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  • March 13, 2003 13 Mar'03

    A 'real-time enterprise' needs a fast network

    A Gartner analyst says there are advantages to speeding up business processes, but don't ignore the impact on the network. To become a real-time enterprise, a company may need to adopt new packet-shaping, prioritization and queuing methods.

  • March 13, 2003 13 Mar'03

    Networking glossary

    View our glossary for the low-down on networking terms.

  • March 12, 2003 12 Mar'03

    TrelliSoft SRM features give Tivoli a fresh look

    The director of strategy for Tivoli's storage group says IBM's newly upgraded DB2 Content Manager can work with Tivoli Storage Manager to help determine where to store data on a network. Theresa O'Neil also elaborates on the benefits of storage ...

  • March 10, 2003 10 Mar'03

    3Com preps for enterprise-market comeback

    With the sale of its carrier-class technology unit, 3Com announced that it was refocusing on the enterprise networking market. However, analysts say that the company needs to clear several hurdles before it can compete with the established vendors.

  • March 07, 2003 07 Mar'03

    Analyst: Storage, networking forge closer ties

    New federal regulations as well as more data and applications are causing enterprises to turn to the network to meet their storage needs. One Aberdeen analyst says there's growing interest in storage resource management tools, which control ...

  • March 06, 2003 06 Mar'03

    Sidestepping wireless LAN money pits

    Enterprise wireless LANs aren't just for early adopters anymore, but that doesn't mean they aren't expensive. One Gartner analyst says IT professionals need to consider a range of hidden costs before deploying a wireless network.

  • March 05, 2003 05 Mar'03

    Health care firm recovers lost time with Intellitactics tool

    One major health care provider found itself spending too much time addressing security-related problems, but a network security management tool from Intellitactics has enabled the company to look at dozens of events in the same amount of time it ...

  • March 04, 2003 04 Mar'03

    Titans of IM duke it out for enterprise supremacy

    The "Big Three" instant messaging vendors are getting warmed up for a fierce competition to make their software best in class, as IM becomes transformed into a mainstream business application. Analysts and other experts outline the strengths and ...

  • March 03, 2003 03 Mar'03

    Cometa, iPass deal heats up hot spots

    A deal announced today between iPass and Cometa Networks will allow iPass business customers to use Cometa's Wi-Fi hot spot network. Experts believe the deal could spur more businesses to use public high-speed Internet connections, despite current ...

  • February 24, 2003 24 Feb'03

    Network Security Principles and Practices: Secure LAN switching

    This book excerpt offers steps you can take to make Layer 2 environments and switches more secure, including permit lists, protocol filtering and VLANs.

  • February 24, 2003 24 Feb'03

    Troubleshooting Remote Access Networks: Dial troubleshooting

    The troubleshooting approach in this chapter demonstrates the layer-by-layer and phase-by-phase approach to dial issues.

  • February 24, 2003 24 Feb'03

    Cisco Field Manual: Catalyst Switch Configuration -- VLANs and trunking

    Learn about configuring, creating, and configuring VLANs on a switch in this book excerpt.

  • February 24, 2003 24 Feb'03

    Business case not yet made for wireless network roaming

    A Norwegian company has solved one piece of the wireless roaming technology puzzle. Now comes the really hard part: making a business case to deploy such wireless systems.

  • February 21, 2003 21 Feb'03

    Storage consolidation saves telecom millions

    With storage costs rising, a storage area network (SAN) was the clear economical answer for Aliant Telecom.

  • February 20, 2003 20 Feb'03

    Security awareness for end users

    Security awareness for end users - Quiz 4

  • February 20, 2003 20 Feb'03

    'Presence' capture will drive IM business use, Forrester says

    A report published by Forrester Research last week found that the basic feature behind instant messaging, the ability to determine presence, is likely to become an important business tool in the near future. More than its basic messaging capability,...

  • February 18, 2003 18 Feb'03

    Cost of 10 Gig Ethernet switches coming down

    The cost of 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches is finally starting to come down, but that doesn't mean it's time for most companies to invest in them yet.

