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Content tagged with Networking posted in May 2007
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In the UK The Internet's a Girl's Best Friend
News  |  5/18/2007  | 
Across the pond in Great Britan, women 18-34 are the primary web surfers.
Apple Gets FCC Approval For iPhone
News  |  5/17/2007  | 
The Federal Communications Commission clears the way for the highly anticipated launch next month.
Internet Filtering Rises Worldwide, Study Finds
News  |  5/17/2007  | 
The study predicts a rise in more subtle forms of filtering, such as political Web sites made inaccessible during election periods.
Consumer Groups Blame FCC For U.S. Broadband Drop
News  |  5/17/2007  | 
A congressional committee hears complaints that the FCC has abandoned its mandate to bring true high-speed broadband service to every American household
Interop Preview: 10 Things To Do And See At The Conference
News  |  5/17/2007  | 
With so much going on at the Interop conference in Las Vegas, we've pulled out 10 cool things you should check out while you're there.
Interop Preview: Microsoft Vs. Linux, Security To Share Vegas Spotlight
News  |  5/17/2007  | 
Microsoft senior VP Bob Muglia will be among the keynote speakers at Interop in Las Vegas from May 20-25.
Interop Preview: Chief Security Officer Boot Camp
News  |  5/17/2007  | 
Taking a few pages from the CSO Boot Camp at Interop, here are five things you should know or be able to do to become a CSO in today's market.
Google Launches 'Universal' Search
News  |  5/16/2007  | 
The engineering endeavor took over two years and more than 100 engineers.
Brief: Alcatel-Lucent Acquires NetDevices
News  |  5/16/2007  | 
Deal increases telecom giant's focus on the growing sophistication of branch office networks
Siemens Delivers First SOA-Based Telephony Apps
News  |  5/16/2007  | 
Vendor's OpenSOA architecture combines a service-based approach to apps with telephony standards like SIP in order to deliver more flexible communications applications
802.11n Progresses With Certification Plan
News  |  5/16/2007  | 
Wi-Fi Alliance announces products and reference designs that comprise test bed for interoperability certification
Review: Tangling With Twitter -- 8 Alternative Services
News  |  5/16/2007  | 
Twitter is the current favorite when it comes to instant presence, but there are other services out there which could be a better fit.
Review: WAN Optimization Appliances
News  |  5/16/2007  | 
Today's WAN optimizers readily deliver tangible performance benefits -- the differences lie in network integration, security, management and reporting. We tested products from Blue Coat, Cisco, Citrix and Silver Peak.
NetApp Adds Data De-dupe To Cut Storage Requirements
News  |  5/15/2007  | 
Data de-duplication to impact backup, archival, compliance storage and more
Group Developing Open Source 802.1X
News  |  5/14/2007  | 
The OpenSEA Alliance aims for an open approach to the key technology standard -- but is it necessary?
Can Ubuntu + Zimbra Take On Exchange/Outlook?
News  |  5/14/2007  | 
Zimbra tries to ride on Ubuntu's increasing popularity and offer enterprises a mail/collaboration alternative.
Verizon Acquires Security Vendor Cybertrust
News  |  5/14/2007  | 
Deal will help Verizon Business deliver managed security services.
SAP Acquires IP Telephony, ID Management Vendors
News  |  5/14/2007  | 
Deals muddy the competitive waters as SAP partners and competes with other giants like Microsoft and Cisco.
Windows Vista Tip: Using WinRE To Repair Damaged Systems
News  |  5/12/2007  | 
With Vista, Microsoft has made significant improvements in the way you can recover from and repair serious problems.
Is Microsoft-Bashing Over Virtualization Delays Overblown?
News  |  5/11/2007  | 
Microsoft pushes back some key features--where have we heard that before?--but are most IT shops ready for them anyway?
Oracle at JavaOne: Ajax Widgets and Enterprise Middleware
News  |  5/11/2007  | 
Vendor focuses on simplifiying rich app development and joining its middleware products
VMWare Revs Desktop Software Now Vista-Ready
News  |  5/11/2007  | 
VMWare Workstation 6 includes Vista support and paravirtualization.
Cell Phones Have Finally Gone to the Dogs
News  |  5/11/2007  | 
A slew of wireless gadgets--including cell phones and cameras--will soon be available for pampered pooches.
Legal Brief: Changing the Landscape of Data Breach Notification
Commentary  |  5/11/2007  | 
Keeping abreast of multiple federal data-breach bills will help you proactively develop your compliance strategy.
