Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in April 2005
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XML and Viruses
Commentary  |  4/29/2005  | 
I have been assured by our very own security gurus that the plural of virus is viruses, not virii, so no comments are necessary on the subject, okay? Apparently April 25th was the day for viruses everywhere to fear XML...
Verizon Inks Content Pacts In Advance of IPTV Launch
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
The telecommunications company beefs up another flank as it prepares for dead-on competition with cable and satellite TV operators.
The Networking World Gathers In Las Vegas For N+I
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Scores of vendors have disclosed plans to introduce new products at the show, which also features seminars on wireless, security, and VoIP.
Skype Smartphone VoIP Beta Leaves Out The 'V'
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Voice-over-IP (VoIP) vendor Skype this week released a beta of a version of client software for Windows Mobile smartphones but left out the voice capabilities.
Cisco, Lucent, And Juniper To Help Build BT's Next-Gen IP Network
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
The three networking companies will provide core hardware and expertise for the massive, global network upgrade.
Foundry's New OS Targets Load Balancing, Security
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Foundry Networks has launched new version of the TrafficWorks OS for its ServerIron and GT E-Series application switches that provides high-performance load balancing functionality for network security equipment.
Networking This Week: Beware The VoIP Boom?
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
VoIP is booming worldwide, so what could be the problem? Quality of service and other issues loom.
VoIP Providers Boom Worldwide
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
Canadian broadband equipment maker Sandvine says that more than 1,100 VoIP providers worldwide had opened shop by the first week of April.
Alcatel Inks Deal To Provide IPTV Network For Swisscom
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
Alcatel will build an IP broadband access network to deliver Triple Play and IPTV services to the Swiss telecommunications carrier's customers.
Citrix Debuts SSL VPN With VoIP Support
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
Designed for tight integration with Citrix's Presentation Server, Access Gateway 4.0 provides users with secure access to hosted applications.
Cisco Rolls Out Network Protection Appliance
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Cisco has announced an out-of-band appliance for its Clean Access network registration and network admission control solution providing vulnerability assessment and authentication integration.
Netgear Targets European VoIP Market With Sipgate Alliance
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Netgear is making a big push into the European voice over IP market through an just-announced alliance with sipgate, a VoIP provider serving Great Britain, Germany and Austria.
Rapid VoIP Growth Threatens Quality Of Service
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
The surge in VoIP providers is beginning to strain many ISPs a report from a U.K.-based networking equipment company says.
Nortel Buys Government Solutions Provider For $448 Million
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Nortel U.S. subsidiary Nortel Networks is buying VARBusiness 500 firm PEC Solutions (No. 156 on the VARBusiness 500) for $448 million.
Verizon Dials Up 911 VoIP Solution
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Verizon Communications said it will provide VoIP providers with a solution that will let them use Verizon's enhanced 911 emergency calling system.
F5 Appliance Boosts End-to-End Performance Over The WAN
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Company claims device increases end user performance up to five times, improves bandwidth efficiency by up to 400%, and dramatically offloads server processing.
Telcos Face Tough Road Deploying IPTV: Report
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Forrester report warns that telcos are far behind cable companies in deployment; will cost billions to catch up.
Beware Of VoIP Promises
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Step One: Install VoIP gear. Step Two: Save bundles of cash. VoIP sure is simple, isn't it? That's the common view, anyway. VoIP is surrounded by so much hype
Cisco's Strategy: Helping Businesses Go Wireless
News  |  4/25/2005  | 
Networking vendor is moving aggressively to integrate wireless LAN technology from Airespace into its product portfolio.
Vendors Debut Security Gear and Gigabit And WLAN Switches
News  |  4/25/2005  | 
Networking vendors are getting a jump on next week's NetWorld + Interop show by launching new wireless, networking and security wares this week.
XML, XML Everywhere
Commentary  |  4/25/2005  | 
If I get a press release lately it's guaranteed to at least mention XML somewhere. Solace Systems announces its new 3200 Series Multiservice Router today. The 3200 provides routing of XML messages, but not in the way you'd think -...
Storage Software Market Up; EMC Remains On Top
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
The worldwide storage-management-software market rose more than 12 percent last year, as EMC held on to the top spot, followed, in order, by Veritas Software and IBM.
Six Myths About VoIP
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
Most everyone agrees that VoIP is the future of voice and data communications. But before you implement, consider these six common myths about the technology.
Alcatel Joint Venture Helps "Triple Play" Home Network Deployment
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
Alcatel and Motive Inc. have announced they will jointly develop and market software to enable service provider remote management of "Triple Play" home networking devices that deliver IP-based voice, video,
Motorola Ventures invests in Asylum Telecom
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
Motorola Inc. announced Friday (April 22) its Motorola Ventures investment arm has made a strategic minority investment in Asylum Telecom LLC, a global provider of turnkey Internet-based communication solutions.
Networking This Week: Broadband Pixie Dust and Service Provider Product Blitz
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
Service providers took center stage this week, with alleged Enron broadband fraud, and a Cisco product blitz.
CA's purchase of Concord: A Beginning and an End?