  • February 17, 2003 17 Feb'03

    New 802.11g wireless standard upstaging 802.11a

    The once-straightforward world of wireless LANs has gotten more complicated. An emerging standard, 802.11g, is garnering praise, while hopes for 802.11a fade.

  • February 13, 2003 13 Feb'03

    Security attacks

    Security attacks quiz #3

  • February 13, 2003 13 Feb'03

    Water supplier prioritizes apps flowing through its network

    USFilter, which bills itself as North America's largest water company, feared its network speed would slow to a trickle unless it could better manage traffic.

  • February 10, 2003 10 Feb'03

    Medical school heals wireless LAN vulnerability

    After two years with a wireless LAN in place, the Morehouse School of Medicine has graduated to a wireless network that provides increased security and management functions to meet its needs as well as the requirements of HIPPA.

  • February 06, 2003 06 Feb'03

    Cisco sharpens router blades for remote networks

    Over the last eight months, Cisco Systems Inc. has been in the process of redefining its approach to infrastructure for branch offices. In response to the growing need for increased bandwidth and functionality in remote offices, the networking ...

  • February 05, 2003 05 Feb'03

    Small startup thinks big with single-box VoIP device

    Zultys Technologies is small company with big designs. The startup has hit the market with a single box that provides enterprise customers with standards-based VoIP.

  • February 02, 2003 02 Feb'03

    Answers on your questions on the ROI of VoIP

    The recent SearchNetworking.com webcast "The ROI of VoIP" with Steve Leaden, president of Leaden Associates, covered a wide spectrum of ROI issues. Here we present Steve's responses to questions from the audience.

  • January 31, 2003 31 Jan'03

    VoIP over 802.11 wireless

    VoIP over 802.11 wireless Ask-the-Expert response

  • January 30, 2003 30 Jan'03

    Securing your network

    Securing your network eBook giveaway

  • January 30, 2003 30 Jan'03

    Check Point expands its VPN offering

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has announced the expansion of its family of VPN products.

  • January 30, 2003 30 Jan'03

    Editorial: The ROI of VoIP? It's an oxymoron

    Why aren't we seeing IP phones on all of our desks, despite vendor promises of cost reductions? Apparently, the necessary investment far outweighs the savings.

  • January 30, 2003 30 Jan'03

    New report examines IT customer satisfaction

    Sage Research Inc. has released a series of reports examining customer satisfaction with a broad range of IT products.

  • January 30, 2003 30 Jan'03

    Compuware's Vantage upgrade takes integrated approach

    Compuware is taking a more integrated approach to network management with the latest release of its Vantage software.

  • January 30, 2003 30 Jan'03

    New wireless security product targets small office

    ZyXEL Communications Inc. has announced the launch of its ZyAir family of products.

  • January 24, 2003 24 Jan'03

    Storage for 2 cents/megabyte offered

    Spinnaker Networks announced this week the availability of its new SpinStor storage arrays based on 146 gigabyte disk drive technology.

  • January 24, 2003 24 Jan'03

    Wireless network market set to grow in 2003

    Two new studies point to a growing market for wireless networks in the coming year and beyond.

  • January 24, 2003 24 Jan'03

    Potential spark emerges for wireless VoIP

    A new vendor partnership that would allow users to roam between wireless LANs and cellular networks could prove to be the spark that's needed to draw enterprise customers to wireless VoIP.

  • January 24, 2003 24 Jan'03

    Shunra releases network readiness tool

    Shunra Software Ltd. has released a new network readiness software product for application developers.

  • January 24, 2003 24 Jan'03

    Allied offers new modular gigabit switch

    Allied Telesyn Inc. has announced the availability of its new SB4000 series of modular, multi-layer Fast Ethernet and Gigabit switches.

  • January 23, 2003 23 Jan'03

    How well do you know your data host?

    A WorldCom data center that went down in Boston last week interrupted service to enterprise customers for only a brief time, but the event raises a troubling question about how well companies know their data hosts.

  • January 21, 2003 21 Jan'03

    'Trap' tool helps network manager get ahead of help calls

    The wide area network specialist for a Washington state agency is using a "trap" tool from Ipswitch Inc. to alert him to network issues before they become a problem.

