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Content tagged with Networking posted in October 2005
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Unisys Exits Hardware Assembly
News  |  10/31/2005  | 
A technology alliance with NEC will see the two companies pooling R&D on a new generation of high-end Intel-based servers, as well as software and support; NEC will handle the
HP Finalizes AppIQ Acquisition, Details Server and Storage Roadmap
News  |  10/31/2005  | 
The company plans new automation enablement technology for HP BladeSystem infrastructures and will deliver products for cluster virtualization and grid management.
Protect Yourself Against Rogue Wireless Access Points
News  |  10/31/2005  | 
As wireless networks proliferate, so do rogue access points, set up by employees or by hackers intent on stealing data and customers. Here's how you can protect yourself against them.
'Wi-Fi' Wins Webster's Attention
News  |  10/31/2005  | 
Wi-Fi is no longer just a wireless technology: it's now an official word, too, because it's included in the new edition of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.
Radware Offers Software To Detect Network Performance Problems
News  |  10/31/2005  | 
APSolute Insite is meant to deliver comprehensive network management and security auditing, making it easier control user access to data.
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid
Commentary  |  10/31/2005  | 
It isn't just goblins and trick-or-treaters you need to be afraid of this Halloween. Network and server intrustions are continuing at a too-high rate. A recent VanDyke Software survey found that 25 percent of the respondents had been hit with an intrusion within the last two years. Yet in spite of the high incidence of intrusions, only slightly more than half of the system administrators polled said they had eliminated inse
One Quarter Of Enterprises Admit To Intrusion Attempts: Survey
News  |  10/31/2005  | 
One in four enterprises have been victimized by intrusions into their networks and servers in the last two years, according to a VanDyke Software-commissioned survey.
Startups Aim At WiMAX Heavyweights
News  |  10/31/2005  | 
Two startups will introduce WiMAX-related products this week in the hope their voice can be heard above the big guns such as Intel and Fujitsu.
You Know These Security Threats--You Hired Them
News  |  10/31/2005  | 
New products are designed to stop threats that come from the inside.
Mobile Phone Users Say 'Smile For The Camera'
News  |  10/28/2005  | 
Consumers are expected to buy a half billion camera-phones this year, which amounts to 2 out of every 3 mobile phones purchased.
Qualcomm Slammed With European Patent Complaints
News  |  10/28/2005  | 
Nokia, Ericsson and four other mobile technology providers have filed complaints with the European Commission alleging that Qualcomm is engaging in anticompetitive conduct in licensing its 3G patents.
Shades Of Grey
Commentary  |  10/28/2005  | 
Thanks in large part to the Internet, enterprise threats are constant and they are everywhere-- viruses, Worms, Trojans, spyware, adware, phishing attacks, and on and on and on. And throw in the growing ubiquity of so-called greynet apps that end users can install without the help -- or approval -- of IT, and the threat worsens. So what is an under-resource
VoIPShield Launches VoIP Risk Assessment Tool
News  |  10/28/2005  | 
VoIPshield Systems Inc. has just launched a new voice over IP (VoIP) vulnerability assessment solution that will allow organizations to respond to threats before they affect IP telephony systems and
Friday Freebies
Commentary  |  10/28/2005  | 
We've got two really different freebies for you this Friday. The first is from IBM and it's the WebSphere Application Server Community Edition. Based on Apache Geronimo, version 1.0 is a lightweight, Java 1.4 certified, Java??? 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition...
Six Phone Firms Ask EU To Punish Qualcomm
News  |  10/28/2005  | 
Six leading mobile phone makers have filed separate complaints with the European Commission alleging that Qualcomm Inc. is unfairly withholding intellectual property.
As Intel Stumbles, AMD's Momentum Increases
News  |  10/27/2005  | 
AMD's share of the total x86 processor market grew to 17.6% in the third quarter, up from 16.2% in the second quarter, according to Mercury Research.
