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Tech Bytes: Auto Dealer Takes Network Control With Fortinet (Sponsored)

Frustrated by poor service from an MSP, the IT team at White Family auto dealers needed a more efficient way to connect locations while ensuring high performance and strong security to meet regulatory requirements. The company chose Fortinet for its network and security equipment. Fortinet is our sponsor, and we talk with Shane Williams, Director of IT; and Paul Provorse, System Administrator about going all-in with Fortinet to run their own show.

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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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IPv6 Buzz 075: Why Wells Fargo Bought Into IPv6

In this week's IPv6 Buzz episode, Ed, Scott, and Tom chat with John Burns, a lead architect at Wells Fargo, about the relatively early adoption of IPv6 at the company. The discussion also covers adoption trends in the financial sector as a whole, along with the key challenges and opportunities of the protocol.

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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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Day Two Cloud 095: Grappling With The Open Source Business Model

Today on Day Two Cloud we get into a whole lot of things. For example, what is IT's value in the age of cloud? How can IT figure out what's actually providing value to the business vs. undifferentiated heavy lifting? How companies built on open-source software make their money? Our guest is Stu Miniman, Director of Market Insights at Red Hat.

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Heavy Networking 575: Designing Better Networking And Security With SASE (Sponsored)

On today's Heavy Networking, sponsored by Palo Alto Networks, we examine what SASE means to you as a network engineer, its effects on how applications are protected and how you provide access to end users, and useful things to think about regarding how SASE services are provisioned and operated while you evaluate whether SASE is right for your org.

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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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Network Break 330: VMware Stitches Together A SASE Offering; Nvidia’s Arm Purchase On Hold

This week's Network Break podcast examines VMware's new SASE offering for the distributed workforce, Nvidia's Arm-based accelerators, why the United Kingdom de-accelerated Nvidia's Arm acquisition, new routers from Juniper Networks, and more nerdy IT news.

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Heavy Networking 574: Get HIP With Zero Trust And Tempered Networks (Sponsored)

Today's Heavy Networking podcast, sponsored by Tempered Networks, dives into how Tempered builds a software-defined perimeter with native zero trust, leveraging the Host Identity Protocol (HIP), Tempered's Airwall software, cryptographic identities, and secure overlays. Our guests from Tempered are Jeff Hussey, Founder and CEO; and Bryan Skene, CTO.

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Tech Bytes: Unifying Cloud Automation And Network Infrastructure With Gluware (Sponsored)

In this Tech Byte podcast, sponsored by Gluware, we explore the latest features and capabilities in the Gluware network automation and orchestration platform, including an API-based controller to work with SD-WAN, and Terraform integration to support infrastructure automation across public clouds.

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Full Stack Journey 053: Exploring Developer Advocacy And Developer Relations

Today's Full Stack Journey delves into developer advocacy: what is it, why do organizations have this role, and what makes a good developer advocate? Host Scott Lowe has invited four practitioners to tackle these questions. He speaks with Jacquie Grindrod, Jeremy Meiss, Josh Wulf, and Ted Neward.

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Tech Bytes: Optimizing Performance And IT Support For Your Distributed Workforce (Sponsored)

On today’s Tech Bytes episode, sponsored by AppNeta, we explore how IT can optimize performance and support for a highly distributed workforce and develop a sustainable strategy for a Work From Anywhere reality. Our AppNeta guests are Adam Edwards, Chief Customer Officer; and Mike Hustler, CTO.

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Network Break 329: Dell, VMware Consciously Uncouple; Aruba Networks Lives On The Edge

This week's Network Break podcast examines Dell's plans to spin off VMware for a healthy dose of cash, reviews Aruba Networks' Atmosphere keynotes, and dives into NVIDIA announcements around SmartNICs/DPUs and an AI security framework. We also cover a whopping-big acquisition by Microsoft, and what a drought in Taiwan means for the silicon supply chain.

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Heavy Networking 573: Using Application Dictionaries For Better Security Policy Management

Today's Heavy Networking thinks hard about how to manage security policy in modern IT infrastructure. We get into sources of truth, application modeling and application dictionaries, approval workflows, and more--all in the context of automation. Our guests are Ken Celenza and Brett Lykins from Network To Code.

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