  • January 20, 2003 20 Jan'03

    Not many making the LEAP to PEAP

    Many companies have turned to authentication for wireless network security. Cisco's LEAP protocol is a leader of this pack, but it's proprietary. A certificate approach to authentication called PEAP may yet hurdle LEAP.

  • January 16, 2003 16 Jan'03

    Integrating Voice and Data Networks: Initial Network Planning and Design

    Practical steps to follow before you start purchasing and installing equipment for voice and data convergence.

  • January 16, 2003 16 Jan'03

    Variable-length Subnet Masks

    The author explains the challenges of managing an address space subnetted into flexibly-sized subnets.

  • January 16, 2003 16 Jan'03

    802.11g not yet ratified, but early reports promising

    Wireless LAN products based on the new 802.11g standard make impressive strides in throughput, but experts say they may not be ready for enterprise adoption until the IEEE standards body gives its blessing to 802.11g.

  • January 16, 2003 16 Jan'03

    Voice-Enabling the Data Network

    This chapter focuses on how carriers are using VoIP to bundle voice and data services over a single access link to the customer.

  • January 16, 2003 16 Jan'03

    Network Design and Case Studies

    Intended for those studying for the CCIE exam, here is an introduction to designing campus networks, WANs, and remote connections.

  • January 16, 2003 16 Jan'03

    High Availability Network Fundamentals

    Understand how network downtime happens and mathematical processes that will allow you to predict and prevent it.

  • January 16, 2003 16 Jan'03

    Cisco Secure Virtual Private Networks

    This excerpt defines the types of VPNs and explores fundamental Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) technologies and Internet Key Encryption (IKE) overview.

  • January 16, 2003 16 Jan'03

    Cisco Secure PIX Firewalls

    This excerpt covers general topics such as why network security is necessary, secure network design, categorizing network security threats, how network security is breached, and security policies.

  • January 16, 2003 16 Jan'03

    Top-Down Network Design

    This book excerpt covers the first step of design: analyzing your customer or company's business goals.

  • January 16, 2003 16 Jan'03

    Fundamental IOS Software Architecture

    This chapter offers an overview of router operating system concepts and the IOS Software infrastructure, including processes, memory management, CPU scheduling, packet buffers, and device drivers.

  • January 16, 2003 16 Jan'03

    Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols

    Read about debugs, configurations, and useful show commands to help you diagnose your router problems.

  • January 16, 2003 16 Jan'03

    Troubleshooting Cisco IP Telephony: Methodology and Approach

    Learn what steps to take and tools to use to identify and resolve the cause of IP telephony problems.

  • January 15, 2003 15 Jan'03

    Where do the risks to Cisco lie?

    With its incumbent competitors in disarray, Cisco Systems may make headway in the elusive service provider market, in addition to its core enterprise business, according to the451.

  • January 14, 2003 14 Jan'03

    Singlestep rolls out network consolidation tool

    A new tool from Singlestep Technologies aims to give administrators a single view of their networks by consolidating a company's network monitoring and management tools.

  • January 10, 2003 10 Jan'03

    Remote doctors land Whale for secure VPN access

    A Secure Sockets Layer VPN from Whale Communications is allowing physicians from a Kansas hospital to securely access e-mail, X-ray images and other patient information.

  • January 10, 2003 10 Jan'03

    Quick Takes: New VoIP gateway, PEAP support

    In this edition of Quick Takes, 3e Technologies announces its new voice over Internet protocol gateway and Interlink adds support for the PEAP security standard.

  • January 09, 2003 09 Jan'03

    Data recovery guru offers backup tips

    An executive for CBL Data Recovery Technologies offers five handy tips for backing up your enterprise data. As a bonus, he offers a real-life example of one very sorry company that failed to heed this advice.

  • January 08, 2003 08 Jan'03

    IPv6 addressing: Format, types, ranges

    In this article on IPv6 addressing, learn about address types, address prefixes, special addresses and more.

  • January 03, 2003 03 Jan'03

    Alcatel rolls out true 10 Gigabit switches

    Alcatel is the first vendor in the networking products market to offer Ethernet switches that offer true 10 Gigabit throughput, according to a Giga analyst.

  • December 23, 2002 23 Dec'02

    Puneet Mehta's 2003 predictions

    We asked our site experts to give us their industry predictions for the New Year. Here's what our network security expert Puneet Mehta had to say.

