Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in January 2008
Juniper and Cisco Square Off in Enterprise Switching Ring
Commentary  |  1/31/2008  | 
How intense is the rivalry between Cisco and Juniper. One day after Cisco made its most significant switch announcement in years, Juniper followed with its own magnum opus. Coincidence? Hardly, but a competition that will benefit small and medium businesses.
Rolling Review: Shavlik Technologies NetChk Protect 5.9
News  |  1/31/2008  | 
The first entry in this Rolling Review, Shavlik NetChk Protect, is a natural for all-Microsoft shops.
Rolling Review: Symantec i3, ASD and Insight Inquire
News  |  1/31/2008  | 
i3 suite holds its own in our Rolling Review.
Laptop Stolen With Personal Data On 300,000 Health Insurance Clients
News  |  1/30/2008  | 
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is offering its members free credit monitoring for one year as a result of the security breach.
IBM Boosts Server Virtualization For Small and Mid-Sized Businesses
News  |  1/30/2008  | 
Effective management of virtualized systems can lead to energy savings of 80% and a 72% reduction in the total cost of ownership, IBM says.
LANDesk Management Suite 8.8 Adds Automation, Security
News  |  1/29/2008  | 
The latest version of LANDesk's Management Suite includes tools to show the benefits of using the product, software license tracking, and enhanced automation for application deployment and management.
Juniper Finally Ponies Up A Switch Line
News  |  1/29/2008  | 
Juniper announces its own switch line, the EX series, offering the services and features IT has come to expect from a switch???10/100/Gb Ethernet, fiber, and PoE.
The Integration of Storage and Switching Takes a Giant Step Forward
Commentary  |  1/29/2008  | 
At one time, networking functions were placed in stand-alone devices. Recently, suppliers tried to reduce the number of products needed  and simplify deployment and maintenance -- by integrating different functions into one device, a trend industry giant Cisco heartily endorsed.
Xsigo, VMware Partner On Network Virtualization
News  |  1/29/2008  | 
The partnership gives virtual machines virtual LANs and SANs, but is it a response to Cisco and Brocade?
Will HP's Extended GIF Partnership Help With SOA Interoperability?
News  |  1/28/2008  | 
HP is updating its Systinet software and announcing 10 new partners in its Governance Interoperability Framework
Rolling Review: 3Com Baseline Switch 2900 Plus
News  |  1/28/2008  | 
The Baseline 2900 supports VoIP and PoE without breaking the bank.
Cisco Pitches Virtual Switches For Next-Gen Data Centers
News  |  1/28/2008  | 
Company sees new virtualization switch as heart of its Data Center 3.0 architecture.
Blueprint For Application Performance Management
News  |  1/26/2008  | 
Managing performance of Web services-based applications requires new tools. What's needed is a holistic approach to application performance management.
A Virtual Lifesaver
News  |  1/26/2008  | 
In health care, more efficient use of IT can translate directly into better patient care; virtualization helped Christus Health boost that equation.
The Move From Physical To Virtual
News  |  1/26/2008  | 
Transplace's virtual infrastructure did more than cut costs; it allowed the transportation management services company to maintain 24/7 functionality, hosting, availability, and reliability for its customers.
Cisco Scales Out Application Networking
News  |  1/22/2008  | 
Cisco is adding a software WAN optimization client and a standalone ACE appliance.
Brocade Releases Backbone for Virtualization, Consolidation
News  |  1/22/2008  | 
Can Brocade virtualize LAN, storage and high-performance computing networks within a single switch?
With Latest Server, Microsoft Rides The 64-Bit Range
News  |  1/19/2008  | 
The OS formerly known as Longhorn is ready to run. Should you jump on or get the hell out of its way? We've launched a new type of Rolling Review
In-Band NAC: Three Products You Should Know About
News  |  1/19/2008  | 
Rolling Review wraps up assessment of ConSentry's LANShield Controller, Nevis' LANenforcer, and Vernier's Edgewall.
APM Rolling Review: ProactiveNet
News  |  1/19/2008  | 
BMC's early-warning system gives IT a fighting chance to head off problems that threaten critical applications.
Log Management Gets SLIM
News  |  1/16/2008  | 
QRadar's new appliance adds event correlation to log management.
Rolling Review Kickoff: Host-Based NAC
News  |  1/12/2008  | 
Malware spreads fast, and the best risk management strategy is not to get bitten in the first place.
Rolling Review: Host-Based NAC
News  |  1/11/2008  | 
Malware spreads fast, and the best risk management strategy is to not get bitten in the first place. Time to kick off our host-based NAC Rolling Review
Microsoft's Unified Communications Play
News  |  1/11/2008  | 
Microsoft's Office Communication Server 2007 integrates IM, VoIP, video and audio conferencing, Web conferencing and presence into one package.
Did Aruba Buy AirWave for Technology or Customers?
News  |  1/10/2008  | 
AirWave technology simplifies migration to Aruba from competitors' products, but Aruba already has access to that.
Verizon Business Launches Unified Threat Management Service
News  |  1/9/2008  | 
Verizon enters a growing field of managed service providers with UTM offerings such as IBM, Megapath, NTT, and Orange Business Services.
Mu-4000 Security Analyzer: Security Gets Warm And Fuzzy
News  |  1/7/2008  | 
The Mu-4000 lets IT sniff out software vulnerabilities before the bad guys do.
MindTouch Upgrades Wiki for Mashups
News  |  1/7/2008  | 
The new version includes an integrated scripting language for developing custom apps and mashups, but is this what enterprises want from a wiki?
ZenSar and SOA Software Partner on Offshore SOA
News  |  1/3/2008  | 
SOA and offshore outsourcing are two of the fastest growing areas in IT, so why don't we often see them together?
Cisco Succession Plan Takes a Hit
Commentary  |  1/3/2008  | 
Viewed as the next top dog, Chief Development Officer Charles Giancarlo, a force in Ciscos push into the small and medium business market, decided to pursue other opportunities rather than wait for that position to open up.
Developers Aren't Obsolete Yet
Commentary  |  1/1/2008  | 
One of the most popular claims from SOA vendors is that developers will soon be doing a lot less coding.


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