Network Security Best Practices and Products

  • November 13, 2007 13 Nov'07

    Network access control server eases guest access

    Cisco Network Admission Control Guest Server, released today, can relieve some of the headaches of guest network access while also acting as a building block to a broader network access control (NAC) rollout.

  • October 11, 2007 11 Oct'07

    Juniper updates network access control

    Juniper Networks has updated its Unified Access Control NAC products to include better pre- and post-admission, identity and role awareness and other new features.

  • September 10, 2007 10 Sep'07

    Cisco adds NAC to ISR, updates endpoint recognition

    Cisco today released an NAC module for the Integrated Services Router (ISR) and the NAC Profiler for recognition of networked endpoints. The NAC ISR module is a step toward eliminating complexity and making NAC more marketable and affordable, while ...

  • August 30, 2007 30 Aug'07

    Network access control vendors: Attraction vs. retention

    Network access control (NAC) vendors who are the most attractive to potential users aren't always the ones that are deployed and used, a recent study by Current Analysis found.

  • July 30, 2007 30 Jul'07

    Using a packet sniffer for network packet analysis

    A packet sniffer may seem like a humble addition to a network professional's toolkit, but when used correctly, packet sniffers (also known as protocol analyzers) can home in on any number of network problems. "Practical Packet Analysis: Using ...

  • March 29, 2007 29 Mar'07

    Network security, content security markets to grow in 2007

    The network security appliance and software markets are expected to continue growing steadily in 2007, while content security sales will begin to affect most enterprises' networking budgets.

  • March 15, 2007 15 Mar'07

    Networking trends for 2007: Predictions from networking professionals

    In the network, the basic plumbing -- your routers, switches and cabling -- may stay more or less the same, at least for a few years. But the way you think about and manage that plumbing changes frequently. canvassed its readers...

  • January 03, 2007 03 Jan'07

    Scan your network for devices

    There are dozens of different devices that can link to the network. SecureWave recently released a free tool that allows network administrators to determine which devices have been hooked up and when.

  • December 20, 2006 20 Dec'06

    NAC implementation slows as networking budgets grow

    Network Access Control (NAC) implementations will decrease, despite growth in networking budgets, according to TheInfoPro's Wave 2 Networking study.

  • November 30, 2006 30 Nov'06

    Spam -- stop it at the network edge

    Spam has become much more than just a nuisance; it can slow or crash the network. F5 recently added a module to its Big IP platform to stop spam at the network edge.

  • November 29, 2006 29 Nov'06

    Network security hits home run for Detroit Tigers

    When they made it to the playoffs, the Detroit Tigers had to plan for a boom in network traffic. With that boom came the potential for threats.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    Juniper rounds out Unified Access Control

    Juniper Networks this week bolstered its network access control (NAC) offering by rolling out the latest version of its Unified Access Control (UAC) solution.

  • November 07, 2006 07 Nov'06

    NAC and endpoint security frameworks: Which way to go?

    We've all heard about the Cisco and Microsoft initiatives for NAC, plus the standards-based Trusted Network Connect. What's the difference between these approaches and which, if any, should you choose to secure your endpoints and keep your local ...

  • November 03, 2006 03 Nov'06

    Network access control: Should you implement now?

    Implementing network access control (NAC) is a big step, and deciding whether and when to start is daunting. Networking experts say the sooner the better, but before going into NAC full throttle, enterprises must first determine their motivation.

  • October 26, 2006 26 Oct'06

    Defending an expansive definition of NAC

    There is a good bit of controversy about what constitutes a complete NAC solution. Broadening our definition and expectations will enable networking pros to tightly integrate NAC into the IT infrastructure and leverage it as a true access control ...