Enterprise campus WAN News
June 22, 2015
Enterprises say retraining and cultural changes stemming from SDN development are more difficult to solve than technological challenges.
February 21, 2014
Lifeboat Distribution to offer Sophos' entire product suite to resellers; plus, news from MaintenanceNet, Service Leadership and Lumeta.
November 07, 2013
Glen Kemp discusses Juniper's open source SDN controller and the impact the OpenContrail project and NFV may have on enterprise customers.
July 16, 2013
The Netsocket Virtual Network is an SDN platform that can be deployed as an overlay, or not, in data centers, campus networks and branches.
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The data center is no longer the only place to think about software-defined networking (SDN). The wide area network (WAN) is the latest focus for system administrations. SDN promises to bring many advantages to the WAN, in no small part because WANs can take up to 60% of IT budgets. This handbook will look at the sea change SDN brings to the WAN, in terms of changes to job functions and to how network teams can be organized (with a special focus on exactly what type of skills networking professionals most need in an SDN future). It looks specifically at how sys admins can apply SDN to their own networks, and devotes one chapter to how SDN addresses the demands that new technological developments -- specifically, cloud technology, software as a service (SaaS) and bring your own device (BYOD) -- bring to the network. SDN promises to change the enterprise WAN, transforming it from inflexible and expensive to automated, agile and quickly programmable. This Technical Guide shows system administrators how they can make all this happen in their enterprise network. Continue Reading
If a service provider delays implementing IPv6, it may face serious challenges as enterprise customers need to make the transition. Expert Ciprian Popoviciu explains why providers must make the necessary preparations for IPv6 readiness. Continue Reading
With stronger processing power and advanced software features, software-based routers are becoming a reality -- but only in some cases. Continue Reading
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Expert Ed Tittel explains why unified threat management is the right holistic IT security approach for SMBs and how it can fit into the enterprise, as well. Continue Reading
Increasingly sophisticated malware can divert the attention of IT departments from low-level security gaps. Here’s why you need a strategy that works on all levels. Continue Reading
Expert Brad Casey discusses the pros and cons of SSL decryption to determine its viability as an enterprise network monitoring method. Continue Reading
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Bigger, more diverse networks mean a larger attack surface for hackers. Today's networking pros must update security strategies to account for new vulnerabilities and respond to inevitable attacks. But first, they need a clear view into their network. Continue Reading
Learn best practices for implementing an enterprise network air gap system as a defense against advanced attacks. Continue Reading
In the wake of H.D. Moore's discovery of rampant serial port security problems, learn how to secure legacy, Internet-connected serial port servers. Continue Reading
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The SDN WAN's network programmability and automated provisioning addresses the demands placed on the wide area network by the cloud, SaaS and BYOD. Continue Reading
These are five ways enterprise WAN optimization technology helps overcome productivity and application issues organizations face in today's workforce. Continue Reading
FC technology will likely remain the dominant storage networking technology in enterprise IT for at least two years, as 10 Gigabit Ethernet options mount a stiffer challenge. Continue Reading