Greg Ferro

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Heavy Networking 583: How Salesforce Evolved Its Branch Network With Prisma SD-WAN (Sponsored)

On today's Heavy Networking, sponsored by Palo Alto Networks, we hear from Salesforce about the evolution of its branch network to SD-WAN. Salesforce was able to trade MPLS for Internet broadband, get more bandwidth for less money, employ application-based steering and policy enforcement, and more. Our guests are Georgi Stoev, Sr. Network Architect at Salesforce; and Kumar Ramachandran, Senior Vice President at Palo Alto Networks.

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Heavy Networking 582: The Future Of Networking With Nick McKeown

Nick McKeown, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University, stops by the Heavy Networking podcast to speculate on the future of networking. Professor McKeown has been a force behind the Software Defined Networking (SDN) movement and has co-founded successful startups including Nicira and Barefoot Networks.

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Heavy Networking 579: How Arrcus Enables Network-as-a-Service For 5G Edge/Access Networks (Sponsored)

Today on Heavy Networking, we talk with sponsor Arrcus about its support for segment routing and the impact it will have on the wider network market, particularly for 5G networks. Our guests from Arrcus are Keyur Patel, CTO and Co-Founder; and Murali Gandluru, Vice President, Product Management.

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Heavy Networking 577: A Customer View On Cloud-Delivered Security For Streamlining Distributed Workforces (Sponsored)

Today's Heavy Networking gets into cloud-delivered security for user access. We're sponsored by Palo Alto Networks, and we'll talk about its Prisma Access service with a customer: Josh Dye, SVP at Jefferies Group. We discuss how Josh pivoted to Prisma Access during the pandemic, how he meets strict security and regulatory requirements for financial services, and more.

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Tech Bytes: VMware vRealize Network Insight: App-Aware Network Monitoring And Assurance (Sponsored)

This Tech Bytes podcast explores the network assurance and verification feature in VMware's vRealize Network Insight network monitoring software. This feature builds a real-time model of your production network by collecting information from switches, routers, firewalls, and other network devices. This model can then be used for testing changes, verifying reachability, improving troubleshooting, and more. VMware is our sponsor.

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Network Break 331: Proofpoint Goes Private In $12 Billion Deal; Defense Dept. Unveils IPv4 Address Cache

Guest analyst Johna Till Johnson, CEO and Founder of Nemertes Research, joins the Network Break to discuss a variety of IT news including the rising price of copper, Proofpoint going private in a $12.3 billion deal, why the US Defense Department suddenly began advertising a huge block of IPv4 addresses, and space networking.

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Heavy Networking 576: Deception And Canaries In Network Security

Today's Heavy Networking examines the role of deception and "canaries" in network security. A canary sits on a network segment (or multiple segments) and sounds the alarm if it comes under attack. Is this an effective security tool? How is it deployed and operated? What are the drawbacks? We discuss with guest Haroon Meer.

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Tech Bytes: Rethinking Network Automation Using Nokia Fabric Services System (Sponsored)

Operating a data center fabric is a substantial challenge. Nokia Fabric Services System embraces automation to manage your data center fabric. In today's episode, sponsored by Nokia, we dive into Fabric Services System and SR Linux to learn how they bring intent-based automation to your data center.

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