Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in May 2011
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HP Extends Unified Network Management
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
FlexNetwork management software aims to unite core, campus, and branch networking products from multiple vendors.
NEC Goes GA On OpenFlow Switches
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
This week's 25th edition of Interop may be showcasing the emerging OpenFlow standard as one element of the future of networking, but for NEC, the future is right here, right now. The company is announcing the general availability of its IP8800/S3640 line of Ethernet switches that support the open standard, as well as standard Layer 2/3 communications protocols.
Intel/McAfee Unified Cloud Security Package Is First Post-Acquisition Offering
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
McAfee and Intel have launched their first major joint initiative, bringing together a broad set of cloud security capabilities that encompass McAfee email, web and data loss protection (DLP) security products and services, as well as Intel identity management tools. The McAfee Cloud Security Platform is touted as providing comprehensive data protection to and from the cloud regardless of from what (for example, corporate computer, tablet or personal smartphone), by whom and from where the data
SAS Storage In The Cloud
Commentary  |  5/6/2011  | 
The latest incarnation of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) not only has tremendous performance, it also has some compelling networking capabilities.
NetScout Improves Network And Application Analysis And Monitoring
News  |  5/6/2011  | 
Building on the real-time data mining capabilities of the Adaptive Session Intelligence (ASI) technology that it announced in November of last year, NetScout Systems has rolled out nGenius Enterprise Intelligence. nGenius Enterprise Intelligence is the first module built on the ASI technology, which is intended to provide service-level analysis on an end-to-end session basis of network communication.
Gigamon Introduces New Data Access Switch For High-Density Uses
News  |  5/6/2011  | 
Gigamon, a maker of appliances that analyze packet flow on data networks, has introduced a new data access switch that intelligently directs specific types of data to the appropriate data analysis tool. The GigaVUE-HD8 will be demonstrated at the Interop technology conference that begins May 8 in Las Vegas.
Is The Wired Edge Dead? Meru Says Yes
Commentary  |  5/6/2011  | 
As the WLAN industry continues to try to land body blows against the wired network edge, the message that "yes, you can go all wireless" continues to be reshaped and trotted out again and again. The more open-minded among us tend to cautiously buy into the notion of organizationally ditching the UTP in favor of high-performance wireless, while others can't quite bring themselves to drink the Kool-Aid yet. With Meru Networks' announcement of its Mobile Edge wireless platform, the "virtual cell"
Practical Analysis: Join The OpenFlow Show On Next-Gen Campus Networks
Commentary  |  5/5/2011  | 
The OpenFlow standard from the Open Networking Foundation is one to watch.
Brocade Introduces Family Of 16Gbps Fibre Channel Products For Cloud Computing
News  |  5/5/2011  | 
Computer network equipment maker Brocade is introducing a first-to-market line of 16Gbps Fibre Channel switches and other equipment as it contends that Fibre Channel is going to be the dominant switching technology in cloud environments. The product announcements continue Brocade's strategy of developing Ethernet fabric networks for optimum performance, resiliency and efficiency. Brocade made the announcements at a Brocade Technology Day Summit Tuesday at its headquarters in San Jose, Calif.
Opengear Launches Smart ACM5000 And IM4200 Cellular Routers And Console Servers At Interop Las Vegas 2011
News  |  5/5/2011  | 
Opengear, a leading provider of next generation console server and remote management solutions, today announced the launch of its Smart ACM5000 and Smart IM4200 line of products at Interop Las Vegas 2011. Opengear products will be demonstrated at Interop in Opengear booth 2271 and will be featured in InteropNet, Interop's specialized cutting edge network, as well as in the much talked about OpenFlow Lab.
Chinese Security Company NSFOCUS Enters North American Market
News  |  5/5/2011  | 
Chinese security company NSFOCUS is moving into the North American market, offering network intrusion prevention, Web application firewall and anti-denial of service (DoS) appliances, and a Web security service. NSFOCUS is adopting a channel-based strategy to sell into the small and midsize enterprise market, as well as to hosted service providers, including ISPs, managed security services providers and telcos (ILECs/CLECs).
Brocade Flexes Fabric Muscle At Technology Day Summit
Commentary  |  5/5/2011  | 
Last June, the industry embraced the introduction of the Brocade One architecture, VCS technology and VDX switches--which for the first time brought to life a new fabric network design for flatter scale-out in virtualized clouds. At its Technology Day Summit in San Jose, Brocade presented its vision for the fabric industry, unveiled its next-generation fabric architecture called CloudPlex and announced the availability of several new products.
