by Lyle Smith

QNAP And Netgate Partner To Improve NAS Network Security

QNAP Systems and Netgate will be showcasing a joint solution at CES 2018 (QNAP Booth No. 40955) with the implementation of pfSense software on QNAP NAS devices. Coupled with QNAP’s participation in the CVE Numbering Authority (CNA) and support of McAfee Antivirus services, both organizations indicate that this will create a new comprehensive security and networking deployment.

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by Adam Armstrong

NETGEAR Makes Security & Gaming Announcements At CES

Today at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, NETGEAR made several announcements aimed at end client users. The company announced a new security service that is aimed at protecting home WiFi and connected devices, NETGEAR Armor. NETGEAR also announced its new Nighthawk Pro Gaming line with a new router and switch designed specifically for gamers in mind. The company also announced that its Arlo Baby product will now work with Siri through Apple HomeKit.

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by Lyle Smith

Netgear Unveils New Smart Cloud and Mega-Gigabit Switches

NETGEAR is expanding its comprehensive and popular switch portfolio with the addition of new 28-port models to its Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches family and the industry’s first 5-speed Multi-Gigabit switching products. These products will be demonstrated at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

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by Adam Armstrong

NETGEAR Introduces Orbi Outdoor Satellite

In recent months we took a look at NETGEAR's Orbi WiFi system (we specifically looked at the pro version). In our review we found that deploying Orbi, along with one of its satellites, immediately corrected WiFi dead spots and gave a big performance boost throughout the home versus just near the wireless router. While the Orbi is a great device that can speed up users' wireless connections, the one thing that it lacked was reaching the connection outdoors for those that entertain outside. Today, NETGEAR is fixing that with the introduction of the Orbi Outdoor Satellite.

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by Adam Armstrong

Broadcom LPe32002 32Gb FC HBA Review

The Broadcom LPe32002 32Gb Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adaptor (HBA) is part of Broadcom’s Emulex Gen 6 FC HBAs. The entire Emulex Gen 6 line is designed to deliver maximum performance and low latency to networked storage systems utilizing high performance drives such as flash and NVMe. We will be looking specifically at the LPe32002, which, like the rest of the LPe32000 series, comes in single, dual or quad 32GFC optics.

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by Adam Armstrong

Avere Introduces Its Biggest FXT Edge Filer Yet

Today Avere Systems released its biggest FXT Edge Filer to date, the FXT 5850. The company states that its latest, and largest, FXT Edge Filer is aimed to speed time to market, produce higher quality output and modernize the IT infrastructure with both cloud and advanced networking technologies. The FXT 5850 has been designed specifically for high data-growth industries.

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by Lyle Smith

Netgear Insight Review

The NETGEAR Insight ecosystem was developed for organizations at the SMB/ROBO level to make discovering, configuring, monitoring and managing Wi-Fi access points, switches and storage devices much easier than before. This is a very important release from Netgear, as simple and efficient remote access to network devices is more important than ever. The new Insight solution certainly offers this type of functionality through its single-pane-of-glass view mobile app. With this simple yet intuitive interface, Insight users can connect to Netgear networking products for remote monitoring and management.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

SonicWall SonicWave Wireless Security Series Review

At the end of September, SonicWall released several new security products including the recently reviewed SonicWall Network Security Appliance (NSA) 2650 firewall. As a complement to the core firewalls, SonicWall also updated its wireless access points. The new SonicWave family supports the 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless standard, includes eight antennas, and features 4x4 MU-MIMO technology to deliver maximum Wi-Fi performance, range and reliability. When the SonicWave units are paired with a SonicWall firewall with 2.5Gb/s native ports, the combination creates an uncompromising solution that delivers fast connectivity that is fully secured from network-based threats.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox Expands SN2000 Line With The Intro Of SN2010 DC Ethernet Switch

Today Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. announced the latest addition to its SN2000 line of Data Center Ethernet Switches, the SN2010. The SN2010 was designed with hyperconverged and storage infrastructures in mind. The new space efficient switch has 18 x 10GbE ports and four 100GbE ports. This port configuration makes it accessible for 10GbE-based implementations while also being attractive to organizations looking to migrate from 10GbE server connectivity to higher speed (40/50/100GbE) uplinks.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware To Acquire VeloCloud Networks

Today VMware Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VeloCloud Networks, Inc. The acquisition will strengthen VMware’s network virtualization platform, VMware NSX, while also expanding its networking portfolio to address end-to-end automation, application continuity, branch transformation and security from data center to cloud to edge. The acquisition will also put VMware on better footing as it helps its customers with their digital transformations, especially in regards to the software-defined future.

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