Flying high

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - September 9th, 2014

In his first visit to an emerging market after taking over the reins at Juniper Networks, Shaygan Kheradpir sat down with us to talk about his vision for the company and strategy for the new era of IT.

Malicious mobility

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - June 5th, 2014

From paying bills on our smartphones to banking on our tablets, we are living more and more of our lives on our mobile devices. However, with all of this agility comes a measure of concern.

Juniper to lay off 500 and close facilities

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - April 3rd, 2014

Juniper Networks will lay off about 6 percent of its workforce and back out of application delivery controllers as part of a restructuring intended to cut costs and focus the company on markets where it can grow at a faster rate.

Interview: Juniper CEO Shaygan Kheradpir

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - February 25th, 2014

As Shaygan Kheradpir settles into his role as the new CEO of Juniper Networks, the former Barclay’s COO/CTO is looking to the future.

Juniper unveils new operating plan to accelerate growth

Jim Duffy by Jim Duffy - February 23rd, 2014

Juniper Networks has announced a new integrated operating plan (IOP) to refocus the company on high growth segments in the networking industry.

India investigates alleged Huawei ‘hacking’ of mobile base station

John Dunn by John Dunn - February 9th, 2014

Huawei is reportedly being investigated by the Indian Government over alleged ‘hacking’ of equipment belonging to state-run telecoms firm Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL).

Interview: Juniper Networks’ new CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir

Allan Swann by Allan Swann - January 26th, 2014

New Juniper Networks CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir, seemed to be hitting all the right notes speaking at the company’s RevUp 2014 conference in Las Vegas.

Software Defined Networks – the future of networking?

Muhammad Rehan Sami, Senior Solution Architect, Business, Etisalat by Muhammad Rehan Sami, Senior Solution Architect, Business, Etisalat - January 23rd, 2014

SDN is a technology that promises to be the next big thing not only for IT organisations and networking vendors, but also for service providers, says Muhammad Rehan Sami, Senior Solution Architect, Business, Etisalat

Cisco: Malicious traffic present on 100 percent of sampled networks

John E Dunn by John E Dunn - January 19th, 2014

Every large multinational firm investigated by Cisco for its latest Security Report showed signs of malicious traffic on their networks, the networking company has revealed.

Dell, Cisco, others hit back after being named in NSA spying toolkit

Brian Karlovsky by Brian Karlovsky - January 13th, 2014

The world’s largest networking vendors have hit back at claims their products have been compromised by the National Security Agency after being named in an NSA spying toolkit.

What wearable tech has up its sleeve for CES 2014

Jon Phillips by Jon Phillips - January 5th, 2014

Wearable technology is an exploding field in desperate need of a category-defining product. And now, with the Consumer Electronics Show upon us, we get to see whether any company can release an uncompromised, mainstream consumer hit in 2014.

Analysis: security weak spots

Stefan Hammond by Stefan Hammond - December 17th, 2013

Reading the coverage of the recent breach of Adobe passwords, we learned that 1.9 million users used “123456″ as their password. That’s right: out of 38 million cracked passwords, almost two million adults used ones more suited to five-year-olds.

Middle East, Africa record highest Ethernet sales in Q3

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - December 9th, 2013

The growing popularity of 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Ethernet in data centres helped the Middle East Ethernet switch market record the highest third quarter increase, according to IDC.

Fortinet unveils ‘world’s fastest’ firewall appliance, teases large partnership news

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - October 22nd, 2013

Network security specialist Fortinet this week used GITEX to regionally launch its new FortiGate-3700D solution, which the vendor claimed is the world’s fastest data centre firewall appliance.

Report: Ford CEO downplays chatter that he’s in line to replace Ballmer

Juan Carlos Perez by Juan Carlos Perez - October 2nd, 2013

Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally, considered a front-runner among candidates to replace Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, has reportedly tried to put the brakes on the accelerating rumours.

If you sell 36 million Samsung or Apple smart watches, are you successful?

