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September 19, 2013
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Juniper throws its hat into the open-source SDN ring

Juniper throws its hat into the open-source SDN ring

Software Defined Network (SDN) will revolutionize datacenter and cloud networking — if everyone can agree on how to deploy it. Alcatel-Lucent has Nuage; Cisco and a host of other companies have the open-source Project Daylight, and now Juniper has its … Continue reading

September 12, 2013
by sjvn01
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OpenDaylight SDN opens the curtains on its initial release

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is continuing its move from hype to reality. One big step in that direction is the OpenDaylight Project. The community-led and industry-supported open-source SDN is starting to reveal the architectural details of its first release, “Hydrogen.” OpenDaylight … Continue reading

September 6, 2013
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Has the NSA broken SSL? TLS? AES?

Has the NSA broken SSL? TLS? AES?

Just how broken are fundamental Internet security technologies such as Secure-Socket Layer (SSL), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), and Transport Layer Security (TLS)? We still don’t know for certain. But, it’s clear that the National Security Agency (NSA) has broken many … Continue reading

August 28, 2013
by sjvn01
Comments Off on How the Syrian Electronic Army took out the New York Times and Twitter sites

How the Syrian Electronic Army took out the New York Times and Twitter sites

Once more, the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a pro-Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad organization, has struck on the internet. This time, SEA hit The New York Times (NYT), Twitter, and other popular sites. Unlike previous attacks that relied on phishing attacks … Continue reading