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What does SDN stand for - 'Security Disaster' or 'Software Defined' Networking?
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SD - should this stand for security disaster? We're often talking about software-defined networking (SDN), and how the latest generation of hardware has the intelligence to simplify the...
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Securing retail: unique environments, unique threats
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Cyber security is important in any industry, but the retail sector presents some particular challenges. A large-scale operation can be distributed over tens of sites, have thousands of employees,...
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VMworld Barcelona: almost too much
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It's been nearly a couple of weeks since I came back from VMWare 2017, and even now my head's still spinning a bit. I'd always planned an extended trip to Barcelona, initially to take a couple of...
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Virtually secure: AppDefense and VMware
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Last week Daren Vallyon - our data centre solutions architect - got to meet VMware supremo Pat Gelsinger. I'll let Daren recount his adventures at VMworld Barcelona, but meanwhile I wanted to...
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Sustaining growth at Ideal
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Time moves quickly. It seems like minutes since the top of the year, but here we are in Q3 and I've been at Ideal for eight months. A lot has happened. A lot more is happening, and this feels like...
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On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're a Dog
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Let’s step back to 1995. AOL (America Online) was one of the biggest internet providers, and hackers and pirates from the warez scene - an underground community specialising in illegal software...
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Women in IT: the undergrad
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Our series of interviews with women who work in IT and the technology sector was started by co-founder Claire. It's a response, in part, to the lack of female applicants for our job vacancies,...
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Cisco DNA Centre - simple network deployment
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It's a few weeks since Cisco announced the next step in its journey toward simplifying and automating network provisioning and management: Cisco DNA Centre. Building on the APIC-EM, which we've...
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Network segmentation - know your onions
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I've already written a bit about segregating enterprise networks, and about the new technologies that are making this easier and more effective. As Ideal's solution architect for networks it's...
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Workflow automation - step up a level with APIs
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For a long time, technology has existed in silos: hosted, cloud-based, on-premises, data centres, LANs v WANs v SANs - and that's before you even start to consider all the different proprietary...
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Nir Zuk, Ignite 17, and Palo Alto Network's plans to disrupt cyber security
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We've been building an increasingly close partnership with Palo Alto Networks - the disruptive next-generation security company behind innovative products like Traps. Last month I was out in...
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