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Content tagged with Networking posted in September 2004
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Cisco Targets Asia With Significant New Investments
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
Announces $32 million, Shanghai-based-research facility, venture fund in India, new financing in Korea.
Reality IT: Lessons in Vendor Hype
Commentary  |  9/24/2004  | 
Proper product selection is just part of the equation. Learning to see through "vendor talk" is also crucial.
Too Late for Fiber?
Commentary  |  9/24/2004  | 
FTTH stands to increase end-to-end reliability and troubleshooting capabilities enormously. But has the ship already sailed for fiber optics?
Console Servers
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
Console servers offer smooth device-switching, authentication and encryption with easy access to remote locations. Find out which of the three we tested won our Editor's Choice for its mix of
The Thin AP "Weight Debate"
Commentary  |  9/24/2004  | 
The need for multiband functionality and other strategic services requires more, not less, intelligence at the edge.
Building a Fibre Channel SAN
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
If your small organization needs a storage area network, consider Fibre Channel.
IT--Chicago Style
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
One reader charges, "I can't believe NWC picked the Tribune as a shining example of management. I'd sooner flip burgers than work for that outfit."
Sun Microsystems' Fire V40z
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
Sun Microsystems' Sun Fire V40Z x86 3U server offers 32- and 64-bit OSs using AMD processors to provide true four-way power.
Network Monitoring Systems
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
We tested nine SNMP monitors that cost less than a grand. Our top pick lit up our world with its Layer 2 mapping and advanced toolset.
Asset Management Systems
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
We tested six asset management systems to see which one managed both hardware and software resources most effectively. Our Editor's pick won for its superior auto-discovery and great price.
Wireless-Enabled PDAs and Smart Phones
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
When prepping your network for wireless-enabled PDAs, it's important to develop constructive policies that provide a reasonable amount of user choice within a manageable environment capable of supporting enterprise apps.
Wi-Fi: Resisting Users' Independence
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
The FCC recently ruled that the University of Texas at Dallas cannot restrict the Wi-Fi activity of students living off campus. But enterprises should create policies to limit rogue Wi-Fi
Asset Management Grows Up
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
Asset management systems have grown up, offering better auto-discovery and advanced software tracking. Now's the time to seize the initiative and garner a fistful of savings!
Web Services Management, Security Converge
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
Digital Evolution's purchase of Flamenco Networks will combine the assets of two emerging Web services management and security companies. Signs are that the merger could be the first of many
Symantec Firewalls And Gateways Are Vulnerable To Attack
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
Symantec Firewall/VPN Appliance 100, 200 and 200R and the Symantec Gateway Security 320, 360 and 360R are affected; firmware fixes are available.
IBM, AMD Extend Chip-Making Alliance Through 2008
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
AMD and IBM extend their chip-manufacturing technology agreement.
Stratus Takes Orders For New Entry-Level Servers
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
New low-end server line is aimed at large, decentralized deployments.
What's Behind Cisco's SIP Buy
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
Unofficially, the purchase of Dynamicsoft gives Cisco key expertise needed to further its enterprise VoIP solution.
Wireless SLAs: Hype Or Boon?
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
Whether Sprint's pioneering service level agreement is hype or substance, it is changing the wireless landscape.
Survey: VoIP To Become The New Standard For Voice Traffic
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
Technology leaps to the top of the corporate networking agenda; 61% of firms plan to deploy it.
NetGear Releases 48-Port Gigabit Smart Switch Aimed At SMBs
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
Switch includes optional fiber connectivity and a suite of network management tools.
Microsoft Checks Exchange Health For Free
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
Microsoft on Wednesday launched a free diagnostic tool that gives Exchange server shops the once-over.
Some Easy Things To Do To Secure Your Network
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
Some easy ways to secure your network without taking a lot of time or spending any money.
Study: WLAN Security Market To Grow Rapidly
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
Now that security standards are in place, WLAN deployments and security measures should grow rapidly, a new study claims.
Blocking JPEGs No Defense Against Windows Vulnerability
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
The JPEG bug in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 can't be defeated by blocking JPEG images at the gateway.
Sun Takes Aim At Red Hat
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
Unix giant fights to win back Linux customers.
