Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in March 2005
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Zoom Modems Give VoIP Users Flexibility
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
Zoom Technologies, Inc. is providing a group of consumer-friendly telecommunications devices that enable users to toggle back-and-forth between VoIP and primary phone connections.
Mobile Computing Shines in Trinidad
Commentary  |  3/30/2005  | 
A trip to "the Island of Spice" leaves Jim feeling positively zesty about wireless connectivity outside the U.S. While more Wi-Fi service would be nice, GSM and GPRS seem
Vendors Offers IP-Telephony Security Services
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Enterasys Networks and Lucent Technologies introduced a package of services designed to improve the security of IP telephony networks.
3G at CTIA: Market Momentum -- But an Uncertain Future
Commentary  |  3/30/2005  | 
This year's show is reflective of fundamental changes in the wireless data service market. The hype is gone and the products are here -- but be ready to shell
Are VoIP 911 Problems Life-Threatening?
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Voice over IP and cell service can't be relied on for 911 calls. That means that ripping out your conventional phone service could be a dangerous -- even deadly --
Don't Abandon PSTN: Centrepoint CEO
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
VoIP hardware maker warns that enterprises need to maintain connections to the public switched telephone network despite the promise of VoIP.
Nortel Gets Contract To Upgrade Pentagon Network
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Nortel will help convert an existing Defense Department network into a private network fully controlled by the Pentagon.
United Virtualities Directs Ads Toward VoIP Users
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
United Virtualities is offering at no charge software that consumers can use to manage their PC-originated telephone conversations in return for having advertising displayed in the product.
HP Confirms NCR's Hurd Will Replace Fiorina
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
HP's board selects NCR president and chief executive Mark Hurd to keep the company moving forward as a full-service enterprise vendor.
VoIP Security Alliance Names Board, Details Security Rules
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Immediate plans are to develop a threat taxonomy and define VoIP security requirements.
Extreme Networks Debuts Combo Gigabit Switch for Wireless, VoIP
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
New line of Level 3 fixed Gigabit Ethernet switches provides high availability for wireless, voice over IP (VoIP) and converged networks.
Will China Eat U.S. Networking Vendors' Lunch?
News  |  3/28/2005  | 
Think that all China manufactures are cheap toys, brand name knockoffs, and cheap clothes? Then you haven't been paying attention. But you will be, soon enough.
Cisco, EarthLink, MCI Join Forces Against Cyber Attacks
News  |  3/28/2005  | 
Telecom equipment providers and network operators, including Cisco Systems Inc., EarthLink Inc. and MCI Inc., unveil an alliance to combat cyber attacks.
Startup Xirrus Aims To Simplify WLAN Rollouts
News  |  3/28/2005  | 
New wireless technology vendor Xirrus is launching this week, pledging to deliver enterprise WLAN products that provide up to 16 times greater capacity and four times the coverage of competitors'
Permeo Releases "Zero Touch" SSL VPN Appliance
News  |  3/28/2005  | 
Company claims device reduces operational costs by more than 55% by reducing administrative and integration complexity.
IBM's Blue Gene/L Sets New Speed Record
News  |  3/28/2005  | 
Supercomputer performs 135.3 trillion floating point operations per second, running benchmark software.
Financial Firms Like Wireless-Security Spec
News  |  3/28/2005  | 
It promises better customer data protection, though adoption is limited.
CEO Minute: Packeteer's Dave Cote
Commentary  |  3/28/2005  | 
If you're podcasting-enabled, you're welcome to download my recent interview with Dave Cote, President and CEO of everyone's favorite network traffic management company. In this Q and A, Dave touches eloquently on making network monitoring more efficient and on scaling...
Toshiba Taps Vendors To Support VoIP System
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
Toshiba America Information Systems is putting more meat behind its IP telephony strategy through vendor partnerships that add networking, wireless, security and services options to back up its VoIP portfolio.
Alcatel, Nortel Ink Wireless OEM, Development Deals
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
As Cisco Systems closed its acquisition of wireless switch vendor Airespace last week, networking heavyweights Alcatel and Nortel Networks were lining up new vendor partners.
Q&A: Avaya CEO Discusses The Battle For IP-Telephony Market Share
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
Donald Peterson, CEO and chairman of Avaya Inc., sees telecommunications making a complete transition to IP telephony within 10 years.
Japan's NTT Chooses Cisco For IP VPN Service
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
NTT Communications will use Cisco's VPN technology to deliver video services.
Networking This Week: China Eyes U.S.; More Telecom Scandals
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
Chinese networking giant Huawei targets North America; Adelphi and Time Warner face the music
Congress Considers Legislation to Alert Users of Personal Data Breaches
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
The government is once again pondering a law that would force businesses to disclose potential breaches of secure personal information. We say--it's about time!
How to Block WLAN Interference
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
Unlicensed radio devices can wreak havoc on your wireless LAN. Here's how to find the culprits and prevent them from interfering with your airwaves.
