October 1, 2016

Largest Ever Cyberattack Takes Down Security Site

September 23, 2016 NetworkNewz

One of the largest Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks ever seen on the internet has caused Akamai to dump a site it hosted, KrebsOnSecurity.com. The DDoS attack was apparently in retaliation for journalist Brian Krebs‘ recent article about vDOS, which is allegedly a cyberattack service. According to BI following Krebs […]

Google Explains How Its Cloud Platform is More Secure

August 30, 2016 NetworkNewz

Neal Mueller, Security and Networking lead for Google Cloud, recently was interviewed about security and other important aspects of using the Google Cloud Platform to host websites, online retailers and other data intensive applications. Should I move our online applications to the cloud and is it secure? We get that […]

“Speed of Light” Trans-Pacific Cable Launched

June 30, 2016 NetworkNewz

Google announced that the 60Tbps long-haul undersea fibre optic cable from the US to Japan that it invested in has come online as of today, June 30, 2016. The Google Cloud itself will have access to up to 10Tbps (Terabits per second) of the cable’s total 60Tbps bandwidth. This bandwidth […]

Cisco Slams Upholding of Net Neutrality Rules

June 14, 2016 NetworkNewz

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit released their ruling today upholding the FCC’s current Net Neutrality rules. The ruling stated: But nothing about affording indiscriminate access to internet content suggests that the broadband provider agrees with the content an end user happens to access. Because […]

IBM Is Launching Watson for Cyber Security

June 4, 2016 NetworkNewz

IBM announced Watson for Cyber Security, a new cloud-based version of the company’s cognitive technology trained on the language of security as part of a year-long research project. IBM plans to collaborate with eight universities to greatly expand the collection of security data IBM has trained the cognitive system with. […]

Google’s OnHub Router Gains IFTTT Support

June 3, 2016 Chris Crum

Last year, Google introduced its OnHub router through a partnership with TP-LINK. The device was aimed at simplifying Wi-Fi and making it less annoying, giving you fast, easy, and secure Wi-Fi as opposed to “unplugging and re-plugging cords, trying to decipher blinking lights, or contemplating a call to customer support.” […]

Open Sourced SONiC for Running Network Devices

June 2, 2016 Chris Crum

Last week at the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit in San Jose, Microsoft announced an open sourced “Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC)” for running network devices like switches. Mellanox, Dell, Arista, and Broadcom collaborated the company on the project. You can see the keynote remarks from Microsoft’s […]

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