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By John Burke Evaluate Sep 17, 2015

Which SDN protocol should I use?

At the dawn of software-defined networking, there was one SDN protocol: OpenFlow. Today, users can select from a growing number of options. Continue Reading


By Nirmal Sharma Get Started Jul 28, 2015

The power of the SMB protocol in Hyper-V

The SMB protocol allows admins to achieve high availability, reduce operational costs and migrate virtual machines faster. Continue Reading


By Fernando Gont Evaluate Sep 18, 2015

IPv6 filtering threatens impact of new protocol

IPv6 extension headers give the protocol additional versatility, but widespread IPv6 filtering is threating the new protocol's ability to survive in the public Internet. Continue Reading


Evaluate Jul 10, 2015

SDN and Openflow: Is the protocol dead?

SDN and OpenFlow were once practically synonymous, but today the protocol is conspicuously absent. Its evolution offers an important lesson for networking pros. Continue Reading


By George Lawton Manage Aug 05, 2015

New QUIC protocol promises faster Web apps

The QUIC protocol may or may not become a standard, but either way, use of the protocol could provide a performance boost for Web and mobile apps. Continue Reading


By George Lawton News Aug 04, 2015

A new HTTP protocol eases server-side development

The HTTP protocol is finally getting its first major overhaul, bringing a number of improvements to managing the connections between servers and users. Continue Reading


By Antone Gonsalves News Aug 03, 2015

Multiple SDN protocols eclipse OpenFlow

An overabundance of SDN protocols are expected to dim OpenFlow's importance and eventually lead to less flexible network controllers for corporate data centers. Continue Reading


By David Jacobs Evaluate Sep 24, 2015

Can the NETCONF protocol give OpenFlow a run for its money?

OpenFlow is no longer the undisputed king of the SDN castle, with alternative standards like the NETCONF protocol challenging its hegemony. Continue Reading


By Kevin Beaver Evaluate Jun 19, 2015

Can eavesdropping over the SS7 protocol be prevented?

Recently revealed insecurities in SS7 have left many unsure about the well-used protocol needed for phone connections. However, the answer to achieving security is not easily obtained. Continue Reading


By Kevin Beaver Get Started Jul 27, 2015

How can the SSDP protocol be secured to prevent DDoS attacks?

Attackers are targeting the SSDP protocol to amplify the effects of DDoS attacks. Learn what this protocol does and how to secure it. Continue Reading