20% off Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station - Deal Alert

20% off Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station - Deal Alert
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The granular control over Layer 2 in today’s smart switches might surprise net veterans

The granular control over Layer 2 in today’s smart switches might surprise net veterans
This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach.In the gap between plug and play unmanaged Ethernet switches and fully managed enterprise switches, vendors added the so called “smart switch,” which offer light management features to unmanaged gigabit Ethernet devices. Today, smart switches targeted at small-to-medium-size business run the gamut in terms of manageability and fea…
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Extreme swallows Brocade's data center networking business for $55M

Extreme swallows Brocade
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.Broadcom bought Brocade last year for about $5.5 billion but has since sold off Brocade’s Ruckus Wireless Wi-Fi business for $800 million to Arris International and now the data center networking business to Extreme.+More on Network World: When the Internet Engineering Task Fo…
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F5 to buy Brocade’s virtual ADC business?

F5 to buy Brocade’s virtual ADC business?
F5 Networks is said to be lining up to acquire Brocade’s virtual Application Delivery Controller (ADC) business, the latest hunk of Brocade’s IP suite to be sold off to meet the terms of Brocade’s $5.5 billion acquisition by Broadcom, a deal announced last November. Brocade sold its Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch business to Arris International in February for $800 million.The latest divestiture -- reported by companies contacted by the private equity firm shopping the ADC asset -- is said to i…
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SDN solves a lot of network problems, but security isn't one of them

SDN solves a lot of network problems, but security isn
As the digital enterprise struggles to find the best security solutions to defend their ever-expanding networks, many are looking to next generation tools that offer interoperability capabilities.Software defined networking (SDN) holds lots of promises. By consolidating the control planes of multiple devices into a single controller, that controller becomes the omnipotent decision maker over the entire network.That's a lot of power, yet developers still don't have security at the forefront of t…
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Using personality profiling to make call centers more efficient

Using personality profiling to make call centers more efficient
Andy Traba is Vice President of Behavioral and Data Science at Mattersight, a company that spun out of eLoyalty about six years ago to pursue the idea that you can identify communication preferences through speech analysis and use that knowledge to improve call center performance. Traba, who runs the team that is responsible for generating algorithms that turn freeform conversations into data, as well as the team that builds applications around those datasets, explained how it works to Network …
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How much can a fiber carry? Facebook and Nokia are pushing it

How much can a fiber carry? Facebook and Nokia are pushing it
Facebook and Nokia have found a way to push a lot more data through a submarine cable across the Atlantic, which could help the social network keep up with the growth of video and virtual reality.On a 5,500-kilometer (3,400-mile) cable between Ireland and New York, the companies tested a new technique developed at Nokia Bell Labs for increasing the efficiency of fiber-optic cables. They say it comes close to the absolute limit for sending bits over a fiber.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said …
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56% off D-Link Wi-Fi AC750 Dual Band Range Extender - Deal Alert

56% off D-Link Wi-Fi AC750 Dual Band Range Extender - Deal Alert
56% off D-Link Wi-Fi AC750 Dual Band Range Extender - Deal Alert | ITworld Shopping links may be manually or programmatically inserted into this content, and our site may receive payment for activity generated through them. They should not be interpreted as editorial endorsements. Thank youYour message has been sent.SorryThere was an error emailing this page. Credit: Amazon ");});try{$("div.lazyload_blox_ad").lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:fa…
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40% off WeMo Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa - Deal Alert

40% off WeMo Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa - Deal Alert
40% off WeMo Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa - Deal Alert | ITworld Shopping links may be manually or programmatically inserted into this content, and our site may receive payment for activity generated through them. They should not be interpreted as editorial endorsements. Thank youYour message has been sent.SorryThere was an error emailing this page. Credit: Amazon ");});try{$("div.lazyload_blox_ad").lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete…
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Unpatched vulnerability puts Ubiquiti networking products at risk

Unpatched vulnerability puts Ubiquiti networking products at risk
An unpatched command injection vulnerability could allow hackers to take over enterprise networking products from Ubiquiti Networks.The vulnerability was discovered by researchers from SEC Consult and allows authenticated users to inject arbitrary commands into the web-based administration interface of affected devices. These commands would be executed on the underlying operating system as root, the highest privileged account.Because it requires authentication, the vulnerability's impact is som…
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