  • December 20, 2002 20 Dec'02

    Robert Shimonski's 2003 predictions

    We asked our site experts to give us their industry predictions for the New Year. Here's what our Net Management forum moderator, Robert Shimonski, had to say.

  • December 20, 2002 20 Dec'02

    Ed Tittel's 2003 predictions

    We asked our site experts to give us their industry predictions for the New Year. Here's what our training and certification expert Ed Tittel had to say.

  • December 19, 2002 19 Dec'02

    Learn IPv6: Understanding the IPv6 transition

    An overview of what's new in IPv6 with Silvia Hagen, author of IPv6 Essentials.

  • December 19, 2002 19 Dec'02

    Luis Medina's 2003 predictions

    We asked our site experts to give us their industry predictions for the New Year. Here's what security expert and Weakest Link author Luis Medina had to say.

  • December 19, 2002 19 Dec'02

    Cisco networking module offers cold, hard cache

    Cisco Systems has released a new content engine networking module that enables local caching and delivery of high-bandwidth content.

  • December 19, 2002 19 Dec'02

    Lisa Phifer's 2003 predictions

    We asked our site experts to give us their industry predictions for the New Year. Here's what wireless LAN expert Lisa Phifer had to say.

  • December 19, 2002 19 Dec'02

    Greg Ferro's 2003 predictions

    We asked our site experts to give us their industry predictions for the New Year. Here's what Greg Ferro, our Dr. Network forum moderator, had to say.

  • December 19, 2002 19 Dec'02

    Brandon Ross' 2003 predictions

    We asked our site experts to give us their industry predictions for the New Year. Here's what intelligent routing expert Brandon Ross had to say.

  • December 18, 2002 18 Dec'02

    Networking pros: Justify your worth or risk elimination

    Network professionals need to expand their skills in 2003 are prove their worth to avoid joining the ranks of the unemployed, according to the year-ahead forecast of SearchNetworking.com site editor Susan Fogarty.

  • December 16, 2002 16 Dec'02

    Network spending flat for '03 -- except for security, management

    Spending related to enterprise networks will be flat overall in 2003, according to a new survey by SearchNetworking.com.

  • December 13, 2002 13 Dec'02

    Digital ink is the 'gee-whiz' in tablet PCs

    For now, technology in tablet PCs that lets companies transmit digital signatures is the key selling point for the mobile device.

  • December 13, 2002 13 Dec'02

    Wireless security

    What's new in the wireless security area.

  • December 12, 2002 12 Dec'02

    Certifications lose star power, still help at bonus time

    Certifications can help IT professionals differentiate themselves in this tight job market, but they shouldn't expect too much bang for their buck, experts say.

  • December 09, 2002 09 Dec'02

    College expects wireless LAN to be big man on campus

    California Lutheran University has a fairly small wireless local area network in place for its students, although network administrators expect the number of users to balloon in the next few years.

  • December 06, 2002 06 Dec'02

    Challenge set 16: Show your router expertise

    Challenge set 16: Show your router expertise

  • December 06, 2002 06 Dec'02

    Quick Takes: Alcatel's new switch certification

    In this edition of Quick Takes, Alcatel announces a new certification -- the Alcatel Certified Switch professional.

  • December 02, 2002 02 Dec'02

    Groups aim to tame chaos of wireless LAN security

    Wireless LAN security is a sea of incompatible and proprietary solutions. That may soon change, however.

  • December 02, 2002 02 Dec'02

    Stone says Novell strategy shift is rock solid

    Since his return to Novell Inc. as vice chairman, Office of the CEO, in March after a two-and-a-half-year absence, Chris Stone has been carrying forward his vow to reinvigorate the Provo, Utah-based network products and services company. Recently, ...

  • November 27, 2002 27 Nov'02

    Take the Challenge, set 15

    Take the Challenge, set 14

  • November 26, 2002 26 Nov'02

    Analyst: Cisco will shake up SAN market

    A recent report by the Aberdeen Group found that the storage area network (SAN) market is about to be shaken up by Cisco Systems Inc.'s new multi-protocol approach to switching.

