Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in February 2006
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Lucid Security's ipAngel
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
ipAngel gets some of them right--but just some--in the latest version of its adaptive intrusion prevention system.
Study: Wi-Fi Chipset Market To Grow More
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
Unit shipments of wireless LAN (WLAN) chipsets are projected to grow from 140 million in 2005 to 430 million in 2009, according to market research firm In-Stat.
Research Group Warns Of New Mobile Device Threat
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
The proof-of-concept Crossover virus is named for its ability to cross-infect a Windows Mobile Pocket PC from a desktop computer, and then delete files on the mobile device. (Courtesy: TechWeb)
Optical Networking Sales Hit $10.7 Billion In 2005: Report
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
The metro and long-haul optical networking market grew substantially last year as carriers continued to upgrade their networks, according to a new report from Infonetics Research.
CA Takes An Indirect Route To Sales Success
Commentary  |  2/28/2006  | 
Part of enterprise management vendor CA's revamped corporate strategy is to work more closely with channel partners to sell solutions and support customers. The company has never been known for having particularly warm relations with resellers but there have been recent indications of a thaw in that area. And now the real test begins with CA's announced plan to reduce the number of named accounts it handles directly, and rely
SiteAdvisor, Preview Version
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
Not sure whether a site is safe or not? SiteAdvisor says it can help. (Courtesy: InternetWeek)
Now Past $2 Billion, Juniper Looks To '06
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
Hoping to capitalize on the momentum of its emerging technologies and growing partner program, Juniper executives painted a rosy picture of the company's prospects during its annual analyst day.
Why Your Network Needs VoIP Over Wireless
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
Combining VoIP with Wi-Fi is a natural for most networks. Here's why you should make the move --- now. (Courtesy: Networking Pipeline)
Rightsizing IT Management
Commentary  |  2/27/2006  | 
Small and medium businesses are no longer being left out in the cold my IT management vendors focused solely on the biggeste enterprises. IBM Tivoli is the latest vendor to get smart about delivering IT management solutions designed specifically to meet the cost and complexity requirements of small and medium sized businesses. With its Tivoli Express Portfolio, Big Blue is delivering a suite of products that provide levels
Service Provider Gear Sales To Hit $10 Billion In 2009: Report
News  |  2/24/2006  | 
Service provider switch and router revenues will rise almost 39%, from $7.2 billion in 2005 to $10 billion in 2009, totaling $43.4 billion over all four years, says a new
Friday Freebie
Commentary  |  2/24/2006  | 
Happy Friday! Today we have ... nothing. Nada. Not a single thing....
Crash Course: Get a Handle on Web Services Specs and Standards
News  |  2/24/2006  | 
As service-oriented architecture gains momentum, keeping up to date with Web services standards is key to success. Here's what you need to know.
Next-Gen VoIP Gear Hit $2.5 Billion In 2005: Report
News  |  2/23/2006  | 
The next-generation voice equipment market hit a new high in 2005 with $2.5 billion in revenue, according to a new report by Infonetics Research.
Ultra Wideband Rivals Woo Bluetooth
News  |  2/23/2006  | 
Two competing technology standards offer connectivity at speeds high enough to replace USB connections for PDAs, Blackberries and even monitors.
Raritan Computer's CommandCenter NOC
News  |  2/23/2006  | 
With its flexible and robust alert-notification engine CommandCenter NOC automates the task of monitoring IT systems.
CDT Says Privacy Laws Lag Far Behind Data Harvest Tech
News  |  2/23/2006  | 
The center says the widening gap between technology harvesting sensitive personal data and the laws designed to prevent misuse of that data needs to be filled. (Courtesy: TechWeb)
Americans Online In The Slow Lane
News  |  2/22/2006  | 
The United States is falling further behind many other developed nations in broadband use. Part of the reason is the government's reluctance in getting involved in building the needed infrastructure.
