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How SD-Branch addresses today’s network security concerns

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Secure software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) has become one of the hottest new technologies, with some reports claiming that 85% of companies are actively considering SD-WAN to improve cloud-based application performance, replace expensive and inflexible fixed WAN connections, and increase security. But now the industry is shifting to software-defined branch (SD-Branch), which is broader than SD-WAN but […]

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Is your enterprise software committing security malpractice?

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Back when this blog was dedicated to all things Microsoft I routinely railed against the spying aspects of Windows 10. Well, apparently that’s nothing compared to what enterprise security, analytics, and hardware management tools are doing. An analytics firm called ExtraHop examined the networks of its customers and found that their security and analytic software […]

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5G: You Can Have Your Slice and Security Too!

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We have heard it before. Another generation of mobile architecture is upon us and we are euphoric for all the cool things we can do more of.  And of course good marketers will swear that you can lasso the moon if you have enough money to pay for it. Let’s inspect 5G for what it […]

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

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Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) is growing in popularity and availability for those organizations that don’t want to host their own LAN or WAN, or that want to complement or replace their traditional network with something far easier to manage. With NaaS, a service provider creates a multi-tenant wide area network comprised of geographically dispersed points of presence […]

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IoT Expands the Botnet Universe

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In 2018, we witnessed the dramatic growth of IoT devices and a corresponding increase in the number of botnets and cyberattacks. Because IoT devices are always-on, rarely monitored and generally use off-the-shelf default passwords, they are low-hanging fruit for hackers looking for easy ways to build an army of malicious attackers. Every IoT device added to the network grows the hacker’s […]

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Here’s How Carriers Can Differentiate Their 5G Offerings

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Much of the buzz surrounding this year’s Mobile World Congress has focused on “cool” tech innovations. There are self-driving cars, IoT-enhanced bee hives, smart textiles that monitor your health, realistic human chatbots, AI robots, and so forth. But, one piece of news that has flown relatively under the radar is the pending collaboration between carriers […]

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Don’t Be A “Dumb” Carrier

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By next year, it is estimated that there will be 20.4 billion IoT devices, with businesses accounting for roughly 7.6 billion of them. While these devices are the next wireless innovation to improve productivity in an ever-connected world, they also represent nearly 8 billion opportunities for breaches or attacks. In fact, 97% of companies believe […]

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National pen test execution standard would improve network security

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As the number of cyber attacks increases, the demand for penetration tests – to determine the strength of a company’s defense – is also going up. People are worried about their companies’ networks and computer systems being hacked and data being stolen. Plus, many regulatory standards such PCI and HITRUST require these tests to be […]