Enterprise News Digest – Cisco leads Ethernet Switch Space and more

Enterprise news digest – Cisco leads Ethernet switch space, Cloudsigma, IBM software vulnerabilities, Cisco Sourcefire integration, HP IDOlonDemand

1. Cisco Leads Ethernet Switch Space Driven by 10 GbE Demand: IDC

Growing demand for 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet is driving strong growth in Ethernet switching in enterprises, according to analysts at IDC.

Revenues in the global Ethernet switch market hit a record $5.96 billion in the fourth quarter, a jump of 4.8 percent from the same period in 2012. For the entire year, revenues grew 3 percent, the analysts said.

2. HP breaks Autonomy IDOL into discrete services

Developers seeking to embed some advanced text processing capabilities into their applications might want to take a look at a beta service that the Autonomy software unit of Hewlett-Packard is fielding, tentatively called IDOLOnDemand..

3. CloudSigma: One Tool For Many Cloud Workloads

Swiss cloud service supplier CloudSigma, in partnership with CompatibleOne, lets customers provision and track multiple cloud workloads through a single interface.

4. IBM Software Vulnerabilities Spiked In 2013

Most code flaws still involve non-Microsoft products, and overall patching speed has improved, study presented at RSA conference finds.

5. Cisco-Sourcefire Integration Takes Shape

The integration includes adding Sourcefire’s Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) technology into its email and Web security appliances, as well as its Cloud Web Security Service. Cisco also announced additions to the FirePower network security appliance line it acquired from Sourcefire, and expanded its open source efforts by adding open source application detection functionality into the Snort engine.

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