Expert Analysis
Content posted in March 2007
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Rollout: Fluke Networks LinkRunner Pro
News  |  3/31/2007  | 
Compact, rugged and inexpensive, LinkRunner Pro is ideal for technicians looking to diagnose simple connectivity issues or gnarlier problems on the physical level.
Rolling Review: Imperva's Secure Sphere
News  |  3/31/2007  | 
A strong start to our database extrusion-detection/-prevention series, Imperva's Secure Sphere is quick to learn user behavior, and its numerous signatures let it handily block known attacks against both the
Database Archiving Heats Up
News  |  3/31/2007  | 
Users explain the pluses and minuses of archiving structured data
Faceoff in the Vertical
Commentary  |  3/31/2007  | 
An oil and gas confab reminds us that NetApp doesn't love Isilon
Percept Announces Testing
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Percept Technology labs delivers competitive analysis testing for the latest data storage and ITE products
The State of Business Intelligence
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
There's a transformational change going on in business intelligence. Next-generation BI promises speedier, automated decision-making, thanks to affordable computing and storage platforms and advances in business activity monitoring. We assess
Datalink Appoints Sales Director
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Datalink appoints Mike Cannon as west region sales director
Brocade Busts Out 10-Gbit/s Plans
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Switch specialist Brocade talks 10 Gig, Cisco, and InfiniBand on analyst day
F5 SSL VPN Supports Vista
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
F5's FirePass Controller SSL VPN, which lets users connect to corporate applications through a Web browser, has added Microsoft's Vista in its hefty list of supported OSs.
RTO Discover Tracks IT Assets and Configurations
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
RTO Software's software tracks and reports on IT asset information and identifies differences from standard configurations.
Barracuda Bites Back at Image Spam
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Barracuda's Spam Firewall has officially declared open season on image spam, the fastest-growing category of bulk e-mail.
ULTAMUS RAID 1200 Packs Lots of Storage into 2U
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Aimed at small and midsize enterprises, Overland's Ultamus RAID provides up to 9 TB of storage in a 2U enclosure.
Voltage's E-mail Encryption as a Service
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
VSN manages all the hardware and software necessary to encrypt e-mail using identity-based encryption IBE and Software as a Service.
Infoblox-2000 Beefs Up DNS/DHCP
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Infoblox's integrated DNS/DHCP appliance targets large enterprises and service providers supporting growing numbers of IP-enabled devices and applications.
QRadar Adds Identity Tracking to NBAD
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Q1 Labs' network anomaly detection and security event management product catches up to the competition with the inclusion of identity tracking to its feature set.
Redline Gets Approval for Long-Haul Wireless Gear
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Point-to-point wireless offering promises to help quickly link distributed sites.
Spectralink Adds SIP to VoFi Phones
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Asterisk interoperability will help SMBs access enterprise-class business phone features.
VMware: The Virtualization Drag
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
By consolidating applications onto a single system, VMware provides cost savings, flexibility and improved application management, but there are trade-offs. We took to the lab to identify and determine
MIT's iFind Service
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
The Wi-Fi-based iFind provides a novel way to let groups of people find one another, set up meeting times or work together. Although ideal for a campus environment, iFind could
Rollout: AirMagnet Laptop Analyzer Pro
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
AirMagnet continues to add and expand features and functionality to Laptop Analyzer Pro, making it the de facto tool for wireless LAN troubleshooting and analysis.
IEEE Gives BPL a Needed Jolt
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
The IEEE has announced the formation of a working group to develop requirements for a baseline BPL standard. Advocates say this will provide competition for cable and telecom companies.
The Truth About Storage Reliability
Commentary  |  3/30/2007  | 
A pair of studies on storage technology reveal some disturbing facts about disk drive performance and reliability.
The Next Wave Of Enterprise Smartphones
Commentary  |  3/30/2007  | 
Many IT pros have felt the pain of supporting the first wave of smartphones, but you're going to need to learn how to live with these devices--and be prepared for
Analysis: Alternative WLAN Technologies
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Can your WLAN handle imminent growth? If your wireless strategy needs an upgrade, there are alternative technologies worth considering. We examine innovative solutions that are challenging WLAN market vendors.
