Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in March 2007
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Rollout: Fluke Networks LinkRunner Pro
News  |  3/31/2007  | 
Compact, rugged and inexpensive, LinkRunner Pro is ideal for technicians looking to diagnose simple connectivity issues or gnarlier problems on the physical level.
Rolling Review: Imperva's Secure Sphere
News  |  3/31/2007  | 
A strong start to our database extrusion-detection/-prevention series, Imperva's Secure Sphere is quick to learn user behavior, and its numerous signatures let it handily block known attacks against both the
F5 SSL VPN Supports Vista
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
F5's FirePass Controller SSL VPN, which lets users connect to corporate applications through a Web browser, has added Microsoft's Vista in its hefty list of supported OSs.
RTO Discover Tracks IT Assets and Configurations
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
RTO Software's software tracks and reports on IT asset information and identifies differences from standard configurations.
Barracuda Bites Back at Image Spam
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Barracuda's Spam Firewall has officially declared open season on image spam, the fastest-growing category of bulk e-mail.
ULTAMUS RAID 1200 Packs Lots of Storage into 2U
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Aimed at small and midsize enterprises, Overland's Ultamus RAID provides up to 9 TB of storage in a 2U enclosure.
Voltage's E-mail Encryption as a Service
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
VSN manages all the hardware and software necessary to encrypt e-mail using identity-based encryption IBE and Software as a Service.
Infoblox-2000 Beefs Up DNS/DHCP
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Infoblox's integrated DNS/DHCP appliance targets large enterprises and service providers supporting growing numbers of IP-enabled devices and applications.
QRadar Adds Identity Tracking to NBAD
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Q1 Labs' network anomaly detection and security event management product catches up to the competition with the inclusion of identity tracking to its feature set.
Redline Gets Approval for Long-Haul Wireless Gear
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Point-to-point wireless offering promises to help quickly link distributed sites.
Spectralink Adds SIP to VoFi Phones
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Asterisk interoperability will help SMBs access enterprise-class business phone features.
MIT's iFind Service
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
The Wi-Fi-based iFind provides a novel way to let groups of people find one another, set up meeting times or work together. Although ideal for a campus environment, iFind could
Rollout: AirMagnet Laptop Analyzer Pro
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
AirMagnet continues to add and expand features and functionality to Laptop Analyzer Pro, making it the de facto tool for wireless LAN troubleshooting and analysis.
IEEE Gives BPL a Needed Jolt
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
The IEEE has announced the formation of a working group to develop requirements for a baseline BPL standard. Advocates say this will provide competition for cable and telecom companies.
The Next Wave Of Enterprise Smartphones
Commentary  |  3/30/2007  | 
Many IT pros have felt the pain of supporting the first wave of smartphones, but you're going to need to learn how to live with these devices--and be prepared for
Analysis: Alternative WLAN Technologies
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Can your WLAN handle imminent growth? If your wireless strategy needs an upgrade, there are alternative technologies worth considering. We examine innovative solutions that are challenging WLAN market vendors.
'Cheesy' Webcam's a Traffic Driver
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Cheese lovers have been logging onto a British Webcam in droves to watch a hunk of cheddar ripen.
A Totally Sweet Cell Phone
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
iPods, cell phones and other small, mobile devices could soon be powered by sugar-fueled batteries.
Microsoft Unveils Mobile Browser With Zoom-In Feature
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Deepfish was introduced in preview this week at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego.
Is Lack of Network Expertise Holding Back VoIP?
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Survey of network engineers finds them uncomfortable with their ability to support high-quality VoIP service.
RIM APIs Add Glitz to BlackBerry
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Development kit targets audio/video, social media, location and even camera-based applications.
Review: Adobe Creative Suite 3 Combines Two Creative Powerhouses
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Adobe's release of Creative Suite 3 offers a look at what the merger of Adobe and Macromedia can bring to the table for image professionals.
Online Gambling Gone Wild: U.S. Crackdown Sparks Offshore Boom
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Far from slowing its growth, a government crackdown on online gambling has sent many sites offshore, and many others underground. But it's a good bet that Internet poker will remain
Who Picks Up the Cellular Tab?
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
While almost all enterprises pay the bills for their employee's wired telephone services (even for personal calls), the same cannot be said for mobile phone statements.
Speermint Group Tackles SIP Peering Shortcomings
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
With support from big players such as Avaya, Cisco and Siemens, this new spec paves the way for standardized backbone connectivity and cheaper voice communications, leaving the PSTN out of
BuzzBites: Burgers the McWireless Way!
