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Cisco broadens Tetration security delivery with cloud, virtual buying options

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Cisco has added new cloud and virtual deployment options for customers looking to buy into its Tetration Analytics security system. Cisco’s Tetration system gathers information from hardware and software sensors and analyzes it using big-data analytics and machine learning to offer IT managers a deeper understanding of their data center resources. [ Don’t miss customer […]

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Patches for Meltdown and Spectre aren’t that bad after all

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Internal tests from a leading industry vendor have shown that fixes applied to servers running Linux or Windows Server aren’t as detrimental as initially thought, with many use cases seeing no impact at all. The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, first documented in January, seemed like a nightmare for virtualized systems, but that is overblown. There […]

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Automation in Software Defined Data Centers

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Automation is an interesting conversation that I have had with many of our customers lately, especially with cloud migration in play and DevOps processes with continuous development becoming prevalent. We have seen many service disruptions in large cloud service providers. For example, in 2017, Amazon Web Services (AWS) had its services disrupted on the U.S. […]

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Which data center intrusion prevention systems are worth the investment? NSS Labs tests 5 DCIPS products

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Performance is critical when evaluating data center intrusion-prevention systems (DCIPS), which face significantly higher traffic volumes than traditional IPSes. A typical IPS is deployed at the corporate network perimeter to protect end-user activity, while a DCIPS sits inline, inside the data center perimeter, to protect data-center servers and the applications that run on them. That […]

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What is microsegmentation? How getting granular improves network security

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Microsegmentation is a method of creating secure zones in data centers and cloud deployments that allows companies to isolate workloads from one another and secure them individually. It’s aimed at making network security more granular.  Microsegmentation vs. VLANs, firewalls and ACLs Network segmentation isn’t new. Companies have relied on firewalls, virtual local area networks (VLAN) […]

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Dell EMC patches vulnerabilities in its data protection products

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Researchers have discovered several vulnerabilities in Dell EMC’s data protection products that would allow an attacker to gain full control of the system. Fortunately, a fix is available now for download. The vulnerabilities, three in all, were disclosed on Jan. 4 by the security technology and services firm Digital Defense. They effect Dell EMC’s Avamar […]