Quick Takes: VoIP market surges

The voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) market surged in the past year and a Swedish broadband service provider has launched the first VoIP residential phone service.

Voice over IP continues to grow

Synergy Research Group, a Westlake Village, Calif., research firm, released a report this week showing that the voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) market grew 21% over last year. The research firm says this growth is beginning to disrupt the traditional private branch exchange market.

Synergy Research Group

World's first residential voice over IP system

Bredbandsbolaget, a broadband service provider in Stockholm, Sweden, has launched the first voice VoIP residential phone service, now available to its 220,000 subscribers. The system uses session initiation protocol (SIP), an emerging standard for VoIP. It is partnering with Cisco for its infrastructure.

Bredbandsbolaget

Cisco

Wireless LAN shipments increase

Instat/MDR, a Scottsdale, Ariz. research firm, released a report this week finding that shipments of wireless local area network (LAN) products grew by 15% in the second quarter of 2002. It also found that the home market was the primary area of growth, increasing by 20% in the quarter.

Instat/MDR

New VPN for Apple computers

V-One, a Germantown, Md., security system provider, released a virtual private network (VPN) product tailored to the new version 10 of the Macintosh operating system. The VPN connects to the SmartGate server and is designed for multiple users.

V-One

Security software updated

Checkpoint Software Technologies, a Redwood City, Calif., security system provider, released enhancements to its SmartDefense security software tailored to protect against denial-of-service attacks. According to the company the software monitors and limits suspicious traffic to servers and maintains the quality of TCP traffic when the network is attacked.

Checkpoint Software Technologies

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