Network Security Best Practices and Products

  • May 09, 2006 09 May'06

    NAC, IDS cure medical school's security woes

    UMass Medical School has courses on illnesses, but what happens if the network gets sick? The school has taken steps to ensure that won't happen.

  • May 04, 2006 04 May'06

    Security is the name of the game at Interop

    Messaging security was a hot Interop topic, rivaled only by every other aspect of security. Vendors rolled out wares to protect messaging systems and other points on the network.

  • May 01, 2006 01 May'06

    Wireless trespasser stopped dead in his tracks

    A security expert working at a California government office spotted an unauthorized person trying to bridge onto the wired network through a wireless NIC card. He put a stop to it.

  • April 24, 2006 24 Apr'06

    Shop Talk: Network security -- Calm after chaos?

    The road to the new network security infrastructure is bumpy and costly - but most likely well worth the trip for SMBs.

  • March 28, 2006 28 Mar'06

    Data theft prompts firm to lock down, protect network

    After a disgruntled employee made off with several CDs' worth of critical data, a Michigan automotive data reseller realized it had to install better protection at the endpoints, not at the network core or perimeter.

  • March 01, 2006 01 Mar'06

    Monitoring goes out-of-band

    A new data access switch from Gigamon boosts the number of SPAN ports on the network for out-of-band monitoring.

  • February 28, 2006 28 Feb'06

    Endpoint security threats meet their match

    Securing the network at every endpoint is changing with some new products that limit, prohibit and protect endpoints and users.

  • February 22, 2006 22 Feb'06

    Secure routers, Ethernet switches dominated in 2005

    A pair of studies by Infonetics Research shows that secure routers and Ethernet switches boomed last year

  • February 20, 2006 20 Feb'06

    Who do you trust?

    Should you go with just one vendor for end-to-end security? Editorial Director Susan Fogarty explores the wisdom of such a decision.

  • February 20, 2006 20 Feb'06

    RSA Conference expands network security options

    Security is top of mind, a fact revealed at last week's RSA Conference. Experts spoke about growing threats and how to avoid them while vendors released products to thwart attacks.

  • February 16, 2006 16 Feb'06

    Cisco unveils steps toward self-defending network

    In his keynote, CEO John Chambers touted product enhancements that advance his push for networks that can defend themselves without human intervention.

  • February 09, 2006 09 Feb'06

    SonicWall's e-mail security to stop spam

    SonicWall's acquisition of e-mail security vendor, MailFrontier, promises first-line defense against malicious spam attacks. MailFrontier's e-mail protection technology stops a threat at the enterprise door.

  • January 30, 2006 30 Jan'06

    Property management company beefs up network security

    Enterprises could learn a lesson from Managed Services Inc., which rolled out wired and wireless network access to dozens of its properties nationwide, but in doing so found security could suffer.

  • January 25, 2006 25 Jan'06

    Tick, tick, boom: NAC market ready to explode

    By 2008, the market for NAC enforcement tools will see astonishing growth, hitting $3.9 billion, suggests an Infonetics study.

  • December 19, 2005 19 Dec'05

    Study: Network security market to reach $6 billion

    A pair of studies by Infonetics Research Inc. says the network security market recently topped $1 billion and in the next two years that will increase six-fold.