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Thursday, August 06, 2015

SDN switches aren't hard to compromise, researcher says

  Microsoft: Stop stealing bandwidth! | F5's new CEO, Manny Rivelo, on where the company goes next

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SDN switches aren't hard to compromise, researcher says
Software-defined switches hold a lot of promise for network operators, but new research due to be presented at Black Hat will show that security measures haven't quite caught up yet. Gregory Pickett, founder of the Chicago-based security firm Hellfire Security, has developed several attacks against network switches that use Onie (the Open Network Install Environment). Read More

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eGuide: WAN Virtualization
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5 Reasons why Enterprises are Moving to Broadband Their WAN
The WAN has always been about connecting users to applications and moving data, but the playing field has now changed with datacenters migrating to the cloud along with missioncritical applications. Ultimately the way that enterprises and their users do business has changed - and so must their approach to connectivity. Learn more >>

Microsoft: Stop stealing bandwidth!
  The time has come for a standard way to proactively inform users about the bandwidth consequences of downloading (or uploading, in the case of Microsoft's Windows 10) and 'experiencing' software, movies, photos, games—you name it. Microsoft's decision to deploy Windows 10 with a function enabled to deliver Microsoft content via a peer-to-peer back door to fellow consumers is an egregious case of a vendor stealing users' bandwidth. Read More

F5's new CEO, Manny Rivelo, on where the company goes next
Manny Rivelo officially took over as CEO of F5 July 1st, stepping into the big shoes of John McAdam, who grew the company from $109 million in 2000 to the $1.7 billion behemoth it is today. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently caught up with Rivelo to see what he has in store for the application delivery networking company. Read More

Fueling the need for speed, Fastly raises $75 million
Fastly has a plan. And that plan revolves around unseating traditional content distribution network (CDN) vendors. Read More


Gaining Clarity from the Chaos of Cloud Adoption
While enterprises recognize the risks and consequences of the phenomenon known as 'Shadow IT,' few have the ability to identify and reign in employee use of non-sanctioned, cloud-related services that could lead to potential liabilities and security issues. Learn More

Cisco's SDN controller has a security hole
  Cisco has issued software to fix a vulnerability in its SDN controller than allows infiltrators to access the system as root users, with access to root commands. Read More

Cisco pal SimpliVity accelerating IPO?
Hyperconvergence start-up SimpliVity has hired a CFO in what may be prelude to an IPO. Read More

Checking in with Cisco's Metacloud
Like almost every technology vendor out there, Cisco is looking to build up its cloud story. A key part of that strategy last year was the acquisition of Metacloud, a company that specializes in offering OpenStack-based private clouds. Read More


The Definitive Guide to Mobile Application Management
Learn how to get your mobile apps securely distributed and rapidly adopted by 100% of target users, including BYOD, contractors, dealers and partners, while driving the highest possible levels of mobile app ROI. Learn More

Microsoft Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense, an astoundingly bad idea
Wi‑Fi Sense connects you to Wi‑Fi networks around you. It can do things for you to get you Internet access. Read More

F5's Synthesis gets cloudy with Big-IP 12.0
  F5, the de facto standard and market leader in application delivery controllers (ADC), is holding its annual Agility event in Washington, D.C. At the event, the company took the covers off version 12.0 (formerly known as Badger) of its application delivery software, Big-IP. Read More


Review: 2 tri-band routers push wireless network speeds
Do you need real Wi-Fi speed in your office? As 802.11ac-equipped laptops and PCs become common (and your 802.11n gear grows older), it's time to consider upgrading your Wi-Fi network infrastructure. (Insider Story) Read More




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