FCC Chair Pushes For Reform In Video, USF
News  |  10/27/2005  | 
Kevin Martin calls for national TV franchises and champions a number-based system for universal service contributions.
The Future Is (Starting) Now
Commentary  |  10/27/2005  | 
If the writing wasn't on the wall before it, it certainly is now. IDC numbers published Thursday show that sales of wireless devices without voice communications capabilities slid for the seventh quarter in a row. Given that much of corporate mobile use rose up almost organically, with individuals increasingly using their personal wireless devices for work-related communications, this trend toward consolidation almost certain
Locking Down The Internet
News  |  10/27/2005  | 
It's 10 a.m. -- do you know where your employees are? The time to set Internet use policies and implement Web-control measures is now.
CLECs Will Be Forced To Increase MSAP Use: Report
News  |  10/27/2005  | 
American competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) will invest more heavily into multiservice access platforms (MSAPs) in the near future to comply with new government regulations, according to a new Heavy
SBC To Adopt 'AT&T' As Post-Merger Moniker
News  |  10/27/2005  | 
The storied AT&T brand will live on, according to SBC Communications, which said on Thursday that it will adopt AT&T Inc. as its name and unveil a new logo once
Alcatel Posts Profit On Strong Mobile Sales
News  |  10/27/2005  | 
France-based communications company Alcatel Corp. posted third-quarter net earnings of $323.2 million on sales of $4.0 billion, up from $236.9 million on sales of $3.7 billion in the year-ago
SMBs Worry About IP Telephony Security
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
A survey of small and medium businesses has found that many are leery of the security of IP telephony systems and favor traditional telephony systems.
WiMAX Not Cheap Or Easy, Carriers Say
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Costs of implementing new wireless technology still too steep for widespread deployment, say carriers who have WiMAX trials underway.
Centeris Preps Linux Server Management Under Windows
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
The Washington-based startup is putting the final touches on software meant to simplify management of Linux servers in a Windows Server environment.
In The Money
Commentary  |  10/26/2005  | 
In the last few days, economic news for IT has been pretty much all good - more funding, more jobs, and now, higher salaries on the horizon. A report issued this week by Robert Half Technology predicts that, on average, next year IT salaries will rise 3 percent versus the .5 average they saw this year. The report goes on to forecast that the most sought after will include lead applications developers, network security admin
Coming From Microsoft: 'Hosted Everything'
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Within a year, Microsoft plans to offer hosted implementations of SharePoint as well as its CRM and ERP applications, with the locations of server farms still to be determined.
VoIP Growing Astronomically, $23.4 Billion By 2009 Projected
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Already on a tear, VoIP service is predicted to grow 18-fold during the next five years, according to a report released Wednesday by Infonetics.
Standards Watch: WS-SX
Commentary  |  10/26/2005  | 
Last week brought us WS-TX, this week brings us WS-SX. Members of the OASIS international standards consortium announced plans to define extensions to the WS-Security OASIS Standard that will enable the trusted exchange of multiple SOAP messages and will define...
Juniper Launches Security Solution To Protect Against VoIP Attacks
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Juniper Networks has announced a network security solution designed to defend VoIP systems from session initiation protocol (SIP)-based attacks.
Software Limits Multi-Core ICs, Panelists Say
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Multi-core ICs promise efficiency, but will require new programming models that hide software and hardware details, according to panelists at the GSPx 2005 conference Tuesday.
Google Confirms Testing New Service
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Google confirms it is testing a new service called Google Base, which could someday offer services that compete with EBay Inc.
Dramatic Increase In Consumer VoIP Projected
News  |  10/25/2005  | 
The number of U.S. households subscribing to Internet telephony services is expected to rise dramatically by 2010, as consumers flock to the cheaper service, a market researcher says.
Skype Tunes Service For Business
News  |  10/25/2005  | 
Skype launches a small business program that lets one person buy and distribute Skype premium services among a group of people.
