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Bi-Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (14 – 27 Jan, ’14)

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Welcome to Bi-monthly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news, product releases and articles published by the vendors in our industry over the last two weeks (14th Jan – 27th Jan, 2014).

#1. Juniper Networks announces Firefly Security Suite to protect Virtual & Private Clouds: Firefly Perimeter is a virtual/software version of the Juniper Networks SRX Services gateway. Junos Space Virtual Director provides full life-cycle management of Firefly VMs. Firefly Host is a purpose-built firewall that protects Intra-VM traffic. While the last product is available now, the other two will shortly be launched during Q1, 2014. Read more…

#2. Dell Introduces a line of MakerBot 3D Printers: Aimed at small & medium businesses, these MakerBot 3D printers from Dell are expected to enable companies to create prototypes and moulds faster (via 3D printing). These 3D printers are expected to be available from Mid-February, 2014, in the US. More…

#3. Barracuda Introduces NG Firewall Range with F280 Desktop Appliance: This new security appliance is aimed at branch offices. More…

#4. Fortinet launches 12 Networking products along with its ‘Connected UTM’ platform:  Fortinet has launched new network security appliances, access points, switches, etc. and has also launched its ‘Connected UTM’ platform that integrates all these components into a single management platform. More…

#5. Lenovo plans to acquire IBM’s x86 Server Business: It’s been sometime since Lenovo acquired the PC and Computing products business from IBM and now the company has said in a press release that they plan to acquire IBM’s x86 Server business, shortly. More…

#6. VMware to acquire AirWatch: AirWatch provides Mobile Device Management, Mobile Application Management & Mobile Content Management for the enterprise segment. VMware has announced that they will shortly acquire AirWatch. More…

#7. A10 Networks introduces stand-alone DDoS Security Appliance: A10 Thunder TPS Threat Protection System is a stand-alone appliance for DDoS protection, introduced by A10 Networks targeting large Data Centers and Service Providers, supporting a throughput of up to 155 Gbps. More…

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