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What is power over Ethernet (PoE)?

Power over Ethernet technology has evolved to be a key part of wireless LAN architectures, smart buildings and enterprise networks

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Cisco goes after wireless IoT with Fluidmesh acquisition

Cisco wants Fluidmesh to bolster wireless connectivity applications in large-scale distributed sites

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How enterprise networking is changing with a work-at-home workforce

As the coronavirus spreads, public and private companies as well as government entities are requiring employees to work from home, putting unforeseen strain on all manner of networking technologies and causing bandwidth and security...

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Colleges expand VPN capacity, conferencing to answer COVID-19

With colleges finishing semesters via remote learning, IT departments are growing their remote-access networks and trying to help students overcome access-network challenges.

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FCC wants to add a new swath of bandwidth to Wi-Fi 6

If approved, a Federal Communications Commission proposal would add the 6GHz band to the unlicensed spectrum used by Wi-Fi 6, making room to support more devices from a single Wi-Fi access point.

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COVID-19 to delay enterprise 5G adoption

A key industry standard for the development of new-radio 5G will remain unreleased for at least two more months, holding back the availability of 5G products for the enterprise.

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Automation helps network providers weather coronavirus disruptions

Automation can play an important role in maintaining IT operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, say network pros from Netflix, Zoom, Dropbox and Equinix.

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Palo Alto grows SD-WAN platform buy snapping-up CloudGenix for $420M

Palo Alto looks to build up SD-WAN, SASE portfolio take on Cisco, VMware with CloudGenix technology

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Providers address capacity, supply-chain challenges brought on by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing internet traffic to surge and usage patterns to shift. Learn how network teams at cloud services Netflix, Zoom and Dropbox, along with data center provider Equinix, are keeping operations running.

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New Options from CIS for STIG Compliance

Learn How CIS Helps Regulated Industries Meet Requirements

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CIS Benchmarks Communities: Where Configurations Meet Consensus

From Tester to Writer to SME, Volunteers are Welcome

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SASE might be better than VPNs for quickly ramping up remote access

A secure access service edge model can quickly grow remote-worker capacity without requiring enterprises to deploy their own new VPN gear.

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Know the benefits of cloud-native networking for SASE

Gartner has positioned secure access service edge (SASE) as the next wave of SD-WANs. While most industry people I talk to agree on the concept of security and networking being brought together, there is some debate surrounding...

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The coming together of SD-WAN and AIOps

SD-WAN delivers cost and resiliency benefits. Infusing AI into SD-WAN takes things further, enabling automated operations and business agility.

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COVID-19: Tech giants, government agencies add supercomputing to the fight

The COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, which ncludes IBM, AWS, Google, HPE and Microsoft as well as NASA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and U.S. Department of...

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Coronavirus challenges capacity, but core networks are holding up

As the new coronavirus continues its infestation and more people work from home, the impact of the increased traffic on networks in the US so far seems to be minimal.

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Cisco warns of five SD-WAN security weaknesses

Cisco has issued five – three on the high-end of the vulnerability scale – warnings about security weaknesses in its SD-WAN offerings.

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Cisco moves WiFi roaming technology to wireless broadband consortium

Cisco has transferred he development and promotion of its OpenRoaming technology – which lets users move seamlessly between wireless and cellular networks such as LTE without interruption—to the Wireless Broadband Alliance.

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