Take a Network Break! Cisco Live US was last week, and the networking giant generated a lot of stories for today’s episode. Mike Fratto, Research Director, Enterprise Networking and Data Center Technology at Current Analysis, joins the discussion.
We’ll look at new security products from Cisco, check on a promise for an ACI/NSX convergence roadmap, and opine on what it means when Cisco says network engineers need to move away from the CLI.
We examine a call for Cisco to fix the CCIE Routing & Switching written exam, and Greg does a victory dance over his prediction about SpringPath pledging its loyalty to Cisco.
In non-Cisco news, Microsoft announces hardware integration partners for its Azure Stack private cloud software, Gartner reports on slumping security software sales for certain suppliers, and AVG and Avast enter a billion dollar merger.
Last but not least, we discuss research on spotting malware in TLS communications without decrypting the traffic, and Greg and Mike debate the efficacy of network anomaly detection.
You can find links to all the stories we discuss, plus sponsor details, after the donuts.
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StealthWatch – Cisco
Umbrella Roaming – Cisco
Cisco flexes its security muscle at Cisco Live – Network World
The CCIE Routing And Switching Written Exam Needs To Be Fixed – Networking Nerd
Springpath to focus on Cisco OEM development – The Register
Antivirus merger: Avast to buy AVG for $1.3 billion – Computerworld