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Sonus Networks Acquires SDN Technology from Treq Labs

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Sonus Networks Acquires SDN Technology from Treq Labs
Sonus Networks announced that is has acquired the SDN technology assets of Treq Labs, Inc. in a transaction valued at approximately $10 million. Treq's SDN technology is designed to optimize networks for voice, video and UC (Unified Communications) for both enterprise and service provider customers—markets that Sonus also serves.Treq's solutions for the enterprise give priority to latency-sensitive and business-critical traffic based on business rules. For service providers, the technology is also designed to help operators offer on-demand network services to their enterprise customers.Treq's SDN solution is intended to help network operators:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Firmware flaws could allow a malicious reflash, US CERT warns
Three vendors have released fixes for vulnerabilities found in the critical firmware used during a computer’s startup, according to an advisory from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team.The vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to bypass a feature called Secure Boot, which verifies that firmware components carry a correct digital signature ensuring the software’s authenticity. The attacker could then replace the device’s firmware.The flaws lie within some UEFI (unified extensible firmware interface) systems, the advisory said. UEFI is a firmware interface that was designed to improve upon BIOS.A boot script within the UEFI S3 Resume path “resides in unprotected memory which can be tampered with by an attacker with access to physical memory,” the advisory said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Mondelez International, the food and beverage conglomerate behind such well-known brands as Cadbury, Dentyne, Oreo and Ritz, sells about 8 billion products each month. It's a stretch to suggest that technology is part of its DNA, but that will very likely change during the next five years."We might become one of the largest technology companies in the world," said B. Bonin Bough, Mondelez vice president of global media and consumer engagement, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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