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Content tagged with Networking posted in February 2007
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Coyote Point Unveils New Gigabit Application Switch
News  |  2/28/2007  | 
Vendor says its new switch blends load balancing with application traffic management.
HP Taps PolyServe To Enhance NAS Offerings
News  |  2/28/2007  | 
PolyServe's file system software provides HP with storage virtualization technology that scales to meet customers changing capacity requirements.
Blue Coat Adds Video To WAN Optimization Offering
News  |  2/28/2007  | 
Live and streaming video optimized with new Blue Coat solution.
Major Vendors to Set Standards for IT Energy Efficiency
Commentary  |  2/28/2007  | 
The Green Grid is a new standards body promoting energy efficiency in the IT industry. Its goals are to reduce energy costs and help enterprises better manage energy usage by developing industry-wide metrics for measuring power usage and efficiency, create...
CA Monitor Mixes Transactions, Identity
News  |  2/28/2007  | 
The vendor says the new Wily Manager for SiteMinder Web Access Manager gives system administrators a real-time view of the performance impact that the identity and authentication solution has on
SunGard Taps Virtualization and Automation to Speed Recovery Times
News  |  2/28/2007  | 
The business continuity services provider says services help companies bring operations back online fast following an outage
Rollout: Guidance Software EnCase Enterprise 6
News  |  2/28/2007  | 
New features plus great speed for examining machines over the network make EnCase practically untouchable by current competitors.
Linksys Delivers NAS, Switches for Small Biz
News  |  2/27/2007  | 
Cisco unit says the products give even SMBs affordable options for storing, backing up, and moving critical data
Trend Micro Advocates Layered Approach to Messaging Security
News  |  2/26/2007  | 
Content security solution provider rolls out new versions of its messaging security products and introduces a hosted messaging security service for corporate customers
The NWC Interview: EMC's Mark Lewis
Commentary  |  2/26/2007  | 
Mark Lewis, chief development officer at information-storage giant EMC, talks about his company's growth through acquisitions--a total of 23 companies in the past three years. Listen Now | Read the Interview...
Hospital Laptop Stolen; Info On 7,800 Patients At Risk
News  |  2/26/2007  | 
Austin, Texas, police are investigating after security cameras captured video of the thief carrying out a laptop and a projector from a Seton Family of Hospitals office.
Voicemail-To-Text Now Available For Skype Users
News  |  2/26/2007  | 
SimulScribe creates a service that transcribes voice message in an e-mail while the original audio is contained in an attached .wav file.
Self-Configuring Lego-Like SuperBots For NASA Crawl, Fly, Climb
News  |  2/26/2007  | 
SuperBots modules can connect in a variety of ways to permit rolling, climbing, burrowing, flying, and inspection and repair.
Los Alamos Warns Employees About Daylight-Savings Impact On Coffee Makers
News  |  2/26/2007  | 
The weapons laboratory joins tech vendors like Microsoft, IBM and Novell in preparations for the March 11 spring forward.
Securing a Wireless Home Network Part VI
News  |  2/26/2007  | 
Here's the sixth and final segment of Chapter 2 of Home Network Security Simplified--an easy-to-follow explanation of how to make sure that your home network is secure--why it's important, and
The Big IT Vendors Promise Web 2.0 Capabilities
News  |  2/26/2007  | 
Microsoft, IBM, and Google are most prominent, but Oracle, SAP, and Cisco have plans, too.
IEEE To Take WiMax Speeds Up More Than a Notch
News  |  2/23/2007  | 
Work is under way on 802.16m standard that reportedly accelerates WiMax to 1 Gbps
Tech Trends Impact 2006 Server Shipments
News  |  2/23/2007  | 
Sales figures show demand for x86 and Unix servers softening, while mainframes post impressive gains.
Cisco XML Acquisition Fills In Missing SOA Piece
News  |  2/22/2007  | 
$135 million acquisition paves way for Cisco to tighten the connection between its networking gear and Web Services.
Cisco IP Phone Flaw Repeats Familiar Refrain
News  |  2/22/2007  | 
Vendor says flaw could leave a handful of phones at risk of an attack by those able to skirt normal user name and password protections.
IT Skeptical About Google Hosted Apps
News  |  2/22/2007  | 
Google this week launched its most direct attack yet on Microsoft's Office franchise, launching a new version of Google's hosted e-mail and office-like services with a handful of bells and whistles targeted at enterprise deployment--all for $50 per user....
Phishers Up The Ante And Go After Online Poker Players
News  |  2/22/2007  | 
Websense warns that phishers are targeting online poker players who use the Party Poker site.
Apple-Cisco iPhone Deal Positions Firms To Jointly Pursue Wi-Fi And VoIP
News  |  2/22/2007  | 
Scheduled for delivery in June, Apple's iPhone will have Wi-Fi capability -- a mobile phone feature that is likely to roil the entire cell phone landscape.