SocialLogix Upgrades Monitoring For Employee Social Media
News  |  5/4/2011  | 
SocialSentry 2.0 moves beyond compliance and governance functionality to add analytic and visualization tools to spot emerging threats.
Symantec's Protection Center Enhances Data Collection, Security Response Capabilities
News  |  5/4/2011  | 
The next release of the Symantec Protection Center (SPC) management platform focuses heavily on facilitating enterprise responses to security threats through tighter integration of its portfolio of products, automated workflows and role-based prioritization of alerts.
Express Adds Full Clothing Catalog To Facebook
News  |  5/3/2011  | 
The clothing retailer packs its full e-commerce catalog, complete with credit card checkout, into its Facebook presence.
We Are IPv6 Ready!
Commentary  |  5/3/2011  | 
I am happy to say that Network Computing is now IPv6 ready. That's a pretty neat leap for us, and when I get around to setting up a tunnel broker from my home office, I will be enjoying some IPv6 goodness. The neat thing about being IPv6 ready is that whether you are coming from an IPv4 or an IPv6 network (and, frankly, you won't know or care which), you will still get to the same place. Making Network Computing available via IPv6 means you will get to us no matter where you are. Congrats to our
Networking Struts IT's Stuff At Interop Las Vegas
News  |  5/3/2011  | 
Next week, the IT industry's largest and longest-running independent conference and trade show, Interop, will explore all things network-related. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Interop Las Vegas--which will be held May 8 to 12, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center--is expected to draw thousands of professionals and more than 350 exhibitors, and will feature extensive network-related education and training opportunities, says Lenny Heymann, Interop general manager. The event is produced by UB
Infoblox Extends IPv6 Transition Tools
News  |  5/3/2011  | 
DDI product line adds functionality to manage IPv6 addresses, ease migration, and manage IPv4 in parallel.
Centrify Expands Its Leading, Free Active Directory Integration Solution To Include Cloud Server Support And Splunk Integration
News  |  5/3/2011  | 
Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of security and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit cross-platform systems and applications using Active Directory, today at the Red Hat Summit announced Centrify Express 2011, a major new version of its suite of free cross-platform single sign-on and authentication solutions. Centrify Express 2011 is the first free Active Directory Bridge solution to enable automated security for Linux cloud servers and to report identity and
Helping Financial Advisors With Social Media Compliance Hazards
News  |  5/2/2011  | 
Social media management and message archiving firms tackle regulations around financial services.
Data Center Diversity Drives IT Agendas
News  |  5/2/2011  | 
For the final chapter in Network Computing's five-part examination of Cisco's role in-- and the implications for--changes transforming the data center, we take a closer look at these changes and what they may mean for the near future. The first key to understanding this brave new world is the private cloud and IT as a service, says analyst David Hill, principal, Mesabi Group.
Ohio Department Of Developmental Disabilities Taking Control Of Virtual Desktops
News  |  5/2/2011  | 
When it comes to IT, Ohio's Department of Developmental Disabilities (DoDD) wants innovation. So when the agency's IT manager went looking for a way to manage the new virtual desktop infrastructure, he looked for innovative solutions. "In our agency, we know we have to innovate. And one of the ways we work is we look for innovators in the industry," says Kipp Bertke, IT manager for the Ohio DoDD, which oversees a system of support services for 80,000 people with developmental disabilities.
Brocade Unveils 1st Fabric Adapter Technology
Commentary  |  5/2/2011  | 
Analyst reports, press articles and the blogosphere are full of commentary about new fabric architectures from Brocade, Cisco and Juniper, that are designed for flatter scale-out in virtualized clouds, LAN/SAN convergence and 40/100Gbs performance. Brocade was the first to introduce this class of fabric with the unveiling of its Brocade One architecture, VCS technology and VDX switches in June of 2010. Cloud-optimized fabrics built with this class of technology connect virtual servers and their
Riverbed Adds VMware To Cloud Application Optimization
News  |  5/2/2011  | 
Steelhead WAN optimization product line is extending its hooks further into cloud computing and desktop virtualization with addition of ESX and Microsoft RemoteFX support.
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