Network Security Best Practices and Products

  • August 04, 2006 04 Aug'06

    Cisco security flaw under scrutiny

    Cisco continues to investigate a potential PIX firewall flaw, but it and other vendors say sharing security information quickly and indiscriminately is always the best policy.

  • August 04, 2006 04 Aug'06

    Cisco PIX security flaw possibility comes to light

    Details of an alleged flaw related to SIP and PIX appliances, briefly mentioned in a Wednesday Black Hat presentation, are being kept under wraps as Cisco and US-CERT investigate.

  • July 19, 2006 19 Jul'06

    Cisco NAC appliance secures enterprise networks

    Cisco NAC as a framework is a daunting task. But it was made easier with its latest NAC 4.0 appliance, which analysts say can ease the NAC transition for network engineers.

  • July 19, 2006 19 Jul'06

    Cisco's NAC play: Good for users, or just for Cisco's bottom line?

    Expert opinion on how subtle moves in Cisco's NAC department suggest that the company wants to be a major security player -- selling lots and lots of equipment in the process.

  • July 05, 2006 05 Jul'06

    NAC helps aerospace firm's network blast off

    Aerospace company EADS Astrium North America Inc. needs to prevent people without proper clearance from accessing sensitive data, something many network architects struggle with. They've employed an NAC solution from Lockdown to grant network access...

  • June 20, 2006 20 Jun'06

    NAC boosts security for Sun Microsystems

    Network Access Control has helped Sun Microsystems secure its network, despite advice from Burton Group analysts for network architects to hold off on NAC until the market matures and standards emerge.

  • June 01, 2006 01 Jun'06

    Security flap opens financial services firm's eyes

    Thomas Weisel Partners, a financial services firm, caught a bug; a worm really. But now they monitor network traffic more closely to ensure it doesn't happen again.

  • May 24, 2006 24 May'06

    Net Intelligence column: A call for IPS, network behavior consolidation

    Networking professionals stand to benefit from consolidation under way in the overcrowded security market as intrusion prevention providers, under competitive pressure to advance their application infrastructures, are integrating network behavioral ...

  • May 22, 2006 22 May'06

    Nortel, Symantec team up on secure application switch

    Nortel Networks is releasing a new application switch with intrusion prevention from Symantec inside.

  • May 09, 2006 09 May'06

    NAC, IDS cure medical school's security woes

    UMass Medical School has courses on illnesses, but what happens if the network gets sick? The school has taken steps to ensure that won't happen.

  • May 04, 2006 04 May'06

    Security is the name of the game at Interop

    Messaging security was a hot Interop topic, rivaled only by every other aspect of security. Vendors rolled out wares to protect messaging systems and other points on the network.

  • May 01, 2006 01 May'06

    Wireless trespasser stopped dead in his tracks

    A security expert working at a California government office spotted an unauthorized person trying to bridge onto the wired network through a wireless NIC card. He put a stop to it.

  • April 24, 2006 24 Apr'06

    Shop Talk: Network security -- Calm after chaos?

    The road to the new network security infrastructure is bumpy and costly - but most likely well worth the trip for SMBs.

  • March 28, 2006 28 Mar'06

    Data theft prompts firm to lock down, protect network

    After a disgruntled employee made off with several CDs' worth of critical data, a Michigan automotive data reseller realized it had to install better protection at the endpoints, not at the network core or perimeter.

  • March 01, 2006 01 Mar'06

    Monitoring goes out-of-band

    A new data access switch from Gigamon boosts the number of SPAN ports on the network for out-of-band monitoring.