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August 05, 2020

Akamai Technologies Joins Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council's Tech Compact for Social Justice

PR Newswire -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, announced today that it has joined The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council ("MassTLC") Tech Compact for Social...

August 05, 2020 04:58 PM

SolarWinds Recognizes IT Excellence With Inaugural IT Pro Day Awards Program

Business Wire -- SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, is seeking nominations for its inaugural IT Pro Day Awards program, which is designed to celebrate the contributions IT professionals have made to...

August 05, 2020 03:50 PM

August 04, 2020

Verizon enables distance learning for up to 150,000 South Carolina students

Globe Newswire -- The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) has partnered with Verizon to enable distance learning, for up to 150,000 K-12 students through discounted Internet access for students who have no Internet connectivity at home.

August 04, 2020 07:12 PM

Verizon customers will be able to take the power of 5G global

Globe Newswire -- Telecommunications - Verizon is the first US wireless network to secure 5G global roaming service Verizon is the first US wireless network to secure 5G global roaming service

August 04, 2020 07:11 PM

Why Does the Networking Industry Need to Keep Going to Faster I/O Speeds?

Electronics -- eSilicon - As noted in Ford Tamer's blog post on "Bandwidth in the Age of COVID-19", currently, there is an explosion in network data and traffic, driven by concurrent and overlapping trends ranging from the proliferation of consumer applications with...

August 04, 2020 06:47 PM

August 03, 2020

Google Commissions Subsea Cable Linking US, UK, and Spain

Enterprise -- Data Center Knowledge - The Grace Hopper system will be the first Google subsea route to Spain and one of the first new US-UK cables since 2003.

August 03, 2020 02:07 AM

F5 Networks tops third quarter earnings targets

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - The company reported​ non-GAAP net income of $134 million, or $2.18 per diluted share, on revenue of $586 million.

August 03, 2020 12:36 AM

Infoblox bets on DNS security tech to support next-level networking experience

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - As businesses deepen their digital transformation to embrace remote work and online operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, significant challenges arise regarding technology automation and security. Network security company Infoblox Inc....

August 03, 2020 12:33 AM

Bend, Don't Break: Supporting Innovative Business Models with Software-Defined Networking

Enterprise -- SAP - Traditional networks were once the skeletal foundations of our IT infrastructures. Comprised primarily of hardware, these static networks required physical effort and manual intervention to make significant changes.

Innovations such as data center...

August 03, 2020 12:18 AM

Is Your Customer DNS Ready for the Remote Work Reality?

Enterprise -- Channelnomics - Is Your Customer DNS Ready for the Remote Work Reality?

The global pandemic has created a highly distributed, yet extremely vulnerable, remote working environment that's challenging channel partners to take action and drive...

August 03, 2020 12:16 AM

July 30, 2020

T-Mobile's Rights Offering Over-Subscribed Based on Preliminary Results

Business Wire -- T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) ("T-Mobile") today announced the preliminary results of its highly successful, over-subscribed rights offering following the expiration of the subscription period at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on July 27, 2020 (the "expiration...

July 30, 2020 08:11 PM

F5 Delivers 4% Revenue Growth on Continued Strong Software Demand in Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2020

Business Wire -- F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2020. "Large enterprise customers are accelerating their digital transformations, increasing their digital engagement, and boosting capacity...

July 30, 2020 06:54 PM

Riverbed Cloud-Based Application Acceleration Solutions First to Boost Performance of Microsoft Collaboration and Video Applications

Business Wire -- Riverbed announced that it is adding new cloud-based offerings into its arsenal of Riverbed Application Acceleration Solutions for Microsoft apps.

July 30, 2020 06:45 PM

Cloudflare Releases Workers Unbound, the Fastest, Most Affordable, Flexible, Secure Serverless Computing Platform

Business Wire -- Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, today announced the release of Cloudflare Workers(r) Unbound, offering a serverless platform for developers with unparalleled flexibility,...

July 30, 2020 06:45 PM

Juniper Networks Recognized as a Leader in Open, Programmable Switches for a Businesswide Software-Defined Networking Report

Globe Newswire -- Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced it has been positioned as a Leader in The Forrester Wave(tm): Open, Programmable Switches For A Businesswide SDN, Q3 2020, a new report published by Forrester Research,...

July 30, 2020 06:39 PM

Fortinet Again Named the Fastest Growing SD-WAN Vendor, Continues Innovation to Deliver SD-WAN Anywhere

Globe Newswire -- Technology - New FortiGate 80F is the Latest Expansion of Fortinet's Industry-leading SD-WAN Portfolio New FortiGate 80F is the Latest Expansion of Fortinet's Industry-leading SD-WAN Portfolio

July 30, 2020 06:32 PM

Juniper Networks Will Deliver Fourth Generation AI-Driven Enterprise with New WAN Assurance Service and Marvis VNA Conversational Interface

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Mist AI brings insights and Self-Driving Network(tm) automation to optimize end-to-end user experiences and minimize IT costs across LAN, WLAN and WAN Mist AI brings insights and Self-Driving Network(tm) automation to optimize end-to-end...

