Michael Cooney

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.

IBM overhauls mainframe-software pricing, adds hybrid, private-cloud services

Extreme addresses networked-IoT security

Extreme addresses networked-IoT security

ExtremeAI security app features machine learning technology that can understand typical behavior of IoT devices and automatically trigger alerts when endpoints act in unusual or unexpected ways

Cisco adds AMP to SD-WAN for ISR/ASR routers

Cisco adds AMP to SD-WAN for ISR/ASR routers

Cisco SD-WAN now sports Advanced Malware Protection on its popular edge routers, adding to their routing, segmentation, security, policy and orchestration capabilities.

Cisco releases a critical security patch for a virtualized automation tool

Cisco releases a critical security patch for a virtualized automation tool

Cisco has released a software patch for a critical vulnerability in software used to control large virtual environments.

Cisco boosts SD-WAN with multicloud-to-branch access system

Cisco boosts SD-WAN with multicloud-to-branch access system

Cisco's SD-WAN Cloud onRamp for CoLocation can tie branch offices to private data centers in regional corporate headquarters via colocation facilities for shorter, faster, possibly more secure connections.

Cisco issues critical security warning for Nexus data-center switches

Cisco issues critical security warning for Nexus data-center switches

Cisco released 40 security advisories around Nexus switches, Firepower firewalls and more

Venerable Cisco Catalyst 6000 switches ousted by new Catalyst 9600

Venerable Cisco Catalyst 6000 switches ousted by new Catalyst 9600

Cisco introduced Catalyst 9600 switches that let customers automate, set policy, provide security and gain assurance across wired and wireless networks.

Cisco: DNSpionage attack adds new tools, morphs tactics

Cisco: DNSpionage attack adds new tools, morphs tactics

The group behind the Domain Name System attacks known as DNSpionage have upped their dark actions with new tools and malware to focus their attacks and better hide their activities.  Cisco Talos security researchers, who...

Cisco warns WLAN controller, 9000 series router and IOS/XE users to patch urgent security holes

Cisco warns WLAN controller, 9000 series router and IOS/XE users to patch urgent security holes

Cisco says unpatched vulnerabilities could lead to DoS attacks, arbitrary code execution, take-over of devices.

Cisco Talos details exceptionally dangerous DNS hijacking attack

Cisco Talos details exceptionally dangerous DNS hijacking attack

Cisco Talos says state-sponsored attackers are battering DNS to gain access to sensitive networks and systems

What SDN is and where it’s going

What SDN is and where it’s going

Software-defined networking (SDN) established a foothold in cloud computing, intent-based networking, and network security, with Cisco, VMware, Juniper and others leading the charge.

Gov’t warns on VPN security bug in Cisco, Palo Alto, F5, Pulse software

Gov’t warns on VPN security bug in Cisco, Palo Alto, F5, Pulse software

VPN packages from Cisco, Palo Alto, F5 and Pulse may improperly secure tokens and cookies, allowing nefarious actors an opening to invade and take control over an end user’s system.

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