network security

Network Security is Not Child’s Play

Do you remember the childhood game Gossip? Maybe you played it. A secret message is whispered from one person to the next until it reaches the last person who says out loud what they believed they heard. Whether by an honest misunderstanding or intentional sabotage, often the end message is nothing like the original. Now, […]

March 22, 2016

TECHWISETV

Oxymoronic or Not? Legacy Next Generation Firewalls…

Cisco announced “the industry’s first fully integrated, threat-focused Next Generation Firewall. “ But what the heck is ‘fully integrated’ and ‘threat focused?’ These sound like important distinctions.

March 10, 2016

CLOUD

Leading Edge Technology – Not Just For the Enterprise

Hybrid Cloud.  These two words are individually or collectively on the minds of just about every business today, regardless of size.  Why?   If you’re implementing a private cloud, you will inevitably ask yourself if you should be leveraging public cloud for dev/test or an alternative place to deploy workloads. Traditional people think of hybrid cloud […]

December 2, 2015

NETWORKING

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Better Security Defense

Holidays are here. It is time to take a pause from work for travels and family celebrations. But hackers are not taking a rest. Just recently, a major hotel chain reported that it suffered a security breach related to customer credit and debit card payments. The hospitality industry is certainly not the only victim of data […]

October 26, 2015

SECURITY

Active Threat Analytics: Easing the Burden of Threat Management

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a trickster king cursed with the eternal torment of fruitless labor. As punishment for his hubris and wile, Zeus condemned this hapless figure to the unending task of pushing a boulder up a mountain. Once he reached the top, the boulder would fall back down. And he would begin again. […]

August 6, 2015

NETWORKING

IT Paradox: Managing More Complex Networks with Limited Resources

I speak with Cisco customers regularly. The topic of the Internet of Everything (IoE) comes up often.  Put simply, their concerns can be summed up in a single question: How can I prepare for the network of tomorrow when it’s difficult to keep pace with managing the fast-moving complexity of my network today? IoT: So […]

August 3, 2015

SECURITY

Getting to Know Tom Powledge, Vice President of Cisco Managed Security Services

After several months leading the managed security services portfolio at Cisco, I sat down with the social media team to discuss my path to Cisco, the evolution of the security market, and the future of security. [Note: This is an abridged version of the full interview.] Q: After nearly 20 years at Symantec, why did […]

June 24, 2015

NETWORKING

Quick Tips for Tracking Alerts

It’s no secret, networks, in general, are more challenging to manage than before. As networks increase in complexity to embrace new business innovations, they may require more supporting devices, which, in turn, can result in even more alerts to manage. If you’re a network manager or security officer, what are you going to do? At […]

Radware and Cisco Sign OEM Agreement As DDoS Mitigation Becomes a SP Imperative

DDoS attacks are no longer just a nuisance and they can cause lasting damage. Organizations that ignore this threat often learn the high costs involved in the damage from these attacks – ranging from mild service degradation and to extended service outage. According to Aberdeen Group research, the cost of a one second delay in […]