco raised its takeover offer for Acacia to $4.5 billion, up from $2.6 billion, in a move to boost Cisco's optical-system strategy.

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Cisco adds to its Nexus data-center-management software

Cisco has added support for traditional network environments to the company’s recently available data center management console.

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VMware loses CEO Gelsinger to Intel

Intel says it will bring on current VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger Feb. 15 to replace Intel CEO Bob Swan.

Cisco

Cisco fights to keep alive its planned $2.6B purchase of optical-tech vendor Acacia

Cisco brokered a deal for Acacia in 2019 for approximately $2.6 billion to bolster its optical systems portfolio, and Acacia wants out.

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Spotlight on home-office connectivity intensifies in 2021

Work-from-home users to get more sophisticated network hardware and software as enterprises consider options such as SD-WAN and SASE.

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Disaster recovery lessons from an island struck by a hurricane

Prepping for disaster recovery needs a plan, testing, and thinking about non-technical necessities like food and shelter for the recovery team.

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Checking network connections with arp and ip neigh

In Linux, the arp and ip neigh commands provide easy ways to check your local network.

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How to deploy 802.1x for Wi-Fi using WPA3-Enterprise

Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 can provide authentication with enhanced security.

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SolarWinds roundup: Fixes, new bad actors, and what the company knew

A roundup of events from what is emerging as the biggest security breech ever.

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SASE check list: 7 key evaluation criteria

Not all SASE providers are created equal, and here's how IT decision makers can examine their options and choose the best fit.

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