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Content posted in December 2006
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Check Point to Acquire NFR
News  |  12/19/2006  | 
Check Point Software announced the company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire NFR Security
IBM ISS Reports Survey Results
News  |  12/19/2006  | 
IBM ISS announced survey results that found that security concerns are impeding carriers' ability to fully roll out new service offerings
Websense to Buy PortAuthority
News  |  12/19/2006  | 
Websense announced a definitive agreement to acquire PortAuthority Technologies for approximately $90 million in cash
Configure This!
Commentary  |  12/19/2006  | 
Onaro isn't intimidated by talk of CMDB
Laptop Encryption the Service Way
News  |  12/19/2006  | 
Not into building your own laptop encryption? New services should help
ThinkFree Sees Opportunity From Dissatisfied Microsoft Office Users
News  |  12/19/2006  | 
The developers of ThinkFree, the Microsoft Office online clone that is reportedly the object of Google's affection if not acquisition dreams, see Microsoft's new Office 2007 as an opportunity and
Jim McCluney, CEO, Emulex
News  |  12/19/2006  | 
"We're still out there looking for companies that have good technology that can propel us to our billion-dollar goal."
The Web Data Dilemma
Commentary  |  12/19/2006  | 
You've sorted out your back-end storage, but what about your Web data?
Review: MacBook Pro Is A Solid Win For Apple
News  |  12/18/2006  | 
When testing the new 15-inch MacBook Pro, the most frequent question was "What's not to like?" The answer: Not much.
Cisco's Linksys, Not Apple, Releases iPhone
News  |  12/18/2006  | 
Cisco has owned the iPhone name since 2000, when it purchased InfoGear Technology for $301 million.
Cingular Signs Exclusive MySpace Deal
News  |  12/18/2006  | 
A set of tools will let Cingular subscribers edit their MySpace profiles, view and add friends' profiles, post photos and blogs, and send and receive messages.
Review: Thunderbird 2.0 Beta 1 Adds New Look And Feel
News  |  12/18/2006  | 
Mozilla's open source e-mail client tweaks the interface and adds features but doesn't lose its simplicity and usefulness.
PortAuthority Touts Ranking
News  |  12/18/2006  | 
PortAuthority Technologies announces that it has been named a leader in the information leak prevention market by Forrester
Core Upgrades Impact
News  |  12/18/2006  | 
Core Security Technologies announced Core Impact 6.2, an enhanced edition of the company's flagship software product
Storage Left Out of CMDB Loop
News  |  12/16/2006  | 
Talk of 'federated IT management' doesn't always include storage, despite claims
More Thoughts on WAFS
Commentary  |  12/15/2006  | 
The vehicle doesn't matter, says Gartner guru
Moonwalk
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Startup seeks to win a place in the data center through faster file migration
Double-Take, Isilon Go Public
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Replication vendor and clustering specialist's stocks trade strongly after IPO UPDATED 12/15 5:35 PM
Sturdier Botnets Mean More Spam In 2007
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
If a control server is shut down, the spammer can easily update the rest of the bots with the location of a new server as long as he controls at
Review: GN Netcom's Dual Connectivity Headset
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
The GN 9350 wireless headset lets you work with your landline phone and VoIP at the same time.
Researcher Uncovers McAfee Linux VirusScan Flaw
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
A security researcher has discovered a vulnerability in McAfee's VirusScan Command Line Scanner antivirus software that could enable remote attackers to execute malicious code.
Microsoft Patches Windows XP Wireless, Tells No One
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
The patch is designed to make surfing public wireless hotspots safer by reducing the chance of "man-in-the-middle" attacks.
Microsoft Patches IE 7 Phishing Filter To Boost Speed
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Microsoft says IE 7 users may see their PCs bog down as the filter evaluates multi-frame pages for fraud indicators.
Google's Holiday Wish May Come True: An Online Clone Of Microsoft Office
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
A Google team has visited the Korean company that makes ThinkFree Office, a clone of Microsoft Office, for acquisition talks twice in recent days, according to Korean press reports.
Microsoft Turns Up The Heat On Windows 2000 Users
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Companies that rely on Windows 2000 face tough, end-of-lifecycle choices as Microsoft pushes upgrades to Windows Vista, 2003, and Longhorn Server.
