News of Note—Cisco refreshes Meraki; Huawei, ZTE face Japanese ban

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> Cisco Meraki announced the newest generation of its SD-WAN and security appliance portfolio, which included new MX security and SD-WAN appliances. Release

> Japan is reportedly taking a look at blocking Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE from bidding on public contracts for building information systems. Gbdtimes article

> According to a new report published by PwC, 84% of executives surveyed said their companies are "actively involved" with blockchain technology. CNBC article

> India-based Lavelle Networks announced the availability of its CloudPort SD-WAN software appliance for use in native Windows environments. Release

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