We Packet Pushers folks don’t get out much. We travel to a conference now and then. Maybe a tech meetup. But on the whole, we have so much to do each week that we stay connected to our productivity palaces–heads down while we research, lab, write, record, and keep the information flowing. And then Gluware…
Nyansa has announced a new product, Voyance IoT, that promises to help IT departments inventory, monitor, and secure networked devices such as industrial sensors, video cameras, medical equipment, point of sale systems, and more.
Fortinet has announced a new SD-WAN/NGFW combo appliance, the 100F. It also added new SD-WAN capabilities in the 6.2 release of its operating system, and rebranded an ASIC to reflect its growing emphasis on the SD-WAN market.
Meta Networks has added new features to its secure remote access service, including client checks and full audit logs of client Web behaviors.
Cato Networks has added a new managed threat detection and response service to its SD-WAN portfolio. The service aims to reduce the dwell time of a malicious intruder to limit the damage of a security compromise.
Kemp Technologies’ 360 Vision predictive analytics platform can now collect and analyze data from F5 and NGINX load balancers.
Fortinet has announced four new FortiGate next-gen firewalls (NGFWs), with throughputs up to 40 Gbps in NGFW mode depending on the model. As with other FortiGates, the new firewalls include custom ASICs, which Fortinet calls Security Processing Units (SPUs). The SPUs on each box divide security and networking tasks to improve overall performance. For instance,…
The recent funding announcement from Cato Networks highlighted an important point for those of us involved in rethinking enterprise networking: how SD-WAN is only a partial answer to enterprise networking problems. Cato: funding and 2018 results The announcement included several important elements including: a $55 million funding round led by LightSpeed Ventures an increase in…
Startup Arrcus, which makes the ArcOS network operating system, has announced that its NOS will run on 400GbE whitebox switches using Broadcom’s Tomahawk 3 ASIC.
LogicMonitor, which sells a SaaS platform to monitor IT infrastructure and public cloud performance, has launched new offerings for Kubernetes and a service-oriented view of infrastructure components.
LiveAction’s 8.0 version of its LiveNX network performance management software now integrates with packet capture hardware and protocol analyzer software from Savvius, which LiveAction acquired in June 2018.
Earlier this month, Extreme Networks rolled out a whopping big announcement that included upgrades to its management, analytics, and automation software, as well as new hardware. On the software side, Extreme upgraded its management and monitoring software, Extreme Management Center, to encompass data center operations in addition to existing campus and edge management capabilities. The…
Teridion has announced a virtual network service to compete with MPLS providers. Its overlay combines IPSect tunnels, monitoring, and performance-based routing to meet customer service levels, and it’s partnering with SD-WAN vendors to go to market.
Cisco Systems has announced its first-ever 400GbE switches. Expected to ship in the first half of 2019, these switches target hyperscaler companies, cloud and service providers, and large enterprises.
Arista Networks has announced two 400GbE switches built on Broadcom’s Tomahawk 3 ASIC. The switches include features such as a 50% increase in buffer size, elephant flow detection, and two different optics options.
Mode, a startup that offers a private network to compete with MPLS, has partnered with SD-WAN provider Versa Networks to integrate the two products.
Barefoot Networks, maker of the Tofino ASIC, has released P4 Studio, software designed to make it easier to program Tofino and write custom functions.
AppNeta, which offers a SaaS-based network performance monitoring (NPM) service, has announced new monitoring features to incorporate BGP data and greater DNS visibility, as well as a more powerful monitoring appliance.
Arista is expanding its switch portfolio with the acquisition of Metamako, which makes network gear for high-frequency trading in the financial services industry.
Cisco has announced a new UCS server, the C480 ML, for AI and machine learning workloads. The server includes 8 NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs and up to 182TBs of storage.
Juniper Networks has announced that it will soon begin shipping new SPC3 (Services Process Card) Advanced Security Acceleration cards for its SRX5000 line of security gateways, which includes the 5400, 5600, and 5800 appliances. These security appliances target large enterprises, service providers, and cloud providers. Customers can mix and match security features including firewalling, IPS,…
Gigamon has acquired Icebrg, a security startup that collects and analyzes network metadata to detect attacks and help security teams investigate incidents. Icebrg uses on-premises sensors to collect packet metadata from switches and routers, and then sends that data to its cloud platform. Customers then access the data from a portal for analysis and investigation….
Corvil’s Intelligence Hub uses machine learning to extract both IT and business insights from network data.
Cato Networks can now incorporate user identity and roles into SD-WAN policies.
News highlights from Cisco Live US 2018 include a DevNet milestone, DNA Center being opened for developers, and Cisco’s commitment to intent-based networking.