Exinda Tunes Up WAN Optimization Appliance Line
WAN optimization was once solely under the aegis of large corporations. Recently, vendors dropped the prices points for these products from tens of thousands to a few thousand dollars, so interest among small and medium businesses is picking up.
NAC Immersion Center Updates
As part of our on-going coverage on network access control, InformationWeek???s NAC Immersion Center was recently updated with new content from recent Las Vegas Interop keynotes and presentations.
The BSM Debate
My recent article on BSM generated more email than just about any other story this year.
Citrix Tries to Transition to The Virtual World
Citrix has built a successful business by delivering solutions that minimize the amount of software that users run on their desktops. Because the industry is embracing virtualization, the company is in the process of dramatically retooling its lineup.
Wanna Hear A Bad Idea? Wireless USB Thumb Drives.
Word on the street is that a company called Touch360, a self-described company of "explorers, innovators, creatives, and researchers with a yen for adventure," has apparently developed a wireless USB thumb drive. Data thieves everywhere, rejoice, because soon your victims...
802.1X: So Much To Learn, So Little Time
802.1X is a relatively simple protocol once you understand how it works. It???s all the moving parts, like EAP, EAP Types, RADIUS, and RADIUS attributes, that get complicated. Sorting out how it all works and the shortcomings of 802.1X is well worth your time if you want to implement network access control.
Tenable Changes Nessus Licensing
Tenable Network Security is changing the licensing model for Nessus. The new licenses, which go into effect July 31, replace the free Registered Feed option where users could update plug-ins after a seven-day period with a free Home Feed that offers updates with no delay and the current Direct Feed, which will be replaced with the Professional Feed.
Should Smaller Businesses Twitter? Some Say Yes
Social networking has met its match in Twitter, whose dedicated users are fixated on SMS-ing or IM-ing their "tweets" in the small space allotted by the messaging service. But what can a smaller business do with the 140 character limit to generate business? Apparently, a lot.
10G Ethernet Moving from Fiber to Copper
Faster speeds are something that IT departments constantly desire. 10G bps transmissions have been relegated to backbone switch connections but are starting to make their way into servers and storage systems because of less expensive cabling.
News From Interop
Interop 2008--less circus, more substance. The major themes revolved around data centers. Switching and virtualization were top of mind with announcements from Cisco, Extreme, and various software vendors supporting virtualization. Some interesting demos and road-mapped items were discussed as well.