Expert Analysis
Content posted in December 2006
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4-Gig Boomerangs on Brocade
Commentary  |  12/6/2006  | 
Brocade's early move to 4-Gbit/s switch gear paid off in the short run, but now Cisco's catching up
Security Podcast -- Week of 12/06/06
Commentary  |  12/6/2006  | 
Join Curt Franklin in this Radware sponsored Security Podcast. This week's podcast includes security news; The Worldwide growth of Spyware and Adware; Detecting and Defeating Rootkits | Click to listen...
Dell, Microsoft Team on NAS-Plus-iSCSI
News  |  12/6/2006  | 
Dell adds block storage to its NAS files with Microsoft's unified storage server
New Word Zero-Day Attacks Begin
News  |  12/6/2006  | 
Microsoft acknowledged that specially crafted Word documents could be used to seize a computer, and urged users to use care when opening Word files sent by untrusted sources or that
NWC's NAC Battleground
Commentary  |  12/6/2006  | 
Network Access Control, or NAC, has emerged as the technology approach of choice for securing enterprise assets. Twelve leading NAC vendors entered the NWC NAC Battleground to stake their architectural
UDcast Offers Recovery
News  |  12/6/2006  | 
UDcast, On Call, and Intelsat are providing the United States DHS and FEMA with high performance disaster recovery communications systems
SenSage Intros Platform
News  |  12/6/2006  | 
SenSage announced SenSage 3.6, a scalable platform for log management, compliance auditing and security information management applications
Sourcefire Launches Solution
News  |  12/6/2006  | 
Sourcefire announced the availability of OfficeCat, a security tool that enables users to identify potentially threatening Microsoft Office files
Elemental Intros 3.0
News  |  12/6/2006  | 
Elemental announced ESP 3.0, the next-generation release of the highly recognized and award-winning Elemental security platform
Capital Ideas
Commentary  |  12/6/2006  | 
Run for your lives... the ITU is trying to make itself useful
HLRS
News  |  12/6/2006  | 
At Germany's HLRS, optical fiber and DWDM are cheaper than IP
Thumbs Down on Thumb Drives
News  |  12/6/2006  | 
Enterprises shut down their USB ports to deal with thumb-drive security threat
In Search of Enterprise 2.0
News  |  12/6/2006  | 
What is it and what the heck does it have to do with storage?
What's the Key to Excellent Encryption?
News  |  12/5/2006  | 
Data security has become a primary concern for corporations and consumers alike. As identity theft becomes more pervasive, companies are held more accountable for the way they protect personal and corporate information. Many products and processes exist for encrypting information...
Does De-Duplication Have Drawbacks?
News  |  12/5/2006  | 
Data de-duplication is certainly a hot topic, and in my opinion deservedly so. The technology offers an exciting solution for users that are drowning in duplicate data. Many environments today store more backup copies of relatively static data than ever...
U.S. Companies Lead List Of Tech Pioneers
News  |  12/5/2006  | 
The World Economic Forum names companies that are developing technology that has potential for long-term impact on business and society.
Sales Of Fingerprint ID Systems Are Growing
News  |  12/5/2006  | 
Sales of automated fingerprint-identification systems are expected to reach $160 million annually by 2010, according to government market researcher Input.
Bank Picks Cybertrust
News  |  12/5/2006  | 
Cybertrust was selected to be the trusted security advisor to Bank Sal. Oppenheim Jr & Cie
LogLogic Unveils SOA
News  |  12/5/2006  | 
LogLogic unveiled Open Log Services for log management and intelligence
Storage Spending Season
Commentary  |  12/5/2006  | 
If it's December, expect a billion-dollar deal
Lexar Locks Down USB Storage
News  |  12/5/2006  | 
Touts new method for avoiding storage snafus and keeping USB data in safe hands
Insider: 4-Gig's Successor Uncertain
News  |  12/5/2006  | 
Report says 4-Gbit/s Fibre Channel should dominate for five years. After that...
NetApp Augments Kazeon-Based App
News  |  12/5/2006  | 
NetApp introduced more features for its OEM'd data classification application
McAfee Weaves Cisco NAC Into Total Protection
News  |  12/4/2006  | 
McAfee unveils a revamped version of its enterprise focused Total Protection offering that includes a range of beefed up security features and support for Cisco's network admission control (NAC) technology.
