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Content tagged with Networking posted in April 2007
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BridgeWave Extends Reach of 'Four-Nines' Gigabit Wireless
News  |  4/30/2007  | 
New family of gigabit wireless links feature extended-range antennas to deliver point-to-point wireless with increased availability over greater distances.
Progress Updates ESB, Adds BPEL Server
News  |  4/30/2007  | 
Release provides full WS-BPEL 2.0 support for the Sonic ESB product family, plus new SOA and common data-model-management capabilities.
Windows Vista Tip: Installing And Running Adobe Reader
News  |  4/30/2007  | 
Vista currently doesn't support older versions of Adobe Reader, and the current version is still being updated for the new OS. So what do you do when you can't
Analysis: Mobile Device Management
News  |  4/28/2007  | 
Can't afford the problems inherent in unmanaged handhelds? A strategic mobility initiative must include device management to keep your users in sync. We evaluate the four leading architectures.
Cell Phones: The Inconvenient Truth
News  |  4/27/2007  | 
Could your handheld device be a danger to the environment?
Do You Have Potty Blog?
News  |  4/27/2007  | 
A new study suggests that a majority of blogs on the Web contain 'offensive' material.
Need A Friend? Ryan Fitzgerald Is There For You
News  |  4/27/2007  | 
A young man in Cambridge, Mass., posts his cell phone number on YouTube, encouraging anyone in the world to ring him up.
NOAA Sets Up Shop In Second Life
News  |  4/27/2007  | 
The Meteora island offers hurricane, submarine, and weather balloon rides, a tsunami-training beach, a planetarium, and other educational experiences.
Analysis: Carrier Ethernet
News  |  4/27/2007  | 
Carrier Ethernet promises higher data rates, more flexible provisioning and lower cost than conventional WAN technologies, but coverage is spotty. We spoke with Qwest and surveyed our readers about the
Analysis: Enterprise Key Management
News  |  4/27/2007  | 
If you don't manage encryption--and the keys that it generates--wisely, data will eventually be lost or compromised. We discuss how to keep keys manageable and safe now, and discuss what
Analysis: Mobile Instant Messaging
News  |  4/27/2007  | 
Mobile IM can be a powerful productivity tool, but IT groups are prone to dismiss it as a consumer-focused novelty. Here's why you should keep this technology on your radar.
Interview: Altiris' Greg Butterfield
News  |  4/27/2007  | 
GREG BUTTERFIELD Symantec has completed its acquisition of Altiris, of which you were CEO. What's the corporate structure and your role? Altiris will be a separate business unit with its own P&L [profit and loss]. I report directly to...
Review: Enterprise Key Management Software
News  |  4/27/2007  | 
Encryption is hot, and its buzzword status only grows with each revelation of sensitive corporate information gone missing. Are vendor's products keeping pace with their products? We analyze
LogicWorks Managed Database Service
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
Feeds your need for reliability with a "No Transaction Lost" guarantee for its managed database service.
Quick Take: PKWare SecureZip Enterprise Edition
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
Version 11 simplifies policy management and provides greater flexibility of encryption methods.
Numara's Track-It! 8
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
Enterprise Edition combines helpdesk and asset management to help large and small enterprises discover and track assets, manage software licenses and speed problem remediation.
Red Hat Cements SOA Position
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
Launch of SOA suite, acquisition of MetaMatrix and partnership with Vitria provides open-source vendor best known for its Linux distribution with a solid position in SOA market.
NetForensic Product Tracks Database Attacks
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
nFX Data One monitors databases and Web sites for application-layer attacks
Microsoft Releases Windows Server Longhorn To Public Beta
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
The server software includes more than 130 management tools, an integrated scripting language, and a built-in Web server that brings together numerous online publishing technologies.
Verizon, Sprint Deliver GSM/CDMA-BlackBerry Combo
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
New BlackBerry 8830 provide these CDMA vendors with a phone that can switch over to GSM in other markets.
New High Tech Jobs Gain Momentum
News  |  4/26/2007  | 
A nationwide survey shows 150,000 net new jobs were added in 2006 compared with 87,400 jobs that were added in 2005.
Vo-Fi Vendor Vocera Scores Motorola Money
News  |  4/25/2007  | 
Equity stake is expected to help Vocera advance development of its hands-free communications and speech-recognition technology platform.
Gartner Forecasts Big Growth for SOA
News  |  4/25/2007  | 
Analyst firm projects 50 percent of new mission-critical apps and initiatives next year will be based on service-oriented architecture.
SolarWinds Snaps Up Network Monitoring Vendor
News  |  4/25/2007  | 
The ipMonitor Web-based management technology will be integrated into SolarWinds' portfolio.
New E-Mail Scam: Pay Assassins Or Be Killed
News  |  4/25/2007  | 
The FBI is investigating a new scam aimed at extorting tens of thousands of dollars from wealthy professionals.
