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Content tagged with Networking posted in September 2006
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Software Lets Podcast Listener Leave Audio, Video Feedback
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Podcast Ready launches free software designed to allow podcast subscribers to record and leave audio or video messages on any blog, social network or Web site.
Microsoft Steers Firefox Users Wrong On XP SP1
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Microsoft incorrectly flags users running Mozilla's Firefox browser that they need to update when they visit the Windows Web site.
Microsoft To Patch Newest IE Flaw
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Microsoft has confirmed a new, unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer, and promised to fix the problem with an update on Oct. 10.
Symantec and Juniper: An Unequal Partnership
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Symantec and Juniper are partnering to strengthen their presence in the security market. But all signs indicate Symantec stands to gain the most with the least risk.
The Perfect Search With Your Cell Phone
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
It may not be long before you can use your cell phone to do an Internet search. Just don't expect to Yahoo or Google it.
The NWC Interview: Novell's Ron Hovsepian
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Hovsepian talks about managing the company through a CEO transition, and how Novell can best serve customers by focusing on open systems.
BuzzBites: Software Sidelines the Segway; Web 2.0 Goes to the Dogs
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
A software bug in Segway PT scooters can cause a tumble. Investors spend $1 million for social networking sites for pet owners.
Air Time: Mobile Video: The Next Killer App
Commentary  |  9/29/2006  | 
Mobile video technologies will be driven by consumer entertainment, but the technical advances required to make this happen will also pay dividends for enterprise users.
A Bad Call for IP Telephony
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
While conventional telecom providers will soon be able to cut costs, many VoIP service providers will be forced to increase them.
Cisco, Microsoft Unveil NAC Domination Plans
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
The two superpowers have launched an ambitious partnership that could, if successful, easily dominate the network access control market--and more.
Rollout: eTelemetry's Metron
News  |  9/28/2006  | 
Metron tracks down network slackers and miscreants and does so out-of-band, so users are unaware that Big Brother is watching.
Rollout: Network General's Network Intelligence Suite 4.2
News  |  9/28/2006  | 
The suite's integrated tools and appliances let admins monitor, troubleshoot, report on and improve application/network performance by identifying the "real" culprits.
Career Profile: TippingPoint's Rohit Dhamankar
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
Rohit Dhamankar initially planned to become a scientist, but luckily for TippingPoint wound up in the world of IT security. If he could change one thing about his career it'd
E911 for VoIP
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
Advancements in E911 for VoIP provide the same level of accurate location information to emergency responders we've come to expect from wired phones.
Opinion: High-Definition Video--Bad For Consumers, Bad For Hollywood
Commentary  |  9/26/2006  | 
Digital rights management gadgetry has turned high-definition video into a lumbering dinosaur that consumers won't want to buy. And a good thing, too--because Hollywood doesn't know what to do with
Sony Integrates Sprint EV-DO In New Vaio Notebooks
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
Sony on Tuesday said it plans to offer EV-DO connectivity in its lineup of ultra-portable Vaio notebooks in a partnership with Sprint.
Analysis: Radiance's New CDN App Boosts File Delivery
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Radiance beefs up the the user interface of TrueDelivery, its content-distribution network.
Bill Would Require U.S. Agencies To Disclose Theft Of Sensitive Data
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
House panel chairman warns of stiffer legislation if administration's procedures aren't forthcoming.
Motorola Finds Symbol A Comfy Fit For Enterprise Mobility Push
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Motorola Chairman and CEO Ed Zander wants his company to win enterprise mobility business in large accounts and sees its $3.9 billion acquisition of Symbol Technologies as a vehicle for
TippingPoint Looking For A Few Good Problem-Solvers
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
You need security expertise and knowledge, but the ability to work in a team environment and solve problems is a key job qualification for working at the security tool maker.
Get Framed
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
Of all the policy development acronyms out there, the three you really need to know are ISO, ITIL/ITSM and COBIT. We provide an overview of this powerful trio.
Policy Workbook: Mobile and Wireless
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
Enterprises across the country are starting to take mobile and wireless policy seriously. If yours isn't among them, take heed.
Rollout: RedSeal's SRM
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
SRM 3000 not only shows threats to your systems, it also tells you how those threats can traverse your network and how much havoc they're likely to wreak.
Skype Users Most Active During Office Hours, Says Study
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
The peak time for Skype usage in the United States is around noon CST. Unfortunately, there's no way to tell the difference between business usage and chit-chat.
Reality IT: Wired or Wireless? You Decide
Commentary  |  9/22/2006  | 
My company is setting up a new satellite office in a nearby city. One major decision is whether or not to go fully wireless at this remote location, and you
Rollout: SmoothWall's Corporate Guardian 5
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
Corporate Guardian blocks employees from surfing the Internet for personal use, but lets administrators loosen the reins during breaks, lunch and after business hours.
