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Content tagged with Networking posted in July 2007
Twitter Turns Drivel to Cash
Commentary  |  7/31/2007  | 
Web 2.0 venture Twitter has discovered a simple formula for success: encourage users' conceit.
Analysis: SOA Security
News  |  7/28/2007  | 
Are you ready to deal with the risks of opening your service-oriented architecture to business partners?
A Buyer's Guide To Ultramobile PCs
News  |  7/28/2007  | 
Ultraportables used to sacrifice too much performance. They're beefing up on features--not weight.
PatchLink's Sanctuary
News  |  7/28/2007  | 
The suite helps IT administrators put teeth in corporate policies.
The FIPS 140-3 Standard
News  |  7/28/2007  | 
FIPS requirements lay out best practices for encryption, giving organizations a road map for compliance with various regulations. The upcoming 140-3 standard adds welcome detail. We run down the highlights.
Identity Theft Has Gone to the Dogs
News  |  7/27/2007  | 
A purebred poodle in North Wales has become the latest victim of identity theft.
F5 Ups the Ante on Web Acceleration
News  |  7/26/2007  | 
Will F5's bid to bring together WAN acceleration and AFE functionality catch on in enterprises, or will the new device's Web-traffic focus stifle demand?
Can Sprint and Clearwire Deliver A True WiMAX Network?
News  |  7/26/2007  | 
The two companies are promising a network that would allow consumers to use their WiMAX devices coast-to-coast. But will they truly embrace the ideal of "any application, any device?"
Review: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Beta CTP
News  |  7/26/2007  | 
The new server OS heralds a new age in Windows computing -- one that will finally see a massive move to virtualization as well as major improvements in automation.
Thanks To iPhone, Cisco Bugs Are Brought To Light
News  |  7/25/2007  | 
Originally thought to be responsible for Duke University's wireless network problems, Apple's iPhone turned out in fact to be blameless -- but did contribute to identifying three ARP-related bugs.
Cisco Unveils Data Center 3.0: A Road Map Toward Making All Servers Virtual
News  |  7/25/2007  | 
With new products in the virtualization management, WAN optimization, and SOA security spaces, Cisco aims to dominate the data center. Its long-term plan is to do for memory and CPUs
BridgeWave Introduces Strong Fixed Wireless Encryption
News  |  7/25/2007  | 
BridgeWave provides 256 AES without sacrificing speed.
Cisco And NetQoS Partner For WAN Optimization And Performance Monitoring
News  |  7/24/2007  | 
Cisco and NetQoS have integrated their products to enable application performance monitoring.
Cisco WAAS Protects Data At Rest
News  |  7/24/2007  | 
Cisco's update of its WAN optimization product adds critical security functions and ensures traffic monitoring.
Femtocells: Is There Room For Them On Your Network?
News  |  7/21/2007  | 
This method of boosting in-building cell coverage brings some nice benefits, but limited user capacity and competition from Wi-Fi mean you should evaluate carefully.
RippleTech's Informant
News  |  7/21/2007  | 
RippleTech's extrusion detection appliance delivers strong functionality at an attractive price.
ITIL Gets Practical
News  |  7/20/2007  | 
Version 3 adds focused guidance for improving business, IT integration. But will it play in Peoria?
Distributed Antenna Vendor Gains Better 5-GHz Coverage
News  |  7/19/2007  | 
MobileAccess' newest product, the MA-860, puts it on track to be the DAS vendor that 'gets' enterprise WLANs.
BMC Gets Real... RealOps, That Is
News  |  7/19/2007  | 
BMC's latest purchase puts it in the forefront of IT process automation.
The Alliance for Fair Roaming Access: Little Fish, Big ol' Wireless Pond
News  |  7/18/2007  | 
Several small to midsize companies and trade organizations are pushing for fair and reasonable wireless roaming practices. But can they make their voices heard?
Does SunRocket's Shutdown Signal a VoIP Shakeout?
News  |  7/18/2007  | 
The second-largest independent VoIP carrer's demise could leave many potential VOIP customers wary of doing business with other providers, only to have service vanish on them as well.
Tutorial: Network Access Control (NAC)
News  |  7/17/2007  | 
Network access control helps overburdened security groups level the playing field. Here's how to get started protecting your networks from malicious or misconfigured hosts.
Phone Locking: Who's Got the Key?
News  |  7/17/2007  | 
Don't expect to find iPhones operating on the T-Mobile network anytime soon. Users are still being forced to accept the device maker's carrier of choice. What will it
IT Security: The Data Theft Time Bomb
News  |  7/14/2007  | 
While viruses and worms remain the most pesky security problems, data theft concerns simmer beneath the surface, according to InformationWeek's 10th annual Global Information Security survey.
