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VMware builds security unit around Carbon Black tech

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VMware has wrapped up its $2.1 billion buy of cloud-native endpoint-security vendor Carbon Black and in the process created a new security business unit that will target cybersecurity and analytics to protect networked enterprise resources. When VMware announced the acquisition in August, its CEO Pat Gelsinger said he expected Carbon Black technology to be integrated […]

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Cisco: 13 IOS, IOS XE security flaws you should patch now

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Cisco this week warned its IOS and IOS XE customers of 13 vulnerabilities in the operating system software they should patch as soon as possible. All of the vulnerabilities – revealed in the company’s semiannual IOS and IOS XE Software Security Advisory Bundle – have a security impact rating (SIR) of “high”. Successful exploitation of […]

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HPE’s vision for the intelligent edge

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It’s not just speeds and feeds anymore, it’s intelligent software, integrated security and automation that will drive the networks of the future. That about sums up the networking areas that Keerti Melkote, HPE’s President, Intelligent Edge, thinks are ripe for innovation in the next few years.He has a broad perspective because his role puts him […]

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3 leading network access control products reviewed

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If you are researching network access control (NAC) producet for your enterprise, the first step is to narrow down the field. The top-ranked vendors on IT Central Station based on user reviews are Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), Aruba ClearPass and ForeScout CounterACT. The reviews the downloadable PDF detail what makes these products unique in […]

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Get ready for the convergence of IT and OT networking and security

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Most IT networking professionals are so busy with their day-to-day responsibilities that they don’t have time to consider taking on more work. But for companies with an industrial component, there’s an elephant in the room that is clamoring for attention. I’m talking about the increasingly common convergence of IT and operational technology (OT) networking and […]

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How SD-Branch addresses today’s network security concerns

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Secure software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) has become one of the hottest new technologies, with some reports claiming that 85% of companies are actively considering SD-WAN to improve cloud-based application performance, replace expensive and inflexible fixed WAN connections, and increase security. But now the industry is shifting to software-defined branch (SD-Branch), which is broader than SD-WAN but […]

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The role of next-gen firewalls in an evolving security architecture

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Understanding the current state of enterprise firewall technology requires first debunking two broadly held misconceptions: First, many believe the firewall has become less relevant in contemporary enterprise network security architectures, for a variety of reasons: the ubiquitous use of mobile devices and cloud computing have expanded the traditional network perimeter; trendy concepts like “zero trust” […]

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Reports: As the IoT grows, so do its threats to DNS

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The internet of things is shaping up to be a more significant threat to the Domain Name System through larger IoT botnets, unintentional adverse effects of IoT-software updates and the continuing development of bot-herding software. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and IBM’s X-Force security researchers have recently issued reports outlining the […]

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When it comes to the IoT, Wi-Fi has the best security

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When it comes to connecting internet of things (IoT) devices, there is a wide variety of networks to choose from, each with its own set of capabilities, advantages and disadvantages, and ideal use cases. Good ol’ Wi-Fi is often seen as a default networking choice, available in many places, but of limited range and not […]