July 30, 2020 06:32 PM

Juniper Networks Reports Preliminary Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Globe Newswire -- Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today reported preliminary financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and provided its outlook for the three months ending September 30, 2020.

July 30, 2020 06:22 PM

July 29, 2020

Design and verify 5G systems, part 1

Aspencore -- EDN - Starting in the 1980s, the mobile industry has been upgrading the wireless technology at the rate of one new standard every decade. The first-generation (1G) cell phones launched in the '80s, although they were not referred to as 1G at the time,...

July 29, 2020 08:51 PM

July 27, 2020

NS1 nets $40M "true coronavirus fundraise" amidst surging customer demand

Tech -- TechCrunch - Apparently, the internet is still popular.

With the novel coronavirus marooning people at home for work and play, those "tubes" carrying our data back and forth have become ever more important to our livelihoods. Yet while we often as consumers...

July 27, 2020 04:23 PM

Introducing Workers Unbound

Infosec -- Cloudflare - We launched Cloudflare Workers(r) in 2017 with the goal of building the development platform that we wished we had. We want to enable developers to build great software while Cloudflare manages the overhead of configuring and maintaining...

July 27, 2020 03:43 PM

Mesh Wi-Fi made easy

Media -- Dataweek - Running a smart environment on a Wi-Fi backbone requires a good Wi-Fi mesh system, with low latency, and reliable handover between Wi-Fi access points.

July 27, 2020 03:29 AM

July 24, 2020

NETGEAR(r) Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

Business Wire -- NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative networking and Internet connected products to consumers and businesses, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 28, 2020. Second quarter 2020...

July 24, 2020 10:50 PM

SolarWinds Announces Collaboration with Microsoft to Enhance Monitoring and Management for MSPs

Business Wire -- SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft that will integrate Microsoft 365(tm) capabilities with SolarWinds(r) N-central(r) and RMM. This will deliver...

July 24, 2020 10:45 PM

July 20, 2020

NASA's next laser communications demo installed, integrated

Life -- Phys.org - On July 16, 2020, the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) payload was installed and integrated on the U.S. Department of Defense Space Test Program Satellite 6 (STPSat-6) in preparation for a 2021 launch. As an experimental payload,...

July 20, 2020 06:25 PM

Alphabet's Loon balloons provide their first commercial internet service in Kenya

Tech -- The Verge - Alphabet's Loon division, which uses floating balloons to provide internet, has today launched its first commercial service in Kenya. In a blog post announcing the news, Loon's CEO Alastair Westgarth said that the 4G LTE service...

July 20, 2020 05:03 AM

Cloudflare outage on July 17, 2020

Infosec -- Cloudflare - Today a configuration error in our backbone network caused an outage for Internet properties and Cloudflare services that lasted 27 minutes. We saw traffic drop by about 50% across our network. Because of the architecture of our backbone...

July 20, 2020 02:29 AM

Cloudflare Network expands to more than 100 Countries

Infosec -- Cloudflare - 2020 has been a historic year that will forever be associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past six months, we have seen societies, businesses, and entire industries unsettled. The situation at Cloudflare has been no different. And...

July 20, 2020 02:08 AM

Running SD-WAN virtual appliances natively in Azure Virtual WAN

Enterprise -- Microsoft Azure - Today we're announcing the preview of the new ability to deploy and run third-party Network Virtual Appliances such as SD-WAN natively within the Azure Virtual WAN hubs.

As enterprises increasingly adopt the cloud while reducing their...

July 20, 2020 12:40 AM

July 19, 2020

HPE to acquire SD-WAN firm Silver Peak for US$925 million

Enterprise -- ChannelLife New Zealand - The deal will enable HPE to couple its Aruba Edge Services platform with Silver Peak's software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) platform.

July 19, 2020 11:26 PM

Ericsson Reports Second Quarter Results 2020

PR Newswire -- Second quarter highlights Sales were SEK 55.6 (54.8) b. Sales adjusted for comparable units and currency were flat YoY. Gross margin excluding restructuring charges improved to 38.2% (36.7%), including the earlier communicated inventory write-down...

July 19, 2020 11:05 PM

Barracuda introduces first global secure SD-WAN service built natively on Microsoft Azure

PR Newswire -- New Barracuda CloudGen WAN is the first secure global SD-WAN service built natively on Microsoft Azure. The new service is deployed directly from Azure, works out of the box with smart default configurations, and provides the...

July 19, 2020 11:00 PM

Communications Systems, Inc., Subsidiary Ecessa(r) Corporation Extends SD-WAN to the Cloud with WANworX(r) Virtual Instance for Azure(r)

Business Wire -- Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS) ("CSI" or the "Company"), an IoT intelligent edge products and services company, today announced that its recently acquired subsidiary Ecessa(r) Corporation completed a major upgrade to its SD-WAN product line...

July 19, 2020 10:48 PM

July 16, 2020

Verizon's BlueJeans adds new features, integrations for virtual events and support for 50,000 attendees

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - BlueJeans Events is getting a big upgrade to help enterprises navigate virtual events and monetize them.

