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| ||Strong opportunities and some challenges for big data security analytics in 2014
My friends on Wall Street and Sand Hill Road will likely place a number of bets on big data security analytics in 2014. Good strategy as this market category should get loads of hype and visibility while vendor sales managers build a very healthy sales pipelines by March.
Yup, there should be plenty of opportunities for big data security analytics to enter the enterprise security mainstream because...
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:26:50 +0000
| ||Microsoft era ending at Juniper
So it appears the Microsoft-style software emphasis and strategy for growth at Juniper is ending. With this week's sudden resignation of software chief Bob Muglia and the year-end retirement of CEO and fellow Microsoft alum Kevin Johnson, it's back to the hardware future at Juniper.
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:40:34 +0000
| ||UC is a mess, and Oracle's trying to clean it up
Saying that multi-vendor UC is hard to deploy is as gross an understatement as saying the Yankees overpaid for Jacoby Ellsbury. In both cases it makes sense on paper and may work out OK in the short term, but over the long haul, both may not provide the original value that was sought out.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:01:22 +0000
| ||It Could Be a Very Happy New Year for FireEye
Ah, December. Time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to 2014. In retrospect, 2013 was a banner year for the security industry as the world finally woke up to the very real perils of cybersecurity. Of all the events of this year however, FireEye’s IPO may have trumped them all. As I write this blog on December 11, 2013, FireEye’s market cap is just north of $4.5 billion. Wow!
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:17:45 +0000
| ||Cisco wraps Insieme, works on UCS 2.0
Cisco this week completed its acquisition of spin-in Insieme Networks, the developer of Cisco's Nexus 9000 data center switching line and Application Centric Infrastructure fabric. Cisco said it could pay up to $863 million for Insieme, which launched its products Nov. 6, based on revenue achieved from the sale of Insieme products.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:36:04 +0000
| ||Silver Peak's new WAN feature could be essential
The corporate wide area network (WAN) is a funny thing. Even back in my early days as a network manager in the early 90s, there was talk of finding an alternative to the tried-and-true "hub and spoke" MPLS, frame relay, or other type of network. There’s no question that this type of network, although widely deployed, is inefficient, as it routes all traffic through a single choke point (the hub)....
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:39:48 +0000
| ||Real-Time Big Data Security Analytics for Incident Detection
I’ve spent the last year or so doing research on the burgeoning field of big data security analytics. Based upon the time I’ve spent on this topic, I’m convinced that CISOs are looking for immediate help with incident detection, so they will likely focus on real-time big data analytics investments in 2014.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:25:06 +0000
| ||Switching hits high gear in Q3
The modular data center Ethernet switch market was $900 million in the third quarter, up 4% from the same period a year ago, according to Crehan Research. Modular switches posted a second consecutive quarter of growth after underperforming other segments of the market, the firm states.
The strength in modular ports shipments and sales propelled the overall data center Ethernet switch market to new...
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:31:31 +0000
| ||Security Professionals Report Weaknesses in Malware Prevention Processes
As the old adage states, “security is a process, not a product.” True, but understated. In reality, enterprise security is a plethora of processes requiring constant management and oversight. Your organizations can be fabulously adept in 99% of all security processes but weaknesses in the remaining 1% can still result to massive vulnerabilities.
In a recent research survey, ESG asked enterprise...
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 15:42:02 +0000
| ||Edward Snowden Beyond Data Security
Nearly every day, some security vendor reaches out to me describing how its products and services could have prevented the Edward Snowden public-disclosure of NSA surveillance programs. These vendors talk about strong authentication, privileged account auditing, sensitive data controls, etc.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:43:37 +0000
| ||Cisco has this SDN thing covered
Who says SDNs threaten Cisco? It may be another market transition that Cisco embraces as an opportunity and growth engine.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:35:42 +0000
| ||IBM Is Focused on Burgeoning Enterprise Security Requirements
A few years ago, IBM’s information security assets were haphazardly scattered throughout its business units. RACF sat with the mainframe crew, IAM lived within the Tivoli group, and what remained of ISS gathered dust within IBM Global Services (IGS).
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:04:04 +0000
| ||SDDCs doubling every year
The global software defined data center market is now expected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 97.48% from 2014-2018, according to Dublin's Research and Markets, up from the 68.7% CAGR published by the firm just a few months ago.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:45:04 +0000
| ||Large Organizations Need Open Security Intelligence Standards and Technologies
A few years ago, Trend Micro announced that it would enhance its on-site AV products with cloud-based intelligence it called the “Smart Protection Network” (SPN). I’m not sure if Trend was the first, but it certainly wasn’t the last vendor to embrace this type of architecture. In fact, just about everyone now has a toe in the cloud-based security intelligence pool. For example, Blue Coat...
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:53:36 +0000
| ||Router start-up gets boost from Cisco
Compass-EOS, a start-up shipping a silicon photonics-based router, this week closed a $42 million round of funding with the help of existing investor Cisco. Other existing vendors participating in the latest round include Comcast Ventures, Pitango Venture Capital, Benchmark Capital, Northbridge Venture Partners and Marker LLC.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:43:25 +0000
| ||Riverbed's next great hope for redemption
As an industry analyst, I get briefed on many, many new products, most of which are positioned to me as "transformative" and "game-changing." The majority of the products, though, are frankly pretty lame, and the startup fades away after just a few years. However, every once in a while a vendor comes along with a product that makes me sit up and take notice because it solves a significant problem and...
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:44:59 +0000
| ||The security industry remains strong with computer science, but weak on IT
Last week, I was in Silicon Valley meeting with a parade of CISOs and security vendors. Business travel is no “day at the beach,” but these trips really help me keep up with the latest enterprise security challenges and potential technology solutions.
It was also nice to spend time in the Valley and re-charge my batteries toward the security industry. There was a lot of excitement out there as...
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:09:46 +0000
| ||gogoNET LIVE 4! IPv6 Conference Recap
There have been many IPv6-related conferences, seminars, and events over the past decade. These events have aimed to educate the attendees about IPv6 and the potential of the maturing Internet protocol. This year’s gogoNET IPv6 conference shows just how far these events have come. The gogoNET LIVE! events have also evolved into a hybrid on-site and virtual event that brings the conference proceedings...
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 23:55:57 +0000
| ||Cisco facing product transition issues
Downgrades of Cisco stock have begun following the company's shocking outlook on its fiscal second quarter. Cisco expects Q2 revenue to decline 8% to 10% from last year due to a shortfall in orders and backlog, especially from emerging market countries.
That dropped Cisco stock by as much as 13% on Thursday, Nov. 14.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:16:36 +0000
| ||Why Extreme Networks is going after big data
It's certainly been an exciting month for Extreme Networks. Earlier this month, the company closed the acquisition of Enterasys and announced earnings that Wall Street liked so much that the stock shot up 20% to a five-year high.
And this week the company announced its new Summit X770 top-of-rack (ToR) switch. The X770 is a 1RU switch but has a whopping 104 10 Gig-E ports on it, which makes it the...
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:26:56 +0000