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Comcast Business platform helps enterprises streamline operations, save costs across data centers

Comcast announced on Wednesday significant advancement for enterprise businesses that want to manage their networks, systems and costs across multiple locations, branch offices or data centers. The new platform is called the Comcast Business ActiveCore SDN platform and comes cable-delivered, gig-ready SDN platform in the country. Additionally, Comcast announced Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) as an initial business product powered by the ActiveCore platform. Comcast Business SD-WAN combines secure […]

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Mellanox, Accelink align to deliver 100Gb/s PSM4 Ethernet transceivers for Web 2.0, cloud optical interconnects

Mellanox Technologies and Accelink Technologies, a manufacturer of optoelectronics components, introduced on Wednesday a 1550nm 100Gb/s PSM4 transceiver based on the silicon photonics optical engine from Mellanox. Serving the growing demand of hyperscale Web 2.0 and cloud interconnects, the new Accelink transceiver provides customers with an additional source and full interoperability with PSM4 transceivers from Mellanox. The Mellanox optical engine solution was announced earlier this year at OFC 2017. The […]

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New Striim v3.7.4 release bolsters SQL-based streaming and database connectivity for Kafka

Striim Inc., provider of end-to-end, real-time data integration and streaming analytics platform, launched on Monday version 3.7.4 of the Striim platform, bolstering its ease of use, connectivity, manageability, and scalability for delivering streaming analytics applications involving Apache Kafka. Striim 3.7.4 introduces new utilities specifically designed to speed the adoption of Kafka as part of an end-to-end flow. These utilities help users quickly and easily scale Kafka applications by gathering baseline […]

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Norton Core Secure Wi-Fi Router now available to U.S. consumers to help protect connected home devices

Norton by Symantec announced Thursday that its secure, high-performance Wi-Fi router Norton Core is currently available for purchase in the U.S. at Norton.com, BestBuy.com and Amazon.com, and in select Best Buy stores nationwide. The Wi-Fi router aims to fundamentally change the concept of Wi-Fi routers by making security the primary consideration. Norton Core is a security solution that helps protect home networks – and an unlimited number of connected devices, […]

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New McAfee virtual network security platform offered as part of free test drive on Amazon Web Services

McAfee announced over the weekend a limited time free trial to “test drive” McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform (McAfee vNSP) on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for a hands-on experience running advanced security in the public cloud. Unlike other solutions, McAfee vNSP protects at the workload level, eliminating the single point of failure created by other solutions for a whole network segment. As part of the test drive, participants can simulate […]

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Smart IOPS unveils two products that complement its high-performance NVMe solid-state drive portfolio

Flash storage company Smart IOPS expanded on Monday its already impressive portfolio of high-performance Data Engine PCI Express (PCIe) NVM Express (NVMe) enterprise solid state drives (SSDs). In all, the company is set to offer three new and distinctive categories of data center and High–Performance Computing (HPC) SSD products targeting multiple market segments. The Data Engine T2HP includes PCIe NVMe SSD available in the market. Offered in 3.2 and 6.4TB […]

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Avast adds security assessment into its RMM platform for managed service providers

Avast announced Monday release of its new AVG Managed Workplace solution with the addition of site security assessment for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). An alternative to costly and complex assessment and monitoring solutions, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) now have a simplified way to perform real-time security assessments and consolidate the data into easy-to-read reports that prescribe solutions for issues. From these reports, MSPs can recommend solutions, take actionable steps […]

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RackTop joins with Fortinex to provide FIPS 140-2 level 2 compliant encrypted data storage offering

RackTop Systems announced Tuesday immediate availability of its advanced secure encryption service with support for external cryptographic key management powered by Fornetix Key Orchestration. The enhancement enables organizations to meet strict data-at-rest encryption requirements while providing effortless, unified management of encryption keys. RackTop’s advanced encryption service maintains the highest level of protection by eliminating any human interaction or knowledge of keys, pins or passwords. This recent addition further strengthens RackTop’s position […]

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IBM enters new era of data protection; launches IBM Z mainframe that can support over 12 billion encrypted transactions per day

IBM unveiled on Monday IBM Z, its next generation transaction system, capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day. The new system also introduces a breakthrough encryption engine that makes it possible to pervasively encrypt data associated with any application, cloud service or database all the time. In the most significant re-positioning of mainframe technology, when the platform embraced Linux and open source software, IBM Z expands the […]

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