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Content tagged with Networking posted in March 2008
HTML5 Jumps Off The Drawing Board
News  |  3/29/2008  | 
Hope is finally at hand for developers weary of hypertext headaches.
Rollout: Mazu Profiler 8
News  |  3/29/2008  | 
Mazu's NBA appliance will help IT make more intelligent decisions and better react to security threats on the LAN and WAN.
7 Whole-Disk Encryption Apps Put A Lock On Data
News  |  3/28/2008  | 
TruCrypt, PGP, FreeOTFE, BitLocker, DriveCrypt, and 7-Zip provide remarkably strong, on-the-fly, encryption to keep your data secure from loss, theft, or prying eyes.
Desk Phones Are Toast - Right?
Commentary  |  3/27/2008  | 
I just saw a UK "green" study that warns that desk phones are headed for the scrap heap as we begin to rely exclusively on our mobile handsets. Are we ready for that brave new world?
Even the Government is Getting Into Social Networking
Commentary  |  3/26/2008  | 
A social networking site has been launched that is targeting the tech employees of the federal government to help them communicate on how they can use technology to improve their agencies. Did you hear that? The government -- not known for its nimbleness or flexibility -- is jumping on the Web 2.0 bandwagon. Smaller businesses, it's time.
T-Mobile Offers BlackBerry With Voice Over Wi-Fi
News  |  3/25/2008  | 
The BlackBerry 8820 offers voice connectivity at public and private hotspots.
Rolling Review: Citrix XenApp Vs. Windows 2008 Terminal Services
News  |  3/22/2008  | 
The first pit stop in our Windows 2008 Server Rolling Review finds Microsoft walking a fine line on presentation virtualization.
From The Labs: Palo Alto's Firewall Appliance
News  |  3/22/2008  | 
Using signatures to identify unwanted apps, Palo Alto Networks puts control over network traffic back in the hands of IT.
Could Big Chill Of Recession Hit IT?
News  |  3/22/2008  | 
Whether budget cuts are in your future or not, technology managers should prepare for a cold economic climate.
Is Web 2.0 An Endangered Species?
Commentary  |  3/19/2008  | 
Yesterday I read two articles that suggested Web 2.0 growth is stunted, if not actually in danger of stopping altogether....
Rolling Review Introduction: Switching Infrastructure
News  |  3/19/2008  | 
Want cutting-edge capabilities? Then you'd better shop your infrastructure upgrade around. In this Rolling Review, we do just that.
Does Desktop Virtualization Need Desktop SOA?
Commentary  |  3/19/2008  | 
Part of the rationale for Web services has always been that they can tunnel through firewalls, linking networks that are otherwise securely separated. Virtualization puts up similar barriers between applications within a single machine, so will crossing them require similar...
Software Routing at 10 Gbps
News  |  3/17/2008  | 
Vyatta thinks that Moore's Law will mean the end of proprietary router hardware.
Your Data And The P2P Peril
News  |  3/15/2008  | 
Usher, 10,000 BC, and your company's confidential spreadsheets could all be out there for the world to grab. Here's how these data leaks happen and what you can do to
Find The Right Path To SOA, UC Convergence
News  |  3/15/2008  | 
Vendors are emphasizing two approaches to collaboration. One focuses on the architecture, the other on the desktop. Which is right for you?
Nortel Adds Microsoft Unified Communications Blade to Branch Office Router
News  |  3/12/2008  | 
There are also new bundles of Nortel voice and Micorosft data aimed at enterprises and service providers.
Rolling Review: Lumension PatchLink
News  |  3/12/2008  | 
Our second entry in this Rolling Review, Lumension PatchLink, is ideal for cross-platform shops that don't mind agents
3Com, LineSider Partner on Application-Aware Virtualization and Network Management
News  |  3/10/2008  | 
If you think virtualization management is difficult now, wait until VMs migrate inside the network infrastructure.
Windows Vista Virtualization: What You Need To Know To Get Started
News  |  3/10/2008  | 
Running Vista in a virtual machine gives users access to all of the operating system's features while avoiding hardware and application-compatibility obstacles. Here's a primer to get you started, with
Siemens' PoE Claims Validated
Commentary  |  3/9/2008  | 
Farpoint Group validates Siemens' claims that it can power a 802.11n AP draft 2.0 access point with standard 802.3af.
Trend Report: Unified Threat Management
News  |  3/8/2008  | 
UTM appliances are gaining ground on standalone systems thanks to cost, green considerations.
Big Helping of iRony As Hackers Sue Apple, AT&T
News  |  3/7/2008  | 
How did the company that made its reputation as the anti-Microsoft end up the target of lawsuits alleging monopolistic behavior?
Does Cisco's Switch To Linux Make IOS More Open?
Commentary  |  3/5/2008  | 
When Cisco and Juniper first said they were opening their router OSes, I thought that they'd be about as open as the iPhone. With Cisco's launch of IOS XE, I realize I was wrong: The iPhone is much more open....
Time to Reap What IP Telephony has Sown
Commentary  |  3/4/2008  | 
IP telephony made its way into the small and medium business mainstream a few years ago, yet only during the past 12 months have companies started to use this communications foundation to improve productivity.
Cisco ASR 1000 Router: Giving Router Jockeys What They Want
News  |  3/4/2008  | 
Using a scalable, modular, and resilient hardware and software architecture, the ASR 1000 line provides purchase protection with seamless field upgrades and no router downtime.
Top 10 Enterprise Management Tools
News  |  3/3/2008  | 
The massive enterprise management vendor consolidation over the past several years means organizations have salespeople promising that their offerings can do everything well. While all certainly try, different products have
Siemens Launches OpenScape Unified Communications Server Software
Commentary  |  3/3/2008  | 
Siemens hopes to jumpstart acceptance of Unified Communications with a vendor-agnostic open-standards-based OpenScape UC server software platform.
Data Center Best Practices
News  |  3/1/2008  | 
Leading-edge operators and consultants share their tips on building ultraefficient, ultrasecure, and ultrareliable facilities.
First Look: Cisco's 1250 802.11n AP
News  |  3/1/2008  | 
Pulling the trigger on a pre-standard product is risky, but sometimes, so is waiting. We reviewed Cisco's enterprise-class 11n AP and found it worth a pilot.

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