IT - Networks

Four Ways Network Traffic Analysis Benefits Security Teams
HelpNet Security, September 11th, 2020
The march towards digital transformation and the increasing volume of cyberattacks are finally driving IT security and network teams towards better collaboration. This idea isn't new, but it's finally being put into practice at many major enterprises.

"The reasons are fairly straightforward: all those new transformation initiatives - moving workloads to the cloud, pursuing virtualization or SD-WAN projects, etc. - create network traffic blind spots that can't easily be monitored using the security tools and process designed for simpler, on-premise traditional architectures. This result is a series of data and system islands, tool sprawl and lack of correlation. Basically, there is lots of data, but little information. As the organization grows, the problems compound..."

How Are Network Management And Security Converging?
SearchNetworking, September 10th, 2020
Network management and security have become even more intertwined now that more employees are working from home. How can enterprises ensure they are keeping their networks secure?

"The COVID-19 pandemic drove sweeping changes to corporate and public sector network operating models. In the blink of an eye, brick-and-mortar businesses, governmental agencies and educational institutions shifted to remote work and distance learning models. The sudden and overwhelming swing to virtual collaboration and communication had some glitches, exposing many technical challenges and policy gaps..."

NetDevOps: Applying Devops Practices In Networking
Network Computing, September 8th, 2020
Like DevOps, NetDevOps implementations lead to major cultural changes, forcing people from different fields to change their daily work practices

"Most systems rely on networking for communications and proper operation. However, the network infrastructure can sometimes be fragile. Therefore, you should avoid network changes if possible. Changes to network infrastructure are subjected to strict, costly, and long background checks. Despite these checks, network changes are full of problems and unexpected impacts. The majority of these problems occur due to cases of human error and lack of thorough validation. NetDevOps can provide the necessary automation to avoid human errors..."

Verizon Unveils A New 5G Hotspot For $400
CNET, September 10th, 2020
The device supports more 5G spectrum bands and can connect up to 30 devices

"Verizon has announced a new 5G hotspot for homes and businesses. The Inseego MiFi M2100 costs $400 straight up, or $16.66 per month for 24 months. The previous 5G hotspot from Verizon cost $650 by comparison. The new device has a better screen and can support low-band spectrum that's coming soon in addition to the high-band 5G spectrum supported by both..."

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