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Content tagged with Networking posted in May 2007
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Videogame Prescription Helps 12-Year-Old Beat Cancer
News  |  5/31/2007  | 
His treatment consisted of, among other things, chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, and permission to play "Re-Mission" as often as possible.
Google Builds Giant 'Sandbox' With GreenBorder Acquisition
News  |  5/31/2007  | 
Vendor takes a unique approach to stopping malware from reaching client machines.
Palm Foleo Draws More Questions Than Praise
News  |  5/31/2007  | 
New 'mobile companion' works with a smartphone with 3G access, but does anyone really want to carry a second mobile device? Our analysts debate Palm's new product.
Dog Lovers Warned About Online Puppy Scam
News  |  5/31/2007  | 
The American Kennel Club reports bogus e-mails are conning people out of big bucks with promises of cute puppies that are never delivered.
BEA Targets Event-Driven SOA
News  |  5/29/2007  | 
Optimizes WebLogic Event Server for high-volume, real-time event-oriented applications.
RIM Plays Catch-Up With Wi-Fi
News  |  5/29/2007  | 
Look for a Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry later this year, vendor says.
BMC Acquires ProactiveNet, Gains Analytics
News  |  5/29/2007  | 
Deal adds new capabilities to BMC's business service management software.
IoSafe's 'Hot' Disaster-Proof Hardware
News  |  5/29/2007  | 
IoSafe touts a disaster-proof NAS that's fire and flood proof and can withstand massive trauma.
Shocking New Feature for Cell Phones
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Could cell phones someday help you avoid being struck by lightning?
Kids Don't Tell Parents The Truth About Online Activities
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
A Webroot survey shows that more than half of kids are shopping online, while 43% of teens using social network sites have been solicited by a stranger in the past
FCoE: The Latest Standard We Don't Need
Commentary  |  5/25/2007  | 
FCoE is either the long-awaited common infrastructure that can run standard network and storage applications or the last gasp of the Fibre Channel industry about to drown in the
Analysis: Mobility Apps
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Enterprise IT is under increasing pressure to support mobile applications, partner with carriers and develop new support models. We examine the technology trends and drivers and help you determine the
A Look at Blue Lane VirtualShield
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
We put Blue Lane VirtualShield to the test and found its unique patching approach an effective way to protect against remotely exploitable vulnerabilities targeting VMware.
Analysis: Fixed Wireless
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Even as most connectivity options get faster and cheaper, linking cross-town--or even cross-campus--locations remains a budget buster. Is today's fixed wireless the answer?
Review: Point-to-Point Systems
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Today's point-to-point systems are cost-effetive alternatives to typical leased lines or running fiber. We examined five radios from Alvarion, Motorola and Proxim, testing throughput, latency, VoIP/QoS and configuration tools. Find
Microsoft Car Stereo Patent To Challenge iPod?
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
While the technology is likely to support Microsoft's Zune portable media player, the patent indicates that the dock also would support third party devices.
Tech Support Needs To Improve Or Bloggers Will Report You
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
A new Accenture survey shows a disconnect between consumers that feel stuck and Help Desk managers focused on the bottom line.
Web 2.0: Workers See Friend, Employers See Foe
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
Most companies are more concerned with blocking Web site categories, such as those labeled "adult" or "gambling," than with targeting individual Web sites, a new report notes.
Best of Interop Winners
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
The stakes were high and the action hot this week at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas when the 2007 Best of Interop Award Winners were announced. Find
No Child Left Behind Could Get Boost For Tech
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
New legislation would invest in classroom technology to prepare U.S. students for work in the information economy.
Ethernet Goes Green
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
The IEEE's Energy Efficient Ethernet group is studying how to cut Ethernet's power requirements through a technology called Rapid PHY Selection. But there are a number of hurdles to overcome.
Next-Gen Wi-Fi Nears Takeoff
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
The Wi-Fi Alliance announces the first products certified to the speedier next-generation 802.11n wireless standard.
Data De-Dupe Hits Storage
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
Network Appliance has announced the first iteration of data de-duplication technology for primary storage.
Air Time: Understanding 802.11 Interference
Commentary  |  5/24/2007  | 
Under conditions of heavy network utilization and co-channel interference, today's wireless LAN products behave unpredictably. Over time, these problems will become more critical.
Rollout: Cisco Systems 7921G phone
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
The Cisco 7921G aims to make employees more productive by offering in-building mobility. Its new dual-band support means fewer problems with wireless interference.