'Cheesy' Webcam's a Traffic Driver
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Cheese lovers have been logging onto a British Webcam in droves to watch a hunk of cheddar ripen.
A Totally Sweet Cell Phone
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
iPods, cell phones and other small, mobile devices could soon be powered by sugar-fueled batteries.
Penguin Gets $9M for Clustering
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Will use funding to gain profitability in Linux HPC for the masses
Late to the Party
Commentary  |  3/29/2007  | 
Dell floats into the data center services fete on its own cloud
Microsoft Unveils Mobile Browser With Zoom-In Feature
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Deepfish was introduced in preview this week at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego.
PGP Supports Data Protection
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
PGP Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data security and encryption solutions, announced upgrades to its product portfolio
LogLogic Certified With NetApp
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
LogLogic certified with NetApp compliance software
3Com Closes H3C Deal
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
3Com Corporation reported that its acquisition of Huawei Technologies' 49 percent stake in H3C for $882 million officially closed
Penguin Closes $9M Series B
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Penguin Computing has closed $9 million in Series 2 financing, led by vSpring Capital
Pomeroy Strengthens Governance
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Pomeroy IT Solutions board of directors announces multiple initiatives to strengthen corporate governance
Isilon Signs Schlumberger OEM
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Isilon Systems has signed an OEM agreement with Schlumberger
SAP Implemented at UK
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
The University of Kentucky and SAP Public Services announced the successful implementation of a new software solution
Oracle Extends Hyperion Tender
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Oracle announced that the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) review period for its tender offer for Hyperion Solutions Corporation has expired
Omneon Taps Bell Micro
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Omneon has selected Bell Microproducts to spearhead the production of Omneon's award-winning MediaGrid Servers
DLF Selects IBM
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
DLF has awarded IBM a 10 year contract to transform and manage DLF's IT Infrastructure
FastScale Scopes Out Virtualization
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Startup picks up Series A round, takes aim at big names in server management software
He Said/He Said: VoIP Engineering Challenges
Commentary  |  3/29/2007  | 
Over in our News Analysis section, we wrote up a story about a Network Instruments survey in which network engineers expressed concern about their ability to keep VoIP apps up and running. Our technology editors had their own thoughts:...
Is Lack of Network Expertise Holding Back VoIP?
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Survey of network engineers finds them uncomfortable with their ability to support high-quality VoIP service.
RIM APIs Add Glitz to BlackBerry
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Development kit targets audio/video, social media, location and even camera-based applications.
Review: Adobe Creative Suite 3 Combines Two Creative Powerhouses
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Adobe's release of Creative Suite 3 offers a look at what the merger of Adobe and Macromedia can bring to the table for image professionals.
Reality Blogosphere
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Founders to chronicle a security startup's experiences
Online Gambling Gone Wild: U.S. Crackdown Sparks Offshore Boom
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Far from slowing its growth, a government crackdown on online gambling has sent many sites offshore, and many others underground. But it's a good bet that Internet poker will remain
Who Picks Up the Cellular Tab?
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
While almost all enterprises pay the bills for their employee's wired telephone services (even for personal calls), the same cannot be said for mobile phone statements.
Speermint Group Tackles SIP Peering Shortcomings
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
With support from big players such as Avaya, Cisco and Siemens, this new spec paves the way for standardized backbone connectivity and cheaper voice communications, leaving the PSTN out of
BuzzBites: Burgers the McWireless Way!
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Thanks to a partnership with Japanese wireless provider NTT DoCoMo, visitors to the Golden Arches in Japan will soon be able to pay for Big Macs and McNuggets with their
BuzzBites: Spam Scotland at Your Own Risk
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Fed up with the daily deluge of spam he received, Gordon Dick, of Edinburgh, Scotland, decided to sue one of his inbox invaders--and won.
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