With Zscaler Inc.‘s announced acquisition today of startup Airgap Networks Inc., a network access and segmentation tech provider, the cybersecurity provider is looking to address gaps in operational technology. No financial terms for the purchase were provided, but Airgap has raised a little over $13 million since it was founded in 2019, so the deal is likely under $100 million. Recently, I spoke with Naresh Kumar (pictured), vice president and general manager of product management at Zscaler, to review the acquisition details. He put the deal in perspective.

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High-performance network provider Arista Networks Inc. today announced new offerings that take it into the wide-area networking market.

The new offering, calledWAN Routing Systems, is actually a combination of several new networking offerings: an enterprise-class routing platform, carrier- and cloud-neutral internet transit capabilities and a new CloudVision service called Pathfinder to simplify and optimize enterprise WANs. As is the case with all Arista solutions, the WAN Routing System is based on Arista’s EOS operating system and CloudVision management portal.

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With its fiscal first-quarter earnings reported Wednesday, networking giant Cisco Systems Inc. started off the year with a bang.

Cisco’s numbers are always an important industry litmus test because it’s the biggest networking vendor and has the broadest portfolio. How their quarter goes is a general indicator for the direction of the network, collaboration, service provider spending and security.

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