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Content tagged with Networking posted in May 2005
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Five Steps To Take Before Implementing VoIP
News  |  5/16/2005  | 
VoIP can be a boon or a nightmare, depending on how you implement it. Before making the switch, follow these five steps for VoIP implementation, to make sure you reap
Israeli Group Buys Laurel Networks For $88 million
News  |  5/16/2005  | 
Israeli telecom equipment supplier ECI Telecom has acquired Edge router and broadband remote access server specialist Laurel Networks for $88 million in cash.
Ericsson and Verizon Wireless Are Tops In Customer Respect: Report
News  |  5/16/2005  | 
Study finds that overall, networking and telecom firms improve in responding to customers, but lag when it comes to privacy issues.
An Interview With John Chambers
News  |  5/16/2005  | 
Cisco's CEO sizes up the competition (present and future) and looks ahead to the company's next big technology thrust.
Nortel Targets SMBs With VoIP, Converged Network Appliance
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
Device is designed to provide small businesses and branch offices with the advantages of converged communications services over IP networks.
Networking this Week: All Cisco, All The Time
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
It was a big week for Cisco: A big product rollout, solid earnings, and the arrest of hacker who stole its source code.
Xbox 360 Takes Gaming Into Server Territory
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
Microsoft's next-generation console uses a triple-core PowerPC processor to achieve 1 teraflops of performance, transforming the standalone video gaming platform into a powerful home entertainment server.
Dell Beats Competitors In First Quarter, Rollins Says
News  |  5/12/2005  | 
The computer maker said quarterly net income was $934 million on revenue of $13.4 billion, with a 25 percent increase in its server business.
New Tool Tests Network Readiness For VoIP
News  |  5/12/2005  | 
Prognosis IP Telephony Manager pinpoints potential network problems with VoIP before deployment.
VoIP Regulations Kick In
News  |  5/12/2005  | 
FCC proposes the first regulations on VoIP services, requiring a 911 capability.
Cisco Confirms Arrest In Theft Of Its Code
News  |  5/11/2005  | 
The incident has been a matter of concern because malicious hackers might find flaws in the code that could be exploited to impair the functioning of Cisco's routers, which handle
Skype, Fiberlink To Target Mobile Enterprise VoIP Market
News  |  5/11/2005  | 
Fiberlink Communications said it will bundle Skype's peer-to-peer service with Fiberlink's Extend360 mobile access software.
New Middleware Deploys IPTV Via Traditional and Hybrid IP Networks
News  |  5/11/2005  | 
OpenTV Corp. has announced a new version of its Internet television (IPTV) middleware that allows cable and satellite providers and telecommunications carriers to deploy IPTV services over traditional and hybrid
Alliance Asks Congress To Consider VoIP Vulnerabilities In Updated Telecom Act
News  |  5/11/2005  | 
Cyber Security Industry Alliance tells Congress to include security recommendations related to securing VoIP technologies as it reviews the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
Reboot the Data Center
Commentary  |  5/11/2005  | 
Some days you just know things aren't going to go your way... Like when you get to the lab and the UPS is screaming at you. Every five seconds, two short, ear-piercing high-frequency beeps. Annoying as hell. So you try...
Optical Gear Providers Plan Huge Interoperability Demo
News  |  5/11/2005  | 
The Optical Internetworking Forum has attracted 13 leading vendors for its second worldwide interoperability demonstration.
Acquisition of the Week
Commentary  |  5/11/2005  | 
Today IBM acquired Gluecode, an Open Source Solution vendor who built applications on top of the Apache/Geronimo stack. Long a supporter of open source in general, IBM has now stepped firmly into support of the OSS business model, which gives...
Cisco's Profits Rise 16%, Revenue Up 10%
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
Company reports net income of $1.4 billion or 21 cents per share, on revenue of $6.19 billion, compared to $5.62 billion a year ago.
Internet Telephony Could Go Mainstream This Year
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
Internet telephony is expected to move from its early adopter phase and into the mainstream over the next two years.
Remote Access Gets Easier
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
For Continental Airlines, switching to a remote-access service from Fiberlink has resulted in substantial cost savings.
New Roadblocks Face Verizon-MCI Merger
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
An alliance of telecom competitors has filed a petition with the FCC, urging the regulatory agency to block Verizon from acquiring MCI. In the background, MCI shareholders are trying to
Traxi Rolls Out VoIP Middleware, Integration Services
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
Company introduces VoIP and IT software and integration services.
Ethernet Services Market To Hit $22.2 Billion By 2009: Report
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
Infonetics Research says that worldwide revenues will jump 276% by 2009, led by Asia.
Your Worst Security Nightmare: Double Lattes?
News  |  5/9/2005  | 
What's your biggest security vulnerability? It just might be a double latte. That's according to the preliminary results of a Networking Pipeline poll about whether businesses have policies about Hot
Can Telcos Win The Battle For IPTV?
News  |  5/9/2005  | 
Telcos face an uphill struggle for control of the nation's TV sets. Billions are at stake --- can they use IPTV to wrest control away from the cable giants?
