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Pining for greater visibility on the home network

As someone who works exclusively from a home office, I have a good setup. I do my own thing. The network is fairly basic. I keep my OS patched, my software-based firewall active and my antivirus updated. But because of the simplicity and consumer nature of my so-called architecture, I'm also missing certain features that could help to troubleshoot problems when they arise.

Cisco's AnyConnect VPN client now works on Apple's iOS 9 devices

A bug in Apple's iOS 9 update disrupted split tunneling used by Cisco's popular AnyConnect VPN client for iOS. The bug was not fixed in Apple's subsequent updates to iOS 9, but Cisco said Thursday that the problem has been fixed.

Apple's iOS 9 might improve security, but not if you need a VPN connection

While Apple and vendors are touting the security benefits of the latest Apple mobile operating system, at least one security feature has been disrupted by the release of iOS 9. It seems iOS 9 breaks virtual private network connections to corporate servers.

Hola shows why 'free' sometimes comes at a price

Free peer-to-peer VPN service Hola is apparently not as secure as the company likes to claim. According to a Network World article, Hola sold bandwidth of its 47 million users and also contains several security vulnerabilities that could open up users to botnet infections and other malicious types.

Pulse Secure unveils central policy manager for remote access of mobile devices, PCs

Pulse Secure, a security spinoff of Juniper Networks, unveiled Tuesday at RSA its Pulse One central policy manager for remote access of mobile devices and PCs.

SBCs can help with BYOD security

Session border controllers used to control VoIP traffic can also be employed to secure BYOD devices, argues Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst with ZK Research.

Only half of enterprises have a mobile strategy, security the biggest challenge, says report

Fifty-one percent of organizations have an enterprisewide mobility strategy in place with clearly defined initiatives, while 49 percent do not, finds an Illuminas  survey, commissioned by Cisco. The survey polled 400 mid-market and enterprise-IT decision makers.

Android security hole could enable attackers to bypass VPN

An Android vulnerability could enable an attacker to bypass a secure virtual private network connection and divert traffic from the Android device to a system controlled by the attacker, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University's Cyber Security Labs in Israel.

UK government provides advice to CIOs grappling with BYOD

Need help assessing the strengths and weaknesses of commercial mobility platforms for your enterprise but can't bear the expense of hiring a consultant or purchasing a pricey analyst report? Look no further than our friends across the pond.

Avaya's new SBC beefs up security of remote and mobile UC capabilities

Unified communications (UC) provider Avaya has unveiled a new enterprise session border controller (SBC) designed to beef up collaboration security for remote and mobile workers.