Rolling Review: Pyn Logic Enzo 2006
News  |  5/11/2007  | 
Enzo 2006 may work well for small orgs with few databases, but it could become an implementation nightmare for enterprises with thousands of clients communicating with tens to hundreds of
Analysis: Optimizing Your WAN
News  |  5/11/2007  | 
Few users rave when application traffic traversing a beefy corporate LAN meets a typical WAN. Even fewer enterprises are willing to spend to fix the problem. The answer:
Strategy Session: Security Drives Everything
Commentary  |  5/11/2007  | 
Massive data loss incidents (such as the one at T.J. Maxx) seem to suggest that not everyone is quite clear on the simple premise: Understanding your security needs is fundamental
Motorola Banks on Vo-Fi
News  |  5/11/2007  | 
Motorola's recent equity stake in Vocera Communications is an indication of the company's belief that voice over Wi-Fi is set to soar.
Interview With SourceFire's Marty Roesch
News  |  5/11/2007  | 
The CTO of Sourcefire and inventor of Snort talks about the power of open-source deployment, taking the company public and why Wall Street analysts are a scary lot.
NAC: More Is More
News  |  5/11/2007  | 
The results of our latest reader survey on network access control show that initatives are moving quickly from planning to full deployment. But while NAC can tighten security, demonstrating ROI
WiMax Semantics
News  |  5/11/2007  | 
Savvy IT watchers are quick to notice there's a difference between 'WiMAX' and 'WiMAX-class'.
IT Managers Have Green On Their Minds, But Not On The Books, Says Report
News  |  5/10/2007  | 
Environmental factors are important, report shows, but only 25% of managers have written green criteria into their purchasing processes, largely due to lack of soup-to-nuts product strategies.
Survey: 20% of Workers Considered 'Mobile'
News  |  5/10/2007  | 
Nokia survey yields a few insights for what it uncovers--and what it doesn't.
New Treo Shows Palm OS Has Some Life Left
News  |  5/10/2007  | 
Treo 755P runs Palm OS but adds Microsoft push email and Google Maps for Mobile.
Sun Plans Open-Source Communications Server
News  |  5/10/2007  | 
Working with Ericsson and GlassFish open-source community on telephony server.
Study: 45% Of Workers Steal Data When Changing Jobs
News  |  5/10/2007  | 
With data heading out the door over remote connections or on thumb drives tucked away in pockets or bags, nearly half of IT workers blame poor security.
Rollout: SonicWall Continuous Data Protection 4440i
News  |  5/10/2007  | 
SonicWall's new storage appliances promise quick deployment and off-site options, but small enterprises with lots of data should think twice.
Strategic Security: Web Applications Scanners
News  |  5/10/2007  | 
As applications evolve, new vulnerabilities emerge. For this Rolling Review series we'll examine how Web application scanners help address the security weaknesses found in RIAs in general, and Ajax in
Interop Insider: Interoperability Is Still Job One
Commentary  |  5/10/2007  | 
With the demand for seamless access to corporate info--regardless of location or device--the Interop show has never been more vital.
IETF Strives for NEA Standard
News  |  5/10/2007  | 
Interoperability among network endpoint assessment systems should ease some logistical headaches for enterprises. But how long will it be before we start to see big name vendor support?
Rollout: Symantec Mobile Security Suite 5.0
News  |  5/10/2007  | 
Symantec delivers a host of new security features for Windows Mobile devices. Between a lack of any serious mobile threats and the price tag, however, IT might be hard-pressed
Rollout: Array Networks SiteDirect
News  |  5/10/2007  | 
While its use of proprietary technology might give some enterprises pause, SiteDirect VPN is a robust and secure alternative to IPsec for connecting extranets, branches and partner networks.
Seamless Roaming Nears Reality
News  |  5/10/2007  | 
The 3GPP's voice-call-continuity standard aims to plug holes between cellular and Wi-Fi networks and drive availability of SIP-based dual-mode handsets. But VCC, at least in its first iteration, falls short
Sun Reaches Java Open-Source Milestone
News  |  5/9/2007  | 
Vendor releases Java SE platform to OpenJDK community.
Sun JavaFX Targets Rich Net Apps
News  |  5/9/2007  | 
Simplified scripting language can run on Java-powered devices from browsers to cell phones.
RIM Links BlackBerry to PBX
News  |  5/9/2007  | 
New offering allows a BlackBerry smartphone to become a mobile extension of desk phone.
Appistry Delivers 'Google-like' App Infrastructure for IT
News  |  5/9/2007  | 
Technology delivers applications across a 'fabric' of multiple Java .NET servers on Linux or Windows.
Start-Up Aerohive Takes New Tack on WLAN
News  |  5/9/2007  | 
So-called 'cooperative control' approach to wireless LANs takes on market leaders Cisco and Aruba.
Quick Take: Zenprise for BlackBerry & Zenprise for Exchange
News  |  5/9/2007  | 
Two new software offerings from Zenprise automate troubleshooting and root-cause analysis of problems for RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft Exchange services.
Quick Take: Vernier Networks EdgeWall 8100
News  |  5/9/2007  | 
An eight-port, 1U device that gets deployed inline to enforce policy compliance, EdgeWall provides identity-based access control and quarantines noncompliant hosts.
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