Hot products at VMworld 2017

VMworld 2017 Image by Thinkstock/VMware VMworld 2017 is underway in Las Vegas, where IT pros are converging to learn about the latest in enterprise cloud, virtualization, security, and software-defined data center technologies. Here are some of the product highlights on display at the show. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, Read more about Hot products at VMworld 2017[…]

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This Mirai malware vaccine could protect insecure IoT devices

The hazard of unsophisticated and poorly secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices came to the front last year with the Mirai DDoS attack that involved nearly a million bots. Many of these devices remain a threat. Researchers have posed an original solution to the problem: Use the vulnerability of these devices to inject a white Read more about This Mirai malware vaccine could protect insecure IoT devices[…]

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This Linux tool could improve the security of IoT devices

The first rule of building a secure and feature-rich ecosystem is software management — push and pull software updates and software discovery through an app store mechanism from a trusted source. In the go-to-market IoT race, though, that often doesn’t happen. Many Internet of Things (IoT) product developers have ignored the traumatic early history of Microsoft Read more about This Linux tool could improve the security of IoT devices[…]

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Connected cars have an ‘indefensible’ security vulnerability

One of the most attractive promises of IoT-powered connected cars is enhanced safety. Connected cars use the Internet of Things (IoT) to help avoid accidents and control a wide array of safety technologies, from anti-lock brakes to airbags. But according to security firm Trend Micro, these safety systems are even more vulnerable to hacking than Read more about Connected cars have an ‘indefensible’ security vulnerability[…]

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How to protect your network from ransomware attacks

Ransomware attacks are becoming more rampant now that criminals have learned they are an effective way to make money in a short amount of time. Attackers do not even need any programming skills to launch an attack because they can obtain code that is shared among the many hacker communities. There are even services that Read more about How to protect your network from ransomware attacks[…]

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Docker brings containers to mainframes

Docker announced the first major update to its flagship Docker Enterprise Edition 17.06, with a clear eye to on-premises data centers and DevOps.  Docker rolled out the rebranded Docker EE in March, based on what was previously known as the Docker Commercially Supported and Docker Datacenter products. With that launch, Docker added the ability to Read more about Docker brings containers to mainframes[…]

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How to improve IoT security

The tsunami-sized trend to add intelligence with sensors and actuators and to connect devices, equipment and appliances to the internet poses safety, security and privacy risks. Proof comes from a recent meta-study titled The Internet of Hackable Things (pdf) from researchers at the Technical University of Denmark, Denmark; Orebro University, Sweden; and Innopolis University, Russian Read more about How to improve IoT security[…]

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IDG Contributor Network: Can the U.S. Senate secure the Internet of Things?

As a free and open internet continues to come under assault by the FCC’s proposal to effectively end net neutrality, investors, programmers, and internet users of all stripes have vociferously voiced their support of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the open web that enables it. It appears those voices have been heard, as the Read more about IDG Contributor Network: Can the U.S. Senate secure the Internet of Things?[…]

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31% off WD 4TB My Passport Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive – Deal Alert

Safely store massive amounts of photos, videos and music with this 4TB external drive from WD. It comes equipped with WD Backup software so you can automatically back up photos, videos, music and documents on your preferred schedule. And built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption with WD Security software helps keep your content private and safe. The Read more about 31% off WD 4TB My Passport Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive – Deal Alert[…]

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7 free tools every network needs

In the real estate world, the mantra is location, location, location. In the network and server administration world, the mantra is visibility, visibility, visibility. If you don’t know what your network and servers are doing at every second of the day, you’re flying blind. Sooner or later, you’re going to meet with disaster. Fortunately, many Read more about 7 free tools every network needs[…]

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IDG Contributor Network: SDN and a life beyond the death of the internet

For decades, enterprises have relied on the public internet for business-critical SaaS applications and data traffic. The reason why is pretty simple: it’s cost-efficient, it’s easy to use and it’s already there. Compare that to the logistical, financial and implementation challenges of installing an alternative private network, and it’s clear why enterprises have been pretty Read more about IDG Contributor Network: SDN and a life beyond the death of the internet[…]

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IDG Contributor Network: Can U.S. lawmakers fix IoT security for good?

While the Internet of Things (IoT) has carved out a comfortable place for itself in today’s society and markets, many still fear that the interconnectivity-driven phenomenon is extraordinarily vulnerable to outside attacks. A number of U.S. Senators believe they may have a solution to the problem, and have put forward the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Read more about IDG Contributor Network: Can U.S. lawmakers fix IoT security for good?[…]

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IDG Contributor Network: The new branch office SD-WAN model

Wrapping up an SD-WAN workshop session with a client last week, I reflected on how rapidly the branch office WAN connectivity and management model is changing. Some great opportunities are emerging for enterprise IT teams that can materially impact how the network is designed, paid for and managed. Here are some thoughts: 1. Public cloud Read more about IDG Contributor Network: The new branch office SD-WAN model[…]

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