Desktop Management
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
Instead of getting out of Dodge when it's time to wrangle PCs into submission, take our advice: All a modern-day computer cowpoke needs is a thoroughbred management strategy. Saddle up,
'Botnets' Taking Control Away From Users, Enterprises
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
These software robots are letting the bad guys use networks of thousands of Internet-connected computers to do their bidding. So how do we stop 'em?
Visual Networks' Uptime Select
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
Performance-management systems give network engineers a deeper understanding of how valuable WAN bandwidth is used.
The Better WLAN
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
March Thornsbuery is amazed that "so many people still buy the dog-and-pony show companies trot out when they merge."
Appliance Pays Big Dividends for Online Banking App
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
When the SSFCU's online banking application became increasingly slow and at times unavailable, the credit union decided to boost performance and scalability with a load-balancing solution--the NetScaler 9000 appliance.
Controversy Over AOL Policy Illustrates TOS Shortcomings
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
Users went crazy recently when AOL posted new policies claiming ownership of user content. In truth, AOL's policies are not much different from any other Web site's, and IT people
Desktop Management Product Analysis Roundup
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
We performed extensive tests on seven desktop management suites. Although Altiris' Client Management Suite trotted into first place, one competitor was just a gallop away, thanks to superior patch management,
China Telecom Giant Targets North American Market: Report
News  |  3/24/2005  | 
Huawei is looking to move into market by alliances with North American companies, says Beijing-based China Daily.
China-Based Huawei Leads Worldwide VoIP Media Gateway Market
News  |  3/24/2005  | 
Report says nearly 37 million units were shipped in 2004; Huawei had almost 25% of the global market.
The 10 Worst Security Practices
News  |  3/24/2005  | 
Sometimes one whopper of a mistake can be more instructive than a binder's worth of best practices. We interviewed more than a dozen security consultants to arrive at our list.
Tachyon Rolls Out Expanded Satellite VoIP Service
News  |  3/23/2005  | 
Company claims service prioritizes voice packets over data, leading to more efficient and reliable VoIP connections.
ShorTel, Foundry Networks Team For IP Telephony Solutions
News  |  3/23/2005  | 
Solutions are designed to offer great flexibility and high scalability at a competitive cost.
Cisco Releases Wireless Networks Geared For Schools
News  |  3/23/2005  | 
CiscoSecure Wireless Solution for K-12 is a complete suite of secure networking hardware, software and mobile computing devices designed to allow schools to extend their networks to any facility regardless
IBM Brings Virtualization And Blade Servers Together
News  |  3/22/2005  | 
IBM-VMware partnership aims to get companies to test the partitioning technology with six-month evaluation deal when customers buy BladeCenter.
Data A High-Flyer For Iridium Satellite
News  |  3/22/2005  | 
Iridium Satellite, after successfully digging its way out of bankruptcy, has found a surprising savior--data--and the company Tuesday announced a new data-only transceiver that it believes will capitalize on the
Veraz Debuts Contact Center Voice-Compression Scheme
News  |  3/22/2005  | 
Company claims it cuts down on bandwidth requirements by more than 90%,and offers a Return on Investment of less than six months.
Network General Releases New Version of Sniffer Troubleshooter
News  |  3/22/2005  | 
Described as a multi-topology software-only solution, Sniffer Portable 4.8 employs Network General's Expert analysis technology to manage and troubleshoot local network segments.
Network Appliance and CyberGuard Release Protection Against Cross-Platform Spyware Threat
News  |  3/22/2005  | 
Firms say their Internet Access and Security solution can defend enterprises against the Exploit Byte-Verify cross-platform spyware threat.
Kill The Spyware Scourge
News  |  3/21/2005  | 
Providing anti-virus protection for networks and PCs has been second nature for years for network administrators. But unfortunately, they're ignoring what is turning into as big a threat -- spyware.
Earthlink Launches VPN Service
News  |  3/21/2005  | 
EarthLink launches a virtual private network service that targets small and midsize businesses looking for secure network access for traveling workers and employees working from home or remote offices.
Sensationalism Has No Place in Corporate Governance
Commentary  |  3/21/2005  | 
A host of new regulations and lawsuits heap billions of dollars in costs onto thousands of companies in the name of weeding out billions of dollars of wrongdoing among a
US Wireless Online Intros VoIP Service Based On Pre-WiMAX
News  |  3/21/2005  | 
Company said it plans to become the nation's first "coast-to-coast" wireless broadband solutions provider.
Visual Networks Targets LANs With Network Analysis Gear
News  |  3/21/2005  | 
New line of appliances are designed to provide in-depth performance data for local area networks.
New 10 Gigabit Ethernet Chip Targets High-Speed Servers, Switches
News  |  3/21/2005  | 
Transceivers will be used by OEMs and systems vendors who aim at the the enterprise data center.
New 10-Gig Ethernet Chip Targets High-Speed Servers, Switches
News  |  3/21/2005  | 
Transceivers will be used by OEMs and systems vendors who aim at the the enterprise data center.
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