CIRA adds more DNS protection for .ca subscribers

Canada's domain name authority has added a new service to help organizations reduce the impact of malicious attacks to their DNS (domain name system) infrastructure. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has created

Published on: October 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Dell’s latest NGFW for mid-size firms

Dell's SonicWall division has added a fourth next generation firewall to its SuperMassive 9000 series, which it says has the same protection and performance as its flagship SuperMassive 10000 Series. The new 2U-sized 9800

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Fortinet to increase firewall’s firepower

Fortinet Inc. will soon  have a 100 GbE rack-sized firewall in its lineup. The company said Monday its FortiGate 3810D will be released in the fourth quarter, giving large enterprises and carriers the

Published on: October 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cisco to work with Calgary hospital on health innovations

Cisco Systems Inc. wants to be more than a networking equipment manufacturer, which is why it has expanded into servers and unified communications. Similarly, it wants to be known in verticals and not

Published on: October 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Picking a virtual session border controller

In the increasing world of software-defined everything, CIOs are taking a look at network functions virtualization (NFV), which brings network functions to virtual environments. According to analyst Zeus Kerravala of ZK Research in a

Published on: October 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

A network analyzer for 802.11ac

With the increasing number of mobile devices and access points capable of handling the Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard, network managers face a problem: How to monitor an internal wireless network that can run at

Published on: October 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Infinera to release 2U-sized optical transport platform

Enterprise CIOs aren’t the only people who want great flexibility in their physical infrastructure. So do cloud data centre operators. For them optical transport solution manufacturer Infinera Corp. is about to release a

Published on: October 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

New WAN optimization solution promises to maximize bandwidth

Being conservative is safe. That’s why some IT departments don’t use the full capacity of their WAN in case there’s network congestion. But a company called Saisei launched a new network monitoring solution

Published on: September 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Next-gen firewall tests highlight caution on evasion

And now for an astonishing secret: Some analysis firms in the IT industry sell their work for profit. Okay, it isn't much of a secret. But I raise it because this week NSS

Published on: September 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon