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What is SASE? A cloud service that marries SD-WAN with security

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Secure access service edge (SASE) is a network architecture that rolls software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) and security into a cloud service that promises simplified WAN deployment, improved efficiency and security, and to provide appropriate bandwidth per application. Because it’s a cloud service, SASE (pronounced “sassy”) can be readily scaled up and scaled down and […]

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How the network can support zero trust

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Simply stated, zero trust calls for verifying every user and device that tries to access the network and enforcing strict access-control and identity management that limits authorized users to accessing only those resources they need to do their jobs. Zero trust is an architecture, so there are many potential solutions available, but this is a […]

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Are newer medical IoT devices less secure than old ones?

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Experts differ on whether older connected medical devices or newer ones are more to blame for making healthcare networks more vulnerable to cyberattack. The classic narrative of insecure IoT centers on the integration of older devices into the network. In some industries, those devices pre-date the internet, sometimes by a considerable length of time, so […]

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Counterfeit Cisco switches raise network security alarms

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In a disconcerting event for IT security professionals, counterfeit versions of Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series switches were discovered on an unnamed business network, and the fake gear was found to be designed to circumvent typical authentication procedures, according to a report from F-Secure. F-Secure says its investigators found that while the counterfeit Cisco 2960-X units did not […]

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Juniper targets security portfolio at SASE race

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The conga line around secure-access service edge (SASE), continues to grow with Juniper this week becoming the latest to join the dance. Just as other big networking players with extensive security portfolios including Cisco and VMware have recently done, Juniper says it will build off its offerings to address the SASE blueprint. Read about edge […]

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Juniper aligns its security portfolio with the SASE model

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The conga line around secure-access service edge (SASE), continues to grow with Juniper this week becoming the latest to join the dance. Just as other big networking players with extensive security portfolios including Cisco and VMware have recently done, Juniper says it will build off its offerings to address the SASE blueprint. Read about edge […]

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Ripple20 TCP/IP flaws can be patched but still threaten IoT devices

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A set of serious network security vulnerabilities collectively known as Ripple20 roiled the IoT landscape when they came to light last week, and the problems they pose for IoT-equipped businesses could be both dangerous and difficult to solve. Ripple20 was originally discovered by Israel-based security company JSOF in September 2019. It affects a lightweight, proprietary […]

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Cisco takes aim at supporting SASE

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Cisco is embracing the secure-access service edge (SASE) architecture put forth by Gartner with plans to upgrade some of its existing products to reach the goal of delivering access control, security and networking to cloud services. The enterprise shift to SASE will be gradual as they figure out the best way to connect their increasingly […]

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SASE helps healthcare company pivot to support remote workers

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Security and performance concerns made it challenging for TrialCard to enable its employees to work from home when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Customer service agents use a voice-over-IP phone and thin-client computer, both of which were designed to work in an on-premises office environment. “They need those systems to do their day-to-day job,” says Ryan […]