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PlexxiPulse – Using Plexxi Software-Defined Networking to Secure Private Cloud Traffic

It’s safe to say that network security is top-of-mind for most CIOs and their IT staff in today’s tech landscape, and ensuring continued security will remain a top challenge. Many organizations struggle to create a network security model that is both flexible enough to react to constant change and growth, and efficient enough to reduce operating expenses and capital.

This is where Plexxi’s Infrastructure Network Fabric comes in: it allows our customers to easily implement a network security model that links physical and virtual security services in order to meet specific network security goals. Using Plexxi’s control software, administrators can easily configure, manage, reconfigure, and expand network fabric security services to meet their ever- changing private cloud infrastructure’s security requirements, all in a cost-effective manner.

For full details on implementing Plexxi Software-Defined Networking to secure private cloud traffic, check out our solution brief, Using Plexxi Software-Defined Networking to Secure Private Cloud Traffic.  

Below please find a few of our top picks for our favorite news articles of the week

Dark Reading: Rethinking Vulnerabilities: Network Infrastructure as a Software System
By Brighten Godfrey
In 2015, the US government disclosed breaches at the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that exposed sensitive records of more than 22 million people in what was potentially the biggest “doxing” in history. What vulnerability did the adversary exploit? One step involved endpoint malware — no surprise given that modern enterprises are exposed via thousands of weaknesses in software running on their endpoints, from users’ laptops to Internet of Things (IoT) devices to database servers. But sophisticated attacks typically involve multiple steps. One of the keys to the breadth of the OPM incident was that after an initial compromise, the adversary apparently was able to gain unfettered access to a full data center.

TechTarget: SDN not yet an answer for hybrid cloud network bottlenecks
By Paul Korzeniowski
Virtualization has changed the way enterprises deploy server and storage resources, but the technology’s effect on networking, at least until now, has been less significant. As a result, network bottlenecks continue to be a challenge in hybrid cloud deployments, where enterprises need to connect and orchestrate workloads between private and public clouds. Businesses want to deploy a cloud infrastructure with a few mouse clicks, and virtualization promises that capability. Like other virtualization technologies, software-defined networking (SDN) has the potential to simplify network deployments by separating system software from network hardware.

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Visionary solutions are built by visionary leaders. Plexxi co-founder and Vice President of Product Management Mat Mathews has spent 20 years in the networking industry observing, experimenting and ultimately honing his technology vision. The resulting product — a combination of traditional networking, software-defined networking and photonic switching — represents the best of Mat's career experiences. Prior to Plexxi, Mat held VP of Product Management roles at Arbor Networks and Crossbeam Systems. Mat began his career as a software engineer for Wellfleet Communications, building high speed Frame Relay Switches for the carrier market. Mat holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.