Michael Cooney

Senior Editor

Michael Cooney is a Senior Editor with Network World who has written about the IT world for more than 25 years. He can be reached at michael_cooney@idg.com.

Pluribus recharges, expands software-defined network platform

Pluribus recharges, expands software-defined network platform

Pluribus replaces current SDN software with Adaptive Cloud Fabric.

Cisco switch taps into Time Sensitive Ethernet; software bolsters industrial network mgmt.

Cisco switch taps into Time Sensitive Ethernet; software bolsters industrial network mgmt.

Cisco introduced three products aimed at increasing the speed of communications while controlling and analyzing the substantial data stream of the factory floor.

Ethernet evolution: Broadcom switches offer Time Sensitive Ethernet

Ethernet evolution: Broadcom switches offer Time Sensitive Ethernet

Broadcom this week introduced a family of Ethernet switches that support new technology aimed at helping users address the rising network implications of the Internet of Things, automotive networking and video applications.

Cisco issues 7 'high priority' security advisories; Firepower, IOS and ASA issues among them

Cisco issues 7 'high priority' security advisories; Firepower, IOS and ASA issues among them

Cisco had a pretty large dump of security advisories today – seven “high priority” and one “critical” – impacting a variety of products many with the threat allowing a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.

Cisco certifications target business professionals eyeing software roles

Cisco certifications target business professionals eyeing software roles

Trying to keep business professionals ahead of the rapidly changing technology environment, Cisco this week rolled out new business certificate and training packages.

Avaya files Chapter 11 reorg plan, reduces debt by $4 billion

Avaya files Chapter 11 reorg plan, reduces debt by $4 billion

Avaya's pre-filing debt will be reduced by more than $4 billion

Cisco runs out two 'critical' security warnings for IOS, Apache Struts (again)

Cisco runs out two 'critical' security warnings for IOS, Apache Struts (again)

Cisco today issued two “critical” security advisories, one for Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE Software, the other for the ongoing discovery of problems with Apache Struts2

Avaya plan deploys network virtualization, segmentation to guard business jewels

Avaya plan deploys network virtualization, segmentation to guard business jewels

Avaya has rolled out products it says will help enterprise customers more easily segment traffic between widely dispersed networked resources and effectively protect corporate data.

Cisco fortifies storage throughput, analytics

Cisco fortifies storage throughput, analytics

Cisco this week took the wraps off several products aimed at helping existing fibre channel customers grow the speed, capacity and management of their storage environments.

Arista gets important win over Cisco in patent battle

Arista gets important win over Cisco in patent battle

Arista has landed a significant win that will let it once again import redesigned products to the US that have been under import embargo since January

Cisco targets digital business transformation with new certifications

Cisco targets digital business transformation with new certifications

Cisco has rolled out new certifications and training for networking professionals looking to bolster their digital networking skillsets.

Cisco issues variety of security warnings on wireless gear

Cisco issues variety of security warnings on wireless gear

Cisco issues one "Critical" warning for vulnerability in Aironet 1830 Series and 1850 Series Access Points

Cisco/AppDynamics upgrade broadens DevOps role in app management game

Cisco/AppDynamics upgrade broadens DevOps role in app management game

Cisco’s AppDynamics this week rolled out a developer toolkit that will let corporate development teams quickly build and measure the business impact of Web and mobile applications.

Cisco says Arista’s redesign moves not good enough

Cisco says Arista’s redesign moves not good enough

The legal battle between Cisco and Arista is heating up as the two sides square off again in court this week in a hearing about their technology patent infringement and enforcement case.

Extreme swallows Brocade's data center networking business for $55M

Extreme Networks continued to amass a nice nest of data center technology saying today it would buy Brocade's data center networking business will be sold to Extreme for $55 million in cash from its current owner Broadcom

5 burning questions with new IETF Chair and Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper

5 burning questions with new IETF Chair and Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper

When the Internet Engineering Task Force meets this week in Chicago it will have a new chair – Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper. Cooper will be the first woman to hold the position as the standards-setting body continues its work to...

Cisco closes AppDynamics deal, increases software weight

Cisco closes AppDynamics deal, increases software weight

Cisco today closed its approximately $3.7 billion deal for application analytics specialist AppDynamics giving the networking giant a nice revenue stream and bolstering its software strategy.

Juniper extends data center interconnect options

Juniper extends data center interconnect options

Large data center interconnect users needing high-speed connectivity and bandwidth for access to massive cloud resources have a new option to handle these demands. Juniper today rolled out its Open Cloud Interconnect package.

Cisco issues critical warning after CIA WikiLeaks dump bares IOS security weakness

Cisco issues critical warning after CIA WikiLeaks dump bares IOS security weakness

A vulnerability in Cisco’s widely deployed IOS software that was disclosed in the recent WikiLeaks dump of CIA exploits has triggered the company to release a critical warning for its Catalyst networking customers.

Cisco security advisory dump finds 20 warnings, 2 critical

Cisco security advisory dump finds 20 warnings, 2 critical

Cisco discloses vulnerabilities with a severity rating of "critical" or "high" but now includes “medium” threats as well.

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