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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.

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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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Why the cloud will never eat the data center

Even if traditional data-center tasks are all moved to the cloud, there will still be a need for on-site infrastructure that will ultimately require what looks like a traditional data center.

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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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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.

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Aruba Wi-Fi 6E access point to launch this fall

Aruba’s AP 635 will support the 6GHz spectrum that doubles the space previously designated for unlicensed wireless by the FCC.

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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.

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IoT helps make return-to-work safer

Employers talk about how IoT is enabling contact tracing, monitoring air quality, and enforcing rules about social distancing as workers go back to the office post-quarantine.

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‘FragAttack’ flaws threaten Wi-Fi, but not too seriously

A set of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi’s basic design offers a long-standing and widespread threat vector, but the probability of compromise remains low.

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VMware picks an in-house exec for its new CEO

VMware's incoming CEO Raghu Raghuram is considered an experienced technologist who helped shape VMware’s strategy and is expected to stick to it.

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How to avoid the network-as-a-service shell game

NaaS might thrill CFOs trying to keep costs down, but a careful look is warranted to make sure the potential benefits are really there.

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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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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.

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9 tips for speeding up your business Wi-Fi

Interference, too many SSIDs, pokey management traffic, and small channel widths can all slow Wi-Fi networks. Here's how to speed them up.

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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.

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Next-gen networks: Feds have cash for good ideas

The National Science foundation will be doling out research dollars for innovations in software-defined networking, network function virtualization, cloud computing, analytics, more.

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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.

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