MEF 3.0: On-Demand Certification Beyond Ethernet, Emphasis on APIs, Community

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The latest bundling of initiatives from the organization originally known as the Metro Ethernet Forum goes beyond the organization’s original focus to also encompass wavelength, IP, SD-WAN, security-as-a-service and possibly other areas. The new bundling is dubbed MEF 3.0. MEF 3.0, which MEF refers to...Learn More

Windstream DDoS Mitigation Service Added to a Growing Business Services Portfolio

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A new Windstream DDoS mitigation service is designed to protect customers from distributed denial of service attacks. The threat, in which servers are bombarded with so many commands from so many sources that they buckle, is not receding. “Windstream’s DDoS Mitigation Service protects customers from...Learn More

Survey Finds Lax Attitudes Toward Cyberattack

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More than four in five Americans (82 percent) agree that cyberattacks are more of a problem than they were five years ago, yet more than half (54 percent) don’t feel they personally are at much risk of a from such a hack, according to a...Learn More

IDC: Four Benefits Driving SD-WAN

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A quartet of potential benefits is attracting enterprises to SD-WAN technology, according to a study by IDC. The study found that bandwidth optimization (at 36%), consistent application security (31%), integration with existing WANs (28%) and improved automation and self-provisioning (also 28%) were seen as motivators...Learn More

Verizon SD-WAN Offerings Expand With Integrated Security

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Verizon is expanding its software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) offerings, announcing today that it will offer an SD-WAN customer premises solution dubbed SD-Branch that incorporates security and other functionality. The new Verizon SD-WAN option will use software from Versa Networks that runs on generic...Learn More

CenturyLink Signs Cybersecurity Sales Agreement with King & Union

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/– CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently signed an agreement authorizing it to sell King & Union’s Avalon, a cyber analysis collaboration platform and service, to the company’s commercial and government clients. King & Union’s Avalon platform gives customers better situational awareness and a contextual picture...Learn More

TBR: Carrier Enterprise Revenue Sees Decline

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Major U.S. carrier enterprise revenue trends declined between the first quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017, according to new research from Technology Business Research. AT&T, Verizon, and CenturyLink saw declines in the range of 5%, while Level 3 saw flat enterprise revenues....Learn More

Nokia Claims World’s Fastest Router; Terabit IP Flows Supported

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Nokia today announced what the company claims is the world’s fastest router. The product, known as the Nokia 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS)-XC and targeted for commercial release in the fourth quarter, also supports terabit IP flows. “That’s 1,000 gigabits per second,” said Basil Alwan,...Learn More

Hawaiian Telcom Introduces World-Class DDoS Mitigation Solution for Businesses

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HONOLULU, March 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hawaiian Telcom (NASDAQ:HCOM) announced today that it has enhanced its existing array of Managed Network Security Services with a new cloud-based solution called Secure Internet Protection that safeguards businesses against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. DDoS attacks have surged...Learn More

Windstream Introduces SD-WAN Solution

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Jan 19, 2017 — LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced the availability of its software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution that will transform how businesses design and manage their networks. Powered by VeloCloud, Windstream’s SD-WAN...Learn More

Massive Mirai Botnet DNS DDoS Attack Highlights IoT Vulnerability

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A Mirai botnet attack has been singled out as the mechanism used by hackers in a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which also highlights increasing IoT vulnerability. The attack temporarily took down some of the world’s largest Web sites on October 21, 2016....Learn More

WiFi Security Survey Finds Familiarity with Ransomware Lower Than for Other Threats

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The majority of WiFi users (89%) use public WiFi, even though many of them (91%) don’t feel that public WiFi is secure, according to a WiFi security survey conducted by WiFi vendor Xirrus. The survey also found a relatively low level of familiarity with ransomware,...Learn More

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