John Cox by John Cox - August 29th, 2013

Sales of so-called “smart watches” will surge from 1 million to 36 million in five years, according to a speculative new report from Juniper Research. But whether that defines “success” remains an open question.

With Ballmer retiring, tech world awaits white smoke from Redmond

Juan Carlos Perez by Juan Carlos Perez - August 27th, 2013

Mere days into the Steve Ballmer Successor Watch, guessing who will be his replacement has become a new tech industry pastime. Ballmer’s announcement that he will retire within the next 12 months has …

Riverbed stands alone in Leaders Quadrant for WAN-optimised controllers in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - August 20th, 2013

Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, recently announced that the company has been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2013 “Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimisation Controllers”.

Riverbed appoints general manager for Middle East and North Africa region

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - August 20th, 2013

Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, recently announced Taj Elkhayat as the new general manager for the Middle East and North Africa region.

Wearable computers, anyone?

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - July 30th, 2013

Are you ready for talking watches, singing shoes and rings that can double up as Bluetooth headsets?

Juniper CEO announces retirement following blow-out Q2 results

Jim Duffy by Jim Duffy - July 24th, 2013

Juniper Networks CEO Kevin Johnson said Tuesday he is retiring once a successor is found.

Mobile malware, mainly aimed at Android devices, jumps 614% in a year

Lucas Mearian by Lucas Mearian - July 15th, 2013

The number of mobile malware apps has jumped 614 percent in the last year, according to studies conducted by McAfee and Juniper Networks.

Android malware devlopment now mimics commercial software, claims Juniper

John E. Dunn by John E. Dunn - June 30th, 2013

The creation of Android malware is now mature enough for there to be development cycles that mimic those of the legitimate software world, a report from Juniper Networks has concluded.

Most Android threats would be blocked if phones ran latest Android version, report says

Lucian Constantin by Lucian Constantin - June 27th, 2013

Over three quarters of Android threats are malicious apps that send SMS messages to premium rate numbers and could be mitigated by a protection feature present in Android 4.2, according to researchers from networking vendor Juniper Networks.

Juniper closer to Cisco in shipping SDN brains

Jim Duffy by Jim Duffy - May 6th, 2013

Juniper Networks this week will extend its SDN offerings with the release of its controller, roughly six months ahead of schedule. The controller technology obtained from the acquisition of Contrail Systems is now called JunosV Contrail. It …

Brocade unleashes a data centre barrage

Jim Duffy by Jim Duffy - May 1st, 2013

Brocade this week extended its data centre networking portfolio with hardware and software enhancements designed to better integrate and align physical and virtual resources. For virtual networking, Brocade rolled out the vRouter virtual router, obtained …

Juniper addresses SDN, BYOD needs

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 7th, 2013

Juniper Networks has launched a new range of more widely programmable switches and management tools that aim to address provider and enterprise needs for software-defined networking (SDN) and bring your own device (BYOD) …

Soft launch

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - April 3rd, 2013

The idea of software-defined networking (SDN) has taken off, though it has hardly seen a launch of epic proportions. We investigate the benefits behind the new networking trend, and examine why the Middle …

LTE subscribers to double by 2014

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - March 27th, 2013

The number of global subscribers to 4G LTE mobile broadband technology is set to double over the next two years, rising from 105 million this year to nearly 220 million in 2014, according …

FireEye launches new threat protection platform

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - March 3rd, 2013

Security company, FireEye, has announced a new threat protection platform designed to help enterprises deploy new security models to counter modern cyber attacks. Many traditional defences, such as firewalls and anti-virus, are not …

Symantec unveils super-secure SSL certificates

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - February 14th, 2013

Symantec on Wednesday began offering multi-algorithm SSL certificates for Web servers that go beyond traditional crypto to include what’s known as the Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA). The firm said that …

M2M poses security risks – watchdogs

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - February 12th, 2013

Security watchdogs are now worried about a new attack vendor that cybercriminals could take advantage of – the growing number of devices that routinely use the Internet to function. Machine-to-machine (M2M) security is …

