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  • Startup aims SDN technology at Cisco WANs

    SDNs aren't just for data center networks, despite the best-use-case-scenario arguments for network virtualization and flow management pervading the industry.

    Written by Jim Duffy12 April 13 12:23
  • F5 tries to stay ahead of the curve with moves into security and beyond

    F5 Networks is best known for its high-end network management hardware, especially its BIG-IP line of load balancers. Those offerings have fueled annual revenue growth from $525 million to more than $1.3 billion since 2007, even in the face of the recent recession.

    Written by Jon Gold28 Feb. 13 20:11
  • F5's SDN investment puts it in play with Cisco, Juniper

    Network acceleration vendor F5's recent purchase of LineRate Systems, a startup specializing in software-defined networking technology, is both a near-term attempt to associate itself with a hot industry technology and a canny look ahead to the future, according to experts.

    Written by Jon Gold14 Feb. 13 21:15
  • A10 denied stay in Brocade patent case

    A San Jose federal court this week denied A10 Networks’ request to stay a permanent injunction barring the company from selling application delivery controllers that incorporate intellectual property from rival Brocade.

    Written by Jim Duffy14 Feb. 13 00:18
  • Ipanema will offer WAN optimization as a small business service

    Ipanema Technologies, the France-based maker of WAN optimization gear, announced Monday that it would integrate that technology into the company's AppsWork product, which is designed for use by small businesses.

    Written by Jon Gold27 Nov. 12 21:55
  • Riverbed to acquire Opnet in $1B deal

    Riverbed Technology will acquire Opnet Technologies for about US$1 billion, the two companies said Monday.

    Written by Martyn Williams30 Oct. 12 00:21
  • Naval researchers pioneer TCP-based spam detection

    A group of researchers from the U.S. Naval Academy has developed a technique for analyzing email traffic in real-time to identify spam messages as they come across the wire, simply using information from the TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) packets that carry the messages.

    Written by Joab Jackson24 Dec. 11 08:39
  • Private investment firm buys Blue Coat for $1.3B

    <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/wan-optimization-shifting-strategic-tactical">Blue Coat Systems</a> has agreed to be bought by a private equity firm for about $1.3 billion, which will buy out shareholders for a 48% premium over what the company's stock sold for yesterday.

    Written by Tim Greene10 Dec. 11 07:30
  • WAN optimization: Network vs. application layer optimization

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

    Written by Larry Cormier, SVP of marketing for Silver Peak Systems06 Dec. 11 10:31
  • Real estate firm boosts bandwidth, cuts costs with Talari

    Chicago-based real-estate management company Equity Office ran all its voice and data traffic over an MPLS WAN, but when poor peak-time performance drew complaints from end users, it switched to technology that delivers more bandwidth at half the cost.

    Written by Tim Greene28 Nov. 11 22:32
  • Cisco WAAS shows pizzazz

    The latest release of <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/cisco/">Cisco</a>'s WAN optimization product line -- Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) 4.4 -- proves that the company famous for routing packets can also shape, optimize and accelerate them.

    Written by Keith Schultz21 Nov. 11 17:32
  • WAN optimization hardware vs. WAN optimization services

    The two best things about <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/wan-optimization.html">WAN optimization</a> are that it practically guarantees better response times for <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/applications.html">applications</a> while at the same time either reducing the need for WAN bandwidth or at least staving off for a while the need to boost it.

    Written by Tim Greene02 Nov. 11 21:34