BitDefender Spots Word Vulnerability
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
BitDefender warned users about a third unpatched vulnerability found in Microsoft Word
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Messaging & Collaboration
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Success in 2007's new world of user/community-driven content will involve increased maturity in corporate blogs, wikis, podcasts and Webcasts, and more experimentation with video as a sales and marketing tool.
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Network and Systems Management
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Our outlook for the coming year should improve as significant transformations -- particularly managing according to process -- shake up network and systems management on both the technology and human
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Business Strategy
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Your mission for 2007: Provide unprecedented data access while implementing strategies to protect your sensitive info, all without choking off business processes. No problem, right?
The Survivor's Guide to 2007
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
With small budget hikes forecasted for 2007, simply wringing more computing power out of packed data centers won't be enough. For the next wave of change, IT must take the
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Network Infrastructure
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Get ready to change gears in 2007. While consolidation was the watchword for 2006, 2007 will be all about differences. New and expensive technologies are stretching IT dollars, increasing management
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Enterprise Applications
Commentary  |  12/15/2006  | 
In the coming year, you'll hear plenty of experts going on about architecting "agile, competitive, strong-performing" apps that help your organization reduce costs internally, while maintaining customer satisfaction.
The Big Bang, Astrophysics and You
Commentary  |  12/15/2006  | 
The more everyone touches and uses IT, the less they "understand" about why and how it works--this makes your job that much more important, that much more vital to how
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Mobile and Wireless
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Untethered data access -- on both the LAN and WAN -- has become increasingly strategic for all organizations. Therefore, expect continued heavy investing in wireless in 2007, and you won't
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Storage & Servers
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Many of the technologies we pointed to last year -- server virtualization, IP storage and blade servers -- are still evolving and continue to be important areas to watch in
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Application Infrastructure
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
In 2007, expect the demands for fast delivery of aggregated information to heighten. Fortunately, the next 12 months will bring plenty of options to slim down and tone
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Security
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
This year, security pros will finally get in the groove and refocus on security's primary task: Locking down your company's assets. To get there, however, you need a formidable arsenal.
The NWC Interivew: John Wood, Founder, Room to Read
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
The former Microsoft executive and founder of "Room to Read," a nonprofit promoting literacy around the world, talks about scaling up, his previous employer, and charity.
Email Gets More Outsourced Options
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Email proliferation and compliance requirements are driving hosted options
In Memory of Al
Commentary  |  12/15/2006  | 
Floppy disk pioneer was as flamboyant as he was innovative
Portable Disks Bolster Backup
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Idealstor, Dell, and Tandberg tout portable disk drives as a tape replacement
A New Look at WAFS
Commentary  |  12/15/2006  | 
The role of WAFS continues to evolve
Airgo(ne) to Qualcomm
Commentary  |  12/14/2006  | 
Qualcomm's acquisition of Airgo Networks may seem a bit odd, but an examination of Airgo's technology and how it intersects with Qualcomm's products lines and existing and developing standards suggest a well-planned strategy and execution.
Is Blogging About To Peak? Gartner Says 'Yes'
News  |  12/14/2006  | 
Less than 2% of all Internet users are frequent content contributors, while between 10% and 15% contribute occasionally and more than 50% are reading or watching what the communities are
McAfee Reports Fewer Experts
News  |  12/14/2006  | 
McAfee revealed findings from new research which shows that businesses have reached a compliance breaking point
McGraw Produces 9th Podcast
News  |  12/14/2006  | 
Gary McGraw has just produced the 9th in a series of Silver Bullet Security Podcasts co-sponsored with IEEE Security & Privacy magazine
Brocade & Packeteer Widen Target
News  |  12/14/2006  | 
Software-only version begs questions about how WAFS is best implemented UPDATED 12/15 11:10 AM
8-Gig Fibre Hits Roadmaps
News  |  12/14/2006  | 
Emulex, QLogic, and Cisco make plans, though cost issues are shadowy
Fiberlink Adds Encryption
News  |  12/14/2006  | 
Fiberlink Communications launches data encryption as a managed service to protect sensitive information stored on the laptops of mobile workers
Netgear's Powerline Adapter
News  |  12/13/2006  | 
The Powerline HD Ethernet Adapter HDX101 lets you use your home electrical system to create a network when wireless doesn't work.
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