HP uses SDN to scale up TippingPoint

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - February 4th, 2013

HP announced last week that it plans to use its recently unveiled SDN controller to distribute its TippingPoint intrusion prevention system across networks. This will help to overcome the scale limitations of dedicated …

Brocade appoints new CEO

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - January 15th, 2013

Brocade’s board of directors on Tuesday announced that it had appointed networking industry veteran Lloyd Carney to be the company’s new CEO, effective immediately. He will also join Brocade’s board of directors, the …

Juniper buys SDN startup for $176M

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - December 13th, 2012

Juniper Networks this week acquired Contrail Systems, a startup that makes controllers for software-defined networks, for $176 million in cash and stock. Contrail was founded early this year by officials from Google, Cisco, Juniper …

Mobile apps expose personal information, says Juniper

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - November 8th, 2012

An application privacy report by Juniper Networks’ Mobile Threat Center (MTC) indicates that permissions and capabilities in apps could expose sensitive and personal data in mobile devices. A wider group of application developers …

Juniper Networks sees another top exec leave

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - October 24th, 2012

A management shake-up at Juniper Networks continues, as Stefan Dyckerhoff has been replaced as executive vice president of Juniper’s Platform Systems Division by Rami Rahim, who currently leads the company’s edge and aggregation routing …

EMC’s Partners at GITEX 2012

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - October 22nd, 2012

Here’s a snapshot of EMC’s Partners who will be with us at our GITEX stand, October 14th – 18th: COMPUTERLINKS is one of the leading value added distributors for international top manufactures in …

Juniper strengthens network edge with new routers

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - October 11th, 2012

Juniper Networks this week has rolled out edge routers designed to enable service providers to rapidly deploy new service applications. Juniper’s MX2020 and 2010 3D Universal Edge Routers run software called JunosV App Engine …

HP takes aim at Cisco, Juniper with SDN market invasion

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - October 3rd, 2012

HP this week will unveil a software-defined networking portfolio that spans infrastructure, control plane operations and applications in an effort to lead the emerging SDN market. HP will roll out its own SDN controller, a separate control …

Heading into the cloud

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - September 25th, 2012

If you follow cloud computing, you’re no doubt familiar with software-as-a-service, or infrastructure-as-a-service. But how about network-as-a-service (NaaS)? Generally speaking, the concept of NaaS allows carriers to deliver cloud-based networking services like routing, tunneling, …

“Total cost of ownership sets us apart”

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - September 18th, 2012

Enterasys CEO Chris Crowell on battling Cisco and HP, and a not-so-secret weapon named Isaac What is the unique selling proposition for Enterasys? How do you position the company to customers versus the …

help AG earns Elite J-Partner status

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - August 7th, 2012

help AG has earned ‘Elite’ status for network infrastructure and advanced security in Juniper Networks’ J-Partner Programme. help AG achieved the level of Elite Partner which recognises stringent standards of customer satisfaction, personnel …

Smartphone devices to hit 350 million in enterprise

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 7th, 2012

 The number of employee-owned smartphones and tablets used in the enterprise is set to reach 350 million by 2014, representing almost 23% of all consumer-owned devices. The figure will see an increase of …

Tryst with a new destiny

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - August 1st, 2012

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last couple of months, you have probably heard of software-defined networking. And you have heard it from different angles. Undoubtedly, SDN is the …

  • Hands-on: New iPhones pack big features in thin package

    Few announcements summon as much attention as a brand new iPhone, and this year, for the second time in as many years, Apple gave us two models of its smartphone to pore over. I got my mitts on the newest mobile devices in the hands-on area after Tuesday’s event.

  • Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    They say that good things come in small packages—diamond rings, the crown jewels, keys to an exotic villa. When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, big is beautiful, writes James Dartnell.

  • Acer takes on the Nexus 7 with 7.9″ Intel tablet

    The new A1-830 tablet ticks all of the right boxes for people interested in a functional tablet sporting the sub 8-inch form factor. The tablet sports a 7.9-in, 1024×768 resolution screen at a 4:3 screen ratio; ideal for web browsing and reading e-books.

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