Polycom Debuts Video System Supporting IP Standards
News  |  2/21/2007  | 
Videoconferencing provider's new RMX 2000 system, targeted at large-scale video deployments, will support IMS standard to increase network flexibility.
BlackBerry Users Work Longer and Earn More
News  |  2/21/2007  | 
According to a recent study, heavy users of BlackBerrys and other smartphones work harder and longer but make more money. Is the trade-off worth it?
Microsoft Releases New Vista Deployment Tools
News  |  2/21/2007  | 
Vendor says new software will help companies speed implementations, but are these tools alone enough to stimulate Vista sales to corporate clients?
AirMagnet Adds Remote Wireless Analysis for Cisco
News  |  2/21/2007  | 
Experts say while the solution offers compelling troubleshooting capabilities, it doesn't work with legacy Cisco "fat" access points.
Packet Design Unveils New IP Traffic-Analysis System
News  |  2/21/2007  | 
Vendor says new setup provides extensive detail to help companies isolate the root network cause of application-performance problems.
Critical Vulnerability Caught In Google Desktop
News  |  2/21/2007  | 
Google is pushing out a fix to users through its auto updating system, but security pros recommend users manually update their systems.
Secure Your Home Wireless Network: Part V
News  |  2/21/2007  | 
Here's the fifth segment of Chapter 2 of Home Network Security Simplified -- an easy-to-follow explanation of how to make sure that your home network is secure -- why it's
Aruba Updates Mobile OS, Management Tools
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
Aruba revs the core of its wireless architecture offering new features like role-based admin and improved voice support.
New Sun Silicon Delivers Multi-Threaded 10 Gig E
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
The vendor boasts that it is the first to deliver 10 Gigabit Multi-Threaded network application performance, perfect for virtualized environments.
DiVitas Claims Quick ROI With Fixed Mobile First
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
The vendor says its new technology will give businesses complete mobility with a six-month return on their investment.
Microsoft Delivers SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
Vendor promises new licensing options for virtualized environments. The update works with both Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system.
U.K. Bank Fined $1.9 Million For Losing Laptop
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
The Nationwide Building Society was fined in connection with the theft of a laptop from an employee's home last year.
The Devil Wears RFID-Tagged Prada
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
The luggage tags contain RFID chips to help find lost baggage and are being designed to match the colors and grains of luggage offered by Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Prada, and
Recipe: Build a Podcast PC and Studio
News  |  2/19/2007  | 
Here's everything you need to know about creating an affordable podcast-ready PC and professional studio for creating high-quality podcasts.
Flic Scanner Media Organizer
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
This combination of a small handheld scanner and database software can help you organize books, CDs, and DVDs.
Study: U.S. Data Center Utility Bills Approach $3 Billion
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
AMD-commissioned research shows a need for better cooperation between the technology industry and government to improve energy efficiency
2006 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch Market Hits New Highs
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
Dell'Oro Group says as prices fell last year, shipments soared
Analysis: Information Lifecycle Management
Commentary  |  2/16/2007  | 
We examine the business value of adopting ILM tools and practices to manage your data, and why vendors continue to take a scattershot approach to data retention. Can IT pull
BuzzBites: When Google Sees Too Clearly
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
Find out which country asked Google to decrease the resolution of the search engine's satellite photo service in order to protect its sensitive locations.
Capacity Planning Goes Electric
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
It's still some time away, but electrical power may become the limiting factor in equipment purchases in the next couple of years.
Data Center Design: Outsourcers' Notebook
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
Building a new data center is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We share lessons learned when we participated in a 15-month project to design and build a 10,000-square foot data center. Here
Rollout: Sentillion vThere Virtualization Suite 2.0
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
By putting a virtualized PC in a secure, isolated sandbox environment on a remote user's desktop, Sentillion's vThere 2.0 minimizes security risk and hardware overhead.
Lemonade Mobile E-Mail Profile
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
Lemonade provides a standards-based approach to mobilizing IMAP and SMTP e-mail clients. But with limited e-mail server and client support, it may be some time before Lemonade can make a
BuzzBites: CDC Spreads Infection of Computer Kind
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
On the same day the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched new flu preparedness guidelines, intruders planted malware on the agency's podcasting Web site.
Extended Validation Certificates Certifiably Useless
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
EV certificates are being touted as a means to help users identify fraudulent sites and thwart phishing. But a study suggests they actually do very little to help fend off
Extrusion Protection to Plug Leaky Desktops
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
Once defined by gateway appliances that monitored for sensitive information slipping out of the enterprise, a new crop of extrusion-protection products puts agents directly on the desktop to plug potential
Clock Ticking on Daylight-Saving Time Changes
News  |  2/15/2007  | 
Microsoft warns of impact on mobile Outlook calendars; other systems at risk too.
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