F5 Agility conference: somebody familiar, some things are new

Visiting the F5 Agility conference in Chicago recently showed me that the company is adapting to major changes in the industry and evolving its product line to keep up with the changes.

There was an interesting combination of the familiar and new.

Topics: Networking F5

It Takes a Village: The Splunk User Conference 2013

When IBM distributed its operating system in the 1950s, it actually sent the source code to its customer base. Many IT shops then actually modified the operating system with their own customized code.

Topics: IBM Apple Information and Risk Management Security and Privacy Security big data security analytics SIEM security intelligence log management F5 Security Management Splunk

The Software-Defined Networking (SDN) train keeps on rolling in 2013

2013 is certainly starting off well for companies in the software-defined networking (SDN) space--just this week we have witnessed both an acquisition and an investment as more vendors seek to take part in this emerging market.

Topics: IBM Cisco IT Infrastructure Networking HP F5 software-defined networking SDN Intel NEC

RSA Conference 2012 Observations Part II

I missed the keynotes at RSA as I was buried with wall-to-wall meetings from the time I arrived on Monday through Thursday evening. Nevertheless, I had a chance to speak with a lot of security industry insiders and IT security professionals during my time at RSA. Building on my previous blog, here are a few additional take-aways:

Topics: IBM Check Point Palo Alto Networks Fortinet Cisco Information and Risk Management Sourcefire McAfee Security and Privacy Juniper Networks trend micro Symantec F5 Firewall Anti-malware crossbeam systems security skills SonicWall