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Performance-Based Routing (PBR) – The gold rush for SD-WAN

The inefficiency factor in the case of traditional routing is one of the main reasons why SD-WAN is really taking off.

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Intel's Agilex FPGA family targets data-intensive workloads

Agilex processors are the first Intel FPGAs to use 10nm manufacturing, achieving a performance boost for AI, financial and IoT workloads

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When Wi-Fi is mission-critical, a mixed-channel architecture is the best option

Multi-channel is the norm for Wi-Fi today, but it’s not always the best choice. Single-channel and hybrid APs offer compelling alternatives when reliable Wi-Fi is a must.

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5G: A deep dive into fast, new wireless

5G wireless networks are just about ready for prime time, overcoming backhaul and backward-compatibility issues, and promising the possibility of all-mobile networking through enhanced throughput.

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Zero-trust: microsegmentation networking

Microsegmentation gives administrators the control to set granular policies in order to protect the application environment.

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What is 5G? How is it better than 4G?

5G networks will boost wireless throughput by a factor of 10 and may replace wired broadband. But when will they be available, and why are 5G and IoT so linked together?

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Meta Networks builds user security into its Network-as-a-Service

Meta Networks has a unique approach to the security of its Network-as-a-Service. A tight security perimeter is built around every user and the specific resources each person needs to access.

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Russia demands access to VPN providers’ servers

10 VPN service providers have been ordered to link their servers in Russia to the state censorship agency by April 26

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Cisco warns of two security patches that don’t work, issues 17 new ones for IOS flaws

Cisco is issuing 17 new fixes for security problems with IOS and IOS/XE software that runs most of its routers and switches, while it has no patch yet to replace flawed patches to RV320 and RV 325 routers.

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Motorola taps freed-up wireless spectrum for enterprise LTE networks

Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) is developing. Out of the gate, Motorola is creating a private land mobile radio (LMR) system that includes enterprise-level, voice handheld devices and fast data networks.

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Cisco forms VC firm looking to weaponize fledgling technology companies

Decibel, an investment firm focused on early stage funding for enterprise-product startups, will back technologies related to Cisco's core interests.

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How to hack your own Wi-Fi network

Free (or almost free) Wi-Fi penetration testing tools can help you spot potential Wi-Fi security vulnerabilities and figure out ways to protect against them.

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Cisco directs high priority patches for IP phone security exposures

Cisco this week advised customers using its 7800 and 8800 series IP phones they should patch a variety of “high” priority vulnerabilities that could lead to denial of service and other security problems.

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Quantum computing will break your encryption in a few years

Quantum technology is set to make public-key infrastructure obsolete before too long, but it might also keep your data secure.

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Data center fiber to jump to 800 gigabits in 2019

Capacity enhancements for fiber-optic communications continue.

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Network issues are causing more data-center outages

As enterprise computing environments grow more complex, IT system failures and network errors are bringing down data centers in greater numbers, causing more unplanned downtime.

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Software-defined perimeter: Identity-centric enforced network perimeter

Traditional VPNs no longer cut it.

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Exec: How SDN, SD-WAN, security fit in VMware's strategy

VMware networking and security chief Tom Gillis looks at competing with Cisco and how the company will bolster NSX and more.

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The noise in fiber could be used to increase data capacity

One normally wants to get rid of noise in data links, but scientists at ETH Zurich say you can harness it to increase the capacity of fiber-optic cables.

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3 steps to take before deploying SD-WAN

Read the fine print in your current WAN contracts first to choose the most cost-effective SD-WAN option.

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