Woodstock Wire: Voice + Data Network News

January 18, 2021

C-band Auction Brings Home $80.9B

Aspencore -- EETimes - The most important "clock phase" of the FCC's auction of the C-band spectrum finished Friday, raising almost $81 billion, exceeding all expectations after 97 rounds of bidding.

The prized 3.7GHz midband spectrum will allow the winners to push...

January 18, 2021 09:07 PM

Cisco DNA Center and Cisco Umbrella- Automate your journey towards DNS Security

Enterprise -- Cisco Blogs - Introducing Cisco DNA Center Integration with Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella provides the first line of defense against threats on the internet wherever users go. Umbrella delivers complete visibility into internet activity across all locations,...

January 18, 2021 07:47 PM

These 5 Learning Labs will Kick Start Your Network Automation Skills

Enterprise -- Cisco Blogs - Do you have a New Year's resolution? Have you been telling yourself that you need to get started with learning network automation? If you are like me the New Year brings new motivation not just to lose weight, but to learn something new.

Right...

January 18, 2021 07:33 PM

Akamai Unveils New Channel Partner Program, Training, Certifications

Enterprise -- ChannelE2E - Akamai's new channel partner program offers partners training, certifications and support to independently sell and service Akamai products.

January 18, 2021 06:00 PM

Cisco merger with Acacia Communications scrapped

Enterprise -- CRN - Proposed US$2.6 billion deal failed to get Chinese Govt. approval.

January 18, 2021 05:54 PM

January 15, 2021

D-Link's dongle can add WiFi 6 to your laptop

Tech -- Liliputing - Many new laptops, smartphones, and other devices ship with WiFi 6 (also known as 802.11ax) capabilities built in. But if you aren't ready to buy a new PC just to improve wireless performance, maybe you can just buy a USB stick that'll do...

January 15, 2021 08:46 PM

Europe's largest 5G testbed upgrades to OpenRAN

Media -- eeNews Europe - Dense Air and the Millbrook proving ground are extending Europe's largest standalone 5G neutral host network with OpenRAN technologies.Dense Air is upgrading the 5G testbed developed as part of the AutoAir project in the UK to add...

January 15, 2021 06:14 PM

January 12, 2021

F5 to Report First Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results on January 26, 2021

Business Wire -- F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced it will report its first quarter fiscal year 2021 financial results on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 following the market close. F5 also will host a live webcast and conference call to discuss its results with...

January 12, 2021 07:41 PM

NETGEAR Advances WiFi 6 Leadership With New Access Points, Ideal for Work-From-Home Applications and Small Businesses

Business Wire -- NETGEAR(r), Inc . (NASDAQ:NTGR), the leading provider of networking products that power businesses of all sizes, today announced the availability of the WAX214 and WAX218 wall/ceiling mount WiFi 6 Access Points, expanding the Business Essentials...

January 12, 2021 07:36 PM

NETGEAR Introduces New Multi-gig Switches Ideally Suited For WiFi 6 Deployments and More

Business Wire -- NETGEAR(r), Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), the leading provider of networking products that power businesses of all sizes, today announced the availability of the MS510TXM and MS510TXUP multi-gig switches. These innovative switches from NETGEAR support speeds...

January 12, 2021 07:35 PM

NETGEAR Introduces New Mobile 4G and 5G Wireless Solutions for Reliable Internet Connectivity From Anywhere

Business Wire -- NETGEAR(r), Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the worldwide leading provider of advanced networking products for home and office, has announced two new mobile products: the Industry's first WiFi 6 mobile wireless router - the Nighthawk(r) 4G LTE WiFi 6 Router...

January 12, 2021 07:35 PM

January 10, 2021

F5 snags Volterra multi-cloud management startup for $500M

Tech -- TechCrunch - Applications networking company F5 announced today that it is acquiring Volterra, a multi-cloud management startup, for $500 million. That breaks down to $440 million in cash and $60 million in deferred and unvested incentive compensation.

