Paul Rubens

Contributing Writer, Enterprise Networking Planet

Paul Rubens started out as an investment banker in the 1980s, before moving in to journalism in 1991. Since going freelance in 1998, he has contributed to the technology sections of many leading international publications including The Economist and The Financial Times, as well as writing for specialist business technology publications including EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet, eSecurityPlanet, Computing and TechRadar. He is also sub-editor of Pinball Magazine, the world's leading publication devoted to the silver ball.


Articles by Paul Rubens 

Combating the Rise of Ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS)

Ransomware-as-a-service is simply a business model for ransomware. Here is how to mitigate these treats. 

Blockchain Technology Can Have a Starring Role in Cybersecurity

Blockchain technology is no longer just a cryptocurrency tool. Learn how blockchain technology can potentially revolutionize many areas of cybersecurity.  

The State of AIOps: What to Look Forward to in 2021

Enterprises are looking to AIOps for IT management solutions. Explore the challenges & advances for the industry.

5 Best Practices for DDoS Mitigation

DDoS attacks can be devastating. Here are five measures to have in place to mitigate DDos security risks. 

Is SASE the VPN Killer?

As the remote work model takes hold, SASE is edging out VPNs as a faster, better, scalable approach to securely accessing corporate networks. 

SD-WAN is Important for an IoT and AI Future

The growing interdependence of IoT, AI, and SD-WAN calls for a deeper understanding of the complexities of SD-WAN technology. 

How Data Centers Must Evolve in the Cloud First Era

Data centers are looking more like public clouds. New infrastructures will transform how they are managed. 

The Growing Value of a Microservice Architecture

Cloud computing has raised the profile of microservices as a way to build and update complex applications. 

Transforming Networks: From Virtualization to Cloudification

The gap between virtualization and cloudification is narrowing as evolutions in software-defined networking are increasingly driven by 5G and edge computing. 

Simplifying Data Management with Hybrid Networks

Multicloud data management is an essential solution of the increasing onslaught of enterprise data processing and storage requirements.

Utilizing Private Cellular Networks for Enterprise Connectivity

PCNs based on LTE and 5G technology could provide consistent and stable wireless network performance for enterprises. 

The High Cost of Counterfeit Networking Hardware

Counterfeit hardware produces pain points for both customers and vendors. Both have a role to play in combating the problem. 

Pluggable Optics at Heart of Cisco, Acacia Dispute

The dissolution of a planned deal between the two companies underscores the future value of pluggable optics.

The Future of Fixed 5G Networks is Now

Fixed fifth-generation networks are in development to complement 5G wireless networks and to support the cloudification of enterprise computing setups.

The Home SD-WAN and SASE Markets are Rapidly Expanding

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to redefine remote work, home SD-WAN and SASE solutions are quickly coming to market. 

Solid-State Memory Can Bring Your Network Crashing Down

A network is only as strong as its weakest part, and that may be something arcane, like how your networking gear's firmware manages its solid-state memory. 

Used Networking Kit Gets a Second Life During COVID-19 Pandemic

Enterprises of all sizes are purchasing secondhand networking gear to address networking capacity demands during shift to remote work model.

How Ethernet APL Will Impact Field Device Functionality

The Ethernet APL protocol provides impressive network speeds and power output that will potentially pave the way for a new category of field devices.  

Will Network Admins Disappear in an Automated Cloud Future?

IDC is the latest to predict that network admins will disappear in a future of artificial intelligence cloud infrastructure.

Split Tunneling, Device Management Ease Network Strain

Remote work has put unprecedented pressure on networks. Here's how admins are responding.

AIOps Will Mean the End of Human Network Management

Networking is already incredibly complex. Once machine learning takes over, there will be no going back.

Home SD-WAN: Networking Vendor Responds to the Pandemic

SD-WAN projects have been shelved because of the huge increase in remote workers, but one vendor has a plan to revive the technology.

BGP Security Efforts Aim to Protect Key Internet Protocol

The Border Gateway Protocol is a cornerstone of the internet, and recent efforts hope to make it more secure.

Ransomware: It's a Network Issue Too

Remote work, insiders, exfiltration and backup are making ransomware a network security issue too.

Is Network and Security Convergence Desirable?

Network security will be compromised without best of breed solutions.

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