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Cisco preps now for the hybrid workforce

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Work-from employees will no longer be treated as a second-class citizen, which means they will get best-in-class technology including SD-WAN appliances, cellular backup alternatives, zero trust security support and maybe even battery backup. That’s at least part of the plan for hybrid workers now and moving forward, said Cisco’s Todd Nightingale, executive vice president and […]

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Feds’ demand for software standards could boost enterprise security

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Enterprises can look for more transparency from software vendors after the Biden Administration’s recent mandate that software bills of materials be provided by companies attempting to do business with the federal government. Software bills of materials, frequently abbreviated to SBOMs, aren’t a new concept. The idea comes from the manufacturing sector, where it’s often crucial […]

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What is Network as a Service (NaaS)?

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The day is coming when enterprise IT professionals will be able to order network infrastructure components from a menu of options, have them designed to fit their business needs, and have the whole thing delivered and running in perhaps hours. The concept is called Network as a Service (NaaS), and it has been around in […]

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Don’t let subdomains sink your security

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If your enterprise has a website (and one certainly would hope so in 2021!), it also has subdomains. These prefixes of your organization’s main domain name are essential for putting structural order to the content and services on your website, thus preventing online visitors from instantly fleeing in terror, disdain, or confusion. Large enterprises can […]

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Department of Defense works to integrate battlefield intel networks

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If yours is like most enterprises, it is under intense competitive pressure to understand faster, decide faster, and act faster in an increasingly dynamic environment. For businesses, that environment is the economy. But for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the environment in which they must leverage technology and tactics against deadly adversaries is more […]

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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 […]