SDN promises operational ease, cost reduction

If recent vendor claims are to be believed, software-defined networking is starting to take off in a big way in the enterprise. There are still years ahead of tweaking and improving those deployments, as well as security concerns to overcome. The reason is clear: SDN promises several benefits over the old way of designing networks.

Identiv bridges network and physical security using IoT devices

Security vendor Identiv launched the Identiv Connected Physical Access Manager, an Internet of Things access control system that provides both network and physical security by integrating with Cisco routers, switches, video and telephony products into what is touted as a low-cost monitoring and protection product.

Fonality looks to add features, capabilities through integration partnerships

Fonality is interested in expanding the integrations it has with other communications and collaboration vendors to push its unified communications offerings. The UC vendor laid out a four-point plan for integrations with other offerings on its blog.

Juniper unites cloud and physical in new reference architecture

Juniper Networks introduced a new network reference architecture designed to provide cloud-like performance and automation to the enterprise network. With Unite, Juniper aims to provide enterprises with simplified and secure network infrastructure products and technology, particularly enterprises that have campus environments, branch locations and make use of cloud technology.

Brocade wants to future-proof campus WLAN investments

A new program from Brocade is intended to ensure future wireless LAN technology continues to perform well on the vendor's wired infrastructure.


From Our Sister Sites


Even though Concur is a much smaller and younger company than SAP, its leaders said it has a lot to teach its new parent. 


Lamar Alexander, chairman of the committee overseeing the federal electronic health record program, is asking the Office of Management and Budget to delay its final review of the Stage 3 regulations until early 2017.