Office Live Beta Puts SOHOs Online
News  |  2/22/2006  | 
Microsoft's new Office Live online service for small businesses helps Web novices build sites and share data with very little trouble. (Courtesy: Small Business Pipeline)
Router, Switch Market Topped $19 Billion In 2005: Report
News  |  2/22/2006  | 
The enterprise networking hardware market enjoyed a healthy 2005, topping $19 billion, with substantial growth likely to continue through 2009, says Infonetics.
Former FCC Head Powell: Washington Is 'Broken'
News  |  2/22/2006  | 
Former FCC Chairman rails against "brutal partisanship," as well as politics of the FCC in Q&A session at telecom event.
BT To Deploy Global MPLS Network For VoIP
News  |  2/21/2006  | 
BT will spend $20.9 million (??12 million) over the next two years to deploy a global multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network infrastructure to support voice over IP (VoIP).
Offshoring: Cheaper Doesn't Mean Better
Commentary  |  2/21/2006  | 
Technology has done much to diminish the barriers geography imposes on business. Wireless is proving to be a productivity-boosting tool for workers in sales and other highly mobile areas. Mature, secure wide area networking technologies give companies a mechanism to improve the effectiveness of employees in branch offices by connecting them to the same corporate resources staff members have in headquarters. Both hardware and software also gives enterprises the means to improve their own cost
Router And Switch Sales Jumped To $7.2 Billion In 2005: Report
News  |  2/20/2006  | 
Router and switch revenue hit $7.2 billion in 2005, a 37% increase over 2002, according to a new report by Infonetics.
Former FCC Chairman Powell: Net Neutrality 'Doing Great'
News  |  2/20/2006  | 
Former FCC Chairman says consumers are winning in what he sees as a "business scrum" between content and service companies.
Microsoft Working To Fix Core Duo Battery Bug
News  |  2/17/2006  | 
Microsoft confirmed Thursday that it's working on a fix for a battery draining problem on Intel Core Duo-equipped notebooks. (Courtesy: TechWeb)
SurfSaver 6.1
News  |  2/17/2006  | 
IE users can save and search your Web wanderings offline with a couple of clicks per page or Web site. (Courtesy: Desktop Pipeline)
DSL Sales Rocket To $6.4 Billion: Report
News  |  2/17/2006  | 
Global sales of DSL aggregation hardware rose 38% last year, and revenue spiked by 23% says a report from Infonetics.
Blog: Cisco Adds SIP to Call Manager, Finally
News  |  2/17/2006  | 
Cisco's Call Manager 5.0 will include support for Linux in addition to Windows Server, and finally support for SIP clients. (Courtesy: TechWeb)
Five Things You Didn't Know About Dual-Core Processors
News  |  2/17/2006  | 
Amid the hype surrounding the dual-core processors pouring forth from Intel and AMD, there are some common misperceptions. Is it really the last word on high-powered computing? It's
Friday Freebies
Commentary  |  2/17/2006  | 
Happy Very Snowy Friday! Today I've got two freebies for you, so sit back and ignore the need to shovel the sidewalk for a while longer and read on......
IBM Adds SMB Version To Tivoli Lineup
News  |  2/17/2006  | 
IBM unveils a new SMB-tailored version of its Tivoli identity management software for controlling user access to corporate data.
Router Sales Up 14%, But Revenue Drops: Report
News  |  2/16/2006  | 
Enterprise router sales continued to rise in 2005, with an almost 300% rise in secure router shipments, though competitive price pressures put a damper on overall revenues, according to a
Katrina's Communication Gaps
Commentary  |  2/16/2006  | 
Much has been said already about the devastating impact the communications breakdown had on the Gulf Coast during and in the weeks following Hurricane Katrina. Finger pointing from local to federal to state officials and then back again dominated news coverage and, no doubt, frustrated area residents as it seemed like the powers that be were not making the effort to help the stricken. Of course, there were also substantial technical communications issues contributing to this, issues that are <
Standards Watch: OASIS WS-Security
Commentary  |  2/15/2006  | 
OASIS today announced that the WS-Security (WSS) v1.1 specification has been ratified as a standard....
