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The scourge of LEDs everywhere: Readers speak out

An overabundance of blinking, beaming LEDs on network and other gear is driving sysadmins and others crazy, and some are doing something about it.

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Review: 5 open source alternatives for routers/firewalls

Open source software offers an economical and flexible option for deploying basic home, SMB or even enterprise networking. These open source products deliver simple routing and networking features, like DHCP and DNS. Plus, they are...

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5 open source alternatives for routing/firewall

We reviewed 5 open source software products that offers an economical and flexible option for deploying basic home, SMB or even enterprise networking.

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Cisco: U.S. Trade Rep. backing Arista product import ban

Cisco says: “For Arista’s customers and partners, the cease and desist order blocks the marketing, sale or distribution of all inventory of imported infringing products.”

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Q&A

Ciena CEO: We’re not just about service providers

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Gary Smith talked with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about Ciena’s expanding enterprise business, including its data center connectivity strategy.

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Cisco to jettison 5,500 jobs, will reinvest in cloud, IoT & more

During its earnings announcement the company said total revenue was $48.7 billion, an increase of 3% over last year. Still the company faces challenges in its core switching and routing business.

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Review: 6 slick open source routers

DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWrt, OPNsense, pfSense, and VyOS suit a wide range of devices and networking needs

Juniper swallows silicon photonics player Aurrion

Cisco, Intel, IBM, Mellanox use silicon photonics to better handle video streaming and data center to data center traffic.

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13% off Google OnHub AC1900 Wireless Wi-Fi Router - Deal Alert

OnHub provides Wi-Fi speeds up to 1900 mbps to help with smooth streaming, gaming, and downloading. Its unique design and 13 antennas provide reliable speed in every direction, covering up to 2,500 square feet. And OnHub can connect...

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Juniper patches high-risk flaws in Junos OS

Juniper Networks has fixed several vulnerabilities in the Junos operating system that's used on its networking and security appliances, including a flaw that could allow hackers to gain administrative access to affected devices.

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24% off TP-LINK AC1900 Wireless Wi-Fi Dual Band AC Router - Deal Alert

Create a reliable, blazing-fast network using 802.11ac, the latest, most powerful Wi-Fi technology. Dual USB ports make it easy to share files, photos, and music across your network. Currently discounted 24% to $130.

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Flaws expose Cisco small-business routers, firewalls to hacking

Three models of Cisco wireless VPN firewalls and routers from the small business RV series contain a critical unpatched vulnerability that attackers can exploit remotely to take control of devices.

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Cisco names winners of Innovation Everywhere Challenge

Nearly half of Cisco’s 74,000-member workforce got involved in the company’s recently completed Innovation Everywhere Challenge, designed to spark startup-like activity among its ranks. More than 1,100 ideas were submitted and 3...

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Cisco unearths its inner startup culture via companywide innovation contest

For a giant 30-plus-year-old company, Cisco has a reputation for keeping things fresh via spin-ins, buyouts and venture investments. But late last year, the vendor launched the Innovate Everywhere Challenge just to make sure it wasn’t...

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Cisco retools core routing and switching certification to sharpen focus on SDN, IoT

The refreshed CCNA Routing and Switching certification reflects new skills requirements brought on by digital transformations

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Your Linux-based home router could succumb to a new Telnet worm, Remaiten

A new worm called Remaiten infects Linux-based embedded systems by exploiting weak Telnet passwords.

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Arista takes on Cisco, Juniper at routing

New 'Jericho' switches and FlexRoute software aimed at replacing Internet routers

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Cisco reorganizes engineering in a big way; veteran Ahuja out

Cisco, which kicked off 2016 with news that the leader of its engineering troops would soon be leaving the company, has now undertaken a major reorganization of that same group and disclosed another high-profile departure.

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