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Content tagged with Networking posted in October 2006
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Advanced Voice Services Now Available For WiMAX
News  |  10/30/2006  | 
WiMAX equipment provider Alvarion Ltd. said Monday that primary voice services are available for its BreezeMAX system.
Two VoIP Vendors To Call On
News  |  10/30/2006  | 
Solution providers seeking their share of the growing SMB IP telephony market are turning to smaller vendors like Digium and Allworx to fill that need.
Juniper, Avaya Team Up To Tackle Cisco At Network Edge
News  |  10/30/2006  | 
Juniper Networks this week is launching new security and routing products for branch offices, including models that will have integrated VoIP capabilities from Avaya.
AT&T Unveils Video Monitoring Service
News  |  10/26/2006  | 
AT&T Inc. is expanding into the video-monitoring business to help customers stay more connected with property and family while away from home.
The Danger of Web 2.0
Commentary  |  10/26/2006  | 
Chances are your organization is clamoring to jump on the Web 2.0 bandwagon. Spurred by the popularity of slick applications such as Google Maps that look more like desktop apps than Web sites, Web 2.0-enabling technologies including Ajax and mashups...
Gartner: Enterprises Should Update To IE 7
News  |  10/26/2006  | 
Gartner has some advice for enterprises that have been thinking of dropping Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser: Reconsider it, now that IE 7 is out.
Digital Trail Helps Lead To Terror Hoax Suspect
News  |  10/26/2006  | 
A federal prosecutor says computer forensics played a "critical role" in the investigation that led to the arrest of a Wisconsin man in connection with the fake terrorist threat against
Review: Five Recovery Apps Bring Your PC Back From The Dead
News  |  10/26/2006  | 
Sometimes you just have to wipe everything and start from scratch -- and a good recovery app will make sure it takes hours rather than weeks. Here are some of
Rollout: Splunk's Splunk Server 2.1 Beta
News  |  10/26/2006  | 
Splunk aims to make IT's job easier by quickly searching for keywords in all log files and digging deep to find patterns across the entire system, not just within one
On Location: Bank Gets the NAC for Internal Security
News  |  10/26/2006  | 
An auditor found Ulster Savings Bank's procedures for protecting against internal threats lacking. The CIO and his team turned to network-access control to protect its internal network and comply with
Apple iPod To Remain Market King For The Time Being
News  |  10/25/2006  | 
The popular Apple device shows no signs of losing momentum, researchers say.
Mobile WiMAX Deployment Gets Underway In Puerto Rico
News  |  10/25/2006  | 
Islanet's plan to offer wireless broadband WiMAX throughout Puerto Rico is up and running.
MIT Researchers Are Developing An 'Engine On A Chip'
News  |  10/24/2006  | 
A potential early application might be a small engine that a soldier could wear to power equipment like night vision gear. Batteries currently in use by soldiers are relatively heavy
IP Theft Up In First Half Of Year: Report
News  |  10/24/2006  | 
The United States is at the top of the intellectual-property theft list, with 205 violations and $51.7 million in losses, according to a new study.
Google To Let Publishers Create Custom Searches On Their Own Sites
News  |  10/24/2006  | 
Custom Search Engine lets publishers use menu-driven wizards to optimize Google to their own sites, and share revenue from the searches.
Dell Formally Unveils AMD-Based Servers
News  |  10/24/2006  | 
Michael Dell took the stage at Oracle OpenWorld to formally unveil PowerEdge 6950 four-socket servers and PowerEdge SC1435 two-socket rack-optimized servers based on dual-core AMD Opteron processors.
Ad Spending On Mobile Devices Projected To Double In Five Years
News  |  10/23/2006  | 
Advertisers are expected to more than double their spending on messaging and display ads for mobile devices over the next five years.
Mozilla Set To Take Firefox 2.0 Final Tuesday
News  |  10/23/2006  | 
The new version arrives hot on the heels of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP, which went final on Wednesday.
Strategic Security: The Encryption Conundrum
News  |  10/20/2006  | 
The key to mitigating risks is identifying your e-mail priorities. But neither the information security manager nor even the CIO can properly undertake this task alone.
Hosted Desktop Management
News  |  10/20/2006  | 
A hosted desktop management suite automates routine IT tasks, so users benefit from improved tech support. But these suites aren't cheap. The winner of our RFI offered the
Rollout: CP Secure's Content Security Gateway 2500
News  |  10/20/2006  | 
CP Secure scans traffic and blocks viruses, spyware, malware and spam before it gets to the desktop at a rate of 480 Mbps.
New Anti-Phishing Tool Puts Monkey-Wrench Into the Practice
News  |  10/20/2006  | 
Monkeyspaw can automatically submit phishing suspects to the Phishing Incident Reporting and Termination Squad, which attempts to take down the offending sites.
WLANs Still Insecure
News  |  10/20/2006  | 
As wireless networks expand in the enterprise, war drivers who chart the locations of vulnerable Wi-Fi networks are using new ways to disseminate their findings. These tactics make it easier
Strategy Session: The Perils of Simplicity (and the Value of Testing)
Commentary  |  10/20/2006  | 
Face it: You can analyze any technology to any degree you like, and you'll still be surprised when implementation issues arise.
