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Cisco CEO: "We are still only on the front end" of a new version of the network

Fresh off a positive earnings call that saw Cisco report $11.9 billion in revenue for the 2Q 2018 — a 3 percent increase from the same quarter in 2017 and the first time in 6 quarters the company reported year-over-year sales...

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What is IPv6, and why aren’t we there yet?

For the most part the dire warnings about running out of internet addresses have ceased because, slowly but surely, migration from the world of Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) to IPv6 has begun, and software is in place to...

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What is NFV and what are its cost, performance and scaling benefits?

Network functions virtualization (NFV) uses commodity servers to replace specialized network appliances for more flexible, efficient and scalable services.

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Broadcom raises its offer for Qualcomm to $120 billion

Broadcom upped its takeover bid for smartphone microprocessor maker Qualcomm on Monday, saying this is its final offer.

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8 lesser-known videoconferencing options for work

If some of your workers are too far away to join you in your huddle room, here are eight options to help them feel they're really there.

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REVIEW: 5 top hardware-based Wi-Fi test tools

Software tools for testing Wi-Fi can run on a laptop, but dedicated hardware tools offer the convenience of a sometimes less cumbersome form-factor that are compact enough to fit in the pouch of a laptop bag. This article looks at...

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802.11: Wi-Fi standards and speeds explained

In the world of wireless, the term Wi-Fi is synonymous with wireless access in general, despite the fact that it is a specific trademark owned by the Wi-Fi Alliance, a group dedicated to certifying that Wi-Fi products meet the...

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Cisco adds new capabilities to its IBN infrastructure

Cisco has advanced its intent-based networking gear so now it can both verify that networks are actually running according to the intentions set by admins and also so it can help to find and resolve network problems faster on both...

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The moving target of IoT security

As the explosive growth of IoT tech continues; businesses, vendors and consumers all have to confront the issue that the world is more connected than ever before, with potentially gigantic consequences. The central problem with...

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SD-Branch: What it is and why you'll need it

SD-WAN deployments show the power of software-defined networking and virtualization to improve bandwidth efficiency and deliver application performance, and now this software-centric approach is being applied to the unique...

Wide-area networks: What WANs are and where they’re headed

WANs connect smaller networks across long distances, and their architecture, protocols and technologies have evolved to their latest incarnation, SD-WAN.

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What is fog computing? Connecting the cloud to things

Fog computing extends the concept of cloud computing to the network edge, making it ideal for internet of things (IoT) and other applications that require real-time interactions.

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9 new products for the enterprise from CES 2018

CES 2018 wasn’t just about electronics for consumers: It also saw the unpacking of a crate-load of products that can do duty in the enterprise. Here’s our pick of the delivery.

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CES 2018: The best products we saw at the show

CES 2018 is a blur now, but we still remember the products that advanced their category, or broke new ground. Or maybe they just looked cool. Here are the top things we're still talking about.

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The latest Wi-Fi mesh router comes from... First Alert?

Showgoers were doing double takes when they saw the smoke-alarm manufacturer exhibiting routers—and smart speakers—at its booth at CES.

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Huawei's new WiFi Q2 mesh networking system is capable of ridiculous speeds

Huawei has announced the WiFi Q2, a new mesh networking system capable of delivering speeds up to 1867Mbps.

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How Cisco’s newest security tool can detect malware in encrypted traffic

Cisco’s Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA), which monitors network packet metadata to detect malicious traffic even if its encrypted, is now generally available.

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WPA3 is coming to Wi-Fi routers in 2018, with better encryption and login management

The Wi-Fi Alliance announces the next-gen WPA3 standard, which will help secure routers even with lousy passwords.

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