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Juniper bolsters wireless security; fights against encrypted malicious threats

Juniper is filling out its enterprise security portfolio this week by integrating support for its Mist wireless customers and adding the capability for customers to gain better visibility and control over encrypted traffic threats.With the new additions, Juniper is looking to buttress its ability to let users secure all traffic traversing the enterprise network via campus, WAN or data center. The moves are part of Juniper's grand Connected Security platform that includes a variety of security products including its next-generation firewalls that promise to protect networked resources across infrastructure and endpoints.To read this article in full, please click here

Cisco goes to the cloud with broad enterprise security service

Cisco has unveiled a cloud-based security platform it says will go a long way in helping customers protect their far-flung networked resources.Cisco describes the new SecureX service as offering  an open, cloud-native system that will let customers detect and remediate threats across Cisco and third-party products from a single interface. IT security teams can then automate and orchestrate security management across enterprise cloud, network and applications and end points.Network pros react to new Cisco certification curriculum “Until now, security has largely been piecemeal with companies introducing new point products into their environments to address every new threat category that arises,” wrote Gee Rittenhouse senior vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Security Business Group in a blog about SecureX.To read this article in full, please click here

Train to become a skilled Python coder for just $50

Python is one of the most widely used coding languages in the world. And, good news, it isn’t very difficult to learn — especially for those experienced using other platforms. If you want an introduction to the language, but would rather avoid a traditional college education, then give The Complete 2020 Python Programming Certification Bundle a try.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Why Network Segmentation Matters

When IT leaders hear about segmentation, their first thought is usually about dividing a network up using VLANs or VXLANs. But segmentation also plays a critical security role in securing dynamic multi-cloud environments, IoT and BYOD strategies, and automated workflows in today’s highly distributed environments.Digital Innovation is disrupting enterprise organizations, adding new networks such as dynamic multi-cloud to enable new services and business opportunities. However, these new environments also create increased risk. The explosive adoption of IoT and mobile devices, as well as applications and services from multiple clouds, are pushing the attack surface beyond the traditional network boundaries. And because workflows, applications, and transactions have to span all of these new environments, traditional network-based segmentation strategies stop at the edge of each network environment without putting cumbersome and complex solutions in place.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Innovation, customer-centric philosophy makes Huawei a trusted partner

The need to stay connected anytime, anywhere has led to connectivity being one of the core elements of large campuses and public spaces. In recent years, the development only goes faster, where world-class infrastructure is gradually getting well-equipped with the right settings to keep people online. This leads to the exponential growth on the demand for excellent network coverage with extremely low latency.Let’s take St. Jakob Park as an example. As the home field of FC Basel, St. Jakob Park is Switzerland’s largest football stadium, with the requirement to keep 40,000 visitors, spectator stand, shops, and parking lots connected with large bandwidth, high concurrency, and low latency. The Park needs an advanced Wi-Fi network that delivers full wireless coverage and achieves secure connections.To read this article in full, please click here

Managed 4G/5G service connects to Amazon, Microsoft clouds

Federated Wireless is launching a turnkey 4G/5G service through a partnership with Amazon Web Services and  Microsoft Azure that runs over Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), which the Federal Communications Commission opened up to public use in January.The idea is pretty simple: Federated’s new connectivity-as-a-service offering can be purchased directly through both the AWS Marketplace and Azure for a monthly fee. The company’s consultants and engineers do a walkthrough or site survey, ship CBRS equipment, install it on the customer’s network and monitor and manage the system afterwards.To read this article in full, please click here

IDC: Chinese server sales will take a hit due to coronavirus

With virtually all of China shutdown and under quarantine due to the coronavirus, the Chinese IT hardware market will suffer a temporary but significant impact in the first quarter due to demand not being met. While foreign impact is not certain, it does have the potential to spill over into other markets.IDC now predicts the total 2020 server growth rate will be reduced from original growth projections of 12.4% to 7.4%, and Q1 sales will drop 15% from the same time period last year instead of the original projection of 16.5% growth.[Get regularly scheduled insights by signing up for Network World newsletters.] Storage 2020 growth rate will be reduced from 12.5% to 7.3% and Q1 will be down 20% instead of the original projection of 16.6% growth over Q1 2019. The 2020 networking growth rate has been reduced from the original 6.2% to 3.0%.To read this article in full, please click here

Google Cloud moves to aid mainframe migration

Google Cloud this week bought a mainframe cloud-migration service firm Cornerstone Technology with an eye toward helping Big Iron customers move workloads to the private and public cloud. Google said the Cornerstone technology – found in its G4 platform – will shape the foundation of its future mainframe-to-Google Cloud offerings and help mainframe customers modernize applications and infrastructure.[Get regularly scheduled insights by signing up for Network World newsletters.] “Through the use of automated processes, Cornerstone’s tools can break down your Cobol, PL/1, or Assembler programs into services and then make them cloud native, such as within a managed, containerized environment” wrote Howard Weale, Google’s director, Transformation Practice, in a blog about the buy.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: The Silver Peak SD-WAN Edge Platform: It’s Way Better Than Fast Food

In my most recent blog post, I talked about the difficulty SD-WAN vendors have in finding their voice and clearly differentiating their value. My point was that if Wendy’s, Burger King, and McDonald’s could figure out how to differentiate their burgers and fries, we should be able articulate why customers choose our solutions over the 60+ vendors competing for their business. I started out talking about the business reasons why companies select Silver Peak. Now it’s time to talk about our differentiation at a product level.How is our SD-WAN edge platform, Unity EdgeConnect™, unique? I’ll frame the differentiation around what our customers are telling us. You’ll notice a significant emphasis on our ability to improve application performance for any type of application traversing any type of transport. We’re the only company that first tries to fix problems with the underlying network, allowing customers to fully leverage all of their circuits, even in instances of degraded performance. Unlike others, we don’t just re-route packets in the event of transport brownouts and blackouts.To read this article in full, please click here

