Cisco, Arista, Juniper, Extreme, HPE’s Aruba have strong financials, AI impact still a future concept for most
Stories by Michael Cooney
Cisco continued filling its shopping bag with various technology firms – this time saying it intended to acquire cloud native mobile core developer Working Group Two for an undisclosed amount.
Aruba Networks is touting forthcoming improvements to its security platform – including zero trust and sandboxing features
Fortinet adds network over/underlay monitoring services, 90G NGFW series
Aiming to bolster its assessment of internet traffic health Cisco said it would buy Border Gateway Protocol monitoring firm Code BGP for an undisclosed amount.
Cisco has added ransomware detection and recovery support to its recently unveiled Extended Detection and Response (XDR) system.
Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet, Intel, AT&T and Verizon are among the founding members of the Network Resilience Coalition, which will encourage enterprises to patch systems, fix holes, and prepare defenses for routers and switches.
Backed by the Linux Foundation, the new Ultra Ethernet Consortium aims to increase the scale, stability, and reliability of Ethernet networks to satisfy AI’s high performance networking requirements.
Most enterprises will incorporate generative AI in a slow and controlled way, Gartner says.
New high-end 3200F and midrange 900G next generation firewalls from Fortinet use AI for speedier, more comprehensive network threat protection.
Catalyst 9300 gains Cisco Secure Firewall ASA, packaged as a Docker container, to enable more simplified, secure segmentation of network resources.
Other 2023 Cisco acquisitions include Accedian for network performance monitoring, Armorblox for large language models, and SamKnows for monitoring broadband networks.
The Kyndryl Bridge integration platform is set to gain dozens more enterprise infrastructure-management tools in the coming months.
Microsoft is integrating elements of its Entra suite to offer an SSE package, joining a slew of competitors including Netskope, Palo Alto Networks and Zscaler.
Cisco’s updated Secure Network Analytics platform has higher capacity, supports more data flows, and generates more detailed security alerts.