Apstra – Extending ‘Intent-Based’ Up the Stack

An Intellyx Brain Candy Update Since I covered Apstra in an article for Forbes in September 2017, the intent-based networking vendor has been extending its intent-based […]
‘Smart’ apps are becoming the norm

‘Smart’ Vendors Make Splash

At last fall’s NetEvents press/analyst/vendor confab, I called out three vendors as ‘sexy.’ This year, the three vendors that stand out are ‘smart.’ Not that smart […]

Riverbed and Zscaler Help Organizations Strike Balance Between Agility and Security

Balancing two critical requirements — agility and security — is proving quite difficult as organizations careen between these competing and seemingly contrary demands. It is in response to these competing needs and the recognition that they should not be mutually exclusive that Riverbed and Zscaler have announced a new joint solution to help enterprise organizations strike this much needed, but challenging balance.

Closing the Cloud Security Gap by Breaking Down Silos

The cloud’s shared responsibility model presents a challenge that IT organizations must understand and address if they are going to ensure security and compliance in the cloud. This need becomes even more critical as enterprises come to terms with the fact that their architectures will span on-premises, private cloud and multi-cloud environments — what we now refer to as hybrid IT.