Arbor Networks' Peakflow Adds Mitigation And Geography-Based Detection
Arbor Networks' latest release of its flagship PeakFlow SP DDoS detection and mitigation and network management product offers geo-political IP alerting on traffic spikes from suspect countries and IPv6 BGP support for greater visibility into traffic flows. With Peakflow SP 5.5, Arbor is also offering a stand-alone version of its Threat Management System appliance, allowing carriers and enterprises to rapidly deploy DDoS mitigation in the face of attacks.
Amazon To Offer Free Cloud Services
A "micro" Linux server in the Elastic Compute Cloud will be free for a year as an inducement for prospects to try their first cloud experience.
The Storage World Goes Xeon
Just a few years ago there was a clear division between storage products, like Windows Storage Server based NAS appliances, which were based on industry standard server platforms, and what the steely-eyed storage admin considered real hardware. Real hardware used custom ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuit), RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computing) processor and protocol offloads and other proprietary hardware to deliver at least midrange performance and reliability. Today the trend i
What I Learned At Interop
Network Computing has had a long and fruitful relationship with Syracuse University. Dave Molta, who was at various times my professor, colleague and boss, brought Network Computing to the university about 15 years ago. We still have close ties. I teach a graduate course in network security, and we provide opportunities to graduate students to come to Interop and immerse themselves in the state of our industry. This year, Harshit Kapoor, a grad student in the Telecommunications and Network Manag
Brocade's New 10Gb Switch And CNA For IBM BladeCenter
Brocade has announced that it is the first vendor to release an embedded 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch module and Converged Network Adapter (CNA) for IBM BladeCenter server environments. Customer benefits include a reduction of 50 percent switches and adapters while preserving RAS features and 50 percent fewer managed nodes (switches and adapters). There are also 50 percent fewer cables, lower power and cooling costs, and ten times the performance and lossless converged networks. It is 100 pe
HP Starts New Certification Programs For Multi-Vendor Environments
HP said Wednesday that it's revamping its certification programs to reflect the reality that most data centers are heterogeneous environments with multiple brands of equipment in them. It also plans to create a converged infrastructure certification program to train people how to operate the overall data center, not just siloed training in servers, storage, software or networking.
Quest Software Launches Integrated Network and Application Performance Management At Interop 2010
Quest Software, Inc. is showcasing its network and application management expertise at Interop New York 2010, Oct. 18-22, at the Javits Convention Center. At booth 236, Foglight Network Management System (NMS) is demonstrating comprehensive standalone network management capabilities, as well as integration with Foglight, the industry-leading application performance monitoring solution. This pairing provides IT Operations teams a robust offering that not only lowers the cost of end use, but also
Xirrus Delivers Superior Performance Using 75 Percent Fewer Devices Compared To Leading Wi-Fi Competitor
Xirrus, the only Wi-Fi Power Play in the industry, today announced that its XN series of Wi-Fi Arrays provided superior performance compared with Cisco's latest Wi-Fi solution based on tests conducted in association with The Tolly Group, a provider of third party validation of IT products and services. Among the results were demonstrated advantages in user density, data capacity, voice capacity, roaming, and coverage. The results were accomplished using 75 percent fewer devices in the Xirrus sol
GigaSpaces Integrates With Citrix OpenCloud Platform To Ease Creation Of Elastic Data Center Environments
GigaSpaces, a leading provider of a new generation of application platforms for Java and .Net environments, has partnered with Citrix to provide an open and elastic cloud-enabled platform. Integrating GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) with Citrix OpenCloud virtualization and networking infrastructure provides enterprise IT a fully integrated, optimized and elastic application platform. The joint solution provides an "evolutionary" path to "revolutionary" IT solutions without incurrin
Palo Alto Application Usage And Risk Report Suggests Policy On Acceptable Use
In its latest edition of the Application Usage and Risk Report, Palo Alto Networks, the network security company, draws attention to several realities that typically fall outside of the approved enterprise communications mechanisms. These applications can enhance business responsiveness and performance - but, conversely - introduce inbound risks such as malware and vulnerability exploits, and outbound risks such as data loss and inadvertent sharing of private or proprietary data. The report adv
What's Right And Wrong About IOV On The Motherboard
Two months ago we were talking about when IOV would make it to the motherboard. Representatives from Xsigo played down the whole concept, arguing it was still premature . Perhaps they were right, or perhaps it was just misdirection on the part of Jon Toor, vice president of marketing at Xsigo, because buried in the details of HP's new server introduction, the SL6500 was IOV on the motherboard. The back and forth illustrates what's right and wrong in today's IOV world.
IBM Offers Cloud Security Planning And Assessment Services
IBM is augmenting its cloud security offerings with three new professional services to help enterprises plan for and implement appropriate security policies, processes and controls in migrating to the cloud. These include Security Strategy Roadmap for organizations planning to purchase or provide cloud services, Security Assessment for existing and/or planned cloud initiatives, and Application Security Services to determine appropriate controls to secure business applications and the sensitive d
BelAir Makes Wireless Worlds Collide
What do you do if you're a mobile carrier and hundreds of users swamp your carefully designed cell at Times Square? If you're AT&T, you cozy up to BelAir Networks and let them solve your problem, with a methodology that is currying increasing favor as the number of smart-phone equipped mobile users continues to explode.
