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SDSN: Software-defined What?

Posted: November 11, 2016   /   By: Jack Poller   /   Tags: network, SDN, ESG Lab, SDSN

the_network.jpgA few weeks ago, I blogged about some of the many networking acronyms that can transform your data center.

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Network Automation: Can It Benefit Everyone?

Posted: March 27, 2015   /   By: Dan Conde   /   Tags: network, Networking, automation


At a recent Juniper Innovation Showcase analyst briefing, the company emphasized two dimensions of innovation: performance and automation. This made me think of how much we have accomplished in the world of network automation and whether these accomplishments have provided benefits for enterprises as well as hyper-scale (or SaaS operator) companies.


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Yet Another Proof Point for Network and Endpoint Security Integration

Posted: October 17, 2014   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: Information Security, End-User Computing, IT Infrastructure, network, Networking, Information and Risk Management, endpoint, Security and Privacy

As I’ve mentioned many times in my blog, there is a lot of evidence suggesting a trend toward the amalgamation of endpoint and network security.

Here’s another recent data point that supports this further. ESG recently published a new research report titled Network Security Trends in the Era of Cloud and Mobile Computing. The report is based upon a survey of security professionals working at enterprise organizations (i.e., more than 1,000 employees). ESG asked them: “Is your organization engaged in any type of project to integrate anti-malware and analytics technologies on networks and endpoints?” Nearly one-quarter (22%) said, “yes, extensively,” while another 39% responded, “yes, somewhat.”

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Network Security Trumps Server Security in the Enterprise (Part 2)

Posted: April 30, 2013   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: Information Security, IBM, Check Point, Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, network, Information and Risk Management, Sourcefire, HP, McAfee, Security and Privacy, Security, IDS, Juniper Networks, Firewall, SDN, IDS/IPS

I posted a blog at the end of March describing the fact that network-security-trumps-server-security-in-the-enterprise/index.html" target="_blank">network security processes, skills, and technical controls are often more thorough than server security processes, skills, and technical controls at enterprise organizations. As a review, recent ESG research revealed that:

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