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February 17, 2011  2:07 PM

Virtualization security: Juniper integrates Altor acquisition into SRX platform



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Check Point, Cisco, firewalls, Juniper, Network security, Networking, virtualization network, virtualization security

In data centers virtualization has created a bit of a network security black hole for engineers. Firewalls have no problem applying and enforcing security policies to server-to-server traffic in a data center, but traffic between virtual machines (VMs) on a virtualized server is another story. A...

December 16, 2010  12:05 PM

Used network hardware vendor sees green shoots in 2011



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
10 Gigabit Ethernet, Catalyst, Cisco, data center networks, Networking, used network equipment

Network Hardware Resale (NHR), the leading reseller of used Cisco gear, says that companies are unfreezing their budgets and investing in new networks. The firm thinks that this is an early indicator of accelerated economic...


December 3, 2010  5:42 PM

Magic Quadrant for application delivery controllers: Radware ascends, newbies arrive



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
ActivNetworks, alteon, application delivery controllers, Aptimize, Cisco, Citrix, F5, Gartner, Magic Quadrant, Networking, radware, Strangeloop

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for application delivery controllers has a few new faces this year and a new leader. 


December 3, 2010  10:35 AM

Is Cisco the cloud software company asking you to stop building networks?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, cisco cloud, cisco cloud computing, cisco cto, cisco network management, lew tucker, network automation

This week Cisco’s new cloud CTO Lew Tucker is traveling the country to meet with journalists in a coming-out party of sorts. This wouldn’t be so noteworthy for a new Cisco exec except that...


December 1, 2010  6:33 PM

Cisco Dynamips and Juniper Olive: A little clarity on router emulators, please



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Arista Networks, career, Cisco, Cisco certification, Cisco IOS emulator, IT certification and training, Juniper, Juniper JUNOS emulator, Networking, networking careers, Vyatta

Have you ever noticed that networking vendors rarely address the subject of emulators built with their router software? To some degree, network engineers seem fine with this. As long as Cisco looks the other way, engineers can continue to use

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November 24, 2010  3:54 PM

HP Networking eating into Cisco’s market share?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, HP Networking, HP ProCurve, Networking

Tiernan Ray at Barron's blogs that HP Networking's market gains appear to be coming directly at Cisco's expense.  He notes that HP's Q4 earnings detailed a 300%...


November 17, 2010  5:42 PM

In game of wireless LAN musical chairs, Juniper ends up with Trapeze



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Juniper, Juniper Networks, Networking, Trapeze Networks, wireless LAN, Wireless networking

Like celestial bodies wandering the cosmos, networking vendors and wireless LAN vendors are drawn to each other's inescapable gravity .  Wired networking vendors have been buying wireless LAN vendors since the dawn of the wireless LAN controller. Cisco Systems, for instance, had little more to...


October 8, 2010  4:22 PM

Motorola smartens access points, pulls back WLAN controllers



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Aerohive, Aruba, Cisco, Enterasys, Meraki, Motorola, Networking, Wi-Fi, wireless LAN, Wireless networking

The role of the wireless LAN controller appliance is shifting dramatically. The days of the dumb access point are severely numbered. Motorola became just the latest WLAN vendor to deemphasize the role of its controller appliance in its architecture with its new


October 8, 2010  2:52 PM

Another look at Cisco’s network security strategy



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, firewalls, Juniper, mobility, Network security, VPN

We put Cisco's security strategy under the microscope about six weeks ago after hearing from many, many networking pros who felt Cisco had lost its way, at least a little.  I think...


September 27, 2010  2:05 PM

A “Big Three” in networking? Cisco, HP and… IBM?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Blade Network Technologies, Cisco, HP Networking, IBM, Juniper, Networking, Routing and switching

Can you imagine a world where Cisco Systems wasn't THE networking vendor... a world where Cisco shares top dog status with two other companies with the products, resources and support capabilities to compete on equal ground with the longtime industry leader? Cisco has been top dog in the...


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