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Cisco Live 2022: A Kinder, Gentler, Cloudier Monster?

Cisco Live 2022 in Las Vegas kicked off with executive keynotes, including an address from CEO Chuck Robbins. My takeaways from the keynotes from Tuesday, June 14th are: Cisco knows it has to work harder to keep customers Cisco has big cloud ambitions Meraki is one key to Cisco’s cloud & simplicity goals Cisco Has […]

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Extreme Networks Announces New Products Including SD-WAN And Digital Twins Of Switches, APs

Extreme Networks is rolling out several new products during its Extreme Connect live event, including an SD-WAN product, a new digital twin capability for its switches and APs, and a new switch. First is the availability of an Extreme-branded SD-WAN product, Extreme Cloud SD-WAN. The product comes from Extreme’s $73 million purchase of Ipanema Technologies […]

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Juniper Extends Contrail To Kubernetes For Cloud-Native Virtual Networking

Juniper Networks’ network virtualization software Contrail can now integrate with Kubernetes. Originally designed for OpenStack, Juniper calls this new version of Contrail “CN2.” Contrail is a Software Defined Networking (SDN) platform for spinning up, configuring, and managing virtual networks on compute nodes rather than traditional network hardware. Contrail enables virtualized routing, switching, load balancing, and […]

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Aruba Seeks To Entice Resellers With Modular ‘Network-In-A-Box’ Approach

Aruba hopes to entice the channel to resell Aruba gear with a new purchasing model. Aruba is packaging network equipment and software into pre-sized bundles designed around outcomes. You want an outdoor WLAN? Select option 1. You want a wired campus? Choose option 2. Based on customer requirements, the reseller buys and installs pre-defined service […]

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New Return-To-Office Policies

The following post originally appeared in Human Infrastructure, a weekly newsletter from the Packet Pushers. You can sign up and see every back issue here. Earlier this year, Google spent a billion dollars on office space in London. As the company orders employees back to its campuses, it’s also restarting amenities “such as cafes, restaurants, […]

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Gigamon Introduces Playbooks, Plus A Full Year Of Data Retention, To Its NDR Service

Gigamon has added new features to its SaaS-based Network Detection and Response (NDR) service, including playbooks that provide context for investigations, and a full year of data retention. In addition, Gigamon hopes to compete with more established NDR vendors by bringing more of a human touch to its service.

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Network Break 369: Cisco SD-WAN Ramps Up Webex, Microsoft 365 Access; Pluribus Adds Virtual Packet Broker

Take a Network Break! This week we cover Cisco’s SD-WAN getting users to cloud services such as Webex and Microsoft 365 faster; as well as new capabilities in Pluribus’s Netvisor network OS including container visibility, a virtual packet broker, and flow tracking. Contamination at chip fabs affects flash memory production, plans are afoot for a […]

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Network Break 368: Juniper, Cato Advance Cloud-Based Security Offerings; Citrix Gets Acquired

Take a Network Break! This week’s tech news includes new cloud-delivered security services from Juniper Networks and Cato Networks, new firewall hardware from Fortinet, prognostications on the campus switch market, Cisco teasing a private 5G service, and more.

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Heavy Networking 616: Do We Need An SMTP Alternative? TMTP And MNM Are Here To Find Out

The SMTP protocol isn't broken, but email kinda is. Spam, phishing, and other unwanted messages are easy to deliver and harder to stop. On today's Heavy Networking we discuss TMTP and mnm, a proposed new protocol and client that aim to preserve the benefits of email while eliminating vulnerabilities and offering a better experience. Our guest is Liam Breck, creator of TMTP and mnm.

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Cato Networks Adds A Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) For App Visibility And Control

Cato Networks is announcing the availability of a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) capability that will be integrated into Cato’s cloud-based security service, which already includes next-gen firewalls, anti-malware, and more. The CASB provides visibility into, and control over, SaaS, cloud, and on-premises applications. Visibility is a key feature of the CASB service. SaaS and […]

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Tech Bytes: Embedding Network Security Into Your Cloud Network (Sponsored)

Today on the Tech Bytes podcast we’re talk network security at scale. That is, in a cloud environment, how can you build security capabilities and features into the network while also being able to keep up with security policies, operations, compliance, and more. Our sponsor is Aviatrix, which provides multi-cloud networking software for public clouds.

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Network Break 367: New Custom ASICs For Juniper Routers; Regulators, NVIDIA Arm Wrestle

This week's Network Break looks at new router silicon from Juniper, why NVIDIA's acquisition bid for Arm is running into headwinds, a new LiveAction service that inspects encrypted traffic for threats, financial results from Juniper and Extreme, and more tech news.

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Network Break 366: Microsoft Spends $68.7 Billion On Games; Wi-Fi 7 On The Horizon

Take a Network Break! This week we examine the drivers behind Microsoft's proposed $68.7 billion acquisition of gaming company Activision Blizzard, Juniper integrates its SD-WAN portfolio with Mist Cloud, and Wi-Fi 7 emerges on the horizon. Cisco announces a new Catalyst switch for industrial use cases, Telia Carrier rebrands, and JP Morgan Chase discloses tidbits about its IT strategy.

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Juniper Networks’ SD-WAN Can Now Be Operated Via Mist Cloud

Juniper Networks’ SD-WAN appliances and software can now be fully managed from Juniper’s Mist Cloud. It’s part of Juniper’s larger goal to Mist-ify its LAN and WAN portfolio. Juniper’s SD-WAN product is based on the Session Smart Routers (SSRs) from Juniper’s acquisition of 128 Technology. Customers can now use Mist Cloud to onboard SSR hardware, […]

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Tech Bytes: Why Network Design Matters For Security Clouds (Sponsored)

On today’s Tech Bytes podcast we’re talking security clouds; that is, cloud services that offer capabilities including firewalls, traffic inspection, Web gateways, and more. We explore why these clouds aren’t all the same, and why the architecture, including networking, makes a difference. Netskope is this episode's sponsor.

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Network Break 365: Salesforce Forces Multi-Factor Authentication; FAA Implements 5G Buffer Zones

This week on Network Break we discuss why Salesforce is requiring multi-factor authentication from customers starting in February 2022, examine an SFP module that comes with a tiny computer running Linux, highlight the vast gap between cloud hype and cloud spending compared to traditional IT gear, and cover more IT news.

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