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June 21, 2018
Cisco buys July Systems to add its cloud-based location services to Cisco's enterprise Wi-Fi platform. Also, Extreme and Ruckus launch improvements to their wireless LANs.
February 21, 2018
Riverbed SD-WAN now includes support for private connections to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Other enhancements include support for the Xirrus WLAN.
August 29, 2017
Juniper is strengthening Contrail security by adding microsegmentation as an option for networks that span multiple data centers.
January 09, 2017
The need for stand-alone enterprise routers and optimization technology in the WAN is fading, as SD-WAN products deliver the same capabilities.
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