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Networks and IoT Play Nice Together in the Digital Age

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining serious momentum these days, especially now that digital transformations are well underway. Gartner estimates that 20.4 billion IoT devices will be deployed by 2020 and IDC expects enterprise spending on the category to reach $772 billion by the end of this year.

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Network Security in the Age of Hyperconnectivity: Pervasive, Proactive, and Persistent Protection is Essential to Thwart Cyberattacks

Securing today’s digital content has become more challenging, as there are more endpoints and wide area networks (WAN) to protect than ever before. There will be 27.1 billion networked devices/connections by 2021, up from 17.1 billion in 2016 globally (according to the latest Cisco Visual Networking Index).  The majority (51%) of those endpoints will be […]

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Network effects: Why automation is limited without integration

Most of the industry dialogue around automation focuses on tools. There are countless examples of people touting this API or that framework. There are templates and recipes and playbooks. We have libraries and GitHub repositories. But until we talk more directly about the role of integration in making useful automation, we will have unnecessarily limited […]

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The Self-Driving Network™: What will we do with the “Leisure Dividend”?

This is part IV in our multi-part blog series on the Self-Driving Network™. Find part III here. And learn much more about the Self-Driving Network from the just released part 2 of our vision paper, The Self-Driving Network: Appetite for Disruption. What does the future of artificial intelligence look like? Stanford University recently invited leading […]

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Network Evolution and Network Engineering

The role of the network has been top of mind lately as another defining moment in networking history is on the horizon.  In a nutshell, network engineering must change—again. It changed when voice was added to the network. It changed again when video went main stream.

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The impact on network security through encrypted protocols – TLS 1.3

This post is the second part of my series around the impact of encrypted protocols on network security. You can find the first article about HTTP/2 here: http://blogs.cisco.com/security/the-impact-on-network-security-through-encrypted-protocols-http2 Now let us focus on the new and upcoming specification of TLS 1.3. It is important to understand what advantages TLS 1.3 brings to us, but also […]

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Partner Post: Why the network effect matters: A refresher for the future

By Blake Snow @blakesnow, Used with the permission of http://thenetwork.cisco.com/. The network effect not only benefits society—it empowers and heightens the voice of individual participants. JULY 19, 2016 When Alexander Graham Bell placed the world’s first telephone call in the New York spring of 1876, did he fully understand that the greatest thing he invented that […]

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