Volterra...

January 10, 2021 06:03 AM

F5 to Acquire Volterra to Create the First Edge 2.0 Platform for Enterprises and Service Providers

Business Wire -- F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV), the leader in application security and delivery, and Volterra, the first universal edge-as-a-service platform, today announced a definitive agreement under which F5 will acquire all issued and outstanding shares of privately...

January 10, 2021 05:24 AM

January 07, 2021

T-Mobile Adds 5.5 Million Postpaid Customers in 2020 - the Most in Company History - and Further Expands 5G Network Leadership by Exceeding Ambitious 2020 5G Goals

Business Wire -- T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) provided a preliminary view of key customer results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2020, including its highest postpaid net additions in company history at 5.5 million for the full-year 2020. In the fourth quarter,...

January 07, 2021 06:49 PM

January 06, 2021

Tree-Tracker - Auditing a Log Harvest using IOT Edge Connect and node-red

Infosec -- The Akamai Blog - At long last, Blue Water Farm is generating revenue! Around 20 acres of our land consists of dense, mature hardwood of oak, maple, and beech, and we were able to contract to sell 65 maple and 25 oak trees to a logging company. I won't...

January 06, 2021 06:53 PM

January 05, 2021

Major 6G project starts in Europe

Media -- eeNews Europe - The Hexa-X project has 25 members, led by Nokia and Ericsson, to develop technology and strategies in six key areas for next generation 6G networks by 2030A major project is set to start this week to develop technologies and new...

January 05, 2021 07:02 PM

December 30, 2020

Evaluating Our Core Principles

Infosec -- The Akamai Blog - Reflecting on the past year led me to put together this post about how I believe this incredibly challenging year has had an irreversible effect on the way the workforce will collaborate, innovate, and do business in the future.

The...

December 30, 2020 09:35 PM

Boston Omaha Corporation Completes the Acquisition of Utah Broadband, LLC

Business Wire -- Boston Omaha Corporation (NASDAQ: BOMN), through its wholly owned subsidiary FIF Utah LLC ("FIF Utah"), has completed the acquisition of Utah Broadband, LLC ("UBB"), a family-owned broadband fiber and fixed wireless internet service provider. Founded...

December 30, 2020 09:27 PM

December 29, 2020

Smart DNS for the New Network Edge: Emerging Requirements for DNS Encryption

Infosec -- The Akamai Blog - This blog post -- the fourth in a series -- will discuss how smart DNS resolvers can enhance ongoing ISP and MNO network transformation efforts, such as the transition to 5G, better integration of Wi-Fi, and new network designs that...

December 29, 2020 12:17 AM

December 26, 2020

IoT adoption to spur growth of big data services through 2024

Tech -- FutureIoT - The growth of IoT is helping the growth of the big data services market, according to the latest analysis by global market research firm Technavio.

"Adoption of IoT has increased the need for necessary tools to process the large volume of...

December 26, 2020 05:53 AM

December 25, 2020

IBM files combosquatting detection patent

Domains -- Domain Name Wire - It seems like a complex solution to an easy-to-solve problem.



IBM has filed a patent application (pdf) for "Guided Word Association Based on Domain Name Detection".

It's a system to detect so-called cases of combosquatting, where bad...

December 25, 2020 12:42 AM

December 23, 2020

Verizon Business launches IoT Managed Services so customers can focus on growth

Globe Newswire -- Verizon Business, today announced the launch of IoT Managed Services, an offering developed to help manage the intricacies of preparing, deploying, managing, and maintaining an IoT solution for customers who may not have the necessary staff, time, knowledge,...

December 23, 2020 04:02 AM

Accelerating Transition to the New Normal: Top 5 Predictions for 2021

Enterprise -- EfficientIP - After the challenging events in 2020, the effects of the Covid pandemic will continue throughout next year, ensuring remote working & remote customers will remain in the limelight. In order to function, businesses will have no choice but...

