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‘FragAttack’ flaws threaten Wi-Fi, but not too seriously

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Almost all Wi-Fi is potentially vulnerable to flaws that date back to 1997 when it became commercially available, but even the person who discovered the weaknesses says some of them are difficult to exploit. Wi-Fi resources Mathy Vanhoef, a post-doctoral student at NYU Abu Dhabi, has created attacks—FragAttacks—that take advantage of the vulnerabilities, but in […]

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How does certificate-based authentication work?

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I find a few universal truths when mentioning certificates to people. Most people I speak with consider them to be a very secure concept almost without fail. However upon mentioning that I want to talk about certificates: that person’s face turns a slightly lighter shade, their eyes get a bit wider, and they have this […]

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Juniper takes SASE security control to the cloud

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Juniper Networks has laid a key part of its Secure Access Services Edge (SASE) foundation with a cloud-based security-control service that provides a central way to control and protect on-premises or cloud-based enterprise resources. Called Security Director Cloud, the service focuses Juniper’s SASE efforts by providing a central point to manage enterprise security services including […]

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Cisco adds to its Catalyst software stack for back-to-work safety

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Cisco has taken the wraps off a technology package it says will utilize existing core wireless and wired systems to help enterprises better control their physical environments and enable a safer, more secure return to the office. While supporting remote offices and branches of one—IDC says that post-COVID, more than 52% of workers will either […]

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Wi-Fi in 2025: It could be watching your every move

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I consider myself a techno-optimist. Technology has improved life for humanity in countless ways, like the wheel, the printing press, selfie sticks—these marvels have enriched us all. So too has Wi-Fi. If not for Wi-Fi, no one could idly stream YouTube videos on company laptops through rogue hotspots at a busy-but-socially-distanced coffeeshop when we’re supposed […]

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VMware bundles support for the branch-of-one workforce

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VMware has unveiled an integrated package of cloud security, access control and networking software aimed at addressing the key needs of today’s COVID-19-driven remote workforce. VMware Anywhere Workspace brings together the company’s core enterprise software products, including its Workspace ONE unified endpoint management, Carbon Black Cloud cloud-native endpoint security, and secure access service edge (SASE) […]

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Top enterprise data center trends you need to know

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Data-center networking was already changing prior to the technology challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and few areas of the enterprise will continue to be affected more than data centers by those modifications in the future. That’s because myriad technologies are driving changes in the data center—everything from heavy demand for higher-speed networking, support […]

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How COVID-19 is shaping enterprise networking

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The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the networking arena in a number of ways, including the rise of fully automated remote offices, the need to support a “branch of one,” and the growth of new communications software tools. “One of the biggest trends we are seeing is business agility. That is, IT looking at the tech […]

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Arista embraces segmentation as part of its zero-trust security

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Arista has expanded its security software to let customers control authorized network access and communication between groups from the data center to the cloud. The new software, Macro-Segmentation Service (MSS)-Group, expands the company’s MSS security-software family, which currently includes MSS Firewall for setting security policies across customer edge, data-center and campus networks. Additionally, the company’s […]