Sun Targets Financial-Services Companies With Product Blitz
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
Systems vendor tries to recapture market share with low-cost servers and an enhanced Solaris operating system.
Juniper Networks Chosen To Supply Security For Saudi Telecom
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
Will provide integrated firewall, VPN, and SSL VPN solutions to the provider, which has the Middle East's largest number of subscribers.
P-Cube Releases Zombie-Killing Tool For Service Providers
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
Company, soon to be owned by Cisco, enhances the security features of its Engage v2.1 service application to detect and defend against spam zombies.
Report: Data Storage To Gain Faster Than Overall IT
News  |  9/21/2004  | 
Also finds that emerging iSCSI interface will begin putting pressure on fibre channel networking.
Unified Threat Management Security Appliance Available Under $2,000
News  |  9/21/2004  | 
All-in-one security server appliance aimed at SMB market
Security Still A Worry As WLANs Expand: Survey
News  |  9/21/2004  | 
A survey finds that enterprise WLANs are expanding, but security still remains the main growth inhibitor.
New Server Suite Consolidates Management
News  |  9/21/2004  | 
This week, Altiris introduced its Server Management Suite 6.0.
Huzzah! for Web Services
Commentary  |  9/21/2004  | 
Solica Consulting Ltd, a GoldMine?? reseller and developer of add-on products for GoldMine, and StrikeIron???, Inc., a provider of online services and software, today announced the availability of Solica GoldDNC??? for GoldMine. What the heck is that? StrikeIron has a...
On The Road To Quantum Computing
News  |  9/21/2004  | 
Yale University researchers have built what they call QED integrated circuits to manipulate quantum bits.
Cisco Named One Of Top Three Most Trusted Security Vendors
News  |  9/21/2004  | 
Yankee Group surveys name Cisco as among most trusted in two categories: managed security services and security products.
Cisco Announces SAN Products Targeted At Disaster Recovery
News  |  9/21/2004  | 
New devices are designed to enable the extension of secure SAN services over metro and wide area networks.
Sun Focuses On Storage In Quarterly Update
News  |  9/21/2004  | 
Will announce new storage products as well as refresh its midrange server line.
TI builds WLAN VoIP solution using OMAP architecture
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
Texas Instruments is tapping it OMAP processor architecture, to craft a processing chip that will allow designers to support voice-over-IP (VoIP) connections over wireless LAN (WLAN) links.
Microsoft-Cisco Security Fight Hurts Us All
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
There's an old African proverb which says, "When two elephants fight, it is the grass which gets trampled." Network security pros know how it feels to be a blade of
Ethernet Switch Chip Start-up Secures Another $21.5 Million
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
Third round of private venture funding for Greenfield Networks brings total investment in the start-up to $48 million.
Can All-In-One Security Appliances Secure The Network?
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
Some might do the job, but consultants recommend a layered security approach.
How To Save an Hour (Or More) On XP Installs
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
Pre-patch your XP Setup CD once; never have to install SP2 again. Fred Langa walks you through a 16-step process.
JP Morgan Chase To IBM: You're Fired!
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
J.P. Morgan Chase decided it was better off using the business-technology resources and strategies it got from Bank One than handing them over to IBM.
IBM, Intel Boost Blade Market Solutions
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
With their recent move to make design specifications for IBM's BladeCenter available to developers via royalty-free licenses, Intel and IBM are hoping to jump-start the blade server market for system
Man Arrested In UK For Cisco Source Code Theft
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
Case involves theft of the proprietary software blueprints used by Cisco's networking equipment.
Battle For The 'Value' Chip Segment
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
AMD has released the Sempron processor family.
New Processor Choices On The Horizon
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
Intel and AMD lead the market, but smaller chip designers find special niches.
EclipseCon
Commentary  |  9/20/2004  | 
The open source IDE Eclipse has its own con. How cool is that? You'll get to hear about new features, attend tutorial sessions and participate in forums with Eclipse developers. If there's a feature you've wanted to see, this is...
IBM Announces Grid Computing Project At EPA
News  |  9/17/2004  | 
IBM has announced six commercial grid projects, including one for the EPA.
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