Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

Asterisk 13 Secures Open-Source PBX Communications for the Long Term

Open source Unified Communications technology gets new security and stability features.

Network Security Vendors Update Firewall Portfolios

Multiple NGFW vendors including McAfee, Fortinet and Palo Alto have announced new solutions.

SocketPlane Aims to Bring SDN to Docker

Startup aims to build open-source technology to advance state of networking and SDN for Docker container virtualization.

Cumulus Linux 2.5 Advances Networking Operating System

New features in Cumulus Linux 2.5 include support for active-active-first hop redundancy protocol (VRR).

Where is the Next Big SDN Vendor?

Steve Herrod, former CTO of VMware, made the biggest SDN acquisition of all time when he acquired Nicira for $1.2 Billion. Is there another company like Nicira on the horizon?

Riverbed Announces Restructuring Plan

WAN optimization vendor is looking to cut its costs as it lowers its financial outlook.

OpenStack Juno Set to Advance Nova Networking

The Quantum project isn't the only OpenStack networking effort set for major improvements. OpenStack Juno users will get improvements to Nova-network, too.

Akamai Gives Networks an Ion Boost

Akamai's Ion network acceleration technology set to gain predictive pre-fetching, image compression and DNS optimization capabilities.

AllSeen Lights Up IoT Networking World

Linux Foundation's AllSeen Internet of Things collaboration project launches Connected Lighting Working Group.

Guido Appenzeller is Making a Big VMware

The student becomes the master as OpenFlow visionaries re-unite at VMware.

Juniper Completes Sale of Junos Pulse as Pulse Secure Business Emerges

$250 million Junos Pulse deal closes as new mobile network security vendor is born.

Alcatel-Lucent Sells Enterprise Networking Business for $268 Million

Analysis: Alcatel-Lucent exits enterprise business after failing to get the traction or growth it deserved.

OPNFV Collaboration Project Launched

Linux Foundation OPNFV effort brings together the largest hardware, software and carriers in the world to build an open platform for Network Functions Virtualization.

OpenDaylight Helium Bootstraps SDN Security

OpenDaylight Helium, the second major release of the open source SDN platform, shows maturity, stability, and security.

Broadcom Tomahawk Silicon Set to Advance 25 GbE Networking

New chip includes over 7 billion transistors and can enable up to 3.2 terabits per second of throughput, advancing 25 GbE for 100 GbE.

Brocade Launches Commercial Vyatta OpenDaylight SDN Controller

Vyatta controller is built from the open-source OpenDaylight project in a bid to enable an open networking fabric.

Cisco Acquires Metacloud for OpenStack as a Service Tech

Cisco gets deeper into the OpenStack ecosystem with announcement of planned Metacloud acquisition.

Cisco Adds Firepower to ASA Firewall

But what does that mean for Cisco's existing IPS on ASA technology?

Brocade Acquires Vistapointe for More Network Visibility

Vistapointe acquisition adds new SDN and NFV technologies to Brocade's portfolio.

Palo Alto Powers Through 2014 without Juniper Impact

Network security vendor claims it is growing due to competitive displacements of incumbent technologies.

Juniper Brings Increased Security Intelligence to SRX Gateway

Security threats can come from many vectors, and so too can security information. Juniper's Secure Spotlight brings more intelligence to SRX gateways.

2Q14 Worldwide Enterprise Router Revenue Reported at $867 Million

Global networking switch and router markets show mixed Q2 2014 results, while NFV shows promise.

More IPv4 Addresses Reclaimed

Years after IANA officially declared the free pool of IPv4 address space as being exhausted, a new pool has been released from reclaimed addresses.

Brocade CEO Aims to Grow Faster than Cisco in Developing Markets

Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney delivers third quarter fiscal 2014 earnings results, takes a jab at Cisco products.

OpenStack Neutron Set for New Updates in Juno Release

October OpenStack release will be a major milestone for cloud networking.

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