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IBM Rolls Out Tool To Protect Against Network-Wide Identity Theft
News  |  6/8/2005  | 
Tivoli Identity Manager Version 4.6 helps enterprises securely manage user accounts and passwords.
NetApp, Decru Serve PCI Combo
News  |  6/8/2005  | 
Companies target firms looking to comply with stricter standards for credit card data
Microsoft Storage Puzzles
News  |  6/8/2005  | 
Microsoft responds to SMB demand with integration tools. But what are the suppliers talking about?
An Interview With Juniper's Scott Kriens
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
The CEO of Juniper Networks discusses a broad range of subjects -- from the state of his company's product portfolio to the future of the industry.
Keynote: Grids to Grow
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
Argonne National Lab director Ian Foster predicts that grid is set to break out of its research niche
Windows Server 2003 R2 Will Ship In 4Q, Microsoft Says
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
Microsoft on Tuesday insisted that the next version of Windows Server 2003, code-named R2, will ship in the fourth quarter, despite speculation about a possible delay.
Verizon Will Prevail In TV Regulation, CEO Says
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
After having spent billions building wireless networks, digging trenches and stringing optical fiber, Verizon Communications isn't about to let competitors or regulators keep it from bringing you your MTV.
Ditech Buys VoIP Gear Maker Jasomi For $20 M
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
The Voice over IP equipment-market consolidation continued here at Supercomm Tuesday, when Ditech Communications Corp. announced plans to buy session border controller maker Jasomi Networks for $20 million.
Microsoft To Launch Next Revs Of Visual Studio And SQL Server In November
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005, and BizTalk Server 2006 are slated to be launched the week of Nov. 7, Microsoft said Tuesday at Tech Ed 2005.
Vonage Teams Up To Deliver Cordless VoIP Phone
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
Vonage is teaming up with Uniden America Corporation to develop a cordless phone to use with its broadband VoIP service.
Microsoft To Provide Software For VoIP Services
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
At the Supercomm conference, Microsoft said it will join with Sylantro Systems to develop and market an enhanced VoIP solution aimed at carriers and service providers
3G Expected To Encourage Growth Of Virtual Mobile Operators
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
The added capacity of 3G means that 'virtual' operators appealing to specific market niches and using the networks of established carriers will flourish.
Is There A Future For Broadband Over Power Lines?
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
Motorola's recent announcement of a wireless broadband-over-powerline solution gave new impetus to an old idea --- providing high-speed Internet access over residential power lines. But should anyone bother with it?
Dirt Cheap Network Security
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
Throwing money at security vulnerabilities may not make you safer at all. Follow this advice for low-cost and no-cost security measures to put your network beyond the reach of the
Avamar Appoints New CEO
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
In a bid to advance the business, Avamar hires Ed Walsh, formerly of CNT
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
Architecting a secure Windows network is not an easy task, but gaining control over the Domain Admins group in Windows Server 2003 is a huge step in achieving that goal.
Be wary of men bearing gifts...
Commentary  |  6/7/2005  | 
Forget-Me-Not Panties. There has never been so obvious a case of technology gone wrong as this. I won't even comment on the fact that they aren't selling "Forget-me-not-Boxers" for the men in your life....
More Tapes Go AWOL
Commentary  |  6/6/2005  | 
3:45 PM -- Citigroup says data on 3.9 million customers of its CitiFinancial Branch Network fell off a UPS truck on its way to a credit bureau. Why is Citigroup, clearly a big-bucks organization, still messing with tape, when a...
3Com Makeover Features Security
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
Hardware vendor is using TippingPoint's security expertise to shake off its consumer image
Earthlink Plans To Offer VoIP On Traditional Phones
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
Earthlink plans to test an Internet telephony service in October that would deliver local and long-distance calling over existing telephones.
Doors Open on Supercomm 2005
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
This year's Supercomm kicks off in Chicago, with telecom firms expected to open their wallets for data center kit
Startup Raves on RFID
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
Startup Reva Systems emerges, offering to ease the strain of RFID deployments
June 9th Issue Online
Commentary  |  6/6/2005  | 
Greetings all, The June 9th Edition of Network Computing is now available. Here's what you'll find:...
Ballmer Intros Update Service
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
Microsoft launches its unified update and patch service, dubbed Microsoft Update, with chief executive Steve Ballmer leading the charge by claiming that Windows is cheaper to patch than rival Linux.
Contest #1: The Software Hall Of Fame
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
You'll have four chances to win an iPod or 36 other prizes in the Great Tech Call-'Em-Like-You-See-'Em Contest. Give us your two cents and win!
PredatorWatch Improves Line Of Security Appliances
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
Auditor line gains a Vulnerability Quarantine System (VQS) and compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standard.
