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 

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.

Remote Work Could Boost SASE, Slow SD-WAN

The sudden surge in remote workers could boost secure access service edge (SASE) sales over SD-WAN.

Pandemic Budget Priorities: More Network Security Means Less Spending Elsewhere

The huge increase in home-based employees has created a need to secure network access, while falling revenues pressure budgets elsewhere, creating a dilemma for IT leaders.

Secure SSL Against Today's Threats

A variety of threats—including NSA surveillance—endanger SSL security today. Learn how to mitigate the risks and protect your sessions' privacy, now and for the foreseeable future.

Let the Enterprise Networking Games Begin

The war for control of the enterprise network of tomorrow is about to begin, and when it does it's going to get dirty because it's a war no one can afford to lose.

Troubleshooting Common SIP Problems with Wireshark

Paul Rubens demonstrates the use of Wireshark to troubleshoot common SIP-based VoIP connection, calling, and call quality problems.

Unified Communications 101: A Glossary of SIP Terms

Paul Rubens breaks down the key terms you'll need to know to understand Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).

Cisco and Juniper Reveal SDN Strategies

Major hardware vendors' SDN strategies pave the way for the mainstreaming of software-defined networking.

Cloud Wi-Fi Could Become Key for Network Management

Managing network infrastructure from the cloud is becoming increasingly important.

Using Floodlight to Explain SDN Controllers and OpenFlow

Software Defined Networking (SDN) promises to change the way data packets are switched to provide a more flexible and cheaper way to maintain and operate the network, whether on premises or in the cloud.

Application Delivery Controller Buyer's Guide

When application performance matters most these ADCs may help.

VDI, DaaS Compete for Desktop Dollars

Virtual desktop infrastructures may be closer to reality, but some are turning to desktop as a service (DaaS) while they wait.

Mobile Device Management (MDM) Platform Buying Guide

We cover everything you need to know about Mobile Device Management (MDM) products, from must-have features to vendors large and small.

Splunk Adds Intelligence to IT Management

Splunk's data-driven approach helps IT departments troubleshoot applications, security and IT infrastructure.

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