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VMware highlights security in COVID-era networking

VMware is tackling the challenges of securing distributed enterprise resources with product enhancements including the new Carbon Black Cloud Workload software and upgrades to its SD-WAN and SASE products.

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VMware plan disaggregates servers, offloads network virtualization and security

At its virtual VMworld 2020 event, the company previewed a new architecture called Project Monterey that goes a long way to meld bare metal servers, graphics processing units (GPUs), field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), network...

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Government cybersecurity agency warns of Windows Server exploit

Rare warning from CISA instructs government agencies to patch a vulnerability in a core authentication component of Active Directory from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2019.

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Cisco turns out security patches 25 high-threat flaws for IOS, IOS XE

Cisco this week posted 25 security advisories defining 34 vulnerabilities rated high that should be fixed right away

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Still not dead: The mainframe hangs on, sustained by Linux and hybrid cloud

The mainframe-Linux alliance turns 20 this month and is proving to be more vital than ever, primarily in the form of Big Iron-based Red Hat OpenShift.

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What is SASE? A cloud service that marries SD-WAN with security

Secure access service edge is a Gartner model for streamlining network access, improving security, boosting network performance and reducing the number of vendors and devices IT pros have to deal with.

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IoT roundup: A wide-scale security flaw and energy-sector botnets

Monitoring water treatment using IoT will become $3.5 billion business.

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How the network can support zero trust

Zero trust architecture calls for granting just enough access to network resources so individuals can accomplish their work tasks – nothing more – and the network itself can help.

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Cisco urges patching flaws in data-center, SD-WAN gear

Cisco has issued a number of critical security advisories for its data center manager and SD-WAN offerings that customers should deal with now.

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How to tailor SASE to your enterprise

Secure access service edge is a well-defined model, but there are variations that achieve the same ends and give businesses flexibility to meet their larger goals.

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Are newer medical IoT devices less secure than old ones?

Legacy medical IoT devices may lack security features, but newer ones built around commodity components can have a whole different set of vulnerabilities that are better understood by attackers.

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Counterfeit Cisco switches raise network security alarms

In a disconcerting event for IT security professionals, counterfeit versions of Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series switches were discovered on an unnamed business network, and the fake gear was found to be designed to circumvent typical...

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Juniper aligns its security portfolio with the SASE model

Juniper joins VMware, Cisco and many others in chasing edge security customers

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Ripple20 TCP/IP flaws can be patched but still threaten IoT devices

A serious security flaw in a TCP/IP library used by thousands upon thousands of IoT devices remains difficult to address even though a fix exists.

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Microsoft is buying CyberX to bolster its Azure IoT security

Azure IoT users can look for additional security and monitoring capabilities as Microsoft announces plans to buy CyberX

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Machine learning in Palo Alto firewalls adds new protection for IoT, containers

With machine learning added to Palo Alto Networks' PAN-OS firewall operating system, the firewalls are better equipped to defend IoT devices and containers, whether on-prem or in the cloud.

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14 IT certifications that will survive and thrive in the pandemic

These tech certifications not only have high value now, but employers will continue to value them as the coronavirus continues.

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IoT takes aim at social distancing

How IoT technology can help enforce social-distancing rules by monitoring occupancy in workspaces.

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Cisco issues fixes for numerous iOS XE, industrial router vulnerabilities

Cisco issued 23 Security Advisories that describe 25 exposures in its IOS and IOS XE systems

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Cisco takes aim at supporting SASE

Cisco will upgrade and integrate access-control, networking and security products to address the goals of secure access service edge

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