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.

Cisco directs high priority patches for IP phone security exposures

Cisco spreads AI across Webex meetings

Cisco spreads AI across Webex meetings

Cisco Webex has integrated AI collaboration technologies it acquired from Accompany and MindMeld.

Exec: How SDN, SD-WAN, security fit in VMware's strategy

Exec: How SDN, SD-WAN, security fit in VMware's strategy

VMware networking and security chief Tom Gillis looks at competing with Cisco and how the company will bolster NSX and more.

VMware firewall takes aim at defending apps in data center, cloud

VMware firewall takes aim at defending apps in data center, cloud

VMware says its new Service-defined Firewall has gains deep visibility into the hosts and services that generate network traffic via company’s existing NSX network management software, its vSphere hypervisors and AppDefense threat...

Cisco uncorks 26 security patches for switches, firewalls

Cisco uncorks 26 security patches for switches, firewalls

Cisco is patching holes in software for Nexus 3000, 3500, 7000, 9000 switches and for Firepower 4100 Series next-generation firewall and Firepower 9300 security appliance.

Juniper grabs Mist for wireless AI, cloud service delivery technology

Juniper grabs Mist for wireless AI, cloud service delivery technology

Juniper's $405M buy of Mist brings with it WiFi technology and a significant Cisco-pedigree

Cisco warns a critical patch is needed for a remote access firewall, VPN and router

Cisco warns a critical patch is needed for a remote access firewall, VPN and router

Cisco is warning organizations with remote users using a particular wireless firewall, VPN and router to patch a critical vulnerability in each that could let attackers break into the network.

VMware preps milestone NSX release for enterprise-cloud push

VMware preps milestone NSX release for enterprise-cloud push

VMware's NSX-T 2.4 includes network-configuration automation, management and security among 100 new features to better support corporate hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

ICANN urges adopting DNSSEC now

ICANN urges adopting DNSSEC now

Continuing attacks on directory name services have prompted ICANN to prompt enterprise DNS uses to push their suppliers for DNSSEC services to block some of these attacks that can compromise corporate data.

Cisco warns on HyperFlex security vulnerabilities

Cisco warns on HyperFlex security vulnerabilities

Weaknesses in Cisco's HyperFlex hyperconverged data-center gear could allow command-injection exploits.

Wi-Fi 6, 5G play big in Cisco’s mobile forecast

Wi-Fi 6, 5G play big in Cisco’s mobile forecast

Cisco: By 2022, mobile will represent nearly 20 percent of all global IP traffic, fueled in part by the Internet of Things.

IBM marries on-premises, private- and public-cloud data

IBM marries on-premises, private- and public-cloud data

IBM is introducing Cloud Integration Platform so customers can better integrate data securely no matter where it resides in on-premises, private, hybrid or public cloud.

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