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Content posted in November 2006
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Breadth & Depth
News  |  11/21/2006  | 
Web-based applications provide lots of flexibility, but they also complicate security management
ILM Divides SMBs
Commentary  |  11/21/2006  | 
It's not a question of haves and have-nots, but of 'knows' and 'don't-knows'
Dark Days at Dell
News  |  11/21/2006  | 
Legal and competitive woes dog company, but analysts say de-listing is unlikely
Check Point Spends on Protection
News  |  11/21/2006  | 
Network specialist pays $586 million for Pointsec, a storage and mobile security vendor
Cingular Unveils 3D Wireless Navigation System On Nokia PDA
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
The Nokia E62 displays turn-by-turn directions on color, 3D moving maps that stop when the driver does, and shows realistic images of streets the driver is approaching and passing.
Security Podcast -- Week of 11/09/06
Commentary  |  11/20/2006  | 
Join Curt Franklin in this Radware sponsored Security Podcast. This week's podcast includes security news, a security feature: CSI Trendspotting (part one of a two part series), and a security product review: Reflex Disknet Pro. | Click to listen...
Interview with Marja Koopmans, Director of Partner Strategy for Microsoft Office Live
Commentary  |  11/20/2006  | 
NWC contributor Robert Hertzberg talks with Marja Koopmans, the Director of Partner Strategy for Microsoft Office Live talks about the company's ambitious new entry in the area of web hosting and software as a service. | Click to listen...
Interview With Blue Lane President & CEO Jeff Palmer
Commentary  |  11/20/2006  | 
Andrew Conry Murray interviews Blue Lane's President & CEO Jeff Palmer. Palmer explains the company's appliances, which sit inline on the network and emulate security patches on real-time traffic to protect servers until the patch is installed. | Click to...
Cisco Salvo in 4-Gig FC
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
Bulks up fabric switch with 4-gig FC and enterprise capabilities to undercut Brocade
Review: A Comprehensive Look At Microsoft Office 2007
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
With Microsoft Office 2007 finalized and almost ready to ship, what does Microsoft have in store for Office users? We took a close look at the new features, new versions,
IBM Unveils ID Management Software For Small Businesses
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
The company unveiled a scaled-down version of its federated security software that's designed to let authorized users securely access the e-commerce systems used by their vendors and suppliers with a
Former VP Of Technology Charged With Hacking Corporate Network
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, an IT pro allegedly hacked into his former employer's network, read confidential e-mail about upcoming layoffs, and then alerted employees that they might be
AT&T-BellSouth Merger Inches Forward With Appointment Of FCC Chairman
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
AT&T senior VP Chris Rooney expressed confidence over the weekend that the acquisition would be consummated without the firms having to give up additional concessions.
Microsoft Still Working On Vista
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
Windows co-president Jim Allchin says Microsoft will keep crafting new device drivers and release them to customers through an automatic update service.
Java Open Source Move Leaves Wiggle Room
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
Sun hopes to alleviate open source "give back" worries
Linux Provisioning Systems to the Rescue
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
Linux provisioning tools ease deployment chores by consolidating controls for OS and application installation, policy enforcement and patching. We examine the pros--and the pitfalls--of systems from Mandriva, Novell and Xandros,
Zero-Day Attacks Top Security Threat List
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
A dramatic surge in zero-day attacks and exploits of Microsoft Office have been the two most important threat trends for 2006, the SANS Institute reports.
Study Shows Vulnerabilities
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
Trusted Strategies and Shavlik Technologies released findings of a new study
Check Point Buys Protect Data
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
Network security leader to secure business information as part of new data security strategy
IBM Intros SiteProtector Appliance
News  |  11/19/2006  | 
IBM Internet Security Systems introduces new security management appliance based on its Proventia Management SiteProtector software
Rollout: iPass' Mobile Connectivity Services
News  |  11/18/2006  | 
With a new Device Lockdown service, iPass offers improved security and policy enforcement for remote-access management.
Virtual Cultures
Commentary  |  11/18/2006  | 
Virtualization may require lots of end-user persuasion
Shopping Site Braces for Holidays
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
Shopzilla exec says Black Friday marks the beginning of 'disk-crunching' season
GE VoIP Phone In The Works
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
Equipment maker Thomson plans to offer a General Electric-branded VoIP phone and work with service provider SunRockets, which sells residential Internet phone service for a flat rate of $200 a
What NAC Doesn't Solve
Commentary  |  11/17/2006  | 
Is it too early in the NAC space to starting talking about revolution or evolution? Maybe. But there are some interesting changes going on. The whole of NAC has really been centered around assessing an endpoint's health and making an...
