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Politics keeps the U.S. from securing private-sector networks, says former CIA chief Robert Gates

Gates, a former U.S. Secretary of Defense, regaled the IT audience at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo with tales of old tech, including helicopter pilots having to grab film capsules before they hit the ground.

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25% off ARRIS SURFboard SB6190 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Deal Alert

The SURFboard SB6190 is the first Gigabit+ Cable Modem available in retail. It's capable of download speeds up to 1.4 Gbps, and is compatible with major US Cable Internet Providers like Xfinity by Comcast, Time Warner, Cox,...

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Cisco revs up storage connections for data centers and WANs

Cisco is boosting the speed of its long-distance storage links for disaster recovery and business continuity. It’s also introducing higher speeds for IP (Internet Protocol) storage networks in data centers and rolling out software to...

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Facebook's 100-gigabit switch design is out in the open

Facebook’s 100-gigabit switch design has been accepted by the Open Compute Project, a step that should help to foster an open ecosystem of hardware and software on high-speed networking gear.


57% off RAVPower FileHub Wireless Hard Drive, WiFi Bridge & Sharing Media Streamer - Deal Alert

This action packed file hub is highly rated, and dramatically discounted now on Amazon.


New products of the week 10.17.16

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Citrix and Talari Networks.

ISPs mind their MANRS to block DDoS attacks

The Internet Society's MANRS initiative improves Internet security by asking ISPs to clean up their routing rules and check network traffic

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31% off SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Deal Alert

From a global leader in flash memory technology, the SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive is an ultra-small, low-profile drive with a storage capacity of 128GB, and enough speed to transfer a full-length movie in less than 30 seconds....

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Cisco patches critical authentication flaw in conferencing servers

Cisco Systems has patched a critical vulnerability that could allow attackers to gain access to Cisco Meeting Server deployments, which are used in enterprise environments for video and audio conferencing.

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What is MANRS and does your network have it?

The Internet Society's Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative is designed to provide measures to improve the resilience and security of the internet's routing infrastructure to keep it safe for businesses and...

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27% off SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 200GB - Deal Alert

A flash drive, reinvented. With the SanDisk Connect Stick in your pocket, in your bag or across the room, you can wirelessly access your media or transfer large files, stream HD videos and music, and save and share photos and videos...

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Wi-Fi vs. LTE could be the start of a mobile rollercoaster

The long fight over LTE networks sharing frequencies with Wi-Fi may be just the first of many battles as device makers and service providers try to make the most of the limited available spectrum.

Kim Komando offers flawed advice on router security

Despite her claim, updating the firmware is far from sufficient to keep out hackers

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Juniper CEO: On the cusp of transforming economics of optical networking

Rami Rahim says silicon photonics innovations can cut cost of optical bandwidth

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Drones could help with disasters like Hurricane Matthew

Emergency personnel could use 'flying hot spots' to communicate in remote places where wireless antennas were lost or unavailable.

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Cable and telecom are rivals again with new IoT networks

Comcast and the biggest U.S. carriers are taking their long-running rivalry to the internet of things. On Wednesday, Comcast said it would launch trials of LoRa low-power network technology.

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AT&T's coming SD-WAN services will tap into FlexWare

Software is beginning to simplify one of the hardest kinds of networking: wide-area networks that link up an enterprise’s remote sites, branch offices and data centers. Now AT&T is getting in on the game.

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AT&T, IBM team up on FlexWare for virtual networks

AT&T and IBM said they have teamed up to offer more cloud networking services to businesses.

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