Posts Tagged ‘Juniper’
Analyst Infonetics projects healthy growth for next five years
First-quarter appliances and software sales worth $1.54 billion, report says. Of the five leading vendors only Palo Alto Networks grew sales in Q1.
IBM is reportedly looking to unload its software-defined networking technology unit following the sale of its x86 server unit to Lenovo. The sale, if it comes to fruition, reveals more about the future of IBM and the larger IT marketplace.
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for solution providers in the business of providing networking and computing infrastructure — they’ve been left to explain to a skittish clientele why they should be confident their IT systems haven’t been compromised by the National Security Agency.
Based on leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, reports indicate the NSA has systematically planted backdoors on IT products and components to allow stealthy data gathering and surveillance on corporations and individuals. The latest revelation could further hamper confidence in the security integrity of many vendor products.
According to various sources, Check Point whited out some of the competitors clustered around it in NSS Labs’ 2013 next-generation firewall (NGF) report when presenting the results in a PDF on its website.
Reuters reported yesterday that Juniper Networks unsuccessfully floated the idea of selling off some assets, such as its enterprise firewall group, as well as selling the whole company.
Cisco’s predictions about the incoming wave of mobile traffic and mobility demands paints a picture of what the channel will look like in the next coming years. If partner’s aren’t gearing up for the cloud services market, the infrastructure technology space will be the next big space to demand trusted advisors.