Network Security Best Practices and Products

  • August 26, 2010 26 Aug'10

    Cisco network security strategy: Where is it going?

    The Cisco network security strategy goes under the microscope as we attempt to move past the FUD and help dubious networking pros understand the future of Cisco security products in a rapidly changing technology world.

  • May 05, 2010 05 May'10

    Why hiding the SSID won't solve PCI DSS wireless compliance

    Although the PCI DSS wireless guidelines released last year sought to dispel any confusion about wireless LAN security risks, enterprises are still neglecting security requirements and falling prey to old WLAN wives' tales. Hiding SSIDs isn't enough.

  • March 31, 2010 31 Mar'10

    Magic Quadrant says now is the time for next-generation firewalls

    Vendors have been slow to deliver next-generation firewalls, but Gartner's Magic Quadrant for enterprise firewalls says that is about to change. Enterprises need an intelligent firewall that has IPS capabilities and application visibility.

  • March 25, 2010 25 Mar'10

    Better than encryption? Unisys Stealth offers data parsing technology

    The Unisys Stealth Solution uses data parsing -- an information dispersal algorithm -- along with VPN technology in a network security solution that enables data in motion to be completely unrecognizable to users without the right key.

  • February 24, 2010 24 Feb'10

    To comply with PCI, network segmentation planned at nonprofit

    Meeting the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requires more than adding firewalls. To stay compliant with PCI, network segmentation is how one Midwestern nonprofit plans to tackle the job.

  • January 28, 2010 28 Jan'10

    2010 predictions: What's the worst network security threat this year?

    Hear enterprise network security expert Michael Gregg speak about the worst computer networking threats facing businesses in this 2010 predictions podcast.

  • December 23, 2009 23 Dec'09

    Best of 2009: Computer networking advice

    Are you looking for a top 10 list of networking industry issues? Then look no further. Get the best of 2009's computer networking advice from our enterprise IT expert panel, and learn answers to questions that spoke to the year's most prevalent ...

  • December 21, 2009 21 Dec'09

    Network security forecast 2010: Startups cash out, uber-devices step up asked Forrester Research senior analyst John Kindervag to predict what the new year will bring for network security. He says venture capital firms will look to cash out of startups, and new uber-devices that combine UTM with ...

  • December 09, 2009 09 Dec'09

    Mobile computing security concerns lead to more IPS, SSL VPN spending

    Mobility has exposed enterprises to more sophisticated security threats, forcing them to spend more on network security, particularly intrusion prevention systems and SSL VPN solutions to improve mobile computing security. Analysts say this has led ...

  • November 12, 2009 12 Nov'09

    3Com acquisition confirms HP-Cisco battle for China

    Hewlett-Packard's 3Com acquisition heightens the HP-Cisco battle for the enterprise networking market, particularly in China. With the new buyout, 3Com's data center core routing and switching may make HP the No. 2 vendor.

  • October 29, 2009 29 Oct'09

    Enterprises demand next-generation firewalls with IPS, app visibility

    Next-generation firewalls are getting plenty of hype, but not many vendors have completely solved the firewall architecture challenges involved in combining firewalls with IPS and other network security functions.

  • July 15, 2009 15 Jul'09

    U.S., Korea Internet attacks indicate rise of sophisticated criminals

    The Internet-based attacks on U.S. and Korean government and financial websites this month revealed that criminals are finding new ways to pose network security threats by using old malware and attack methods. Experts say criminals are using ...

  • June 02, 2009 02 Jun'09

    Ethical hacking and countermeasures: Network penetration testing intro

    Have you ethically hacked your business network? asked this question of our readers and found shocking results: More than half had not conducted a network penetration test -- and the reasons ranged from not knowing enough about ...

  • May 19, 2009 19 May'09

    Network security threats solved by risk management: John Pironti explains

    Network security threats abound, and news of data breaches are constantly made public. Are information security professionals doing something wrong? Where are enterprises most vulnerable? And what can network pros do to keep a company more secure? ...

  • March 12, 2009 12 Mar'09

    Profiling -- and protecting against -- network problem users: The Internet Novice

    With this first entry in a new series about network problem users, looks at the Internet Novice. Though well-meaning, Internet novices can pose a significant threat to the corporate network. Education and smart policies can ...