Rollout: DiVitas Networks Mobile Convergence Appliance and Client
News  |  4/25/2007  | 
DiVitas' mobile-to-mobile convergence solution is hamstrung by handset issues, short battery life and cellular data service that's not pervasively 3G. In short, it's not enterprise ready.
Rollout: Symantec's Backup Exec System Recovery 7.0
News  |  4/25/2007  | 
Although a bit pricey, this Windows recovery system takes away 90 percent of the pain of bare-metal restores.
Information Strategist: Rightsizing Data Protection
Commentary  |  4/25/2007  | 
Substituting a high-availability architecture for conventional disaster recovery seems to be the latest thing, but it's just one approach in a spectrum of potential strategies and is by no means
Aruba Sets Its Sights on the Industrial Park
News  |  4/24/2007  | 
Vendor's wireless LAN now works with rugged SpectraLink wireless phones in sometimes tough terrain.
SAP, Cisco Get Deeper in Bed
News  |  4/24/2007  | 
Apps and networking giants will jointly develop SOA-driven applications that combine network smarts with business-process workflows.
TIBCO's BusinessEvents Software Plays by the Rules
News  |  4/24/2007  | 
Latest version of company's complex event processing software extends its rules capabilities.
HP, Microsoft and SAP Team On Duet Appliance
News  |  4/24/2007  | 
New device promises easier access for workers to SAP processes and Microsoft Office apps.
Endpoint Security: 6 Questions To Ask Before You Buy
News  |  4/24/2007  | 
Here's a roadmap, suggestions on price points, and a guide on what you need to assess before you purchase any endpoint security product for your enterprise.
SOA Market Shapes Up
News  |  4/24/2007  | 
Progress on long-developing SOA standards and consolidation among SOA vendors would seem to confirm the obvious: Service-oriented architectures are becoming more real every day.
The BPEL4People Spec Extension
News  |  4/24/2007  | 
A proposed optional extension to BPEL 2.0, BPEL4People promises to address a big gap in the spec by standardizing human tasks in a BPEL process. But can it gain acceptance
Windows Stack Changes Boost Network Performance
News  |  4/24/2007  | 
Enhancements to Longhorn and Vista--such as receive-side window autotuning and Compound TCP speed data transfer--look to make more efficient use of network resources.
Air Time: Neutrality On the Wireless Internet
Commentary  |  4/24/2007  | 
IT pros have long enjoyed the benefits of standards-based network device interoperability and the innovation, competition and low prices it spawns. But in today's mobile broadband market, it's like the
LANDesk's Different Tack on NAC
News  |  4/23/2007  | 
Addition to vendor's security suite addresses endpoint security through behavior-based monitoring, reporting and remediation.
Intel Abandons 3G for WiMax
News  |  4/23/2007  | 
Vendor moves forward with plans to scrap 3G and instead integrate WiMax technology into mobile chipsets in 2008.
Rollout: Lockdown Networks Enforcer 4.2.7
News  |  4/23/2007  | 
Lockdown integrates syslog events but stumbles on several key features, such as event suppression and management.
Top 5 Windows Vista Tips To Personalize Your PC
News  |  4/21/2007  | 
Our list of hot features to add to your Vista installation includes video wallpaper, making Flip 3-D work more like the Mac's, tuning Firefox's user interface, managing security, and where
Avaya Launches In-Building Mobile Devices
News  |  4/20/2007  | 
IP wireless handsets are OEM'd from Vo-Fi vendors.
Dell Offers Next-Gen Tape-Based Storage
News  |  4/20/2007  | 
Claims it's one of the first to deliver of Linear Tape-Open drives and media.
Study: VoIP on the Rise--But TDM Still Rules
News  |  4/20/2007  | 
Convergence is taking off but companies are still using conventional phones too.
Sourcefire Takes Aim at Threat Management
News  |  4/19/2007  | 
Vendor trains its focus on intrusion prevention, network behavior analysis, NAC and vulnerability assessment.
Lockdown NAC Wins Cisco Seal of Approval
News  |  4/19/2007  | 
Vendor's network access control solution is certified as interoperable with Cisco's NAC framework.
Web 2.0 Expo Brings Shows Peeks of the Future
Commentary  |  4/19/2007  | 
Highlights from the conference in San Francisco.
Symantec Offers Disaster Recovery as a Service
News  |  4/18/2007  | 
In the beta launch of its first software-as-a-service offering, the vendor focuses on disaster recovery with new online backup.
HP ProCurve Delivers NAC, ID Management Upgrades
News  |  4/18/2007  | 
Vendor addresses network threat management, access control, identity management.
HP, IBM Make Small Enterprise Storage Push
News  |  4/18/2007  | 
Vendors tout the simplicity and cost savings promise of software, hardware, and services for small and mid-sized companies.
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