Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in February 2009
Novell Sees Linux Business Slow, Despite Coupons
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
The certificates or coupons came about as a result of a November 2006 agreement with Microsoft.
Firewall Builder: Faster, Friendlier Network Security
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
Looking for an effective, powerful, relatively easy to use firewall configuration tool? Allow me to introduce Firewall Builder -- a tool that just might become your new best friend.
Startup City: Apptio Helps Companies Cut IT Costs
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
On-demand software provides visibility into computing infrastructure, usage, and capacity.
Napera N24 Offers Turnkey NAC For SMBs
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Appliance provides a range of security features for Microsoft nets, but lacks in-depth reporting.
Marvell Unveils 'Plug Computing' Platform
News  |  2/25/2009  | 
The tiny SheevaPlug computer provides always-on home network services, such as backup and file sharing, for a tenth of the power used by a regular desktop.
Motorola Rolls Out WLAN Products
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
The company's advanced troubleshooting tool and RF manager are described as a "self-healing networked on steroids."
Meraki Launches 802.11n Access Point
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
The networking startup is trying to differentiate its products by having a lower price point and offering a hosted solution for network management.
Radware Snares Division From Nortel For $18 Million
News  |  2/23/2009  | 
Unless someone makes a better offer, Radware will scoop up Alteon for 0.2% of the $7 billion Nortel spent for the application delivery networking company in 2000.
Radware Picks Up Nortel Switch
Commentary  |  2/23/2009  | 
Having filed for Chapter 11 protection, Nortel has been busily trying to revamp its operations and remain viable long term. The company has a number of attractive networking product lines, and one of them seems to have found a new home, so small and medium businesses can now rest easier.
802.11v Answers The Call For Order In Wireless LANs
News  |  2/19/2009  | 
Upcoming standard could help companies get a grip on corporate wireless network usage.
Five Years On, Can-Spam Gets Help
News  |  2/19/2009  | 
The right mix of technical measures can keep most unwanted e-mail out of customers' in-boxes.
Global Group Seeks To Boost Ultra-High Broadband Adoption
News  |  2/18/2009  | 
The effort would encompass network technologies including 4G, Long Term Evolution (LTE), and GPON.
WAN Optimization System Continues to Morph
Commentary  |  2/17/2009  | 
Boundary lines among different products should always be draw in pencil rather than in pen. As technology matures, autonomous products often are melded, and the integration simplifies user deployments and eases management. Such a transition appears to be taking place in the WAN optimization market.
Satellite Collision Highlights Need For Space Traffic Control
News  |  2/13/2009  | 
The crash of an American Iridium commercial communications satellite with an out-of-use Russian satellite Tuesday creates risks from speeding debris, experts say.
Advanced Requirements For Mobile Backhaul Outlined
News  |  2/13/2009  | 
The Metro Ethernet Forum's guidelines provide a practical migration path to 3G and 4G services while at the same time preserving legacy and backward compatible services revenue.
Voltaire Plans InfiniBand Switch For IBM BladeCenter
News  |  2/12/2009  | 
Voltaire's 40-Gbps technology is used to run IBM's Roadrunner supercomputer.
GroundWork Doubles What Monitor 5.3 Can Manage
News  |  2/11/2009  | 
The Monitor 5.3 open source systems management product updates MySQL, PHP, and the tool that collects information such as CPU usage, and network bandwidth.
IBM Eyes $122 Billion In Stimulus-Backed Tech Spending
News  |  2/9/2009  | 
Big Blue hopes government-funded projects will spur construction of physical assets that rely heavily on smart technologies and software.
Broadband Stimulus Package: How To Spend $6 Billion
News  |  2/6/2009  | 
Proposed legislation in the Senate would give a hefty tax credit to service providers offering 100-Mbps speeds and up.
Cymphonix Broadens Security Appliance Line
Commentary  |  2/2/2009  | 
The boundary lines between security and network management functions have been blurry ever since the first firewalls emerged a decade ago. Increasingly, Web content management vendors have been moving into the network management space, and one supplier, whose eyes have been on the small and medium business market segment, has moved in that direction.
Polycom QDX 6000 Aims To Make Hi-Quality Videoconferencing Affordable
Commentary  |  2/2/2009  | 
For most companies, videoconferencing sounds like a great way to cut travel costs while staying in touch with remote customers, suppliers, and partners. But somehow, the crappy quality of the cheap systems and the intimidating prices and complexity of high-end solutions keep them from actually doing it.

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