XenSource's XenEnterprise
News  |  7/14/2007  | 
XenSource's XenEnterprise offers solid performance and ease of use, and handily beats VMware on price. We put the 3.2 version to the test.
Reality IT: So You Think You're NAC Compliant? Think Again
News  |  7/14/2007  | 
The lack of a certification program makes it tricky to get NAC right.
A Real iPod "Shocker"
News  |  7/13/2007  | 
Playing your iPod during a thunderstorm could be a hazard to your health, experts warn.
MTV Founder Bob Pittman Backs Online Video Hub WeShow
News  |  7/13/2007  | 
WeShow employs teams of people to sift through the massive selection of content currently available and pick and organize what they deem the best of online video.
iPhone Gets High Marks For Accessing On-Demand Software
News  |  7/12/2007  | 
Customers are finding business uses for their iPhone with NetSuite software.
Point/Counterpoint: Nortel's 'Unwired Enterprise'
News  |  7/12/2007  | 
NWC wireless technology analysts Frank Bulk and Dave Molta offer up differing views on Nortel's plans to integrate WLAN functionality directly into Ethernet switches.
Criminals Google 'How To Open Safe' In Middle Of Burglary
News  |  7/12/2007  | 
A couple of burglars were stymied when they tried to crack a safe, so they found a computer that had been left on and simply Googled for the information they
Equipment Consolidation: The Yo-Yo Effect
News  |  7/12/2007  | 
The trend of consolidating computing power and equipment in the main data center isn't new, nor are the drivers, which include WAN costs, physical distance, and the sheer crushing volume
Build An Entertainment Center For The Mac Or The PC
Commentary  |  7/12/2007  | 
If you've already got a Mac or a PC, you can build a home entertainment center around your current computer. Here are two sample systems to help show what can
Ubuntu Linux's Achilles' Heel: It's Tough To Install On Laptops
News  |  7/11/2007  | 
The wildly popular Linux distro isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially if you try to install it on a laptop, our reviewer Alex Wolfe finds. Come along on
IBM Details SOA Roadmaps, Aims at Business Rather Than IT
News  |  7/11/2007  | 
According to an IBM survey, most SOA purchasing decisions are made by business rather than IT leaders.
Verizon Completes Cybertrust Acquisition
News  |  7/10/2007  | 
The purchase of the global information security specialist seems like a natural evolution for Verizon Business' managed services.
Five Networking Pet Peeves
News  |  7/7/2007  | 
Here are some of the more frustrating, unsolved networking problems that can get your blood boiling, in the opinion of our expert.
Used Tech Gear: Notes From The Underground
News  |  7/7/2007  | 
Refurbished switches, servers, and other products are cheap, plentiful--and risky.
Rollout: Software AG WebMethods Suite
News  |  7/6/2007  | 
Software AG's acquisition of WebMethods is the largest SOA buyout so far. How will the two separate product lines be merged?
Enterprise 2.0: Looking Ahead
News  |  7/6/2007  | 
Vendors need to address platform, presence and people tagging to move enterprise 2.0 to the next level.
Hackers Can't Get Enough of Harry
News  |  7/5/2007  | 
A worm claiming to be an electronic copy of the final Harry Potter Book is infecting computers through USB drives.
Social Networking, Online Video, Top Digital Trends
News  |  7/5/2007  | 
In the U.S. market and others where homes are saturated with televisions and DVD players, video content is a predominant part of consumers' daily lives, analysts said.
What The New GPL Means For Enterprise IT
News  |  7/3/2007  | 
GPLv3 looks good for customers: It increases user protection from patents and lock-in, while clauses that could have affected Web services have been dropped.
Nortel Reveals Vision For 'Unwired Enterprise'
News  |  7/3/2007  | 
Instead of an overlay, access point or router, Nortel said it will integrate WLAN functionality directly with the Ethernet switch.
IBM Beefs Up Free Enterprise Search Tool
News  |  7/3/2007  | 
A number of third-party enhancements are now available for the free, downloadable search tool IBM offers in partnership with Yahoo.
Network Design Manual: Cisco Network Admission Control, Volume II: NAC Deployment and Troubleshooting
News  |  7/3/2007  | 
Read the first chapter from the book, "Cisco Network Admission Control." This guide from the Cisco Press Networking Technology series focuses on the key management components that make up
6 Skype Alternatives Offer New Services
News  |  7/3/2007  | 
In an effort to compete with the market leader, VoIP services such as GrandCentral and TalkPlus have come up with some interesting and useful features that may inspire you to
LogLogic LX2010 4.0
News  |  7/2/2007  | 
Integration is key with log aggregation, and this product's ability to extract data via Web services opens up intriguing possibilities.


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