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VMworld 2014: VMware Goes After Rivals via Mobile, Platform Services on vCloud

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:00
VMware is partnering with high flying developer-oriented vendors, including Kinvey MBaaS and Docker containerization, and coupling them with its vCloud platform to help spur its success in the highly competitive cloud marketplace.
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Paying for Faster Customer Service – Brilliant Innovation or Terrible Idea?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:00
A mobile phone company in the UK has introduced a new concept in customer care. The idea is to allow customers to jump higher in the calling queue by paying an incremental fee. This may work in some industries but will fail in the contact center.
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VMworld 2014: Trend Micro Adds NSX Support in Deep Security 9.5, but It’s Not Alone

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:00
Trend Micro added support for VMware’s NSX network virtualization at VMworld 2014, along with rival McAfee. Others are not likely far behind, however, and Trend is increasingly relying on AWS to help grow its lead in securing virtual servers.
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McAfee - Network Security Platform

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:00
McAfee continues to integrate its IPS line with other parts of its portfolio to speed advanced malware detection and remediation as it builds out the number of signature-less detection engines that either come or interact with the IPS sensors.
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Cisco (Sourcefire) FirePOWER Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 05:00
Sourcefire’s FirePOWER has seen solid traction as part of Cisco’s security portfolio, thanks to Cisco’s much broader reach. But Cisco still has to rationalize overlapping IPSs.
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Jive Software - Collaboration and Communications

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 05:00
Jive Software maintains its leadership position by refocusing on external communities and developing a new strategic partnership with Cisco, adding real-time communications to its popular platform.
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IBM - Security Network Intrusion Prevention System

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 05:00
IBM emphasized integration in the 5.2 release of its network protection firmware for its IPS line that was released in May 2014, enabling bi-directional intelligence sharing and control between IBM’s QRadar SIEM and the FireEye WebMPS appliance.
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Aruba Extends Lync Integration to Its 802.11ac Access Points

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:00
Aruba continues to integrate its products with Microsoft Lync, adding its 802.11ac product to the list of Lync certified access points. The certification addresses customer concerns about UC&C performance over WLAN.
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Pivotal’s New Mobile Service Leverages its Leading PaaS and Big Data Technologies

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:00
Jumping squarely into the industry’s latest application development trend, Pivotal is consolidating MEAP with platform services, enhanced via data services, with the ability to leverage added parts of the cloud stack via parent company VMware.
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SentinelOne, an Endpoint Security Startup, Takes a New Tack in Combating Zero Day Attacks

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:00
SentinelOne adds its voice to the growing cacophony of advanced endpoint anti-malware offerings with a unique alternative to sandboxing that does real time monitoring, modeling and predictive analysis of endpoint processes. But can anyone hear it?
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Cisco Catalyst 6800, 6500, 4500, 3850, 3650, 2960-X

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:00
Cisco continues to lead the enterprise switch market with product diversity and advanced technology across its campus switching with the Catalyst 6800, 6800ia 4500E with Supervisor Engine 8, 3850, 3650, and the APIC Enterprise Module.
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IBM SmartCloud Application Services

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:00
IBM is positioning IBM SmartCloud Application Services as the core app development/testing component of its bigger PaaS/IaaS offering, with additional cohesion in 2014 enabled through BlueMix.
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Kony Combines All its Technologies to Take on Competitive PaaS Space

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:00
Kony is throwing all its weight behind a consolidated and significantly more affordable unified mobile app platform in hopes of nailing down key ISV channel partnerships with PaaS providers, SIs, and telcos.
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Cisco - IPS Series, Version 7.3

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:00
Cisco’s IPS is not yet officially on life support, with new signatures still coming out for it, but the writing is on the wall.
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HP 10500, 7500, 8200, 5500, 5400, 3800, 3500, 2920

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:00
HP’s campus switching is a workhorse and enjoys the number two spot in market share, featuring OpenFlow on over 50 products, but new products and feature sets from the competition keep coming.
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Fortinet (*)

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 05:00
Fortinet kept a steady drumbeat of new FortiGate appliances that use its new NP6 ASICs to extend its performance lead in the firewall/UTM/NGFW markets. Now, its biggest challenge is to gain market visibility as a strong enterprise contender.
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Collaboration in the Enterprise Needs a Wakeup Call

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 05:00
For enterprise collaboration to grow into something more than a cost center, we should do away with the notion of collaboration as a discrete set of tools and instead explore alternate notions of connectivity, something more open and engaging.
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Startup GuardiCore Exploits SDN Programmability to Scale Advanced Data Center Security

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 05:00
Advanced data center security startup GuardiCore exited stealth mode to launch a more scalable defense in depth capability that leverages SDN controller programmability to find and block advanced attacks. Now can it get the market’s attention?
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Tableau Software

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 05:00
Tableau Software remains a strong, disruptive player within the enterprise data and analytics marketplace thanks to a mature, easily consumed, multi-channel product portfolio focused on the democratization of data analytics.
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HP - Enterprise Networking and Data Center

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 05:00
HP’s enterprise group continues to enhance and bring new products to market and launch new partnerships while executives address business issues. HP appears to be through the worst of its turnaround.
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