Security Not Top Of Mind For CEOs; That's Where Cisco Comes In
News  |  2/15/2006  | 
In RSA Conference keynote, CEO Chambers says Cisco will leverage its central role in corporate networks to become a primary provider of security management technology.
Chambers: More Tech Partnerships, Acquisitions On Cisco's Horizon
News  |  2/15/2006  | 
Cisco Systems??? plan to push more intelligence into the network calls for a broader security strategy that will require more technology partnerships and acquisitions, Cisco CEO John Chambers said Wednesday
Alcatel Inks Deal To Upgrade China Telecom's Network For Triple Play
News  |  2/15/2006  | 
China Telecom has selected Alcatel to upgrade its existing broadband DSL network to prepare for triple play service delivery.
Newbury, Senforce Release Wi-Fi Security Suite
News  |  2/15/2006  | 
Newbury Networks Inc., and Senforce Technologies, Inc. have integrated their wireless security products to allow organizations to manage Wi-Fi security policies throughout their networks.
BEA Systems AquaLogic Service Bus 2.1
News  |  2/15/2006  | 
Despite limited built-in support for integration with external data sources, excellent Web services support and solid performance at a fair price makes BEA's service bus a strong option for enterprises.
Voice Over Wireless Sales To Rocket To $1.1 Billion: Repot
News  |  2/14/2006  | 
Infotech says revenue will hit $1.1 billion by 2010, with 77% penetration by 2008.
Killing Suspect Visited Murder, Suicide Sites In Week Before Crime: Report
News  |  2/14/2006  | 
In the week before murder suspect Neil Entwistle allegedly killed his wife and nine-month old daughter in a Boston suburb, he visited Web sites with information about how to kill
Google, BearingPoint Form Corporate Search Alliance
News  |  2/14/2006  | 
Google continues its push to open up corporate data to its search engine with a new alliance with BearingPoint.
Cisco To Resell Opsware Network Automation Software
News  |  2/13/2006  | 
Cisco Systems on Monday said it will begin selling rebranded technology from IT automation software vendor Opsware.
Focus On Security
Commentary  |  2/13/2006  | 
As the year's biggest security conference RSA , gets underway this week in San Jose, it seems like a good time to both project and reflect on the dynamics that are making enterprise security such a challenge for many organizations. The for-profit cyber crime trend is keeping system administrators hopping to keep up with the increasingly dangerous nature of things like spam and spyware which were once looked at
Getting Started With Ethernet Cabling
News  |  2/13/2006  | 
With the right tools and a little know-how, system builders can expand their business???and keep customers networked and happy.
Test Of Net Neutrality
News  |  2/13/2006  | 
Telecom companies want to change long-standing practices that treat all network traffic equally. Businesses could face application degradation-- or higher prices. (Courtesy: InformationWeek)
GoToMyPC Corporate 5.0
News  |  2/13/2006  | 
A useful tool for remote access, but it could sharpen its multi-user support capabilities.
Tello Adds Hosted Collaboration
News  |  2/10/2006  | 
Startup Tello emerged from stealth mode last month with a subscription-based hosted collaboration service that allows users to interact using voice, instant messaging and e-mail, as well as business applications
Atheros, Qualcomm Team On Wi-Fi Chip Sets
News  |  2/10/2006  | 
Seeking to solidify its presence in the Wi-Fi/cellular market, Atheros Communications Inc. has collaborated Qualcomm Inc. to develop interoperability between its single-chip Radio-on-Chip for Mobile solution and select Qualcomm Mobile
IT Execs Taking Cautious Approach To RIM Workaround Plan
News  |  2/10/2006  | 
While applauding efforts to avoid a service shut down, IT managers say they want to test Research In Motion's workaround software for corporate BlackBerry users before they implement it. (Courtesy:
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