Network Break 395: Broadcom Ships 51.2Tbps ASIC; Extreme’s

Take a Network Break! This week we discuss features in Broadcom’s newest Tomahawk ASIC beyond the 51.2Tbps top line, new Wi-Fi 6E from Extreme for outdoor use, and a $262 million infusion for the startup DriveNets.

Apple releases security patches for serious vulnerabilities affecting phones, tablets, and Macs; the United States sends cyber warriors to Crotia to share and learn; and an analyst firm predicts strong growth for SaaS-based security services.

Re-insurance giant Lloyd’s rethinks cyber insurance for state-sponsored attacks, Cisco reports single-digit revenue growth in its latest fiscal results, and a story emerges about resonant frequencies in the Janet Jackson song “Rhythm Nation” that crashed some older models of laptop hard drives.

Sponsor: Palo Alto Networks SASE Converge 2022

Join the Packet Pushers at SASE Converge 2022, a virtual summit taking place September 13th and 14th. The Packet Pushers will host a practical conversation on how network engineers can get the most out of SASE. Greg Ferro, Ethan Banks, and Drew Conry-Murray will discuss how to embrace an operations mindset.

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Broadcom Ships Tomahawk 5, Industry’s Highest Bandwidth Switch Chip to Accelerate AI/ML Workloads – Broadcom

Extreme Networks Introduces Industry’s First Outdoor Wi-Fi 6E Access Point – Extreme Networks

DriveNets Scores $262 Million Series C – Futuriom

DriveNets connects with $262M as demand booms for its cloud-based alternative to network routers – TechCrunch

DriveNets Secures $262 Million in Series C Funding to Continue Disrupting the Telecommunications and Cloud Infrastructure Industry – DriveNets

Apple Releases Security Updates to Patch Two New Zero-Day Vulnerabilities – Hacker News

New macOS 12.5.1 and iOS 15.6.1 updates patch “actively exploited” vulnerabilities [Updated] – Ars Technica

“Partnership in Action”: Croatian, U.S. cyber defenders hunting for malicious actors – U.S. Cyber Command

SaaS-based Network Security Revenue to Surpass $60 Billion – Dell’Oro Group

State backed cyber-attack exclusions – Lloyd’s (PDF)


Janet Jackson had the power to crash laptop computers – The Old New Thing

Old laptop hard drives will allegedly crash when exposed to Janet Jackson music – Ars Technica