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Like AT&T, Verizon is going virtual for enterprises

On Thursday, Verizon announced enterprise services defined and activated through software, a move intended to help both the carrier and its customers save money and respond more quickly to changing needs.

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Wireless on wheels? Cable can play at that game, too

When lots of people gather for concerts or sports events, cellular carriers often bring their networks to the scene with cell towers mounted on trucks, or COWs (cells on wheels). Not to be outdone, Comcast is joining the fray using...

Bruised by past mistakes, tech firms brace for 'leap second'

Latest leap second plan poses a dilemma for conscientious sysadmins

Conscientious sysadmins face a dilemma on December 31, when a new leap second will threaten the stability of computer systems and networks.

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15% off Google OnHub AC1900 Wireless Wi-Fi Router - Deal Alert

OnHub provides Wi-Fi speeds up to 1900 mbps to help with smooth streaming, gaming, and downloading. Its unique design and 13 antennas provide reliable speed in every direction, covering up to 2,500 square feet. And OnHub can connect...

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Attackers launch multi-vector DDoS attacks that use DNSSEC amplification

Incident responders from Akamai recently helped mitigate a DDoS attack against an unnamed European media organization that used six different attack techniques, including DNSSEC-based DNS amplification.

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How AT&T wants to use AI as a crystal ball

AT&T says it’s been using AI for decades in areas like call-center automation. Now the carrier is pouring its AI smarts into a single platform for use with many applications.

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NYC Wi-Fi project set to move forward as city beats payphone lawsuit

A U.S. district court judge last week effectively ended a payphone company’s lawsuit against the City of New York, opening the door for an ambitious public Wi-Fi hotspot program to proceed.

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AT&T likes 'white-box' networks and hopes you will, too

AT&T’s march toward standard “white-box” network gear will come to enterprises this week with the introduction of an industry-standard server that can take the place of four specialized network devices.

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AT&T wants to keep order in drone-filled skies

AT&T is a big drone user, and its network could be a future backbone for command and control of drones or even a traffic management system.

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Cisco patches serious flaws in router and conferencing server software

Cisco Systems released patches this week for several vulnerabilities in its IOS software for networking devices and the Cisco and WebEx conferencing servers.

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Live streaming to take off at political conventions

With presidential candidates looking to reach more viewers, especially younger voters, both the Republican and the Democratic national conventions this summer will be live streaming their events.

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Juniper patches high-risk flaws in Junos OS

Juniper Networks has fixed several vulnerabilities in the Junos operating system that's used on its networking and security appliances, including a flaw that could allow hackers to gain administrative access to affected devices.

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The threat hunter's guide to securing the enterprise

You're already breached. Here's how to track down attackers on your network before they wreak havoc

Glue Networks wants to be the orchestration platform for the networked world

Uses Cisco Live to announce new platform capabilities, a new development community

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40% off APC Performance SurgeArrest Outlet with Phone Splitter and Coax Protection - Deal Alert

This 11 outlet heavy duty 3020 Joules surge protector from APC provides the highest level of power surge protection for your professional computers, electronics and connected devices. It's currently discounted by 40%.

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How to secure your router and home network

Many users don't realize it, but their internet router is the most important electronic device in their home and is an attractive target for attackers.

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Facebook device could bring Internet to four corners of the earth

OpenCellular can offer connectivity to about 1,500 people who are sending and receiving voice calls and SMS messages. It provides basic 2G data connectivity.

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24% off TP-LINK AC1900 Wireless Wi-Fi Dual Band AC Router - Deal Alert

Create a reliable, blazing-fast network using 802.11ac, the latest, most powerful Wi-Fi technology. Dual USB ports make it easy to share files, photos, and music across your network. Currently discounted 24% to $130.

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