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Alcatel-Lucent Networking Embraces Linux, NAC

Apr 16, 2009, 00:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"Sitting inside of every networking device is an operating system. In the case of Alcatel-Lucent, that operating system is the Alcatel-Lucent Operating System (AOS), which today is getting a significant new upgrade -- even though it could be one of the last AOS releases before the company moves it to Linux.

"The new AOS version 6.3.4 integrates network access control (NAC) directly into the operating system, a move that comes as intelligence is becoming increasingly part of the network fabric, rather than an add-on.

"The update -- as well as new revelations about Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU)'s plans to embrace Linux -- also comes amid the continuing evolution of networking operating systems in general, with Juniper, Cisco and others ramping up their own respective efforts."

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