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  • Cisco Adaptive Wireless IPS: Product overview

    Expert Karen Scarfone looks at the features and functionality of the Cisco Adaptive Wireless IPS, a wireless intrusion prevention system to monitor and protect WLANs. Continue Reading

  • Hardware vs. Software: The role of hardware in a software age

    In this software age, is there any role left for hardware? In our three-part guide, our experts' response is a resounding, "yes." It may feel like this is the era of software-defined everything and that there's no place left for hardware, but that's an illusion. It only seems like network hardware is out because software is oh-so in. The time has come to correct that assumption. Just because most things appear to be getting software-defined, that doesn't mean hardware should be placed on the metaphorical back burner.

    In the big hardware vs. software debate, hardware definitely has its place, and some of its roles are expanding rather than shrinking. Even in this virtualization revolution, there's an ongoing hardware evolution. This technical guide looks at why and where hardware is still an essential networking choice in terms of scale, reliability and performance.

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  • Network refresh: Look at your needs, not the name on the box

    In this Q&A, one networking pro shares why he and his team broke from their existing vendors during a network refresh and went with a new roster for their routers and switches. Continue Reading

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  • Gigabit Ethernet standard: Overview of 1000BASE Ethernet, lesson 5b

    This lesson from our network cabling series reviews the Gigabit Ethernet standard, also known as 1000BASE, as well as variations of 10BASE Ethernet. Continue Reading

  • Incident response procedures speed discovery-response time

    Many companies become aware of a security event but take hours or days to perform triage and finally remediate it. Incident response procedures can vary based on the organization, and the type of security incident, which could involve DDoS attacks, malware breach and containment or information disclosure. Emerging technologies in the areas of detection and response claim to remediate violations and monitor alerts, so overworked staff doesn't have to spend hours on a single event. Should security incident handling ever be automated or outsourced? We look at incident response procedures and technology advances to help enterprises with detection and response.

    Enterprise-sponsored bug bounty programs continue to grow in popularity. Some companies have adopted invitation-only bug bounty programs, leading to a higher percentage of quality submissions than reported in public crowdsourcing programs. We explore the best ways to manage the risks involved with paying unknown researchers.

    We continue our Readers' Top Picks series with a look at enterprise mobility management. EMM is not a monolithic product so much as an approach to managing and securing endpoints with mobile device management, mobile application management and more. Even application distribution, which is still new to many enterprises, garnered an impressive share as an important consideration among readers. We share the shortlist compiled from those who indicated plans to invest in EMM tools in the next 12 months.

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  • Network Printing Switch Positive

    Network printing offers advantages, including faster, more direct access and no need to for a running Windows client for print access. Continue Reading

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