Michael Cooney

Michael Cooney is a freelance digital journalist who has written about the IT world for more than 25 years. He can be reached at mccooney1@gmail.com.

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What Extreme’s string of networking acquisitions means for enterprises

What Extreme’s string of networking acquisitions means for enterprises

Extreme has recently bought Avaya and Brocade networking technology and Zebra Wireless

Cisco taps into AI, collaboration with $125M MindMeld buy

Cisco taps into AI, collaboration with $125M MindMeld buy

Cisco gets MindMeld’s Deep-Domain Conversational AI technology for voice-embedded apps

Arista infringed on two original Cisco patents, ITC finds

Arista infringed on two original Cisco patents, ITC finds

The legal ping-pong battle between Cisco and Arista today found Cisco on the winning side as In the International Trade Commission ruled that Arista switches infringe two additional Cisco patents

Extreme offers glimpse of integrated Avaya, Brocade technology future

Extreme offers glimpse of integrated Avaya, Brocade technology future

Extreme said it expects the Avaya and Brocade deals to push its revenues to over $1 billion for its Fiscal 2018

Cisco bolsters analytics clout with Saggezza buy

Cisco bolsters analytics clout with Saggezza buy

Cisco bolsters analytics clout with Saggezza buy

Cisco drops critical security warning on VPN router, 3  high priority caveats

Cisco drops critical security warning on VPN router, 3 high priority caveats

Cisco today warned user of a critical vulnerability in its CVR100W Wireless-N VPN router execute that could let an attacker issues arbitrary code or cause a denial of service situation.

Cisco fires back at VMware decision to whack third party virtual switches

Cisco fires back at VMware decision to whack third party virtual switches

Cisco today said it would offer its virtual switch users technology to get around VMware’s recent elimination of support for third party virtual switches.

Cisco issues 7 “high priority” security advisories; Firepower, IOS and ASA issues among them

Cisco issues 7 “high priority” security advisories; Firepower, IOS and ASA issues among them

Cisco had a pretty large dump of security advisories today – seven “high priority” and one “critical” – impacting a variety of products many with the threat allowing a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.

Avaya files Chapter 11 reorg plan, reduces debt by $4 billion

Avaya files Chapter 11 reorg plan, reduces debt by $4 billion

Avaya's pre-filing debt will be reduced by more than $4 billion

Cisco runs out two “critical” security warnings for IOS, Apache Struts (again)

Cisco runs out two “critical” security warnings for IOS, Apache Struts (again)

Cisco today issued two “critical” security advisories, one for Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE Software, the other for the ongoing discovery of problems with Apache Struts2

Avaya plan deploys network virtualization, segmentation to guard business jewels

Avaya plan deploys network virtualization, segmentation to guard business jewels

Avaya has rolled out products it says will help enterprise customers more easily segment traffic between widely dispersed networked resources and effectively protect corporate data.

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