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Content posted in September 2006
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Demystifying Data Forensics
News  |  9/30/2006  | 
New legalities call for special preparation when it comes to stored data
Getting Down & Dirty
Commentary  |  9/30/2006  | 
With Holloween a month away, readers identify vendors who trick more than they treat
Mellanox Ready for IPO
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
InfiniBand chipmaker is latest storage startup ready to join the public markets
Software Lets Podcast Listener Leave Audio, Video Feedback
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Podcast Ready launches free software designed to allow podcast subscribers to record and leave audio or video messages on any blog, social network or Web site.
Microsoft Steers Firefox Users Wrong On XP SP1
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Microsoft incorrectly flags users running Mozilla's Firefox browser that they need to update when they visit the Windows Web site.
Microsoft To Patch Newest IE Flaw
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Microsoft has confirmed a new, unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer, and promised to fix the problem with an update on Oct. 10.
Crossing the Line for XSS
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
A group of white-hat hackers exposed XSS flaws in major Websites this past week, but that's the good news
Symantec and Juniper: An Unequal Partnership
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Symantec and Juniper are partnering to strengthen their presence in the security market. But all signs indicate Symantec stands to gain the most with the least risk.
The Perfect Search With Your Cell Phone
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
It may not be long before you can use your cell phone to do an Internet search. Just don't expect to Yahoo or Google it.
Review: Host Intrusion Prevention Products
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Defense in depth is a good strategy that's getting easier to implement thanks to HIPS. We examined three host intrusion prevention products to get a taste of what this technology
The NWC Interview: Novell's Ron Hovsepian
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Hovsepian talks about managing the company through a CEO transition, and how Novell can best serve customers by focusing on open systems.
New Media in the Enterprise
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Blogs, wikis, podcasts and other new communications mechanisms improve interaction among employees, customers and business partners, but the transparency can put your business resources--not to mention your reputation--at risk.
Analysis: Metro Wi-Fi
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
City governments are offering metro wireless services with speeds and latency that can't be beat. We examine how metro Wi-Fi can fit into your mobile data access strategy.
Analysis: Host Intrusion Prevention
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
The bad guys want in; you want to keep them out. Host intrusion prevention promises a comprehensive strategy to replace firewalls, antivirus, anti-malware and network intrusion prevention. But can it
Rollout: ForeScout's CounterAct
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
This network access control product enforces complex policies and detects malicious behavior via continuous passive monitoring.
BuzzBites: Software Sidelines the Segway; Web 2.0 Goes to the Dogs
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
A software bug in Segway PT scooters can cause a tumble. Investors spend $1 million for social networking sites for pet owners.
Air Time: Mobile Video: The Next Killer App
Commentary  |  9/29/2006  | 
Mobile video technologies will be driven by consumer entertainment, but the technical advances required to make this happen will also pay dividends for enterprise users.
Strategy Session: Network General: Duck or Phoenix?
Commentary  |  9/29/2006  | 
Having languished for several years as part of Network Associates, Network General attempts a comeback with "Fusion." But can the company overcome its "bad marriage" and win back customers, both
A Bad Call for IP Telephony
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
While conventional telecom providers will soon be able to cut costs, many VoIP service providers will be forced to increase them.
Cisco, Microsoft Unveil NAC Domination Plans
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
The two superpowers have launched an ambitious partnership that could, if successful, easily dominate the network access control market--and more.
CommVault Extends Support
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
CommVault has increased its support for customers using virtualization, completing certification with VMware ESX 3.0
Power to Whom?
Commentary  |  9/29/2006  | 
Is shifting backup responsibilities to end-users worth it?
Top Tips for Compliance
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Some words of wisdom from the trenches
Virtualization Buyers Keep Exit Open
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Early adopters like block-level virtualization but reserve the right to U-turn
Multivendor Management Locked Up
News  |  9/28/2006  | 
Key management partnerships have yet to deliver the goods
Rollout: eTelemetry's Metron
News  |  9/28/2006  | 
Metron tracks down network slackers and miscreants and does so out-of-band, so users are unaware that Big Brother is watching.