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Thanks to a partnership with Japanese wireless provider NTT DoCoMo, visitors to the Golden Arches in Japan will soon be able to pay for Big Macs and McNuggets with their
Is OpenBSD a Little Too Open?
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Core Security Technologies has uncovered a vulnerability in the way many versions of OpenBSD handle IPv6 packets, exposing them to compromise from their local subnet and on IPv6 routed networks.
Interview: Siemens' Thomas Zimmermann
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Siemens Enterprise Communications' Chief Operating Officer discusses unified communications, standards and his personal take on Apple's iPhone.
Can Microsoft Redefine Presence?
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Microsoft's Office Communications Server aims to take the mystery out of business communication by weaving presence information into multiple applications. But are we talking improved communications or shades of "Big
Rollout: Verizon E-VPLS Service
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Targeted at the Fortune 100, E-VPLS Service gives large enterprises an alternative to leased lines for linking offices throughout the lower 48 states.
Microsoft and Nortel Tighten Unified Communications Ties
News  |  3/28/2007  | 
Vendors' latest partnership announcement targets service providers.
Symbian Mobile OS Aims To Boost Performance
News  |  3/28/2007  | 
New version of smartphone operating system facilitates advanced device features without driving up hardware requirements.
Cisco Snaps Up SpansLogic
News  |  3/28/2007  | 
Acquisition gives networking vendor chips it can embed in its switches to improve throughput.
Symantec Secures Mobile Devices
News  |  3/28/2007  | 
New software includes data-encryption technology to guard confidential data and ensure corporate compliance.
Smartphones Hit The Runway At CTIA
News  |  3/28/2007  | 
The announcements continue the trend of smartphone makers moving into the consumer market with lower priced and more stylish devices.
BEA Delivers Web 2.0 Enteprise Tools
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
New applications targeted squarely at bringing mash-ups, social networking and more to the enterprise.
Cisco Routers Get a 3G Boost
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
New interface card aims to help service providers accelerate the delivery of 3G wireless data services to branch office, SMB and retailer customers.
Microsoft's Office Communications Server Beta Includes VoIP
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
VoIP server brings PC leader into direct competition with conventional networking and telephony vendors.
Formotus Lets Anyone Deploy Smartphone Apps
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
Software-as-a-service tool lets IT create and deliver over-the-air applications to smartphones and wireless devices.
Yahoo Launches Mobile Services For Publishers
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
The search engine bolsters its offerings with Yahoo Mobile Ad Network, Yahoo Mobile Content Engine, Yahoo Mobile Media Directory, and Yahoo Mobile Site Submit.
Mobile Phone Subscribers Would Switch For Wi-Fi Phones
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
Apple's iPhone and other Wi-Fi-enabled handsets are expected to hit a sweet spot with consumers, according to ABI Research.
Microsoft Brings Mercora's Social Radio to Phones
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
The deal means exposure to some 6 to 8 million Windows Mobile users through Microsoft's Windows Mobile sites online.
Inside Apple's Leopard Server OS
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
Our Mac expert gives you the inside technical scoop on what we know so far about Apple's new OS X Server 10.5, which will be showcased at Apple's Worldwide Developers
Enterasys Blades Add Security, Policy Routing to Switches
News  |  3/26/2007  | 
New Diamond Blades for Enterasys' flow-based switches promise fine-grained control over video and data services.
IPLocks Up Automated Policy Management
News  |  3/26/2007  | 
New software takes aim at Sarbanes-Oxley compliance with preconfigured reports for IT and accounting databases.
Half Of Workers Polled Think Companies Won't Catch Them Stealing Info
News  |  3/26/2007  | 
A Websense survey shows 52% tried to hack into a colleague's e-mail and 31% tried to guess the administrator's password.
IT Pro Briefing: How To Secure Desktop PCs With Personal Firewalls
News  |  3/24/2007  | 
The hard part is picking the right combination of protection products for the desktop and understanding the trade-offs between convenience, security, and simplicity.
Revive An Old PC With Ubuntu Linux
News  |  3/24/2007  | 
Here's a short guide to getting your old clunker up and running again with a free Linux download and a reasonably quick installation.
W3C Gets SML Spec Standardizing IT Service Descriptions
News  |  3/23/2007  | 
New XML-based schema aims to ease sharing network-services information.
XML-Based Desktop Management Standards Advance
News  |  3/22/2007  | 
DMTF says Web services-based specifications will facilitate mobile and desktop management and cut administration costs.
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