Open source network tools News
July 11, 2017
Gartner includes software-based networking vendors for the first time in its Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking. Big Switch Networks and Cumulus Networks make their debut.
May 17, 2017
This week, bloggers look into the open source networking option SNAS, SIEM for enterprises and automating device configurations.
April 14, 2017
This week, bloggers look into an open source router project, Microsoft's acquisition of Deis and McAfee's new role in the market.
February 01, 2017
More and more enterprises are using software-defined networking principles in the wide area network, with industry experts predicting that SD-WAN adoption will skyrocket in 2017. In fact, some top analysts expect the market to grow as much as 90% every year for at least the next three years. In this edition of Network Evolution, we explore three diverse SD-WAN deployment stories to illustrate the growing trend and offer insight into how SD-WAN adoption plays out on the ground. These case studies examine the use of the technology in enterprises ranging from a garden equipment manufacturer to a major oil company, using products from three top vendors -- Cisco, Viptela and Cybera. If you're considering SD-WAN adoption in your wide area network, these real-world stories will offer valuable insight.
Also in this issue, open source networking could open the door to even more big changes in the year ahead. One leading analyst says it's not a question of whether enterprises will ultimately use open source, but how.
And finally, team messaging applications like Slack and HipChat make communicating easy, but they could also put enterprises at risk.
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Video: SearchSecurity spoke with Tenable co-founder Ron Gula about recent additions to the Nessus feature set, including a version that lives in the cloud. Continue Reading
Zabbix is an open-source tool designed to monitor networks, servers, appliances and other hardware through a Linux-based server, which communicates to the native agents that are available for many operating systems, including Linux, UNIX and Windows. Continue Reading
Book author Lyndsay Wise explains why some companies might be better off sticking with traditional BI software instead of adopting open source tools. Continue Reading
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Intent-based networking offers engineers intriguing network automation benefits, if it can deliver on promises and separate itself from the hype. Continue Reading
Vendor equipment consolidation could limit network operator service automation efforts, but new open source network tools offer options and prevent lock-in. Continue Reading
Choosing an IoT platform isn't easy. Jonathan Marsh of WSO2 discusses and explains why open source is a strategic move. Continue Reading
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You don't have to be Facebook to use its NetNORAD active path testing network performance monitoring tool. Here's what you need to know. Continue Reading
Open source network software is maturing, but the networking industry needs to create compelling economic incentives for large suppliers and buyers to contribute, as well. Continue Reading
It's time to dive in with ONOS. Network pro Patrick Hubbard shares his recent experiences testing the open SDN operating system, and how you can try it, too. Continue Reading
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Early versions of Nagios Core, the open source network monitoring tool, had privilege escalation vulnerabilities. Expert Judith Myerson explains the flaw and what to do about it. Continue Reading
GitHub, a bastion of software developers, also offers automation scripts and open source collaboration for data center administrators. Continue Reading
Wi-Fi security could be in for a change, thanks to newly proposed FCC compliance rules. Expert Kevin Beaver explains what enterprises need to know about the FCC's proposal. Continue Reading