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FireEye acquisition rumors resurface

Last spring, Cisco executives squashed rumors that it was planning to acquire network threat prevention vendor FireEye, but a Seeking Alpha article has brought those rumors to the forefront again.

5 important networking acquisitions of 2015

The networking industry, like any industry that has been around for so long, always seems to be in the midst of consolidations. Larger vendors frequently purchase smaller companies, beefing up specific capabilities to address enterprise customer needs or buying their way into emerging markets.

There are 20-30% more devices connecting to the corporate network than IT knows

With trends like bring your own device and the Internet of Things, there are frequently more devices connecting to the corporate network than IT administrators are actually aware of. According to ForeScout, when its detection and monitoring technologies are deployed within enterprises, they frequently discover an additional 20 to 30 percent of devices IT was unaware of.

Lack of network control will drive enterprise SD-WAN adoption, says VeloCloud exec

In many ways, enterprises have lost control of their networks – at least when compared to networks of years past when all connections were inside the four walls of the organizations or, at the worst, were through secure VPN tunnels.

Palo Alto Networks and Mirantis team up to boost OpenStack security

Palo Alto Networks has partnered with Mirantis in the hopes of beefing up security on OpenStack clouds. Through the partnership, Palo Alto will add virtual network function capabilities to the Mirantis OpenStack distribution.

Former Gap tech exec chosen for Palo Alto Networks CIO job

Palo Alto Networks has brought on board the technology veteran who helped guide Gap Inc. through the transition to software-defined networking. The security-focused networking vendor announced this week it hired Naveen Zutshi to take on the CIO mantle.

Infoblox aims to stop DNS data exfiltration attacks in real time

A new product from Infoblox provides enterprises with the ability to apply behavioral analytics to DNS queries in real time. The new Infoblox DNS Threat Analytics product was designed to detect and block data exfiltration attempts using DNS as a communications pathway.

Spotlight: Pearson VUE's credential management system falls victim to malware attack

Cisco's largest certification partner had a difficult week.

Spotlight: Brocade names new security CTO

Brocade has brought on a network security veteran to take on the role of vice president and security CTO.

Red Hat bolsters Enterprise Linux networking and security capabilities

Red Hat rolled out a new version of its Enterprise Linux distribution with a focus on improving network performance and boosting security, particularly for verticals like government, finance and military.