REST (Representational State Transfer)
News  |  9/28/2006  | 
Overshadowed by SOAP, REST's appeal resides in its simpler and easier-to-implement architectural style--a big advantage when implementing services for static resources.
Rollout: Network General's Network Intelligence Suite 4.2
News  |  9/28/2006  | 
The suite's integrated tools and appliances let admins monitor, troubleshoot, report on and improve application/network performance by identifying the "real" culprits.
Storage Goes to Law School
News  |  9/28/2006  | 
Legal challenges are looming on the horizon, prompting a major storage rethink
Breece Hill & Pals Unveil App
News  |  9/28/2006  | 
Breece Hill, Abrevity, and QStar unveil a kit for data classification and ILM
Career Profile: TippingPoint's Rohit Dhamankar
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
Rohit Dhamankar initially planned to become a scientist, but luckily for TippingPoint wound up in the world of IT security. If he could change one thing about his career it'd
Malcolm Yates of Canonical
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
Canonical's ISV and partner manager, Malcolm Yates, talks about fast-growing Linux distro Ubuntu's place in the rapidly-evolving enterprise Linux ecosystem.
BitArmor
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
Startup's big promises to encrypt and manage data won't come cheaply
ControlGuard Beefs Up Endpoint
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
ControlGuard is now offering managed services for endpoint access management
E911 for VoIP
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
Advancements in E911 for VoIP provide the same level of accurate location information to emergency responders we've come to expect from wired phones.
Who Goes There?
Commentary  |  9/27/2006  | 
Do you really know who you're talking to?
Insider: Trio Takes DR to Next Level
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
CDP, WAFS, and WAN optimization are the future of disaster recovery
A Baby Step for Storage Virtualization
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
Incipient's virtualization finally arrives, but only for Cisco switches
The Upside of Compliance
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
There is a silver lining to the regulatory cloud
Opinion: High-Definition Video--Bad For Consumers, Bad For Hollywood
Commentary  |  9/26/2006  | 
Digital rights management gadgetry has turned high-definition video into a lumbering dinosaur that consumers won't want to buy. And a good thing, too--because Hollywood doesn't know what to do with
Sony Integrates Sprint EV-DO In New Vaio Notebooks
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
Sony on Tuesday said it plans to offer EV-DO connectivity in its lineup of ultra-portable Vaio notebooks in a partnership with Sprint.
ScanSafe Hires Sales VP
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
ScanSafe announced that Bill Goldbach has joined the company's executive team as vice president of sales in North America
Voltaire Envisions Mondo-Provisioning
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
Adds software to automate server and storage provisioning in data centers
EU Compliance Looms for Stateside IT
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
The EU is turning into a compliance minefield
System Startups Get Fresh Funding
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
Compellent and Ario, systems startups with differing agendas, aim for profits in 2007
Analysis: Radiance's New CDN App Boosts File Delivery
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Radiance beefs up the the user interface of TrueDelivery, its content-distribution network.
Bill Would Require U.S. Agencies To Disclose Theft Of Sensitive Data
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
House panel chairman warns of stiffer legislation if administration's procedures aren't forthcoming.
Interview: Chris Lyman of Fonality
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Lyman discusses open-source PBX Asterisk's impact on the enterprise PBX market and about the challenges Fonality faced turning a relatively unproven, open-source application into a product capable of competing in
New Opportunities Emerge In The Emergency Mobility Market
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
As technology answers the demand to become increasingly more mobile, solution providers are given the opportunity to leverage partnerships to create solutions that can help workers on-the-move and generate new
PatchLink Releases Exploit Fix
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
PatchLink is releasing a PatchLink-authored fix for customers worldwide to protect their networks from VML zero-day threats
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