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Bi-Weekly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (July 23 – Aug 5, ’13)

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Welcome to yet another edition of bi-weekly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, let us look at some interesting news, product releases and articles published by vendors in our industry during the last two weeks – July 23 to August 05, 2013.

#1. Cisco announces completion of Composite Software acquisition & A definitive agreement to acquire Sourcefire: Cisco has announced that they have completed the acquisition of Composite Software, a data virtualization software & services company. Read more… Cisco has also announced a definitive agreement to acquire Sourcefire, the company behind the open-source IPS Snort and anti-virus s/w – ClamAV. Read more…

#2. Hp announces Lifetime Warranty 2.0 for Networking products: Hp has announced that they will offer 24×7 phone support Hp FlexCampus, Hp FlexBranch and small business networking products for up to three years, in addition to the lifetime replacement warranty already offered. Read more…

#3. Brocade announces the availability of Brocade Vyatta vRouter for AWS GovCloud: Brocade has announced the availability of Brocade Vyatta vRouter (virtual router), which is a virtual router, firewall and VPS solution for the AWS GovCloud. They expect this to help US Govt. agencies & contractors to move their workloads into the cloud by addressing specific regulatory and compliance requirements. Read more…

#4. Storage basics/concepts every Virtualization Administrator should be familiar with: In this excellent article, Dell has listed nine storage basics/concepts for virtual environments. Good article to read if you want to get refreshed on the basic concepts behind virtual server storage. Read more… On a different note, have a look at this article to know the advancements brought about by Dell for Open-Source big data and cloud environments.

#5. Gartner’s 2013 Magic Quadrant for UTM (Unified Threat Management) released: Have a look at the positioning of various UTM vendors in the latest edition of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant. Brought to you by Fortinet.

#6. ShoreTel introduces 400 Series IP Phones: ShoreTel has introduced new 400 Series IP Phones, and they are available now for customers with ShoreTel 14 system. Read more…

#7. WatchGuard introduces DLP (Data Loss Prevention) feature for its UTM solutions: WatchGuard has introduced Data Loss Prevention (DLP) feature with more than 200 pre-configured rules for its Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution. Read more…

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