Keep 802.1X Deployments Simple
802.1x sounds simple enough. Enable the switch ports, set up Radius and supplicants, and you're ready to go. But the reality is that common network scenarios are made vastly more difficult where 802.1x is deployed.
VCharter Pro Offers Insight
Vizioncore announced availability today of vCharter Pro as an enterprise-class, performance monitoring and management solution for ESX shops.
Another Low Priced Video Conferencing System Arrives
Many small and medium businesses have been interested in video conferencing but not able to justify purchasing these systems. In addition, picture quality has been an issue with many systems, so vendors are now trying to address those issues.
HP Says Virtualization Will Change The World
Over coffee and bizarre breakfast sandwiches this morning, John McHugh, HP ProCurve VP and Worlwide GM told a few of us media types that virtualization is the big "disruptor" and "change agent" about to shake up the networking world.
Family Feud Underscores Maturing WAN Optimization Market
Unions between start-ups and their financial backers are often quite tenuous. This week, the partnership between one vendor and a hedge fund with 10% of its stock illustrated that as well changes occurring in the WAN optimization market.
NAP For XP Doesn't Mean Widespread NAP
Windows XP Service Pack 3 is coming on April 29, which means NAP will be coming to an OS near you. Already HP has announced it will integrate NAP with its ProCurve IDdM product, which provides identity based management to network access. We can expect more vendors to follow suit.
InformationWeek?s NAC Virtual Trade Show
Starting at 11 a.m. on April 22, InformationWeek's virtual trade show will open its doors. We have fielded a list of presenters that cover various topics surrounding NAC....
PayPal Takes The Fight To The Enemy
In an effort to fight back against a massive amount of phishing attacks against PayPal, the e-commerce company recently announced that it will soon force customers who want to use its service to upgrade to browsers that have the latest...
Little Silver Boxes On The WAN
Pano Logic's virtual desktop solution (VDS) is getting a major rev update to 2.0, picks up WAN, wireless and USB support for its tiny, shiny VDI solution.
GRC At RSA
While I didn't get enough time on the floor as I would have liked, I think one of the more interesting themes from the RSA show is Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC). Ultimately, all the security products available, all the best practices, all the sessions, directly impact GRC.
Symantec Buying AppStream
The biggest news out of ManageFusion so far? Symantec bought AppStream last night & is rolling 'em into the newly formed 'Endpoint Virtualization' group.
Virtualization Security: A Solution Looking For A Problem?
One of the themes coming from RSA and from vendors in the last few months is the notion that virtual servers, whether running on a hypervisor are somehow more at risk than physical servers. If your data center is secure, so are your servers. Why treat virtualized servers special?
Multitasking at SNW
With vendor announcements scattered across geographies, what are we doing here in Florida?
Strata8 Approach Unique, Not Without Business Risks
J. Gerry Purdy, VP and chief analyst at Frost & Sullivan, recently wrote a short article about Strata8 Networks. The basic concept of Strata8's system is that it's a microcellular operator within a wireless carrier's larger network. The other important...
SNW Day 1
Rain, delays, bad food: Here we are in Orlando again!
A Patent Mistake
NetClarity was assigned a patent titled Proactive network security system to protect against hackers, patent number 7,346,922. I read through the patent and I have to say it aptly describes a NAC product and function that has been available before the filing of July 26, 2004.
We all know how it starts. You said, 'sure, just this once.' Someone said, 'psst, buddy, try this out.'
I must admit, I frequent the New York Times technology section. No, not for the engaging technical news, but for the good technology business-related info. Occasionally, I'll stumble across some interesting security-related topics, and today was one of those days....