Hadoop has proven to be a valuable ecosystem for experimentation. Has Hadoop Lost Its Cool?
The danger of remote access hacks cannot be ignored. Telecommuting and Remote Access in the Age of Cyber Insecurity
Instead of accepting Mac’s software limitations, there is another option that many IT teams overlook: investing in a disk management solution. What Mac’s Battle for Workplace Dominance Means for IT Professionals
In its 2015 “Technology Overview for SD-WAN” report, Gartner calls SD-WAN “a new and transformational way to architect, deploy and operate corporate WANs. It's Time to Rethink Networking: Part Two
We don’t have cybersecurity police that we can call. We are on our own. This is why CSOs need a system in place that aids their ability and responsibility to react fast. Fast Security Response Requires Traffic Visibility
SD-WAN is so attractive because it enables IT to take a holistic approach that hides the underlying complexity and makes orchestrating enterprise and cloud connectivity point-and-click easy. It’s Time to Rethink Networking
The greatest asset for this new generation of Windows Servers – guarding print servers against server hardware failures --- is the most unlikely cause of failure and the least of your worries. Windows Server Updates and Hyper-V: A Good Start, but for Most, More is Needed


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Trend Micro expects evolving technology to introduce threats in 2017; while penetrating newer vulnerable surfaces

Cybersecurity company Trend Micro released Wednesday its annual security prediction report, “The Next Tier — 8 Security Predictions for 2017.” The upcoming year will include an increased breadth and depth of attacks, with malicious threat actors differentiating their tactics to capitalize on the changing technology landscape. The Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will play a larger role in targeted attacks in 2017. These attacks will […]


Cisco delivers enhanced cloud-scale networking platform to help service providers transfer to data centers

Cisco expanded on Tuesday its cloud-scale networking offerings that help service providers and web companies reap the benefits of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), as they transition their central offices to next-gen data centers. Cisco is participating in a variety of working groups in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), leading or helping to advance key vendor-neutral projects including Segment Routing and Streaming Telemetry. The ongoing work with these […]

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Nokia CloudBand Application Manager enables automation of virtualized network function lifecycle management

Nokia published Monday its complete templating system for Virtualized Network Function lifecycle management, designed to streamline and automate VNF onboarding, integration and lifecycle management processes. The methods for managing VNF lifecycles – instantiating, monitoring, repairing, scaling, updating and backing-up – are costly, cumbersome and time-consuming. To address this, Nokia has developed an open templating system, aligned with the latest industry standards and open-source tools, to streamline these processes. The template specifications […]

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Big Switch Networks debuts BigSecure Architecture to offer cyber-defense at terabit performance

Big Switch Networks announced Monday updates to its SDN-based Big Monitoring Fabric (Big Mon) product line. The company is introducing BigSecure Architecture, a dynamic, high-performance cyber-defense platform that enables terabit attack mitigation, and is extending pervasive visibility use cases for cloud-native application traffic, which includes dynamic monitoring of virtual machines, containers and public cloud environments. With Big Switch’s BigSecure Architecture organizations are able to deploy a dynamic, high-performance cyber-defense solution, […]

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BlackMesh launches HIPAA-complaint healthcare managed cloud offering

BlackMesh, a vendor of fully-managed dedicated and cloud-based solutions, announced Tuesday that it is continuing to provide technology solutions to the healthcare market by launching its HIPAA-compliant Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution. The cloud offering is designed to meet the specific technical and regulatory needs of the healthcare industry. This launch marks the company’s first official healthcare-specific PaaS offering. BlackMesh solutions gives the option of hosting within either on […]

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Kaspersky reveals that small businesses underestimate cyberthreats from irresponsible employee actions

The 2016 Kaspersky Lab Corporate IT Security Risks survey, found that only 36 percent of small businesses (up to 50 employees) worldwide worry about their staff’s carelessness leading to a cyberattack, while more than half of medium-sized businesses (53 percent) and large enterprises (51 percent) consider it a concern. This global study of more than 4,000 businesses from 25 countries asked businesses about their perceptions of the main security threats […]

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