Network Security Best Practices and Products

  • January 20, 2004 20 Jan'04

    Fortinet solidifies all-in-one security play

    Fortinet has released a new all-in-one security appliance for large organizations. One user lauds the product's capabilities, though it might not be as mature as competing products.

  • January 13, 2004 13 Jan'04

    VoIP vulnerability could leave networks exposed

    Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in a protocol used by VoIP products. VoIP gear and other networking products from Cisco, Nortel and others could be open to hackers.

  • December 24, 2003 24 Dec'03

    Puneet Mehta's 2004 industry predictions

    See what Puneet thinks 2004 will bring.

  • December 22, 2003 22 Dec'03

    Surebridge joins hosted antispam game

    Surebridge has joined the ranks of hosted antispam providers. Experts say such services can be an inexpensive way to stop spam before it reaches a company's network.

  • December 09, 2003 09 Dec'03

    Expert touts outsourcing for better, cheaper security

    Relinquishing responsibility for your network's security may seem like a bad idea, but after listening to Edward Yakabovicz, it seems crazy not to. Yakabovicz, who has worked in network security for 20 years as architect and administrator for ...

  • December 08, 2003 08 Dec'03

    Fortinet firewall follows all-in-one trend

    Fortinet has boosted its firewall platform with virus protection, content filtering and intrusion detection. An analyst says that such all-in-one perimeter products are becoming more popular and can lower a company's security costs.

  • December 02, 2003 02 Dec'03

    Radware risks wipeout with new security strategy

    The application-switching vendor is offering a new combo appliance that guards against worms, viruses and DoS attacks. Despite an enthusiastic beta customer, experts say the company will need to catch a big wave of luck to succeed.

  • November 14, 2003 14 Nov'03

    Survey: Security tops networking priority list's annual Networking Report Card survey finds that security is the top priority of many IT professionals. IP telephony is becoming more popular, but wireless LAN hype isn't translating into enterprise implementations.

  • November 06, 2003 06 Nov'03

    Network pros 'make security happen,' CISO says

    The chief information security officer for Prudential Insurance values computer security professionals, but it's network administrators that earn his respect when it comes to securing systems.

  • October 29, 2003 29 Oct'03

    Quiz: In the spammer's lair

    After you've reviewed our LearnIT series on defeating spam in the enterprise quiz yourself to see what you've learned about spam.

  • October 28, 2003 28 Oct'03

    Vendor combines firewall, VPN, IDS

    Internet Security Systems has released an all-in-one product that combines a firewall, VPN, antivirus and IDS. An analyst says combination products could be the next big network security trend.

  • October 27, 2003 27 Oct'03

    Preaching the merits of protocol analysis

    Meet the networking industry's Pat Robertson. No, Laura Chappell doesn't save souls; she saves networks. As founder and senior protocol analyst with the San Jose, Calif.-based Protocol Analysis Institute, she travels from enterprise to enterprise, ...

  • October 23, 2003 23 Oct'03

    The barriers between you and a 'hack-proof' network

    At the upcoming Networking Decisions conference, taking place Nov. 5-7 in Atlanta, network security expert Jeffrey Posluns will offer his insights on what it takes to successfully evaluate the security of an enterprise infrastructure. The founder of...

  • October 22, 2003 22 Oct'03

    How does a firewall work?

    A firewall is a set of related programs, located at a network gateway server, that protects the resources of a private network from users from other networks. (The term also implies the security policy that is used with the programs.) An enterprise ...

  • October 14, 2003 14 Oct'03

    Emergence of WPA threatens gateway vendors

    Analysts say that, unless wireless LAN gateway vendors evolve to address customers' changing enterprise management needs, they could be facing extinction at the hands of Cisco and others.