Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in November 2004
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WLAN Security Market Heats Up With Product Launches
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
Highwall Technologies and AirTight Networks both release tools for securing Wi-Fi networks.
Vendors Unveil Smarter Access Points
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
D-Link claims its new access point simplifies management for small and medium-sized businesses.
Cisco Continues To Rule Switch Markets
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
Report says it dominates L4-L7 switch-load balancer without SSL, and L2-L3 Ethernet switch markets.
Cisco Retools Catalyst Switch Line
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
Twenty new switches bring 10-gigabit speeds, greater security, and PoE to the network edge.
Hotspots Are Hot News
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
Whether network managers like it or not, hotspot use, along with all of its benefits and problems, has become increasingly common in enterprises. That's what a recent Networking Pipeline poll
IBM Unveils Latest 'On-Demand' Tech Center
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
IBM has unveiled a technology lab for customers looking to test the company's products for managing computer resources based on business demands.
Have I Got A Project For You
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Is Microsoft Office Project 2003 up to the challenge of my projects? I took it for a ride to find out.
IEEE 802.11 Standard Modified For Japan
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
The IEEE approves IEEE 802.11j spec to enable the development of Japan-enabled WLAN equipment.
Global Crossing Offers New SLAs For Its High-Performance IP Network
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Company offers new guarantees for converged IP services, including VoIP, IP video, and IP VPN.
Netgear Releases PoE-Powered WLAN For SMBs
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
New switch and access point let wireless nets be installed in places where AC power is hard to reach.
How Secure is Your Server Cooling System?
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
The ability to restore data in minutes is moot if your server room's air conditioning system goes down for days. Here are some cool ways to protect servers from heatstroke.
Wi-Fi Company Homes In On Wireless-LAN Security
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Wibhu Technologies Inc., a Wi-Fi network infrastructure company founded in Pune, India, has renamed itself AirTight Networks Inc. and brought in David King as its new chairman and chief executive
Juniper To Give Grothjan Charge Of Distribution Strategy
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Juniper Networks this week plans to name a former Ingram Micro executive to its channel management team as the head of its distribution efforts.
Silicom Integrates "Tapping" Device Directly Into Network Cards
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Silicom has enhanced its multi-port, security-oriented, Ethernet network adapters by the addition of a "tapping" device that allows for non-intrusive network monitoring, "sniffing," analysis, and troubleshooting without compromising connectivity or
Reason To Share
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Despite political infighting, intelligence agencies are working to improve collaboration and data sharing
AT&T's CIO: "IP Will Eat Everything"
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Hossein Eslambolchi sees AT&T's future in automating processes and offering services around high-end IP communications.
Server Market Grows; Linux Revenue Tops $1 Billion
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
The worldwide market for computer servers has posted its sixth consecutive quarter of growth, as revenue from Linux servers topped $1 billion in the third quarter.
Level 3 Announces VoIP Partner Program In Europe
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Program will enable companies to offer VoIP and other services to small and medium-sized business customers.
NetScout Debuts Eight-Port Monitoring Solution For T1/E1 WANs
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Called first of its kind, the probe is designed to monitor and manage the performance of applications in lower-speed WAN segments.
IP VPN Equipment Market Reaches $267 Million
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Edge routers are a particularly hot product, says report, representing 51% of total IP VPN equipment sales.
Citrix Buys SSL Appliance Vendor
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Citrix will attempt to fend off encroachment into the secure access market by SSL VPN appliance vendors by acquiring Net6.
Get That New Server Now
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Researchers are bullish on the first half of 2005. A key driver of such growth will be replacement purchases.
Ad Banner Attack Involved Comedy Central
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
More details come to light about the weekend attack that compromised a German Web advertising company's server and infected users who visited Web sites run by the firm's clients with
WiFi Hardware Sales Jump 9% Over Last Year
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Sales of WiFi switches boom 80%; Cisco remains overall WiFi market leader.
Report: Ethernet Use Is Booming In China
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Driven by consumers, rather than businesses, number of connections double in first quarter of 2004.
More On The Cisco Source Code Theft
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
The news several weeks ago that hackers had offered to sell source code for Cisco's Pix proprietary security firewall software to all takers for $24,000 sent a shiver through network
One Useful Way To Test VoIP Quality
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
Sage Instruments' neat little 935AT portable unit performs end-to-end call tests to assess overall speech quality.
