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Does your cloud-access security broker support IPv6? It should.

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Cloud access security brokers (CASB) insert security between enterprises and their cloud services by providing visibility and access control, but IPv6 could be causing a dangerous blind spot. That’s because CASBs might not support IPv6, which could be in wide corporate use even in enterprises that choose IPv4 as their preferred protocol. [ Related: What […]

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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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Russia demands access to VPN providers’ servers

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The Russian censorship agency Roskomnadzor has ordered 10 VPN service providers to link their servers in Russia to its network in order to stop users from reaching banned sites. If they fail to comply, their services will be blocked, according to a machine translation of the order. RELATED: Best VPN routers for small business The […]

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Cisco forms VC firm looking to weaponize fledgling technology companies

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Cisco this week stepped deeper into the venture capital world by announcing Decibel, an early-stage investment firm that will focus on bringing enterprise-oriented startups to market. Veteran VC groundbreaker and former general partner at New Enterprise Associates Jon Sakoda will lead Decibel. Sakoda had been with NEA since 2006 and focused on startup investments in […]

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Quantum computing will break your encryption in a few years

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Modern public-key encryption is currently good enough to meet enterprise requirements, according to experts. Most cyberattacks target different parts of the security stack these days – unwary users in particular. Yet this stalwart building block of present-day computing is about to be eroded by the advent of quantum computing within the next decade, according to […]

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Exec: How SDN, SD-WAN, security fit in VMware’s strategy

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It has been just 10 months since Tom Gillis became VMware‘s senior vice president and general manager of its networking and security business, and in that time he has overseen some major changes in the company’s core products. Most recent is a milestone release of the company’s NSX-T Data Center software, making it VMware’s primary […]

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How blockchain will manage networks

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Ethernet networking technology is flawed, say some engineers. The problem is it doesn’t have any inherent security built in to it. Ethernet also hard to manage because it’s centralized. It’s out-of-date, and it needs revamping, researchers say. One attempt to address the issue is the Marconi protocol, which is a strategy to shift network and […]

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Cisco uncorks 26 security patches for switches, firewalls

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Cisco has bundled 25 security advisories that describe 26 vulnerabilities in Cisco NX-OS switch and Firepower FXOS firewall software. While the 26 alerts describe vulnerabilities that have a Security Impact Rating of “High,” most –23 – affect Cisco NX-OS software, and the remaining three involve both software packages. [ Also see What to consider when […]