December 23, 2020 02:41 AM

December 22, 2020

Smart DNS for the New Network: Optimizing Content Delivery

Infosec -- The Akamai Blog - This is the third in a series of blog posts that will discuss how smart DNS resolvers can enhance ongoing internet service provider (ISP) and mobile network operator (MNO) network transformation efforts, such as the transition to 5G,...

December 22, 2020 10:23 PM

SolarWinds said no other products were compromised in recent hack

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - SolarWinds has released today updates that "replaces the compromised component" in its Orion platform.

December 22, 2020 04:40 AM

Iridium launches satellite safety system for ships at sea

Tech -- FutureIoT - Iridium Communications, a global provider of mobile voice and data satellite communications network, yesterday launched its own GMDSS-approved service, ending the more than 20-year monopoly of Inmarsat, in delivering satellite services for...

December 22, 2020 03:35 AM

Concerns Run High as More Details of SolarWinds Hack Emerge

Infosec -- Dark Reading - Enterprises running company's Orion network management software should assume compromise and respond accordingly, security experts say.

December 22, 2020 03:13 AM

December 21, 2020

SolarWinds hides list of high-profile customers after devastating hack

Tech -- The Verge - SolarWinds has removed a list of high-profile clients from its website in the wake of a massive breach. The list was hosted on "Customers" page of the company's website and is easily accessible...

December 21, 2020 11:15 PM

December 18, 2020

SolarWinds MSP lays out monitoring, data protection and security product roadmap at online partner event

Enterprise -- ChannelBuzz.ca - The company's product roadmap, unsurprisingly, is consistent with the broader corporate strategy of increasing automation, and moving towards more product innovation.SolarWinds MSP Head of Product Mav Turner presenting at the online event

In...

December 18, 2020 10:26 PM

Ericsson Files Patent Royalty Lawsuit Against Samsung in U.S.

U.S. News -- Ericsson said on Friday it has filed a lawsuit in the United States against Samsung for alleged violations in negotiations...

December 18, 2020 09:39 PM

Norman Abramson, a father of modern wireless networks, dies at 88

Tech -- The Verge - Norman Abramson, one of the pioneers behind wireless networks, has died at 88, The New York Times reports. Abramson and the team of graduate students and faculty he led were responsible for creating...

December 18, 2020 06:10 AM

Google Cloud buys UK data analytics firm Dataform

Enterprise -- ChannelPro - The deal is reportedly an 'acquihire' with Google keen to take on the startup's talent

December 18, 2020 12:12 AM

December 15, 2020

Smart DNS: Delivering the Best Subscriber Experience

Infosec -- The Akamai Blog - This is the second in a series of blog posts that discuss how smart DNS resolvers can enhance ongoing network transformation efforts such as the transition to 5G, better integration of Wi-Fi, and new network designs that optimize the...

December 15, 2020 07:39 PM

8x8 Appoints Dave Sipes as CEO

Business Wire -- 8x8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT), a leading integrated cloud communications platform provider, today appointed Dave Sipes as Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors. The company also reaffirmed guidance for the third quarter and full-year fiscal...

December 15, 2020 07:10 PM

SolarWinds Names CEO, Files for Potential SolarWinds MSP Spin-Out

Enterprise -- ChannelE2E - SolarWinds hires Pulse Secure's Sudhakar Ramakrishna to succeed CEO John Thompson. Potential SolarWinds MSP spin-out takes next step in SEC filing.

December 15, 2020 05:28 AM

A New Privacy-Focused DNS Protocol Released Called Oblivious

Domains -- CircleID - Cloudflare and Apple, along with Fastly, on Tuesday announced a new proposed DNS standard that separates IP addresses from queries preventing an entity from seeing both at the same time. The protocol called Oblivious DNS over HTTPS, or ODoH,...

December 15, 2020 12:53 AM

December 13, 2020

Worldwide Enterprise WLAN Market Rebounds with 7.4% Growth in the Third Quarter of 2020, According to IDC

Think -- IDC - The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments rose 12.0% year over year in Q3 2020, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker.

