Bi-Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Apr. 01 – 16, ’15)

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Welcome to another edition of bi-monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news, product releases from the vendors in our industry, over the last two weeks (April 01 – April 16, 2015).

#1. Cisco adds Advanced Malware Protection and Incident Response Services to its portfolio:  Cisco has integrated ThreatGRID AMP, a technology that Cisco acquired last year, that provides host-level malware analysis and threat intelligence into their portfolio. They have also launched Incidence Response as a service that customers can avail to thwart Cyber Attacks or to check Cyber Security readiness. Read more…

#2. Juniper Introduces Compute-Integrated Network Switch QFX-5100A & QFX-PFA packet flow accelerator module are the new switch introductions that also provide application acceleration. Intended to be used in Data Centers for Compute-intensive Financial Services markets and the like. More…

#3. Juniper Networks Introduces New Firewall: The SRX5800 delivers 2 Tbps throughput, one of the highest in the industry. They have also introduced some new line cards. Read more…

#4. Brocade Introduces New Switches and Port Extenders: The New Brocade ICX7250 can consolidate up to 576 1 GbE ports into a virtual chassis and single management touch point. The new port extender will enable existing switches to acquire advanced features and capabilities. More…

#5. Ruckus Introduces 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point: The Ruckus Wave 2 ZoneFlex R710 Access Point aggregates data rates of over two gigabits per second and enables over two times the density of mobile devices vs. Wave 1 technology. It also comes with a USB port to accommodate IoT devices. Read more…

#6. AWS Introduces Amazon Machine Learning: This cloud service helps developers build predictive models using historical data. More…

#7. Arista’s Extensible Operating System (EOS) will be available as a Subscription-based service to avoid the upfront Capex investment for both OS and hardware for Switches. Read more…

#8. Barracuda Releases Cloud-Managed IP Surveillance Camera: It comes with built-in DVR functionality and an annual subscription plan. More…

#9. Riverbed Introduces SteelFusion 4.0 enabling zero IT at the branch by consolidating and virtualizing data and servers from remote sites into data centers. Read more…

#10. F5 Introduces New Cloud-based Web Application Firewall Service: And a new Security Operations Center (SOC). Details Here and Here.

#11. Fortinet Announces New Internal Network Firewalls and Enhanced FortiClient Endpoint solutions: The Fortigate 3000D and Fortigate 3100D with 2U form factor and 32 10GE ports are the new Internal Network Firewall models. The Forticlient software will be available in Q3 2015, but the company says interested customers can sign up for a beta program now. More…

#12. Palo Alto Networks Introduces Autofocus Cyberthreat Intelligence Services: Pricing and general availability is expected during the second half of 2015. Read more…

#13. Citrix to acquire Grasshopper, a cloud-based Telephony services provider for small business. More…

#14. Array Networks Introduces Mid-Sized Virtualized Application Delivery Appliance: The AVX7600. Read more…

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