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Advanced Malware Detection and Response and Other Cybersecurity Services on the Rise
  Think about all of the industry activity with malware detection and response and what comes to mind?  Most people would probably focus on technology vendors like Bromium, Cylance, Damballa, FireEye, and Palo Alto Networks since these firms have garnered headlines, raised vast fortunes of VC funding, and even pushed through successful IPOs.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:01:22 +0000
Juniper opens arms to OpenDaylight
Juniper has submitted a plugin for its open source SDN controller to the OpenDaylight Project, an effort Juniper's a member of but has publicly dismissed.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:52:05 +0000
The Future of Network Security in the Data Center – Flexible, Distributed, and Virtual
Think of a modern enterprise data center.  There are likely hundreds of physical servers hosting thousands of VMs.  Individual systems are connected via 10gbE links that likely feed 40gb cores.  Local data centers connect over DWDM, remote data centers use MPLS, and cloud data centers chat amongst each other over high-speed VPNs.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:28:34 +0000
Aerohive's new access points remove deployment barriers
To say Wi-Fi is hot is as big an understatement as saying that A-Rod is a cheater. Everyone knows it’s true, but it’s bigger than most people think. In a joint ZK Research/Tech Target Network Purchase Intention Survey that was run near the end of 2013, Wi-Fi ranked as the No. 2 in priority for network managers, behind only the red-hot security market.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:42:10 +0000
CISOs Must “Think Different”
  Remember the "Think Different" advertising campaign from Apple?  It ran from 1997 to 2000 and featured bigger-than-life personalities like Buckminster Fuller, Martin Luther King, and Pablo Picasso.  The "Think Different" ads coincided with Steve Jobs's return to Apple and exemplify his somewhat contrarian and analytical mindset.  In a PBS interview, Jobs offered this philosophical insight about...
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:05:25 +0000
Cisco Live 2014: Dipping my Toes into the Social Side of Cisco Live
New to CiscoLive? At some point we all were there.  The mixture of emotions, of course, is different for everyone.  For me?  Crazy excitement coupled with a huge dose of adrenalin and fear. Why? Not only was Networkers 2006 going to be my first time ever going, I was going to be presenting.  
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:05:46 +0000
Ex-Cisco Linksys says it doesn't Heartbleed
In the wake of the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability, reports have surfaced that home routers are especially susceptible to the bug.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:48:57 +0000
My Two Cents: Security, Market Implications of the End of Windows XP
I know there have been a substantial number of articles on the end of Windows XP and its implications, but I couldn't resist chiming in.  Hey, maybe I was destined to do so since I was one of a few thousand people at the Windows 95 introduction in Redmond (back in the summer of 1995 of course).  Here are my thoughts on this transition, I'll try to take a bit of a different angle on the topic.  Read...
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:48:24 +0000
Managing IT Risk Associated with Mobile Computing Security
When BYOD was coming to fruition a few years ago, it had a sudden and deep impact on IT risk.  Why?  Many CISOs I spoke with at the time said it was purely a matter of scale.  All of a sudden, large enterprises had thousands of additional devices on their networks and they struggled to figure out what these devices were doing and how these activities impacted organizational risk.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:34:42 +0000
Cisco's mixed messages
In positioning its OpFlex policy protocol and the declarative policy programming model in which it operates, Cisco marketing officials noted repeatedly how it was an optimal southbound protocol alternative to OpenFlow, OVSDB and the imperative network programmability model preferred by many others in the industry, including VMware - sans OpenFlow.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:14:48 +0000
QFabric vs MetaFabric: What's the difference?
I believe Juniper was the first mainstream network vendor to use the term "fabric" aggressively to describe its next-generation network architecture when the company announced QFabric back in early 2011. There may have been another vendor that used it first, but Juniper made it mainstream. Since then, almost every network vendor uses the term “fabric” broadly, and Juniper itself announced its next...
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:31:23 +0000
The new cybersecurity reality: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts
I wrote a blog last week about new integrated anti-malware technology last week in response to Palo Alto Network's acquisition of Cyvera.  In fact, this integrated technology model isn't limited to anti-malware but is becoming the new reality across the cybersecurity life cycle of risk management, incident prevention, incident detection, and incident response. 
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:45:18 +0000
Gigamon goes modular at Interop
Well, it’s that time of year again. The snow is finally off the ground in most of the New England area, opening day of Major League Baseball has come around, but most importantly, it’s Interop time in Las Vegas. This year’s Interop is about a month earlier than Interop of years past, but the activity from the show seems just as high. One of the more interesting announcements I saw from the first...
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:47:06 +0000
OpFlex: Another example of Cisco being Cisco
Why do customers pay a premium for Cisco? My research shows that Cisco owns about 75% of switching share but only about 55% of port share, showing Cisco’s obvious revenue per port advantage over everyone else. Why does this discrepancy exist? I know some of you will disagree with this, but in general, customers pay up for Cisco infrastructure because it does more stuff faster than competitive products....
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:26:29 +0000
Cisco's Intercloud strategy is no threat to its channel partners
By far, the biggest news last week from Cisco’s channel event, Partner Summit, was the Intercloud announcement, where the company outlined its vision for a world of interconnected, federated clouds.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:38:54 +0000
To Automate or Not to Automate (Incident Response): That Is the Question
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:19:32 +0000
Windows XP: Goodbye and Good Riddance
There has been much written recently about the end of support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014.  There are concerns about security vulnerabilities that will be used after Microsoft stops patching the operating system.  However, if your organizations is still using Windows XP 13 years after its initial release, you have some more serious issues to address.  The hardware XP computers have could not...
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:37:31 +0000
Cisco challenger Arista files to go public
Arista Networks has filed to go public at $200 million under the symbol ANET. The company has seen steady revenue growth since 2010, with a compound annual growth rate of 71%, according to its S-1 filing. In 2013, Arista's revenue grew 87% from 2012, to $361.2 million. Net income grew from $2.4 million in 2010 to $42.5 million in 2013, a CAGR of 105%.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:12:49 +0000
Lessons Learned from the Target Breach
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:00:31 +0000
Cisco's cloud services reversal was inevitable
Cisco had no choice but to enter the cloud services market this week even after pledging not to do so three years ago, according to two analysts.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:56:55 +0000

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