December 13, 2020 11:53 PM

A Balanced DNS Information Protection Strategy: Minimize at Root and TLD, Encrypt When Needed Elsewhere

Infosec -- Verisign - Over the past several years, questions about how to protect information exchanged in the Domain Name System (DNS) have come to the forefront.



One of these questions was posed first to DNS resolver operators in the middle of the last decade,...

December 13, 2020 04:29 AM

Add Security Events to Your Monitoring Tools

Infosec -- The Akamai Blog - Real-time monitoring is important in every organization because it enables stakeholders to understand what is happening at any given time and react quickly. There are a lot of systems and devices we can and should monitor using tools...

December 13, 2020 04:25 AM

Distinguishing Among DNS Services Part 2: The Economics

Infosec -- The Akamai Blog - This is Part 2 of a 3-part blog series highlighting some of the distinguishing aspects of Akamai's DNS services, Edge DNS and Global Traffic Management. Part 1 focused on Akamai's DNS platform and what sets it apart. In Part 2, we take...

December 13, 2020 04:25 AM

December 11, 2020

SolarWinds Announces Confidential Submission of Form 10 Registration Statement for Potential Spin-Off of MSP Business

Business Wire -- SolarWinds Corporation (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that it has confidentially submitted with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a Form 10 registration statement with...

December 11, 2020 08:37 PM

SolarWinds Appoints Sudhakar Ramakrishna as New President and Chief Executive Officer

Business Wire -- SolarWinds Corporation (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, and its Board of Directors have named Sudhakar Ramakrishna as the company's new President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board...

December 11, 2020 08:37 PM

Yottaa to Present on the Digital Commerce 360 Cyber 5 Results Webinar

Business Wire -- Yottaa, Inc., the leading Cloud platform for accelerating eCommerce, today announced that it will present online retail performance data findings as a speaker in the Digital Commerce 360 webinar entitled, "The 2020 Cyber 5 Recap: Everything You Need To...

December 11, 2020 07:54 PM

December 08, 2020

Juniper Networks Announces Pricing of Senior Notes Offering

Globe Newswire -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) ("Juniper"), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, has priced an underwritten public offering of $400 million of 1.200% Senior Notes due 2025 (the "2025 Notes") and $400 million of 2.000% Senior Notes due 2030 (the...

December 08, 2020 06:09 PM

December 07, 2020

SolarWinds 2021 Predictions: Doing More with Less

Enterprise -- VMblog - Industry executives and experts share their predictions for 2021. Read them in this 13th annual VMblog.com series exclusive. Doing More with Less By...

December 07, 2020 05:04 AM

December 06, 2020

Akamai Foundation and Employee Resource Groups Unite

Infosec -- The Akamai Blog - On Giving Tuesday, we celebrate joining others in a global movement to give, collaborate,...

December 06, 2020 01:09 AM

December 03, 2020

Distinguishing Among DNS Services Part 1: The Platform

Infosec -- The Akamai Blog - This is Part 1 of a 3-part blog series highlighting some of the distinguishing aspects of Akamai's DNS services, Edge DNS and Global Traffic Management. To begin the series, we focus on Akamai's DNS platform, which was the subject of...

December 03, 2020 07:46 PM

December 01, 2020

Ericsson Says 5G Uptake Is Accelerating; COVID Highlights Need For Connectivity

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Swedish telecom equipment giant Ericsson said on Monday (Nov. 30) that the growth and uptake of 5G cellular technology is happening faster than expected, as device makers and service providers around the world accelerate their efforts to...

December 01, 2020 06:15 PM

November 27, 2020

Infoblox Explores Q3 Malware

Enterprise -- Channelnomics - Aims to soften blows dealt by threat actors



This is part 2 of a 2-part series.The global cybersecurity market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR)...

November 27, 2020 06:41 AM