Juniper Beefs Up Edge Router Line
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
Even though its recent headline-grabbing acquisitions have been aimed at technologies more interesting to the enterprise, Juniper Networks today will show it hasn't forgotten its bread-and-butter service provider customers, with
Broadband Home Networking Market To Hit $5.5 Billion By 2008: Report
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
Infonetics Research says growth will be fueled by VoIP, higher access speeds.
Cisco Bolsters Software To Combat DoS Attacks
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
Cisco Systems Inc. came to Supercomm with an updated software suite to combat distributed denial-of-service attacks, implemented in both stand-alone appliances and router and switch modules.
Juniper Upgrades VPN With IPsec, SSL Combo
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
The latest upgrade to Juniper's SSL VPN family adds dual-mode transport, tapping both IPsec and SSL technologies.
3Com Product Blitz Features New Switches, Security
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
3Com this week plans to expand its networking portfolio with new stackable and chassis-based switches and is bolstering its TippingPoint security portfolio with new quarantine capabilities.
Keep Your Network Safe When Using XP's Remote Controls
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
XP's built-in remote control tools are greatfor administrators and users, Fred Langa says. But they have security problems. Here's how to keep your network safe when using them.
IBM Preps Director Software Update
News  |  6/4/2005  | 
IBM is planning a significant update to its Director hardware management software that will broaden the number of hardware systems the application manages, as well as make it easier for
Sun: No End of Blades
Commentary  |  6/4/2005  | 
5:40 PM -- Word that Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) is getting out of the blade server business just ain't so, claims vendor spokesman Ryan Batty. "We said awhile back we would be end-of-lifing our Sun Fire B1600 Blade System...
Voltaire Strikes Up $15M Series E
News  |  6/4/2005  | 
Startup is now looking to put more feet on the street to tout its InfiniBand switch technology
iSCSI Ramping, Says IDC
News  |  6/4/2005  | 
Firm's latest report shows robust growth for iSCSI products
VOIP Security Group Urged On
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Can VOIP Security Alliance help users tackle the VOIP security menace? Or will it founder in vendor-induced limbo?
What's in a NAS?
Commentary  |  6/3/2005  | 
4:00 PM -- IDC's quarterly Worldwide Disk Storage Systems Tracker has hit the streets. And it seems Network Appliance Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP) is unhappy with how its market share compares with EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC): In IDC&#146;s new and revised...
BlueArc Pulls In $15M More
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Brings funding total to $175 million - and still no profits
Federal Anti-Municipal Wi-Fi Bill Introduced
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Proposed legislation prevents municipalities from launching networks that are "substantially similar" to networks offered by private companies.
Service Provider Router and Switch Market Poised For Growth
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Despite recent lackluster performance, Infonetics says the market will improvet over the next few years, with first-quarter revenues in 2008 reaching $8.9 billion.
Securing Wi-Fi Networks Doesn't Have To Be Painful
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
With a few simple steps, you can achieve security on your wireless network without giving up convenience. Columnist Wayne Rash shows you how.
Networking This Week: Vonage Heads Toward 1 Million Subscribers
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Those annoying ads must pay off --- Vonage's CEO says the company adds 15,000 subscribers a week and will have 1 million by year's end.
Market Analysis: IP Contact Centers
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
An IP-enabled contact center gives your agents access to all telephone, e-mail, fax and Web customer communications. We discuss the potential benefits to your business and examine ways to get
Buyouts of Avaki, ISDD Could Put Sybase on Top of the EII Heap
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
With the purchase of EII vendor Avaki and unstructured query vendor ISDD, Sybase could create an enterprise information integration environment that works across both structured and unstructured data.
Implementing BPL Technology
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
After a series of setbacks with interference problems and failed trials, the broadband-over-power-lines technology is now a viable alternative in areas where DSL and cable aren't available or customer service
McData's Product Road Map Leaves CNT Users in a Lurch
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
McData unveiled its product road map following the acquisition of SAN vendor CNT. Unfortunately, CNT's key product isn't on the map. Where does that leave CNT users?
AirMagnet Laptop Analyzer 5.0
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Full real-time analysis of 802.11 a/b/g networks and a slew of features may help you see past the hefty price tag.
Last Mile: Bye-Bye, Vendor Guy!
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
This edition, chuckle till you buckle at the Top 11 lame excuses for ducking out of a vendor sales presentation, virtual hunting and getting Wi-Fi access with household items.
Affordable IT: Staying on Budget
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Despite best efforts, the average IT project still overruns its budget by about 43 percent. How can enterprises prevent these overruns? We examine the means for setting good budgets, monitoring
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