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Cisco streamlines, upgrades its SASE bundle

Network World - Wed, 03/31/2021 - 3:34pm

Cisco made enhancements to its security offerings that will expand and change the way customers buy its Secure Access Service Edge products as well as bolster network-access authentication.

Cisco's SASE plan will focus on enhancing networking and security functions while building them into an integrated service that can help simplify access to enterprise cloud resources securely, said Gee Rittenhouse senior vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Security Business Group during this week's Cisco Live! event.

MORE CISCO LIVE! NEWS: Cisco takes its first steps toward network-as-a-service; Cisco brings net intelligence to Catalyst switches, app-performance management

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Report: 5G network slicing could leave flaws for bad actors to exploit

Network World - Mon, 03/29/2021 - 4:56pm

5G networks that incorporate legacy technology could be vulnerable to compromise via a lack of mapping between transport and application layers, according to a report by Ireland-based AdaptiveMobile Security.

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Network slicing is central to realizing many of 5G’s more ambitious capabilities because it enables individual access points or base stations to subdivide networks into multiple logical sections—slices—effectively providing entirely separate networks for multiple uses. The slices can be used for different purposes—say, mobile broadband for end-users and massive IoT connectivity—at the same time, without interfering with each other.

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Cloudflare wants to be your corporate network backbone with centralized management and security

Network World - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 9:01am
Magic WAN and Magic Firewall aim to simplify linking sites and datacenters while allowing organizations to better enforce security policies.
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