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When network operations meet security

As threat vectors evolve there is an increasing crossover of responsibilities between network operations and network security. Brian Spector, CEO of CertiVox, considers the challenge

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Getting on the front foot for Big Data

Jeff Morris, Vice President at Actuate, explains how network managers can best deal with the issues surrounding big data

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Hypercomplex, human proof networks

David Rubens, Director of The Security Institute, considers the implications of hypercomplexity in global IT networks


UK government gets Cyber Streetwise

As the UK Government begins its Cyber Streetwise campaign the security industry has been quick to offer its feedback on the launch.

Everest Data Centres selects SSE Telecoms to connect South East facilities

SSE Telecoms provided 190km of dedicated dark fibre network to connect Everest's Reading, Slough and London Docklands data centres

Take a video tour of Prolexic's DDoS Security Operations Center

Prolexic has released a new video tour of its DDoS Security Operations Center

ForeScout names Enrique salem to board of directors

Salem, former Symantec CEO, brings more than 25 years of industry experience to ForeScout

White Papers

Securing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Citrix NetScaler

NetScaler provides a robust set of easily deployed network-layer security, application-layer security and advanced access and data control capabilities

In a state of denial?

The past few years have seen a marked resurgence of denial of service (DoS) attacks. Not only is this availability-threatening class of attack firmly back on the radar screens of today's network and security operations teams, but the nature of the threat has changed as well


EndaceFlow 3040 from Emulex

The EndaceFlow appliances from Emulex relieve takes control of NetFlow data generation, easing the workload of switches and routers

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Dimension from Watchguard Technologies

Deployed as a VMware or Hyper-V virtual machine, Dimension is able to collect, analyse and present security information from appliances within 15 minutes of receipt

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The cloud optimised network

David Barker, Technical Director at 4D Data Centres, offers some guidance on what to consider when building a new, cloud-ready network

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A head start

Jane Craven from Sennheiser Communications explains the growing importance of headsets to the network

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The future in Flash

Scott Dietzen, CEO at Pure Storage, explores the transition from the mechanical disk to flash storage in the data centre

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Event News

Infosecurity Europe 29 April - 01 May

Network, engage and learn with +15,000 information security professionals at Infosecurity Europe, held at Earls Court, London

CeBIT 10 - 14 March

CeBIT takes place 10th - 14th March at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds. Learn more about the show and apply for your free ticket with our exclusive code, which includes transport around Hannover

Network Computing Awards 2014

Voting is now open for the 2014 Network Computing Awards, and this year they include several new categories. Please cast your votes at: www.networkcomputingawards.co.uk. Here Ian Kilpatrick, Chariman, Wick Hill Group writes about the significance of being nominated as a finalist again this year

Rail fares are up and Easter eggs are in the shops - it must be January! Welcome to the first Network Computing newsletter for 2014, and what better time to announce that the finalists for this year's Network Computing Awards have now been determined and voting for the eventual winners begun. This year sees the introduction of several new categories to the awards - Device Management Product of the Year, Wireless Product of the Year, Mobility Product of the Year and Network Performance Product of the Year - designed to better reflect the constantly evolving demands made on our networks (not to mention our network managers).

Once again the Finalists have been determined by reader nominations,and you and you now have until the first week in March to vote for your ultimate winners in each category,with the notable exceptions of the Bench Tested Product of the Year and Project of the Year categories, which will be judged by Network Computing Editor Ray Smyth. As Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of Wick Hill Group writes in this issue of the newsletter, "We see being a finalist in these awards as a real vote of confidence in our performance and a sign we are providing a service that our customers really appreciate," so be sure to visit the network computing awards site to have your say on who will be going home with the trophies on March 13th.

And while we're in the process of launching things, the Network Computing twitter feed is now live too! Feel free to follow us on the link below for updates on the NC Awards, as well as the latest news and articles on all things networking. We promise not to tweet Instagrams of what we're having for lunch, although in fairness it rarely sticks around long enough to be caught in a photo anyway...

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