July 16, 2020 08:22 PM

HPE Acquiring Silver Peak for $925 Million in Cash

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - Hewlett Packard Enterprise entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Silver Peak Systems, an SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) leader, in a transaction valued at $925 million. Silver Peak will be combined with HPE's...

July 16, 2020 08:07 PM

AT&T expands SD-WAN offerings through Cisco partnership

Enterprise -- Network World News - AT&T has expanded its SD-WAN offerings with a worldwide service based on Cisco Secure SD-WAN technology, and it natively integrated providies threat protection across branch offices and hybrid clouds without compromising performance.AT&T's...

July 16, 2020 07:09 PM

Verizon taps into Google AI solution to improve customer care

Aspencore -- IoT Times - Network giant Verizon and search behemoth Google have struck a deal earlier this week centered on leveraging Google's cloud AI solution.

Under the agreement, Verizon customers needing support will have a more streamlined digital experience...

July 16, 2020 04:48 PM

Riverbed "Future of Work" Study Finds Business Leaders Worldwide Are Comfortable - But Not Fully Prepared Yet - for Large Scale Shift to Remote Work

Business Wire -- Riverbed "Future of Work" study finds business leaders worldwide are comfortable - but not fully prepared yet - for large scale shift to remote work.

July 16, 2020 04:42 PM

July 15, 2020

Equinix to extend customer access to Alibaba Cloud

Enterprise -- TechCentral.ie - Equinix plans to extend customer access to cloud service provider Alibaba Cloud through Platform Equinix. Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, will be extended in 17 metros globally, including...

July 15, 2020 09:57 PM

'All my IT experience has been gained on the job or in my personal tinkering'

Enterprise -- Silicon Republic - As little as a year ago, Chrystal Taylor didn't see herself becoming a head geek, she tells me. Having racked up nearly a decade in technology, she works at SolarWinds, a US software company that helps clients manage their networks,...

July 15, 2020 05:36 PM

Globalstar Sat-Fi2 portable satellite Wi-Fi hotspot

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - One of the quickest and easiest ways to make use of the Globalstar network is to set up a private satellite Wi-Fi network using Sat-Fi2 portable satellite Wi-Fi hotspot. You turn it on, it connects to Globalstar's constellation of satellites,...

July 15, 2020 05:26 PM

NETGEAR Brings Smart Managed Switches Known for Reliability, Manageability, High-Performance and Affordability to Small Businesses

Business Wire -- NETGEAR(r), Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), the leading provider of networking products that power businesses both large and small, today announces the availability of GS716TP and GS716TPP, two new 16-port Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ Smart Managed Pro Switches with...

July 15, 2020 04:18 PM

SolarWinds Head Geek Program Welcomes New Team Member and Celebrates Industry Achievement

Business Wire -- SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today introduced Liz Beavers as the newest member of the company's Head Geek(tm) team and announced that Microsoft recognized Head Geek Thomas LaRock with his...

July 15, 2020 04:00 PM

Verizon powers intuitive customer experiences with Google Cloud

Globe Newswire -- Telecommunications - Verizon pilots Google Cloud Contact Center Artificial Intelligence to deliver more intuitive customer support through natural-language recognition, faster processing, and real-time customer service agent assistance Verizon pilots...

July 15, 2020 03:30 PM

July 13, 2020

Juniper Networks Assigned Patent

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - Juniper Networks, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, has been assigned a patent (10,693,784) developed by Ramalingam, Nirmal Kumar, Shukla, Amit, Sunnyvale, CA, and Adusumalli, Srilakshmi, San Jose, CA, for "fibre channel over ethernet, FCoE link...

July 13, 2020 06:26 PM

Webroot enhances DNS Protection filtering service to deliver greater privacy and manageability

Enterprise -- ChannelBuzz.ca - Webroot's improvements to DoH [DNS-over-HTTPS] will provide MSPs with the ability to tell customers that this is something that can significantly improve their privacy on the Internet.Webroot, an OpenText company, has enhanced their Webroot...

July 13, 2020 06:25 PM

Full network automation not ready, but tools provide help

Enterprise -- TechCentral.ie - As enterprises try to accelerate their digital transformation efforts, network agility is more important than ever, and network automation can help by ensuring quick access to data, maintaining network performance and improving security....

July 13, 2020 06:22 PM

The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking 2020

Enterprise -- Network World News - Between the pandemic and the subsequent economic upheaval, these are challenging times for everyone. But the networking industry has some elements in its favor. Technologies such as Wi-Fi, VPNs, SD-WAN, videoconferencing and collaboration...

July 13, 2020 06:07 PM

July 12, 2020

Azure Virtual WAN: Multiple capabilities and new partners now generally available

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - Today we are announcing the General Availability of multiple enhancements in Azure Virtual WAN, including hub-to-hub, custom routing and transit capabilities.

July 12, 2020 09:27 PM

July 07, 2020

Juniper Networks Named as a Leader in Data Center and Cloud Networking by Gartner for Third Consecutive Year

Globe Newswire -- Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced it was named a Leader by Gartner, Inc. in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Center and Cloud Networking for the third consecutive year. A complimentary copy of the full report is...

July 07, 2020 06:36 PM