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Cisco charts new security terrain with Hypershield

Initially, Hypershield protects software, VMs and containerized applications running on Linux. Cisco's ambition is to eventually broaden its reach.


Is network automation adoption necessary?

Automation is not a one-size-fits-all strategy for every network problem. Enterprises must examine their network's needs to determine if automation is a worthwhile investment.


How SD-WAN for home offices supports remote work

The market maturation of SD-WAN is leading companies to consider extending the technology to remote workers. Companies should ask three important questions before taking that step.


The role of generative AI in networking

As networks grow more complex, generative AI emerges as a tool that can help network teams with a wide range of tasks, such as writing scripts, documentation and incident response.

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    networking (computer)

    Networking, also known as computer networking, is the practice of transporting and exchanging data between nodes over a shared medium in an information system.

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    local area network (LAN)

    A local area network (LAN) is a group of computers and peripheral devices that are connected together within a distinct geographic area, such as an office building or campus.

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    TCP/IP stands for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol and is a suite of communication protocols used to interconnect network devices on the internet.

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