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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 […]

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Cisco tags critical security holes in SD-WAN software

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Cisco has noted and fixed two critical and a number of high-degree vulnerabilities in its SD-WAN software portfolio. Most of the vulnerabilities could let an authenticated attacker execute command injection attacks against an affected device, which could let the attacker utilize root privileges on the device. The first critical problem–with a Common Vulnerability Scoring System […]

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Lessons that insurrection selfies hold for legitimate enterprises

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The pro-Trump rioters who invaded the Capitol on January 6 came with smartphones to record and celebrate what they thought was a righteous effort to prevent president-elect Joe Biden from taking office two weeks later. Now those electronic devices, along with the GPS data they generated, are being used to track the location of rioters […]

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How to deploy 802.1x for Wi-Fi using WPA3-Enterprise

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Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) has brought significant security improvements to Wi-Fi networks, particularly WPA-3Enterprise, which includes tweaks to make authenticating to the network more secure. One of these is has to do with 802.1x authentication that is used to determine whether Wi-Fi clients will be granted access to the enterprise network. Wi-Fi resources The […]

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Wi-Fi: How to deploy 802.1x authentication using WPA3-Enterprise

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Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) has brought significant security improvements to Wi-Fi networks, particularly WPA-3Enterprise, which includes tweaks to make authenticating to the network more secure. One of these is has to do with 802.1x authentication that is used to determine whether Wi-Fi clients will be granted access to the enterprise network. Wi-Fi resources The […]

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SASE check list: 7 key evaluation criteria

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The marriage of networking and security into the secure-access service edge stands to improve application performance, reduce infrastructure complexity, and protect sensitive data, and as such SASE is an attractive architecture for enterprises large and small. Due to the newness of SASE offerings, though, providers are still building and refining the features of their services, […]

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SolarWinds Trojan: Affected enterprises must use hot patches, isolate compromised gear

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Hot patching and isolating potentially affected resources are on the IT response schedule as enterprises that employ SolarWinds Orion network-monitoring software look to limit the impact of the serious Trojan unleashed on the platform. The supply-chain attack, reported early this week by Reuters and detailed by security researchers at FireEye and Microsoft involves a potential […]