Storage Hurts HP's Quarter
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
Posts solid Q4 results, but CEO is unhappy with the vendor's storage performance
BuzzBites: FTC Spanks Adware Vendor; Ink Costs More Than Blood?
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
Zango coughs up $3 million for downloading software to PCs that was tough to remove. Also, blood may be thicker than water, but it appears ink is more expensive than
Medical Equipment Maker Stays Healthy With Storage Array
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
This international home-care device maker wanted a business-continuity system to ensure that its ERP system wouldn't halt production. In addition, the company needed to address its growing storage needs.
Air Time: Tech Market Research
Commentary  |  11/17/2006  | 
Industry market projections often do far more harm than good, creating a false sense of reality and stimulating investment in bad ideas.
Interview With Blue Lane Technologies' Jeff Palmer
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
Blue Lane's President & CEO explains the company's appliances, which sit inline on the network and emulate security patches on real-time traffic to protect servers until the patch is
Rootkit Detection
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
They make up only a tiny percentage of malware, but rootkits help spyware and trojans avoid detection and removal. Find out how the security community is responding to rootkits and
Farewell to the Independent Managed Security Services Provider
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
The recent purchase of independent MSSP Counterpane caps several years of consolidation.
New Player Joins the SaaS Team
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
New company Workday is a further validation of the Software as a Service model, which promises speedier deployments and lower implementation costs by delivering applications using a Web browser.
Will Enterprise Desktops Go Virtual?
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
In what could be touted as the rollback of the client-server revolution, Hewlett-Packard is aligning with VMware to give enterprises the option of re-centralizing.
Analysis: Physical/Logical Security Convergence
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
Physical and logical security staffs, both tasked with protecting enterprise assets, are seeing increased technology and budgetary overlaps. Now, technological shifts, budgetary realities and a major government initiative are adding
Analysis: Enterprise WANs
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
The Internet will eventually render conventional WANs obsolete. We assess alternative technologies, many based on MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching), that will let IT link remote locations quickly and inexpensively.
Wireless Network Head-to-Head: Cisco Vs. Meru
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
We compared wireless gear from Cisco Systems and Meru Networks in our Real-World Labs. The performance results are valuable, but the real story is whether Meru deviates from the 802.11
SIP Trunks Find a Niche
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
Although not the first VoIP trunking technology available to small and midsize companies, SIP trunking may be the first to have a widespread impact on phone communications for these enterprises.
Unsanctioned Apps Wreak Havoc
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
Unsanctioned apps are a persistent thorn in IT's side and must be addressed by a variety of methods, including user instruction and enforcement of corporate policies.
Let the Good Times Roll
Commentary  |  11/17/2006  | 
Our industry evolves incredibly quickly, and that presents a unique challenge that only Network Computing consistently meets.
Users Talk Virtual Tension
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
CIOs and IT managers face virtual challenges and a lack of vendor information
PDA Shipments Up, Prices Down
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
The Danger Inc. Sidekick achieved "near cult status" for young wireless-messaging users, tripling growth in the third quarter. But the RIM BlackBerry is still the most popular PDA.
McData Finishes With a Flourish
News  |  11/16/2006  | 
Lame-duck switch maker says its revenues rose sequentially last quarter
Rollout: Fluke Networks' NetTool Series II Pro
News  |  11/16/2006  | 
Though clearly designed to excel in an all-Cisco environment, this device provides an easy-to-use method for gathering nearly all the key measurements and parameters from your VoIP installation.
NetApp Paints Rosy Picture
News  |  11/16/2006  | 
Says its high-end systems are taking off, raises guidance for annual revenue
Scrutinize This
Commentary  |  11/16/2006  | 
Buy this product, even if you understand the business case and know it won't make a bit of difference
Liquid Laps Up $28M
News  |  11/16/2006  | 
Server startup eyes the high-performance possibilities in combining with storage
Jury's Out on Email Scrutiny
News  |  11/16/2006  | 
Securities firms claim email surveillance lets them better stay on top of risk exposure
Microsoft Launches Office Live Out Of Beta
News  |  11/16/2006  | 
The service for small business offers online Web design, ad management, customer information and sales management, integration with Microsoft Office Accounting Express 2007, and tools for eBay, PayPal and credit
Short Story Redux
News  |  11/16/2006  | 
Check out the winners of our security short story contest
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