Be Wary Of Fly-By-Night VoIP Service Providers
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
Hundreds of service providers are battling for your VoIP dollars. But you need to be careful of low-cost come-ons.
Review: Mirra Personal Server
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
The Mirra Personal Server simplifies backup, sharing, and synchronization of important files for small offices.
IEEE Forms High-Power PoE Group
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
PowerDsine, a supplier of Power over Ethernet (PoE) solutions, announced Monday (Nov. 22) that the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has formed a new 802.3 Study Group to discuss
Report: Subscribers Continue To Push VoIP-Gear Growth
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
The growing momentum of Internet telephoning is driving a boom in VoIP gear, which jumped 69 percent, to $452 million, in the third quarter, according to a report released Monday
Qwest extends Abilene contract for Internet2
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
Qwest Communications International Inc. has extended its contract to provide optical and Sonet services for the Abilene Network.
Why Freeware Is A Solution, Not A Problem
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
Fred Langa responds to a reader on making freeware your friend: Companies cutting themselves off from legitimate forms of licensed freeware are hurting business.
Hotspots Put Enterprises On The Hot Seat
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
Network managers must confront the impact of public wireless hotspots on network security, IT budgets, and the converged wireless and voice future.
Study: Foundry Networks Leads 10-Gigabit Ethernet Market
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
Grab a 45% share of port shipments and a 43% share of market revenue in the third quarter of 2004.
Cisco Inks Deal To Provide Managed IP Network Services In Taiwan
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
Collaborates with Chunghwa Telecom to expand delivery and adoption of IP-based managed network services for SMEs.
Wireless E-Mail Becoming Enterprise Must-Have: Study
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
Wireless e-mail has transitioned from a nice-to-have to a must-have application in many enterprises, which is driving adoption of wireless data solutions, a Yankee Group study says.
Carrier VoIP Equipment Market Leaps 69%
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
Study also finds that total market will reach $4.8 billion in 2007, up from $1.3 billion in 2003.
IBM Scores Net-centric Warfare Deal
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
IBM chips and networking subsystems will become the basis for various Honeywell International "net-centric warfare" projects for the Defense Department under a 10-year contract between IBM Corp.'s Engineering and Technology
Trapeze Upgrades WLAN Switch
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
Trapeze Networks Inc. will announce an upgrade today to its Mobility System Software that will let networks deliver stratified public and private wireless-LAN services over a single infrastructure.
Enterprises Must Face Shift From PDAs To Smartphones
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
Even as Microsoft tops PalmSource in PDAs, Symbian leads the smartphone operating system race. What does this mean for your enterprise?
In-House Fixes
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
A.V. Rutter says, "When we don't keep someone with current troubleshooting skills, we doom ourselves to a diminished ability to keep our systems up and running."
ERP On Windows Makes Strides
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
Some businesses find that moving their ERP applications from Unix to Windows servers has its advantages
Review: Nortel Networks' Multimedia Communication Server 5100 3.0
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
The latest upgrade to the MCS is the first to enable true triple-threat conferencing, integrating mixed audio, video, and IM into one solution.
Attacks That Blend Threats Against People, IT Systems Predicted
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
William Hancock, chief security officer at Savvis Communications, says the migration of power-grid systems to the Internet has increased their vulnerability.
Report: High-End Router Market Grows 33 Percent A Year
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
The high-end router market continued its robust growth in the third quarter growing by 33 percent, the Dell'Oro Group says.
Nextel's Wireless Broadband To Be Fast But Late
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
An executives says the company is avoiding WiMAX in favor of either FLASH-OFDM or next-generation EV-DO, but the network won't be fully rolled out until at least late 2006.
Linux More Hackable? Bah, Humbug!
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
It's shocking that Windows, the bastion of bad code and patches, is more secure than Linux. That I just can't believe.
Managed Network Services Sales Will Reach $28.5 Billion By 2007: Study
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
Revenues will grow at a 10.5% compounded annual growth rate; competition for market share will become fierce.
Service Provider Router And Switch Market Skyrockets
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
Study says total sales will reach $8.4 billion in 2007; finds Cisco remains market leader
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