Logitech's LifeSize Taps Into Growing HD Videoconferencing Demand
LifeSize, a division of Logitech, is unveiling a 16-port bridge that makes high-definition videoconferencing significantly more affordable than ever before. At $4,062 per port, less than a third the price of the competition, LifeSize Bridge 2200 deploys easily and scales across existing resources, geographies and standards-based video conferencing offerings. It supports any codec, speed, resolution, layout or port without losing capacity or HD video quality.
Storwize V7000 IBM's Brand New Midrange Storage Array
IBM recently held a fall storage event for press and analysts at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Although a number of updates were discussed, the focus of the event was around the two biggest announcements: the introduction of a new midrange storage product, the IBM Storwize V7000, and the latest model in IBM's enterprise-class disk storage systems, the DS8800. This blog will cover the Storwize V7000.
LogRhythm Claims Broadest Support For Log Management & SIEM Virtualization
Boulder, Colorado-based LogRhythm is jumping on the virtualization bandwagon with what it calls the most deployment options for enterprises, managed security services providers (MSSPs) and cloud service providers. The developer of log and security event management, file integrity monitoring and network and user monitoring in an integrated solution is announcing support for the three leading virtualization platforms: VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer. LogRhythm says that by suppo
Lancope Flowsensor 250 Monitors Remote Offices
Lancope is introducing a new Stealthwatch appliance specifically sized and priced for branch offices. The StealthWatch FlowSensor 250 provides NetFlow capabilities for traffic monitoring on smaller networks that may not be large enough to have the NetFlow feature in their routers or switches. The target markets for the FlowSensor 250 are health care institutions, government agencies or retailers that have scores of clinics, offices or stores for which they need network visibility, but the NetFlo
Faster Fibre Channel, Slower Adoption
Then there's the pressure from the various 10Gbps Ethernet storage technologies. Smaller organizations that may have implemented Fibre Channel in the past can use NFS or iSCSI over 10Gbps Ethernet while large enterprises can use FCoE and retain the Fibre Channel management tools they've been using. These factors, along with server virtualization, will reduce Fibre Channel port sales, leaving a smaller number of ports across which FC vendors must amortize their development costs.
Verizon Wireless To Announce Tiered Data Plan
AT&T introduced a two-tier pricing structure for smartphones, including Apple's iPhone, four months ago and now Verizon is reported to be prepping a $15 per month plan with 150 MB of data.
Cisco Outs The 'Workerless' Office
Forget about the future of the paperless office; according to a new survey from Cisco, we need to focus more on the future of the 'workerless office'. The survey of 2,600 IT and non-IT staff in 13 countries, called The Cisco Connected World Report, found that 60 percent of workers believe it is not necessary to be the office to be productive. The same percentage of respondents also claimed they would choose jobs that were lower-paying but had leniency in accessing information outside of the offi
xG Technology Trials Cognitive Radio At Fort Bliss
Tactical communications often benefit from thinking outside of the box. Whether dealing with civil emergency, act of God, or the fluidity of a combat environment, what we consider normal for voice and data unfortunately often fails when we most need it. xG Technology has recently teamed with the US Army to demonstrate an interesting communications alternative in the form of it's xMax Cognitive Cellular Network solution.
HSPA, LTE Spur Backhaul Boom
Sales of Ethernet infrastructure equipment jumped 36% to $4.8 billion in 2009, forecast to hit $8.2 billion by 2014, as carriers rush to deploy advanced mobile networks.
Venafi Survey: Seventy-Eight Percent Of Organizations Experienced Downtime Due To Mismanaged Encryption
Venafi, Inc., the leading provider of automated encryption management solutions including SSL certificate management and enterprise key management recently hosted a live webinar entitled "Security and Availability: SSL Certificate and Key Management," with record registrations and attendance. Venafi invited the 150-plus registrants from the world's largest companies to weigh in on the market problem of downtime caused by increasing encryption deployments, coupled with an acute lack of enterprise
Level 3's New Converged Business Network Simplifies Telecommunications Services For Enterprises
Level 3 Communications, Inc. today announced the introduction of its Converged Business Network service, offering its enterprise customers a comprehensive solution to handle all their voice, Internet and data networking needs through one carrier, one circuit and with one bill. The new converged service offers simplified and economical bundles, enabling more efficient management of telecommunications services.
NetLogic Microsystems Expands IPv6 Processing Portfolio
NetLogic Microsystems, Inc., a worldwide leader in high-performance intelligent semiconductor solutions for next-generation Internet networks, today announced the availability of its innovative NL10k knowledge-based processors, which are designed in the advanced 40nm process node, to further expand the IPv6 processing portfolio for next-generation switches and routers. The NL10k knowledge-based processors deliver 1.6 billion decisions per second (BDPS) of IPv6 processing while maintaining compat
Qualys Adds Two-Factor Authentication To Service
Qualys is now providing two-factor authentication technology to its vulnerability management service customers for free. The software-as-a-service offering is Symantec's VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Service. Symantec completed its acquisition of VeriSign in August. The VIP Authentication Service is software that is installed on a device, such as a desktop or laptop computer or a smartphone. The user enters a username and password, after which the software generates a six-dig