SBC, Verizon May Need To Offer 'Naked' DSL
News  |  10/25/2005  | 
Congress or the FCC may seek to force telcos to offer independent DSL as a condition of megamergers, observers say.
VoIP Darling Skype Divulges Flaws In All Clients
News  |  10/25/2005  | 
Skype has acknowledged all its VoIP clients suffer from bugs that leave machines susceptible to crashes and/or open them to attacks that could take control of the computers.
SureWest Delivers First HDTV Service Over An IP Network
News  |  10/25/2005  | 
SureWest Communications has begun what it describes as the first delivery of high definition television (HDTV) over an IP network.
Survey Says VoIP Has Arrived
News  |  10/25/2005  | 
One hundred percent of IT managers polled by Impulse Research Corp. said they expect to implement VoIP in the coming year
Protect Yourself Against The Worst VoIP Dangers
News  |  10/25/2005  | 
VoIP is the future of the network. But there are plenty of very dangerous VoIP security holes you need to watch out for. Here's what they are and how to
Ericsson To Pay $2.1 Billion For Assets Of U.K.'s Marconi
News  |  10/25/2005  | 
The Swedish telecomm giant is buying the bulk of the assets of the once proud British electronics giant, including most of Marconi's data networking operations.
Motorola Goes Open With VoIP Platforms
News  |  10/25/2005  | 
Motorola???s Embedded Communications Group has added a SIP-based VoIP option to its range of open application enabling platforms. The company also revealed it is readying VoIP gateways that integrate SIP
The Return Of The Boom Years?
Commentary  |  10/25/2005  | 
Remember the heady days of the Internet boom and endless technological possibilities? VC funding was plentiful, creativity was soaring, and yes, in the age of the overvalued acquisitions practicality was pretty scarce. But who hasn't missed those times just as little bit as we struggled through uncertain days and leaner years. Well, there certainly aren't any guarantees but it does look like things may be
Intel Shuffles Chip Roadmap, Jettisons Front-Side Bus
News  |  10/24/2005  | 
The company is scrapping the Reidland platform and Whitefield processor, replacing it with a higher-performing Caneland platform with a Tigerton processor.
Report: Wireless Data's Future Is 3G, Wi-Fi, WiMAX Combo
News  |  10/24/2005  | 
Some say the right combination of 3G, WiMAX and Wi-Fi will be needed to achieve the most success.
Cisco To Link Two-Way Radios With IP Networks
News  |  10/24/2005  | 
Cisco Systems Monday unveiled a forthcoming product lineup that aims to use IP to unite disparate two-way radio communications systems used by public safety, security, military and enterprise customers.
Gossip and news
Commentary  |  10/24/2005  | 
Earlier this month, very quietly, Oracle acquired OSS database vendor Innobase, producers of InnoDB which, just so you know, ships as a component to MySQL. Interesting, ain't it? This announcement from Oracle indicates that Oracle expects to renegotiate the contract...
IP Telephony Gamble Pays Off For Global Cash Access
News  |  10/24/2005  | 
Nevada-based credit-checking company says installing new IP capabilities led to a 63 percent decline in agent-handled calls, a similar decrease in call waiting time, and a projected $600,000 first-year cost
Broadcom Unveils Security Processors For Networks
News  |  10/24/2005  | 
Broadcom unveils a trio of security processors designed to improve security on networks while freeing up some of the processing load on host processors.
Microsoft Dives Into Hosting
News  |  10/24/2005  | 
Starting next spring, customers will be able to get hosted CRM from Microsoft, as well as from hosting partners -- all taking on hosting giants Salesforce.com and IBM.
Trapeze Builds Security Into WLAN Switches
News  |  10/24/2005  | 
Wireless vendor Trapeze Networks this week plans to unveil a partnership through which it will incorporate AirDefense???s WLAN intrusion detection software into its line of wireless LAN switches.
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