Our sister publication FierceTelecom has compiled its annual roundup of the major wireline mergers and acquisitions in 2012. Consolidation in the wireline industry took place in three areas: vendors, service providers and private equity.
Cisco and NetApp are expanding their FlexPod data center platform partnership to include branch offices, multi-data-center environments and public cloud infrastructure, the firms announced Thursday.
The increasing virtualization of enterprise networks is predicted to fuel a 14 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the global data center Ethernet switch market through 2016, according to a new report from TechNavio.
As evidence of the market shift of network equipment providers from gear to services, Sweden's Ericsson has agreed to acquire Devoteam Telecom & Media operations in France.
Cisco has confirmed the presence of a security vulnerability in its Linksys WRT54GL Wi-Fi router, which a remote hacker can use to gain full access to the device. DefenseCode first reported about the problem in a short announcement posted on the company blog, and noted that multiple Linksys models could have been affected.
Cisco's Jabber unified communications product is now available on virtual desktops, the firm announced on Thursday. Through software called the Virtualization Experience Media Engine, Cisco is now able to offer Jabber on Cisco thin clients and eventually will also be able to offer Jabber for virtual desktops on other thin clients as well as Windows PCs and mobile devices.
AT&T is teaming with Polycom to offer cloud-based videoconferencing services, the firms said Tuesday.
Researchers have demonstrated how a serious vulnerability in the 7900 series of the Cisco Unified IP Phones can be used to transform them into bugging devices in order to eavesdrop on private conversations.
Cisco issued a security advisory on Wednesday to address a vulnerability in a VoIP phone model identified last year by researchers at Columbia University. The company said the vulnerability in versions of its Cisco Unified IP Phone 7900 Series could enable attackers to gain remote access to the phone.
The volume of malware, including strains targeting enterprise networks, is three times greater today than it was four years ago, according to security firm Fortinet's 2013 Cybercrime Report.