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Content Delivery Network Platforms

Content Delivery Network Platforms

With the proliferation of video requirements on devices other than the home bound television sets, cable operators have been defending their territory against new internet based competitors.  Cable operators have traditionally controlled the video content, but the growing trend is for subscribers to access that content through devices other than TV’s, such as Tablet PCs, Laptops and Smart phones. Given that Cable operators have an...

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Enabling IP ‘Channel Hopping’

Enabling IP ‘Channel Hopping’

Utilizing the Internet as a television broadcast medium always seemed like a great idea, although early VoD (Video on Demand) trials might have begged to differ. By design, the Internet works hard to ensure all packets are delivered but it doesn’t necessarily care when. Not a particular issue if your file transfer takes a bit longer or the website you are browsing is a bit sluggish but in the world of TV one needs a continuous...

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RSA 2011 is ‘Context Aware’

RSA 2011 is ‘Context Aware’

Today at the RSA Conference 2011 in San Francisco there was much discussion related to “context aware security” whether in the expo aisle-ways or direct from some of the days Speakers. Being able to deliver the right security solution to the right threat at the right point in the network will be key to securing the evolving network. Enrique Salem, Symantec’s chief executive, put this in context when he said “information is...

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RSA 2011 – Multi-Core Platforms for Security Applications

RSA 2011 – Multi-Core Platforms for Security Applications

Everyone understands that network security is a complex business.  Today’s applications, such as real-time collaboration, VoIP, streaming media and Telepresence can open a network to attack.  Traditional security applications that only scan packet headers are not strong enough in today’s network environment.  Network security technology has advanced with security applications that scan all traffic over every protocol and...

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Deep Packet Inspection

Deep Packet Inspection

Deep Packet Inspection or DPI is now a fast growing application area both in terms of technology and market size. Performance has increased and costs have been reduced, increasing the potential applications for DPI platforms. It is estimated that the market for DPI within the U.S. Government alone will be worth more than $7 billion over the next 5 years. The ability to open data streams, inspect their contents and make decisions based on...

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Network Acceleration with ActivNetworks

Network Acceleration with ActivNetworks

Current market reports and news articles from around the world all seem to be in agreement that mobile broadband usage is now growing faster than wireline.  The latest smartphones connected to fast 3G networks provide compelling applications for users and are stimulating a dramatic uptake in the use of mobile-broadband technology. The mass-market adoption of wireless data continues to be spurred by network operators, as they introduce...

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