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Named Data Networking is on the horizon, and SDN will help make it a reality

NDN shifts the focus of networking from origins and destinations to the information itself

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43% off NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender - Deal Alert

The NETGEAR AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender boosts your existing home network by increasing Wi-Fi range and speed, delivering AC750 dual band Wi-Fi up to 750Mbps. Currently discounted 43% on Amazon.

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Best Deals of the Week, August 22-26 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 22nd. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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Cisco starts patching firewall devices against NSA-linked exploit

Cisco Systems has started releasing security patches for a critical flaw in Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls targeted by an exploit linked to the U.S. National Security Agency.

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New collision attacks against triple-DES, Blowfish break HTTPS sessions

Legacy ciphers such as triple-DES and Blowfish are vulnerable to Sweet32 attacks, which let attackers decrypt HTTPS sessions even without the encryption key

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Why are SD-WANs taking off? Because they are secure, affordable and easy to use

The top five reasons you need to consider the tech

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MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era

Cloud computing is changing the demands on networks more quickly than ever. Now researchers say it’s possible to program routers all the way down to their packet-forwarding chips in the quest to keep up.

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Arista plans its own take on all-seeing network software

Arista Networks has a way to constantly stream and analyze state information from network devices. Today, enterprises have to set it up themselves, but Arista is about to build “state streaming” into its CloudVision software.

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Many hospitals transmit your health records unencrypted

A new survey by a health organization shows that only about 68% of acute providers and 48% of non-acute providers encrypt patient data -- and up to 22% of hospitals don't have firewalls.

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25% off NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender, Essentials Edition - Deal Alert

Is there a void between your WiFi router and your devices? Add a WiFi Extender and strengthen your connection.

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Best Deals of the Week, August 15-19 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 15th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

Cisco Systems plans to lay off about 7 percent of its global workforce in a restructuring that will see it further focus on hot IT areas such as the Internet of things, security, collaboration, next-generation data centers and the...

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Death to copper cables: Intel turns to light for fast data transfers

Intel believes the days of using copper wires for data transfers, both between computers and inside of them, are numbered because optical communications are on the horizon.

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US senators want airline IT meltdowns to end

Two high-profile airline technology meltdowns stranding thousands of travelers in the past couple weeks have prompted two US senators to push carriers to bolster their technology. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward J....

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ISP outage: My personal disaster recovery

My ISP goes offline in the middle of the night, but there is work to do that can't wait...

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The telecom money pit: How to use audits to find significant discrepancies and big savings

A third-party audit offers a low-risk opportunity to drive savings and maintain a clean billing environment free of errors

SD-WAN takes advantage of the 100x MPLS/Internet price gap

You can bridge that chasm without worrying about the downsides of inferior Internet reliability and predictability

The IEEE Standards Association initiates three new Ethernet projects

25G over single-mode fiber, 50/100/200G, and 200/400G

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