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Ciena CEO: We're not just about service providers

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Gary Smith talked with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about Ciena’s expanding enterprise business, including its data center connectivity strategy.

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Nginx web server upgrade focuses on web security, JavaScript configuration

Nginx Plus Release 10 adds a web app firewall, IP transparency, and support for the nginScript configuration and control language

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The hidden cause of slow Internet and how to fix it

The culprit is a TCP-related phenomenon known as 'bufferbloat'

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MIT researchers discover method to triple wireless speeds

Synchronized wave phases are used in MegaMIMO 2.0

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Arista plans its own take on all-seeing network software

Its system for streaming state information from devices will soon get easier to deploy

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25% off NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender, Essentials Edition - Deal Alert

Is there a void between your WiFi router and your devices? Add a WiFi Extender and strengthen your connection.

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Linux at 25: An ecosystem, not only an OS

InfoWorld celebrates the 25th birthday of Linux -- and the new generation of open source projects Linux enabled

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Poorly configured DNSSEC servers at root of DDoS attacks

Admins need to ensure that their DNSSEC domains are properly set up -- which can be easier said than done

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Best Deals of the Week, August 15-19 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 15th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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Twitter suspends 360,000 accounts for terrorist ties

The social network has suspended 235,000 in last six months alone, with rate of daily suspensions up 80%

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FCC won't back down on broadband users' privacy

Broadband providers argue they have consumers' interests at heart as they continue their fight against regulation as common carriers

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Microsoft's new plan to save Edge: reward points

The company will award redeemable points for 'active' hours spent in Windows 10's default browser

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Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

The move will cost $700 million but is ultimately hoped to increase profits

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US says transfer of internet governance will go ahead on Oct. 1

Oversight of the internet’s domain name system functions will be transferred to a multistakeholder body despite fierce opposition from some lawmakers and advocacy groups

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Review: 6 slick open source routers

DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWrt, OPNsense, pfSense, and VyOS suit a wide range of devices and networking needs

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Hanging on the line: The desk phone's second life

Desktop phones, smartphones, tablets, and PCs should all work with a phone number as easily as email works today across devices

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City-funded broadband just lost a big fight in court

A U.S. appeals court has struck down an FCC decision meant to protect municipal networks

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Linux Foundation takes in Open vSwitch virtual networking project

Plenty of networking projects are already under the Linux Foundation's banner, but Open vSwitch's feature set is both enterprise-friendly and enterprise-relevant

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