Onaro Adds New Storage Views
News  |  12/4/2006  | 
Beefs up SRM and makes it easier to view SANs from other parts of the data center
LSI to Buy Agere for $4B
News  |  12/4/2006  | 
Firms conclude all-stock deal to create a networking and storage chip giant
UNFCU Picks PortAuthority
News  |  12/4/2006  | 
The UNFCU has purchased PortAuthority's ILP solution to protect its confidential information and members' personal data
A Grinchy Cyber Monday
News  |  12/4/2006  | 
Before we make it a tradition, let's put our calendars on the right day
Check Point Intros SIM Suite
News  |  12/4/2006  | 
Check Point announced that Eventia provides tighter integration with SmartCenter and Provider-1R
Comission Funds Antiphishing Research
News  |  12/4/2006  | 
The European Commission has awarded funding for critical research in phishing prevention
ArcSight Intros Appliance
News  |  12/3/2006  | 
ArcSight intros a log management appliance to give customers an easily searchable, high performance, cost effective log data repository
NAC's Missing Piece
News  |  12/3/2006  | 
The whole of NAC has centered around assessing an endpoint's health and controlling access by granting admission or enforcing quarantine. That's all well and good, but it's not really access
Analysis: Next-Gen Blade Servers
News  |  12/3/2006  | 
Should you slim down with the newest generation of blade server? Vendors claim the latest systems offer improved flexibility and promise to reduce data center bloat. They're right
Classifiers Grab Search Partners
News  |  12/2/2006  | 
Scentric and others are clutching Google and other search engines for dear life
IBM's Power Architecture Attracting More Linux Developers
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
IBM says 372 new Linux-on-Power applications have been released in 2006. The latest was developed by Sybase and extends corporate applications to mobile devices.
External Disk Storage Market Continues To Boom, Revenue Up 9.9%
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
EMC paced the external disk storage market in revenue gains, growing from $786 million in 2005 to $927 million this year, and in market share, rising from 20% in 2005
Vista: Microsoft's Last 'Big Bang' Operating System?
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
Despite forays into Web software with Windows Live and Office Live -- collections of e-mail, instant messaging, and Web publishing apps -- Microsoft's core franchises remain wedded to the PC.
Hey, Gramps, Can I Borrow Your Mac?
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
A new study shows that nearly half of Apple's users are 55 and older. What are younger buyers going for? Gateway.
Can Office 2007 Prevail In A Web 2.0 World?
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
Microsoft will market the hell out of its new Office 2007 lineup, but the company faces hurdles persuading existing MS Office partisans they need the upgrade and also the Web
Rollout: Sybase's Information Anywhere Suite
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
This suite of mobile apps targets organizations deploying their first mobile e-mail solutions as well as ones that want to provide access to complex mobile applications.
Rollout: Compellent's Storage Center 3.5
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
Even if it's not quite as easy to manage as arrays that support Microsoft's Simple SAN initiative, Compellent's Storage Center has a terrific mix of high-end features and impressive flexibility.
Interview With Oracle's Ted Farrell
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
Ted Farrell, chief architect for tools and middleware at Oracle, talks about the business value of implementing a service-oriented architecture.
Will Laptops Get Out-Evolved?
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
With advances in computing power, storage and high-speed wireless networks, it should be possible by the end of this decade to have a small handheld device that can run most
The Total Cost of a Wireless Network
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
Still stuck on the business case for Wi-Fi? Our experts can help: We kick off our new TCO series by working with an integrator to map out the total cost
Enterprises Still Gambling on Mobile Device Security
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
Given the rash of high-profile data breaches and the ease with which mobile devices can be lost or stolen, what reason could companies offer for failing to implement security policies?
Incident Response Tools
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
Incident-response tools are becoming increasingly important as new regulations and legislation stipulate disclosure after security breaches. These advancements in memory-dump analysis can help you find a wealth of evidence
To BlackBerry or Not to BlackBerry?
Commentary  |  12/1/2006  | 
Do I embrace this thing 24/7 and evolve into the genus 'Connected Excessive,' or do I simply throw my BlackBerry in my bag and use it during the workday as
IBM's Blade Server Meter-Reader
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
A plug-in for its systems-management console, IBM's PowerExecutive energy-management technology monitors and displays how much power each blade is using and how hot it is.
Rollout: Cyber-Ark's Enterprise Password Vault
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
EPV doesn't eliminate all the pain associated with managing non-user-based passwords, but its ability to store and manage these critical credentials increases security and usability.
BuzzBites: Parlez-Vous Parking?
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
Paris cell phone and GPS navigation device users will be able to find parking garage spots faster.
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