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CenturyLink plugs the 'resource vortex' with automated security threat defense

With the new security feature, customers can set policies based on their specified threat criteria to block and automatically remediate security threats.

Windstream CEO: We're the largest SD-WAN provider in the country

Windstream said it now has 3,200 SD-WAN customers representing over 27,000 endpoint locations.

Bruce McClelland resurfaces as CEO of Ribbon Communications

Former Arris and CommScope exec comes aboard following recent departure of former Ribbon CEO Fritz Hobbs and Ribbon's merger with ECI.

Orange expands uCPE suite with Dell and Ekinops

Orange's Laurent Perrin says the uCPE is part of Orange's strategy to 'move in a new direction of merging the network and IT world.'

Eurobites: Nancy Pelosi warns Europe off Huawei

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange Egypt dons Red Hat for NFV; cable wars in Germany; ETSI launches fixed 5G group.

SD-WAN security: The impact of orchestrated services multiplicity

Providing open solutions that minimize vendor lock-in are keys to the continued growth of SD-WAN services, writes Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges.

Adtran takes aim at SMBs with new SD-WAN service

The new cloud-based edge router, built on Intel's x86 architecture, is targeted at small and midsized businesses and distributed enterprises that want to migrate to SD-WAN on an open, virtualized platform.

MWC2020: AT&T, Cisco, Facebook and Sprint are latest to cancel

Find out about the latest companies to have announced they won't be at this year's Mobile World Congress.

Eurobites: Trump Blows His Top at Boris Over Huawei – Report

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom tells Nokia to shape up; Orange to spend €1.5 billion on retraining exercise; Cellnex boosts coverage at Etihad Stadium.

Podcast: Windstream's managed services moves

This podcast examines how service providers are revamping their managed services and how Windstream is evolving from a traditional telco to a true managed services provider.

Taking the Operators' Pulse on SD-WANs: Visibility, Security & Simplicity

Light Reading/Heavy Reading and MEF have teamed up once again to launch a global SD-WAN Strategies Survey focused specifically on the opportunities for managed SD-WAN services offered by network operators to enterprise customers.

Can 128T & SoftBank Spark a Sea Change for SD-WAN?

128 Technology, a startup founded by the founders and former officers of Acme Packet, aims to separate from the herd with a novel approach to SD-WAN by utilizing session-based routing.

Podcast: MNJ Technologies EVP Ben Niernberg

A managed service provider offers thoughts on workplace collaboration and SD-WAN, two hot markets where enterprise spending is up, and the number and type of competitors is proliferating.

Arista Buys SDN Pioneer Big Switch 'For a Song' – Sources

Formerly glam SDN startup does the walk of shame.

Podcast: Don't Call Us an SD-WAN Provider – Cato Networks

Cato says simple SD-WAN doesn't cut it anymore for enterprise customers, who need SD-WAN combined with security, mobile and cloud connectivity, delivered over the cloud. It's all about a new industry buzzword: Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).

VMware Extends Its SD-WAN Tentacles With Nyansa Acquisition

VMware will acquire networking startup to extend SD-WAN optimization to the LAN, helping service providers build enterprise business.

CenturyLink Inks $1.6B Networking Deal With US Interior Department

SD-WAN, multicloud connectivity and security services are among the technologies CenturyLink will bring to bear for the agency's more than 65,000 employees, 280,000 volunteers and 2,400 operating locations.

flexiWAN Offers Escape From SD-WAN Black Box

Startup flexiWAN debuts customizable, open source SD-WAN software, to give service providers an alternative to reselling the same SD-WAN services as everybody else.

Masergy Shines a Light on Shadow IT Security Threats

Masergy's Shadow IT Discovery service tracks 4,300 SaaS applications and provides insight into the risk level these applications present to customers' network security.

SD-WAN: It's Not Just for Scrooges Anymore

SD-WAN has emerged as the essential glue connecting services running in the public cloud, as well as emerging 5G and Internet of Things applications.

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