Network Security Best Practices and Products

  • April 12, 2005 12 Apr'05

    Cisco senior VP explains unified security initiatives

    In July of last year, Cisco Systems Inc. backed up its words with actions. After claiming that the integration of its security products was a priority, the San Jose, Calif.-based vendor radically reorganized its corporate hierarchy and created the ...

  • April 04, 2005 04 Apr'05

    The new chemistry of network security

    One vendor's debut product combines host configuration, policy management and network access control. Industry observers believe it's just one of many such products on the horizon.

  • February 28, 2005 28 Feb'05

    Pushing policy enforcement beyond the perimeter

    With transient employees taking notebook PCs everywhere they go, network admins have long desired the ability to extend internal network security policies beyond the perimeter. One vendor is doing just that.

  • December 23, 2004 23 Dec'04

    The security risks of VoIP

    Increasing standardization and prevalence means VoIP will likely be a growing target for attacks. There are ways to keep an enterprise safe, but new technology will soon mean new threats.

  • December 20, 2004 20 Dec'04

    Expert Michael Gregg: Increased emphasis on intrusion-prevention systems

    Michael Gregg shares his thoughts on IPS, wireless technologies and spam and spyware for 2005.

  • October 25, 2004 25 Oct'04

    CallManager update offers end-to-end security

    The networking vendor's CallManager update extends encryption to IP phones, offering a VoIP security option that resembles traditional distributed computing environments.

  • October 19, 2004 19 Oct'04

    Cisco, Microsoft partner on security, but products nowhere to be found

    The two tech titans have teamed up to augment end-point security, but experts are skeptical because it could be difficult for the vendors to live up to their promises.

  • October 14, 2004 14 Oct'04

    Cisco, IBM team up on end-point security

    The vendors are enhancing end-point security to help their joint customers keep networks virus-free, but one expert says only Cisco shops running Tivoli can benefit.

  • October 04, 2004 04 Oct'04

    Reseller deal highlights interest in all-in-one security

    A new reseller agreement will give Dell's customers access to ServGate's security equipment, demonstrating that interest in multi-function devices is on the rise.

  • September 23, 2004 23 Sep'04

    Symantec firewalls, gateways vulnerable

    Several Symantec firewalls and gateway appliances are vulnerable to denial-of-service attacks that potentially allow a device's configuration to be altered. The vendor has released patches.

  • September 16, 2004 16 Sep'04

    End-point vendors gain from slow Cisco strategy

    Cisco promises that its NAC strategy will soon be the best way to assess network device vulnerability, but until it's completed in 2005, other vendors are stepping up to fill the void.

  • September 09, 2004 09 Sep'04

    Cooldown expected for firewall market

    Firewalls were hot last year, but research shows the standalone market is cooling off as other types of network devices add more security features.

  • September 01, 2004 01 Sep'04

    What is a virtual private network (VPN)?

    Confused about what a virtual private network does? Start here, and then proceed through our links below.

  • August 05, 2004 05 Aug'04

    Cisco defends NAC security strategy

    Networking market leader Cisco Systems Inc. wants to fundamentally change network security. While security devices have long been part of the network edge, Cisco is turning that model on its head with its self-defending network strategy by ...

  • August 02, 2004 02 Aug'04

    VPN market makes room for IPsec and SSL

    IPsec VPNs are entrenched in many enterprises, but easier-to-use SSL VPNs could soon be just as popular. Experts explain where each type of VPN works best.