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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Your router: Gateway for hackers

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Your router: Gateway for hackers
The device that connects us to the Internet is dangerously vulnerable, security experts say. And while there are some signs of impending improvements, not much has happened in the past several years, while the threats have grown. Read More

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eGuide: WAN Virtualization
In this eGuide, Network World examines the benefits of WAN virtualization and some recent trends in this area. Read on to learn how WAN virtualization can help your organization. Learn More

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Next Generation Endpoint Protection
What if you could immediately detect adversary activity and confidently protect your organization from advanced malware and targeted attacks? To combat sophisticated attacks, you need sophisticated protection. CrowdStrike Falcon Platform is the answer. View now

AdBlock Plus allegedly improves network performance, but at a cost
Ad-blocking software like AdBlock Plus can improve your network bandwidth and performance. At the same time, it's having a negative effect on the publishing industry's advertising revenues. Read More

How college CIOs brace for back-to-school (with video!)
To some, the job of a higher-education CIO might seem downright cushy. After all, unlike their corporate counterparts, these IT leaders don't have to answer to shareholders, cater to business-line leaders or survive acrimonious mergers. But the reality is, come the end of summer, these unsung heroes of academia face an onslaught of network traffic; malware-ridden personal devices; compute-intensive systems that require 100% uptime; demanding faculty, administrators and researchers; and some of the world's most tech-savvy -- and bandwidth-hogging -- students. Read More

The 2020 WAN takes shape – SDN, virtualization and hybrid WANs
The gold standard for corporate networks today is MPLS, but carrier pricing issues and MPLS's failure to play well with new, cost-efficient forms of network access are causing problems for the legion of enterprise customers that rely on it. Read More


A Call To Action To Automate Breach Response
Discover how to quickly remediate aggressive security threats. Read this report from Forrester Research and see how new automated compliance processes will reduce your organization's risk. Learn More

Five ways to protect your airline Wi-Fi use against hackers
Want to keep yourself safe when flying against hackers and snooping when using a Wi-Fi connection in flight? I've got five tips to make sure you stay safe. Read More

Judge: Cablevision lying about Verizon lying
I know what you're thinking: Aren't all advertisements, except for those you'll see on this website, lies of one sort or another? … A judge in New York says there are matters of degree. Read More

Cisco warns customers about attacks installing rogue firmware on networking gear
Installing rogue firmware on embedded devices has long been a concern for security researchers, and it seems that such attacks have started to gain ground with hackers. In an advisory Tuesday, Cisco Systems warned customers that it is aware of a limited number of cases where attackers have replaced the boot firmware on devices running its IOS operating system. Read More

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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 >>

Verizon preps super-fast 10Gbps broadband
Verizon engineers have finished lab and field tests of a new fiber optic network capable of 10Gbps, or 10 times the speed of Google Fiber and some other currently-available networks. Read More

Wi-Fi can see through walls, researchers say
If you thought Wi-Fi was merely good for getting online, think again. Surveillance, military combat awareness and thwarting hostage-taking are three new uses for the technology. Read More

OpenStack is redefining the business model for data solutions
IT is headed toward being something more akin to a utility service, transformed by OpenStack's open standardized cloud architecture, which will improve interoperability and render vendor lock-in a thing of the past. Read More


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