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Switches coming out this year will drive open networking forward

Two moves by open networking vendors this week are likely to chip a little bit more off the monolith of proprietary, appliance-like equipment that still moves most packets around enterprise data centers.

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How—and why—you should use a VPN any time you hop on the internet

We'll show you how to protect your online privacy as governments around the world, including the U.S., step up their online surveillance efforts.

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This Wi-Fi alternative rides on LTE rails

On Tuesday, the MulteFire Alliance announced MulteFire Release 1.0, which defines an LTE-like network that can run entirely on unlicensed spectrum like the frequencies Wi-Fi uses.

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Cisco calls on Arista to stop selling products in U.S. after agency reverses patent finding

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has revoked its November 2016 finding that Arista’s redesigned products don’t infringe a key Cisco patent -- as a result Cisco called on Arista to stop importing those products and...

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Mirantis to offer commercial support for OpenContrail SDN platform

The company will deploy TCP cloud technology that it acquired to offer OpenContrail support.

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Is this the year IoT standards will finally make sense?

A few brave souls predict IoT standards will start to gel this year, but making all those connected things work together still looks like a long shot.

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Viptela taps former Cisco, Dell-EMC exec to lead SD-WAN charge

Software-Defined WAN vendor Viptela today announced industry veteran and former Cisco and Dell EMC executive Praveen Akkiraju will become its new CEO as the company looks to increase its presence in the rapidly-budding market.

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DARPA wants to create secure data-sharing tech

Proposals needed to help secure shared data in remote areas on handheld devices

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What to do when your network is wide open

How can you enforce internal policies and industry compliance mandates when there’s no longer an identifiable network perimeter?

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8 tips for building a cost-effective IoT sensor network

Here are some tips for deploying an IoT sensor network, culled from interviews with Coombs and others who have gone down this road.

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Intel puts mobile chip failures in its past with first speedy 5G modem

Intel has a disastrous history with smartphones, but the company is now set to ship a groundbreaking modem that will deliver data transfer rates many times faster than regular wired Internet connections.

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D-Link shows off three new home security cameras in its Connected Home series

All three cameras deliver 720p resolution, microSD storage, night vision, and IFTTT support.

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ZigBee's Dotdot language is the latest bid for IoT harmony

As consumers watch another wave of home IoT devices emerge from CES this week, they’ll still be waiting for one technology that can make all those products work together. The ZigBee Alliance made a bid to provide that unifying...

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Who's hacking your network?

who is a hacker, data breach and cyber attack diary

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New year's resolution for IoT vendors: Start treating LANs as hostile

Insecure default configurations are prevalent in the IoT world, but many of them could be easily avoided if device manufacturers would include LAN-based attacks in their threat modelling.

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The thin, lightweight design makes this hub a great travel companion to expand one USB 3.0 port into four. Each port has its own power switch so you can control each port independently.

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