Policy Workbook: E-Discovery
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
Many courts now require requested information to be supplied in digital format. Prepare for the inevitable by developing an e-discovery policy and assigning an IT person as your group's legal/compliance
10 Steps to Mobilization
Commentary  |  9/22/2006  | 
A mobility project can transform your enterprise--if you avoid the complexity and cost pitfalls. We offer a road map to a successful mobile application deployment.
Is There Money to Be Made in Wikis?
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
No longer strictly off-the-cuff Web sites, wikis are being used in thousands of corporations. Now one start-up hopes to turn them into lucrative collaborative tools.
Bottom-Up Compliance
Commentary  |  9/22/2006  | 
Although compliance with specific regulations certainly requires a good bit more than simple common sense, keeping data safe usually demands exactly that.
Rollout: ShoreTel's E911 and Salesforce.com
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
A reasonable start for an up-and-comer, but a lack of Web services and smaller size put ShoreTel's telephony apps in a slightly different league than veterans such as Avaya
Compliance Policy Development
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
The best way to stay out of the regulatory hot seat and keep the compliance police at bay is to develop a comprehensive set of well-written policies. We examine your
NWC Interview: Mark Russinovich, Microsoft
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
With his company--Winternals Software--recently acquired by Microsoft, Mark Russinovich has joined the MS Platforms and Services division. He discusses his goals within his new company and what he hopes to
Policy Workbook: Data Protection as a Process
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
Your best defense against data loss is what it always has been: training, policy and procedure. You may be surprised at how willing system owners and end users are
Policy Workbook: Unified Message Archiving
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
Letting users decide what to keep and what to delete isn't a policy, it's an invitation to anarchy. A messaging-retention policy covering not only e-mail but IM, voice and video
IEEE: No Comments, Please!
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
The IEEE 802.11n task group isn't likely to have a final wireless standard until 2008, in part because the group is obligated to respond to comments on the draft standard--all
Hactivism Group Launches Anonymous Browser
News  |  9/21/2006  | 
A group of computer hackers and human rights workers have launched a specially-crafted version of Firefox that claims to give users complete anonymity when they surf the Web.
Mac Virtual Machine Update Runs Vista
News  |  9/21/2006  | 
Parallels releases previews of updates to its virtualization software for both the Mac OS and Windows that let users run Windows Vista alongside other operating systems.
FCC Chairman Martin Favors Wi-Fi Precedent For Boston Airport
News  |  9/21/2006  | 
Addressing a Wi-Fi ban at Boston's Logan Airport that could set a nationwide precedent, FCC chairman Kevin Martin is recommending that the ban be dropped.
CA Chief Touts Automation, Business Transformation at Interop
News  |  9/20/2006  | 
CA President and CEO John Swainson makes the case for managing IT resources for business transformation during a standing-room-only speech at Interop New York.
Switched PCIe: Better Bandwidth?
News  |  9/20/2006  | 
NextIO's PCIe-based technology removes switching from the blade to improve processing efficiency, increase bandwidth and offer greater flexibility.
An End to Web Services Confusion on the Horizon
News  |  9/20/2006  | 
Four industry heavyweights are joining forces to develop a standard that merges a number of confusing and overlapping Web services management standards.
Top 11 (Mis)uses for Flammable/Exploding Laptop Batteries
News  |  9/19/2006  | 
Keep a fire extinguisher handy and check out our reader submitted list of unusual (and definitely not safe) uses for those flammable laptop batteries we've been hearing about in the
New Exploit Rocks IE, Downloads Scores Of Spyware, Adware
News  |  9/19/2006  | 
An unpatched vulnerability in all editions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser is dumping adware, spyware, and Trojans onto PCs whose users simply surf to an infected site.
New Trick: Managing Windows Servers Remotely With PDAs
News  |  9/18/2006  | 
The Avocent software runs on a BlackBerry or any Windows Mobile 5-based device. Two packages provide different levels of administration features and functions.
Mobile VoIP Poised To Surpass Fixed Net Telephony
News  |  9/18/2006  | 
Cellular VoIP services will generate more revenue in the U.S. than fixed VoIP by 2012, recording more than $18 billion versus about $12 billion for fixed VoIP, according to a
Mozilla Patches Firefox, Thunderbird
News  |  9/15/2006  | 
Mozilla updates its Firefox browser to fix 7 flaws, including 4 pegged by the open-source developer as critical.
ISS: IBM's Red-Headed Stepchild
News  |  9/15/2006  | 
IBM can't stop gushing over the managed security services business it acquired from ISS. But it seems to be completely ignoring ISS' IPS software and appliance business.
Small Biz Goes Mobile
News  |  9/15/2006  | 
A recent Yankee Group survey indicates that small enterprises are encouraging employees to get e-mail and calendaring over their mobile devices.
The NWC Interview: Brian Chess, Fortify Software
News  |  9/15/2006  | 
Security vendor Fortify Software's Brian Chess, founder and chief scientist, discusses how his company's products help developers find and fix bugs that lead to security issues.
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