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
Could Computer Associates finally be accepting the shortcomings of its own Unicenter management product line? A recent company acquisition seems to suggest so.
Carrying On: Words to (Net)Work By
Commentary  |  4/22/2005  | 
In his penultimate column, David passes on nuggets of IT wisdom that will change your life.
ClearSight Networks' Analyzer 5.0
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
Delve into real-time traffic at the physical and network layers for a complete view of app performance.
Ethernet Goes the Distance
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
The Metropolitan Ethernet Forum now has a certification that will help carriers put Ethernet services in place and test them for reliability and interoperability. End-to-end Ethernet may not be far
Windows to Linux Printing
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
A properly configured cross-platform printing environment can save you time and money on hardware and maintenance. We'll show you how to set it up.
3Com Seeks Control Of Joint Venture With Huawei
News  |  4/21/2005  | 
The Massachusetts-based firm owns 49 percent of the venture and hopes to acquire 2 percent more.
Motorola Inks Deal To Provide Fiber-To-Premises Gear For Verizon Network
News  |  4/21/2005  | 
Motorola will provide central office and customer premises equipment; monetary terms of the deal were not announced.
Service Provider VoIP Gateway Market To Hit Nearly $1 Billion By 2009
News  |  4/21/2005  | 
Report says worldwide revenues will grow from $165 Million in 2003 to $986 Million in 2009.
MCI To Extend Service-Level Agreements
News  |  4/20/2005  | 
In May, MCI will offer improved SLAs that also would be available to the customers of third-party providers.
Internet2, HP To Test Model For High-Performance Networks
News  |  4/20/2005  | 
Hewlett-Packard ProLiant DL360 G4 servers will be deployed in several U.S. cities to test a Hybrid Optical and Packet Infrastructure (HOPI) developed by Internet2.
Q&A With Cisco's Mike Volpi
News  |  4/20/2005  | 
Even though his company sells products which can aid Internet-services blocking techniques, Cisco's Mike Volpi, senior vice president of the company's router division, says more competition is better for everyone.
Vonage Inks Deal For VoIP Monitored Security Systems
News  |  4/20/2005  | 
Signs a joint marketing agreement with to offer broadband VoIP subscribers telephony-independent monitored security systems.
Voice Over Broadband Traffic Skyrockets In Europe
News  |  4/20/2005  | 
Report says that total revenues are expected to hit $7 billion by 2008.
Clustering OSS
Commentary  |  4/20/2005  | 
Ever wondered how to cluster a LAMJ (Linux-Apache-MySQL-JSP/J2EE) solution effectively? Emic Networks just introduced its latest clustering solution, now supporting J2EE/JSP architectures. In addition to Emic??? lamp/cluster for the LAMP stack and Emic??? lamj/cluster for the LAMJ stack, Emic also...
The Acquisition of the Week
Commentary  |  4/19/2005  | 
Adobe acquires Macromedia. Wow. Well, what does one say to that? There are plenty of seemingly complementary products across the two organizations, though the target market of products like Photoshop and Fireworks are completely different and could, therefore, be potentially...
The Week of the Registry
Commentary  |  4/19/2005  | 
It's the week of the UDDI registry, as two more registry vendors join Systinet in announcing enhancements to their registry offerings. SOA Software (more recently known as Digital Evolution) announced today that for a limited time it is offering its...
Report: Metro Ethernet Is Being Rapidly Adopted
News  |  4/19/2005  | 
Customer demand for broadband services is compelling broadband service providers worldwide to adopt Ethernet delivery options as fast or faster than their earlier forecast.
Business Travel 2010: A Day In The Life
News  |  4/19/2005  | 
Technology not moving fast enough for you? Travel to the not-so-distant future with our walkthrough of a day in the life of a business traveler in the year 2010.
MCI Moves Aggressively Into IP Media Delivery
News  |  4/19/2005  | 
MCI unveiled plans Tuesday to acquire Interactive Content Factory (ICF), a leading provider of IP-based media and entertainment services.
Who Are Today's Enrons?
News  |  4/19/2005  | 
Another Enron trial is heading your way -- this time over an alleged scheme to bilk millions from stockholders by hyping the supposed success of the company's broadband business. Prosecutors
BT Infonet Debuts IP VPN For Global Enterprises
News  |  4/19/2005  | 
MPLS-based service is available in 57 countries at speeds of up to 155 Mbps.
Verizon Chief Says Carriers Poised For Video Growth
News  |  4/18/2005  | 
Verizon Chairman and Chief Executive Ivan Seidenberg predicted that local-exchange carriers are poised to surpass cable-TV multisystem operators in reaching broad content deals with broadcast studios.
Vonage And Skype Turn Up The Heat--On Each Other
News  |  4/18/2005  | 
Vonage And Skype had been addressing different markets, but now each is finally beginning to move into the other's space.
Commentary  |  4/18/2005  | 
Sometimes I think the best part about SOA is all the TLAs I have to remember. Systinet is introducing another one - GIF (Governance Interoperability Framework). It's a mouthful, but the idea behind GIF is to provide a single "super-meta-data"...
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