Special Report: Autonomic Computing
News  |  10/20/2006  | 
Five years ago, IBM's Paul Horn articulated a new way of thinking about Information Technology. In this second article of our business innovation series, we examine how far the
T-Mobile Up and Down With 3G
News  |  10/20/2006  | 
The cellular service provider is hoping that the proposed rollout of a nationwide 3G network will make up ground lost over the past two years.
Is Mac Growth In Business World Next For High-Flying Apple?
News  |  10/19/2006  | 
Its popular iPod aside, Apple sold more Macs in the past quarter than ever before. The conditions are right for Mac to grow beyond its niche in business, and some
The NWC Interview: Adaptive Path's Jesse James Garrett
News  |  10/19/2006  | 
He gave us the acronym "Ajax." Now, the president of Adaptive Path talks about Ajax's suitability to speed Web applications...and what it still has to prove.
NAC Standards: Groups Marking Territory
News  |  10/19/2006  | 
The plans of Microsoft and Cisco to integrate their respective network-access-control architecture frameworks are a positive sign. They don't, however, make all integration problems related to NAC go away; hence
'It's Here' Says Microsoft; Launches IE 7 Final, Finally
News  |  10/18/2006  | 
Microsoft has launched the first major update to Internet Explorer in five years, and posted the new browser for Windows XP to a download site.
Google Launches Experimental Search Engine
News  |  10/18/2006  | 
Google has launched an unbranded, experimental site to test search features that could one day show up in its current online search engine.
New Hacker Toolkit Cloaks Browser Exploits
News  |  10/17/2006  | 
Metasploit has released a new module designed to disguise any browser exploit from detection by signature-based defenses.
Mozilla Rolls Out Firefox 2.0 RC3, Nears Final
News  |  10/17/2006  | 
Mozilla launches Firefox 2.0 Release Candidate 3 (RC3), likely the last test edition before the open-source browser's final hits the street.
Sun Builds Data Centers Inside Shipping Containers
News  |  10/17/2006  | 
An instant "data center in a box" can be packed with with storage, networking gear, and as many as 250 servers.
Sun Expands Virtualization Products, Services
News  |  10/17/2006  | 
Sun is introducing enhanced virtualization technology for its UltraSparc T1 CoolThreads servers that will let customers run up to 32 applications simultaneously on a single processor.
Japanese Cities To Get High-Speed Wireless Mesh Broadband
News  |  10/16/2006  | 
More than 100 Japanese cities with a combined population of 50 million will get mesh broadband service.
Yahoo Ranks Highest For IM Services
News  |  10/11/2006  | 
Yahoo Messenger tops a list of IM providers, followed respectively by MSN Messenger and Windows Messenger.
Cingular, Rave Take Mobile Apps To College
News  |  10/11/2006  | 
Cingular Wireless and Rave Wireless have partnered in offering colleges campus-specific mobile applications and services targeted to students.
Microsoft Experiments With Mobile Social Networking
News  |  10/11/2006  | 
Microsoft's social networking software lets people blast messages and photos to fellow members in a group.
Motorola, Nokia Unveil WiMAX Product Rollouts
News  |  10/11/2006  | 
A trade show provides the backdrop for Motorola and Nokia to announce products that underscore their commitment to WiMAX.
Intel Offers Another Block For Building WiMax Networks
News  |  10/11/2006  | 
The company will sell hardware and software that WiMax network providers could use to build base stations
Dutch Metrics Claim IE Rising, Firefox Falling
News  |  10/10/2006  | 
Some data suggest Internet Explorer has regained nearly 3 percentage points of the browser market since July, while Firefox has dropped 1.4 points in the same period.
Teleworkers Know (And Ignore) Security Risks, Study Says
News  |  10/10/2006  | 
More than 20% of the employees surveyed allow friends, family members, or other non-employees to use their work computers to access the Internet.
Reactions Run The Gamut On Google, YouTube Marriage
News  |  10/10/2006  | 
Industry executives met Google Inc.'s marriage to YouTube Inc. with mixed reactions.
T-Mobile In Bid To Overhaul Competitors
News  |  10/9/2006  | 
Considered not long ago to be an acquisition candidate and lagging in the latest mobile phone technology, T-Mobile has made a decision to battle its U.S. counterparts for technology leadership.
Google To Acquire YouTube for $1.65 Billion In Stock
News  |  10/9/2006  | 
It's a deal. Google says it has agreed to acquire video site YouTube Inc. for $1.65 billion in stock.
CSC, Global Crossing Implement IPv6 On Their Networks
News  |  10/9/2006  | 
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and Global Crossing are getting a jump on deploying IPv6.
Aperto Debuts Chassis to Support both WiMAX Flavors
News  |  10/9/2006  | 
At WiMax World in Boston, Aperto Networks introduced a new generation of WiMax base station that allows carriers to support a mix of fixed and mobile broadband wireless installations.
Three In Four U.S. Adults Have Mobile Phones
News  |  10/6/2006  | 
Nearly three quarters of U.S. adults subscribe to a mobile phone services, more than those who say they subscribe to a landline service.
T-Mobile To Upgrade Multimedia Services
News  |  10/6/2006  | 
T-Mobile USA laid out plans on Friday for the $4.2 billion wireless spectrum it won in a recent federal auction.
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