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Best-of-breed networking: There’s an opportunity for white boxes in the WAN

Single-vendor networking has an edge in enterprises, but SD-WAN and SASE are making a case for open white-box networks.

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Artificial intelligence helps solve networking problems

Management, SD-WAN, SASE, and 5G can benefit from AI that can enable or lighten enterprise-networking tasks.

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IDC networking trifecta: SD-WAN, automation, and analytics

SD-WAN and analytics can help optimize performance of cloud-based applications, IDC says.

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What is SD-WAN, and what does it mean for networking, security, cloud?

Software-defined wide area networks, a software approach managing wide-area networks, offers ease of deployment, central manageability and reduced costs, and can improve connectivity to branch offices and the cloud.

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Cisco expands its SD-WAN software for wider reach, better security

Cisco SD-WAN software adds encrypted site-to-cloud connectivity; expands its ability to support multi-region fabric deployment, and improves security.

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Arista buys software-defined networking pioneer Pluribus

Arista Networks has acquired Pluribus Networks with an eye toward bolstering its own Unified Cloud Networking service.

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Network automation, SASE, 5G rank among enterprise priorities

Distributed users, applications and workloads are driving enterprises to rethink their network architecture, says World Wide Technology.

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Cisco service predicts SD-WAN problems

Cisco's ThousandEyes WAN Insights service provides forecasts and SD-WAN policy recommendations for optimizing enterprise network sites.

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MPLS, SDN, even SD-WAN can give you the network observability you need

The ‘best’ traffic paths chosen by routers in a network won’t necessarily be the fastest ones.

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Basing network security on IP addressing: Would it be worth it?

Rather than layering security onto networks, the networks and carefully managed authorization policies can hinder attacks, but at an administrative cost.

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Do new technologies make IT easier?

Technologies that automate and streamline network tasks and infrastructure can lighten the workloads of IT pros, but they can also create new burdens.

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Pluribus NOS upgrades target Kubernetes, cloud fabric management

The latest version of the Pluribus Linux-based network operating system, Netvisor One, expands traffic-flow telemetry and adds support for Dell’s 400GbE switch.

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How and why to adopt SDN despite its dark side

Software-defined networking gives tighter control over network topology and management, and those not using it might find SDN is already supported in their networking gear.

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APIs pose the latest threat of networking-vendor lock-in

As software-defined networking becomes more dominant, the APIs offered up by one networking vendor can more severely limit interoperability with products made by others.

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IDC: Cisco, Fortinet, HPE-Aruba, VMware lead hot SD-WAN market

IDC's “MarketScape: Worldwide SD-WAN Infrastructure 2021 Vendor Assessment” looks at the capabilities and evaluates the core features offered by 12 SD-WAN infrastructure vendors.

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Drone demo shows it’s possible to protect 5G-managed devices from DDoS, exfiltration attacks

Using software developed by the Open Networking Foundation, Stanford researchers thwart wireless attacks in less than a second.

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Comcast grabs SD-WAN specialist Masergy

Deal to acquire software-defined networking company Masergy will give Comcast Business a boost in the enterprise SD-WAN and SASE markets.

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5 steps for modernizing enterprise networks

Software-defined networking, artificial intelligence, cloud, new Wi-Fi and 5G options, and network security can combine to improve performance of traditional networks.

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