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Global internet health check and network outage report

ThousandEyes, which tracks internet and cloud traffic, provides Network World with weekly updates on the performance of ISPs, cloud service providers, and UCaaS providers.

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Cisco-F5 partnership yields secure, multisite load balancing technology

Expanded partnership delivers tighter integration between Cisco ACI tools and F5 BIG-IP DNS software to improve application availability and performance for mutual customers.

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Network observability tools promise benefits, but obstacles hinder results

Enterprises see the benefits of adopting observability tools, but lack of budget, increased network complexity, and staff burnout represent hurdles to success, according to SolarWinds research.

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IoT startups fill security gaps

Enterprises are turning to IoT-focused startups to address new security challenges.

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Cisco shapes its strategy for Ethernet-based AI networks

Future-proofing Ethernet for AI is a priority for Cisco, which is positioning its Nexus data center switches as core elements of AI networking infrastructure.

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Enterprise DPU advances are spurred by AI, security, networking apps

Smartswitches such as the HPE Aruba CX 10000 will help bring DPUs to the enterprise.

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Netskope boosts digital experience monitoring with Kadiska buy

The acquisition will expand Netskope’s ability to monitor and remediate problems across its SASE architecture.

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10 questions to ask about secure service edge (SSE)

IDC and Gartner have identified a broad range of vendors that provide converged security services. Here's what to ask before choosing a platform.


Google's Cross-Cloud Network service aims to simplify multicloud networking

New Cross-Cloud Network service from Google Cloud is designed to be a one-stop shop for multicloud networking and security.

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CompTIA to offer advanced cloud networking certification

CompTIA CloudNetX certification aims to validate the knowledge of network professionals who manage complex, hybrid cloud environments.

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Fortinet adds wireless and IoT security features to SASE platform

FortiSASE offering gains application monitoring capabilities and tools to help customers securely manage wireless LANs and IoT devices.

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Cisco services help enterprises set infrastructure, operations priorities

Cisco Lifecycle Services aim to help companies develop and implement IT optimization strategies that are tied to specific business outcomes.

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What are network assurance tools and why are they important?

How is your network really doing? A network assurance tool will let you know


Carriers vs. aggregators: How to select the optimal mix of network transport providers

Working with multiple WAN suppliers can yield more competitive prices, maximize service coverage, and ensure better performance.

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Versa enhances SASE package with AI-based security tools

Versa adds improved malware detection, microsegmentation, generative AI to protect enterprise resources

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Networking vendors highlight AI opportunities as order backlog challenges begin to subside

Cisco, Arista, Juniper, Extreme, and HPE Aruba posted strong quarterly financials and talked up the potential for enterprise AI technologies.

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VMware combines SASE and edge management in new orchestration platform, announces private 5G service

News from the VMware Explore conference includes a unified management platform for VMware’s SASE and edge computing stack, along with a new managed private mobile networking service.

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VMware NSX+ centralizes cloud networking and security for multicloud environments

VMware NSX+ is a new cloud-managed service that enables consistent network operations and centralized security policy creation and enforcement in multicloud environments.

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