There should be no doubt that hybrid work is here to stay. We are more than two years since the work-from-home period of the pandemic began and businesses have been all over the map with respect to what the return to work looks like. Earlier this year, I was part of UC Today’s UC Summit Keynote, where I stated that the first wave of hybrid work would be a disaster because most business are at a loss as how to proceed.

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Cisco rethinks office space design to optimize for hybrid work

The past two years have brought a significant amount of societal change, including the way we work. This shift in lifestyle to one that is largely digital also brought about a surge in cyberattacks, which rose in both frequency and complexity last year, with several threats causing concern among industry experts into 2022.

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Cisco: Complexity and number of cyberattacks jumped in 2021

Arista Networks Inc. announced today that it’s embedding network detection and response or NDR capabilities into its network switches.

With an upgrade to EOS, Arista’s operating system, the 720XP series of switches will have NDR baked into it. The NDR capabilities, which Arista gained through its recent Awake Security acquisition, will give organizations greater visibility, automated threat hunting and risk mitigation without having to deploy additional network security products. In the past, organizations would have needed to deploy a packet broker or agents on endpoints.

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Arista integrates network detection and response into the network

F5 Inc., a leader in application delivery controllers, today announced its new software-as-a-service Distributed Cloud Services platform.

The new solution is the coming together of several acquisitions, including Volterra and Shape Security. Network functions include cloud load balancing, multicloud networking, cloud-native edge computing services and a Kubernetes gateway.

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F5 launches distributed cloud services platform