  • November 26, 2002 26 Nov'02

    Brocade weaves road map to intelligent fabrics

    Brocade's recent move to acquire Rhapsody Networks, a maker of intelligent switching platforms, could potentially mark the beginning of a major new stage in the evolution of SANs, according to industry observers.

  • November 22, 2002 22 Nov'02

    Quick Takes: Wireless networks, Ethernet spreading

    In this edition of Quick Takes, new research finds that revenue from wireless networking technologies will exceed $33 billion by 2007.

  • November 21, 2002 21 Nov'02

    Take the Challenge, set 14

    Take the Challenge, set 14

  • November 21, 2002 21 Nov'02

    Integrator drives down phone costs with VoIP

    With offices around the world, computer systems integrator Kanbay Inc. had a monthly phone bill that would put a teen-ager's calling habits to shame.

  • November 19, 2002 19 Nov'02

    How to identify an internet stalker

    Internet stalker/social engineering

  • November 18, 2002 18 Nov'02

    Wireless LANs: Cheap is not synonymous with simple

    New Meta Group research finds that the market for wireless local area networks is growing steadily, thanks in part to the low costs of these systems.

  • November 15, 2002 15 Nov'02

    Analyst sees growing market for voice traffic monitoring tools

    Products that monitor and assess IP networks for voice traffic are likely to become mainstays for medium and large businesses, according to one analyst.

  • November 15, 2002 15 Nov'02

    Quick Takes: Yankee predicts switching consolidation

    In this edition of Quick Takes, new research from The Yankee Group predicts that the network switching market will see consolidation over the next three to five years.

  • November 15, 2002 15 Nov'02

    Take the Challenge, set 13

    Take the Challenge, set 13

  • November 15, 2002 15 Nov'02

    WiFi secure at last?

    Regulators are working on beefing up wireless security standards to make hacking into wireless LANs more challenging.

  • November 14, 2002 14 Nov'02

    Localized Net traffic headed to the U.S.

    European Internet traffic is becoming more localized, according to a new study. Probe Research predicts that emerging broadband services are likely to carry this trend to the United States.

  • November 13, 2002 13 Nov'02

    Slow modem slow-cooked Wisconsin style

    You've heard of road rage, but there's another breed of ire out there -- modem malice. And when one man felt it, he got fired up and took matters into his own hands. Or in this case, his own barbecue tongs. Don't try this at home.

  • November 12, 2002 12 Nov'02

    Alaskan hospital chain able to assess health of its network

    A new network assessment tool is helping the small networking staff at Alaska's Providence Health System manage a vast computer network.

  • November 11, 2002 11 Nov'02

    Tool allows Okla. State to curb bandwidth hogs

    Oklahoma State University is using software from Compuware that allows network professionals to monitor the movement of thousands of applications across a network, including popular peer-to-peer file-sharing programs like Kazaa.

  • November 08, 2002 08 Nov'02

    Quick Takes: Video conferencing controls

    Forgent Networks releases enhancements to its Video Network Platform that give administrators greater control over video conferencing in this edition of Quick Takes.

  • November 08, 2002 08 Nov'02

    Take the Challenge, part 12

    Take the Challenge, part 12

  • November 06, 2002 06 Nov'02

    English water company patches leaks in wireless system

    Wessex Water is one of three companies honored for ingenuity at the recent Networking Decisions conference. Wessex received an award for its deployment of a new wireless messaging system for remote workers.

  • November 04, 2002 04 Nov'02

    Optimize your binding settings in Windows 2000, part 1

    Brush up on bindings, an often overlooked but crucial aspect of networking. One of our experts offers IT pros these tips on how to optimize bindings and their networks.

  • November 04, 2002 04 Nov'02

    Dominant standard for VoIP yet to emerge

    Eventually, a voice over IP standard will emerge that will allow true interoperability between vendors, according to industry experts.

  • November 01, 2002 01 Nov'02

    Quick Takes: IP PBX launched

    Shoreline Technologies announces a new IP public branch exchange, and 3Com offers a new network jack, in this edition of Quick Takes.

  • November 01, 2002 01 Nov'02

    Take the challenge, part 11

    Take the challenge, part 11

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