Security Players Shoot An All-In-One
News  |  5/9/2005  | 
Juniper Networks, Cisco Systems and 3Com's TippingPoint division are integrating a trifecta of security features into all-in-one appliances that give partners new ways to help cut the cost and complexity
Vonage Raises $200 Million In Venture Funds
News  |  5/9/2005  | 
The new funds will be used to accelerate expansion in the United States, Canada and the UK, and may be used to launch into new international markets. The money will
Cisco Packs Security Options Into Appliances
News  |  5/9/2005  | 
Dedicated devices built into core networking products help keep intruders out.
SmartAdvice: Add Security Appliances, But Remain Vigilant And Have Backups
News  |  5/9/2005  | 
There are too many security threats these days to have just one security point, The Advisory Council says, but add firewalls, VPNs, and other appliances to the mix. Also, measure
Aventail Simplifies VPN Use By Multiple Clients
News  |  5/9/2005  | 
Version 8.5 of the appliance and software is designed to make it easier to deploy and use a VPN.
Cisco Tracks WLAN Clients
News  |  5/6/2005  | 
A new appliance from Cisco Systems that tracks the location of Wi-Fi clients within a network will spur dramatic growth in the already fast-growing wireless space, solution providers said.
Fun at Interop
Commentary  |  5/6/2005  | 
If you weren't at the show you missed a few things that while not necessarily technology focused were pretty cool (or just plain strange). ForumSystems' 35 foot scalable "X" was hard to miss no matter where you were on the...
Near real-time from Interop
Commentary  |  5/6/2005  | 
Well that was an interesting show... Aside from judging Best of Interop and spending an evening partying with our Well Connected Award winners (Fritz sure knows how to throw a party), I found time to squeeze in some briefings and...
Enterprise VoIP Use Rocketed 46% In 2004: Report
News  |  5/6/2005  | 
Large organizations are adopting the technology at a higher rate than smaller ones, the report also finds.
VoIP Service Revenues To Zoom To $19.9 Billion By 2009: Report
News  |  5/6/2005  | 
Infonetics Research says that revenues will jump 1,431% from 2004's $1.3 billion.
Networking this Week: States Sue Vonage Over Emergency 911
News  |  5/6/2005  | 
VoIP provider is in the cross-hairs of state regulators; FCC may ultimately decide the issue.
Consumer Broadband Revenues Seen Doubling In One Year
News  |  5/6/2005  | 
Consumer broadband service providers more than doubled their revenues during last year, from an annual rate of about $3.3 billion worldwide in early 2004 to be worth $6.9 billion by
Vivisimo's Velocity 4.2
News  |  5/6/2005  | 
Organize results from multiple sources to provide a single list of indexed results for any search without using taxonomies.
Politics Takes on Technology
Commentary  |  5/6/2005  | 
Legislation that prevents municipalities from deploying advanced network technologies is bad public policy.
Apparent Networks' AppareNet Voice Professional
News  |  5/6/2005  | 
Voice Professional provides end-to-end Layer 3 VoIP network monitoring. But watch out for that clunky reporting interface.
2005 N+I Best of Interop Awards
News  |  5/6/2005  | 
Our panel of writers and editors evaluated myriad information technology products, then chose the best in seven categories. Check out this year's honorees as well as the Best Start-Up and
Inexpensive Low-End Switches
News  |  5/6/2005  | 
We tested six switches priced below $750 and were pleased with how much our dollar bought. Our top pick gets props for its sweet lifetime warranty, flexible uplink options and
China Is Overtaking The U.S. In Broadband Deployment Race
News  |  5/5/2005  | 
China is overtaking the U.S. in number of broadband subscribers and is expected to only trail the U.S. marginally at the end of this year, says a report.
Avaya Rolls Out New VoIP Telephones
News  |  5/5/2005  | 
New phones are designed to support custom and off-the-shelf productivity applications.
VoIP Is Killing Traditional Telephony: Report
News  |  5/5/2005  | 
Info-Tech Research says that 50% of small to medium sized enterprises will be using VoIP by 2008.
Connecticut Sues Vonage Over Emergency 911
News  |  5/5/2005  | 
Becomes the third state in the last several weeks to take legal action against the VoIP provider.
IPS Blocks Threats That Scaled Firewalls At Interop Conference Network
News  |  5/5/2005  | 
Intrusion prevention systems from 3Com's TippingPoint division blocked network attacks that got past the firewalls protecting the Interop conference's IP network.
Empirix Unveils Enterprise VoIP Testing Service
News  |  5/4/2005  | 
Based on Empirix's Hammer technology, which is used to test carrier-class networks, Hammer On-Call for VoIP is designed to test infrastructure and applications in both IP and time-division multiplexing (TDM)
VoIP Over Wi-Fi Launches In New Mexico
News  |  5/4/2005  | 
A wireless network company and a telephone company have teamed up to provide Rio Rancho, New Mexico with what they claim is the nation's first metropolitan-wide VoIP over Wi-Fi service.
3COM Debuts Managed VoIP Solution For Service Providers
News  |  5/4/2005  | 
Based on its NBX voice solutions, switches and routers and the TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System, 3Com's new offering automates service implementation and configuration while reducing costs and improving customer service
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