Certification Shelved for Voice QoS over Wireless
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
A lack of support prompts the Wi-Fi Alliance to table a program that would have laid the groundwork for implementation of 802.11e mechanism. But is there still hope for higher
Rollout: MValent Integrity
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
Integrity helps prevent application failure by creating standards for automating the configuration of an entire app infrastructure. But watch out for its complexity.
Interview: IronPort's Scott Weiss
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
The CEO of IronPort systems talks about his company's acquisition by Cisco and why he sees no end in sight to the problem of spam.
Cisco Integrates Cognio's Wireless Management Tools
News  |  5/23/2007  | 
Focus is on addressing and mitigating wireless LAN interface issues.
AirTight Adds Partners To Deliver Wireless Security
News  |  5/23/2007  | 
Provider of wireless intrusion detection and prevention systems broadens its partner program to extend reach of wireless security products.
NextHop Proposition: Build Your Own Wi-Fi Hub
News  |  5/23/2007  | 
Convergence is the theme as NextHop's software-only Wi-Fi solution lets other vendors embed wireless networking into their products.
Quick Take: ShoreTel Telephony Server 7.0
News  |  5/23/2007  | 
Usability and scalability take center stage with the new ShoreTel updated telephony server.
Quick Take: Digital Fairway Provergent Communication Services Management
News  |  5/23/2007  | 
New suite offers organizations a better handle on their communications assets.
Quick Take: Cast Iron Systems iA3000-SP
News  |  5/23/2007  | 
Cast Iron's new appliance migrates and synchronizes data between SAP and other apps in real time.
McAfee To Take On Data Loss Prevention
News  |  5/23/2007  | 
With data loss becoming common news in the headlines, the security company's new CEO said at Interop that his company can help solve the growing problem.
Rollout: NetMotion Mobility XE 7.2
News  |  5/23/2007  | 
Mobility XE 7.2 offers good value to specific verticals, providing excellent user experience by preventing application disconnections. Just don't expect it to replace standard remote access.
New McAfee CEO Bullish On Evolving Security Threats
News  |  5/23/2007  | 
Dave DeWalt tells an Interop audience that McAfee is in a position to take on the growing business market that is springing up around cyber crime.
Brief: Strangeloop Targets .NET, Ajax Acceleration
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
AppScaler focuses on framework-specific application acceleration with new appliances.
Motorola: WiMax Not Good for Backhaul
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
While WiMax can do voice, video, and data well, it is less effective when used for a single high-throughput application such as backhaul.
Las Vegas is for VoIP Lovers
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
VoIP wares are front-and-center at Interop this week, including news and new products from Microsoft, Avaya, Cisco, Nortel and others.
Trapeze Announces 802.11n Access Point--With a Difference
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
Vendor delivers early standards-based AP, but also touts key architectural differences from market-share leaders Cisco and Aruba.
Microsoft, Partners Take VoIP And Unified Communications To PBX Systems
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
By combining technologies from Microsoft and its partners, businesses won't need to rip out and replace an existing phone system to add new capabilities.
Best of Interop 2007 Finalists
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
Nearly 200 entries across seven categories have been reviewed by the judges who selected the finalists they believe have the greatest potential to impact and advance technology and business efficiencies.
IBM Targets Threats Against Web 2.0 Systems
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
The company rolls out a new network intrusion prevention system to coincide with Interop in Las Vegas.
Citrix Takes WAN Optimization to the Client
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
New desktop software optimizes WAN performance while enabling SSL-based VPN functionality.
Appian Launches Web 2.0-Driven BPM Suite
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
Ajax, RSS and Microsoft Office integrations target business-process tools to users, not just analysts and developers.
Aruba Touts Security, 802.11n Plans
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
At Interop, vendor debuts new "follow-me" security capabilities and releases a white paper detailing its 802.11n architecture plans.
Cisco Product Rollout Targets Mobile Workforce
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
Cisco offers the Location Solution for the health-care industry, the In-Store Mobility Solution for the retail industry, and the First Mile Wireless Solution for the oil and gas industries.
Security Companies Unveil Products, Updates At Interop
News  |  5/21/2007  | 
Websense, Citrix Systems, and others kick off the Interop conference with product announcements.
Mobility, Networking Highlight Interop Product Launches
News  |  5/21/2007  | 
The first batch of news announcements slated for Monday focus on several key areas: transformation of the branch office, mobility, network security, and next-generation networks.
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