If we divide a generic communication system into its most simple parts, we can distinguish four elements: a sender, a receiver, a message to communicate and a medium on which to do so. One of the problems that arises from establishing the communication is access to the medium. When there are multiple users or stations sharing the same communication medium or channel, access control is required to avoid two or more stations transmitting at the same time, which can cause interference and even make the communication impossible.
According to the prestigious consulting firm Gartner, Intent-Based Networking System – IBNS – technology will be the go-to tool for managing data networks in a few years’ time. It is an evolution of Software-Defined Networking SDN / SD-WAN.
We are approaching the end of 2019 and the beginning of a new decade in which we are expecting amazing technological innovation capabilities. The last few years have seen repeated reports of trends, with much talk of 5G, cloud services, blockchain, edge computing, IoT, and so forth.
Cryptocurrencies have been hailed as one of the greatest technological revolutions of recent years. Bitcoin is the pioneer and best-known of them, but there are hundreds more – each with different characteristics, objectives and technologies behind them to make them work.
The SD-WAN market is gaining more and more strength; software-defined and managed connectivity solutions provide ever more possibilities and functionalities to adapt to the reality of business networks. One of the key aspects that all companies value is security. In SD-WAN networks, security can be provided in a number of ways, from encrypting communications to firewall policies, through IDS and IPS tools to the element that forms the topic of this blog post: segmentation.