How to find what you’re looking for on Linux with find

There are a number of commands for finding files on Linux systems, but there are also a huge number of options that you can deploy when looking for them.For example, you can find files not just by their names, but by their owners and/or groups, their age, their size, the assigned permissions, the last time they were accessed, the associated inodes and even whether the files belong to an account or group that no longer exists on the system and so on.[Get regularly scheduled insights by signing up for Network World newsletters.] You can also specify where a search should start, how deeply into the file system the search should reach and how much the search result will tell you about the files it finds.To read this article in full, please click here

A $399 device that translates brain signals into digital commands

Scientists have long envisioned brain-sensing technology that can translate thoughts into digital commands, eliminating the need for computer-input devices like a keyboard and mouse. One company is preparing to ship its latest contribution to the effort: a $399 development package for a noninvasive, AI-based, brain-computer interface.The kit will let "users control anything in their digital world by using just their thoughts," NextMind, a commercial spinoff of a cognitive neuroscience lab claims in a press release.To read this article in full, please click here

Multicloud, security integration drive massive SD-WAN adoption

Increasing cloud adoption as well as improved network security, visibility and manageability are driving enterprise software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) deployments at a breakneck pace.According to research from IDC, software- and infrastructure-as-a-service (SaaS and IaaS) offerings in particular have been driving SD-WAN implementations in the past year, said Rohit Mehra, vice president, network infrastructure at  IDC. Read about edge networking How edge networking and IoT will reshape data centers Edge computing best practices How edge computing can help secure the IoT For example, IDC says that its recent surveys of customers show that 95% will be using SD-WAN technology within two years, and that 42% have already deployed it. IDC also says the SD-WAN infrastructure market will hit $4.5 billion by 2022, growing at a more than 40% yearly clip between now and then.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: What You Need to Know about NVMe-oF™

The era of NVMe-over-Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) is quickly approaching. By 2025, most data centers will likely have adopted NVMe-oF for some part of their architecture1. Accessing data from a shared storage system will be essentially as fast and as low latency as accessing data from direct attached storage (DAS). The year 2025 seems like a lifetime from now but the reality is it will be here before you know it.Here are some of the top questions we hear from customers about this emerging technology. In this blog, our data center experts offer their responses, and point you to additional resources for understanding both the NVMe™ protocol and the fabric that stitches it together.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Performance Drives Innovation and Security Vendors Need to Keep Up

In 1969, the very first e-message was sent over the ARPANET from computer science Professor Leonard Kleinrock's UCLA laboratory to a network node located at Stanford. That event kicked off a digital revolution that has utterly transformed our world. And ever since that first defining moment, the one question that has driven nearly all subsequent digital innovation has been: “How can we do this even faster?”We are still wrestling with that same challenge today. The latest advances in computing, such as edge device hyperconnectivity and the hyperscalability achievements of advanced data center architectures are the result of the desire to achieve better performance. Speed is the driving force behind the digital transformation of today’s business infrastructures. It enables access to critical data and resources, drives business efficiencies, scales application development, increases productivity, generates revenue, and accelerates ROI.To read this article in full, please click here

IBM consolidates storage products under a single brand

IBM says it is consolidating its Storwize and the Flash Systems lines of storage products under a single family, the FlashSystem, that will span from entry level to advanced. It also announced a trio of all-flash storage products, spanning a range of use cases.Eric Herzog, chief marketing officer and vice president of worldwide storage channels for IBM storage, made the announcing in a pair of blog posts here and here. He noted that different organizations have different requirements for storage, and that storage vendors have traditionally responded with unique storage platforms to meet themTo read this article in full, please click here

5 hot network-automation startups to watch

With the combined challenges of tight IT budgets and scarcer technical talent, it’s becoming imperative for enterprise network pros to embrace automation of processes and the way infrastructure responds to changing network traffic.Not only can automation help address these problems, they can also improve overall application-response time by anticipating and addressing looming congestion. Modern applications, such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence, and architectures that incorporate IoT and hybrid cloud have yet to reach their true potential because network capacity seems to always lag behind demand.  A common problem is that too much networking infrastructure is still manually maintained and managed, but major vendors are starting to addressing these  issues, as are startups that seek to break bottlenecks through automation.To read this article in full, please click here

5 Hot network-automation startups to watch

With the combined challenges of tight IT budgets and scarcer technical talent, it’s becoming imperative for enterprise network pros to embrace automation of processes and the way infrastructure responds to changing network traffic.Not only can automation help address these problems, they can also improve overall application-response time by anticipating and addressing looming congestion. Modern applications, such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence, and architectures that incorporate IoT and hybrid cloud have yet to reach their true potential because network capacity seems to always lag behind demand.  A common problem is that too much networking infrastructure is still manually maintained and managed, but major vendors are starting to addressing these  issues, as are startups that seek to break bottlenecks through automation.To read this article in full, please click here

Digging up IP addresses with the Linux dig command

Not unlike nslookup in function, but with a lot more options, the dig command provides information that name servers manage and can be very useful for troubleshooting problems. It’s both simple to use and has lots of useful options.The name “dig” stands for “domain information groper” since domain groping is basically what it does. The amount of information that it provides depends on a series of options that you can use to tailor its output to your needs. Dig can provide a lot of detail or be surprisingly terse.[Get regularly scheduled insights by signing up for Network World newsletters.] Just the IP, please To get just the IP address for a system, add the +short option to your dig command like this:To read this article in full, please click here

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