Top 10 news exclusives of 2005

Our exclusive news items help you stay current on the latest happenings in the networking world, offering technical advice from experts in the field as well as best practices for choosing and implementing networking technology. Here we present the 10 most perused exclusives from our news room in 2005.

  1. 'Serious' security holes in Linksys router
  2. With 802.11n, patience is a virtue
  3. Cisco brings multifunction router to the masses
  4. Gartner: WiMax all hype, VoIP for real
  5. Wireless LANs, the new 'secure' network
  6. Are Cisco routers still tops?
  7. Burton: WLANs safe for everyone
  8. When router management is your worst nightmare
  9. Cisco Spotlight Series: The need for speed
  10. For networking pros, career success lies beyond skills

'Serious' security holes in Linksys router
Cisco subsidiary Linksys says its wireless router has five flaws attackers could use to tamper with passwords and firewalls, install firmware and cause a denial of service.

With 802.11n, patience is a virtue
As rival factions flesh out a merged proposal for the forthcoming 802.11n standard, experts explain how it will affect companies and why pre-standard gear won't cut it.

Cisco brings multifunction router to the masses
Announced at Interop in May of 2005, Cisco's new integrated services routers enable more organizations to afford routers offering services such as security and QoS at wire speed.

Gartner: WiMax all hype, VoIP for real
At its annual Symposium event, Gartner explained why over-hyped networking technologies like VoIP and MPLS will pan out and why WiMax and EV-DO are likely to flame out.

Wireless LANs, the new 'secure' network
Once thought to be extremely vulnerable to attacks, wireless LANs are gaining security traction. Learn why experts and vendors say wireless hackers are no longer an issue and why wireless networks can be more secure than wired.

Are Cisco routers still tops?
A recent survey shows more organizations are dissatisfied with the cost and value of Cisco's LAN switches, while a number of competitors may be gaining ground.

Burton: WLANs safe for everyone
A Burton analyst says it's time to cast those enterprise wireless LAN security and management fears aside, and explains why Wi-Fi is finally a viable alternative to wired networks.

When router management is your worst nightmare
Managing Cisco routers is tough, and IT departments are often leaving the job to untrained admins. An author explains how best to deal with those and other common router management issues.

Cisco Spotlight Series: The need for speed
Cisco's Gigabit Ethernet chief says the benefits of 10 Gigabit Ethernet are often overlooked, while Power over Ethernet and IP voice technologies are altering the Ethernet switch landscape.

For networking pros, career success lies beyond skills
What are the right steps to lead you to a successful IT career path? An author provides insight into the future of networking, IT career building and the skills necessary for dynamic career growth.

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This was first published in December 2005

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