Network Security Best Practices and Products

  • March 22, 2004 22 Mar'04

    Cisco launches new security, manageability tools

    Cisco has released several new product upgrades and features as part of an effort to extend security and management functionality across the network.

  • March 18, 2004 18 Mar'04

    Multiple Cisco products among those clobbered by OpenSSL flaw

    Cisco switches, routers and firewalls are vulnerable to attack due to a problem in OpenSSL that has other software vendors scrambling to cope.

  • March 15, 2004 15 Mar'04

    All-in-one security devices carry their weight

    All-in-one security devices are making it easier to keep distributed networks safe, and it's no wonder competition in the space is heating up. Despite earlier misgivings, one international firm explains how it's using a product from ServGate to ...

  • February 26, 2004 26 Feb'04

    Face-off: The Can Spam Act

    New federal laws meant to stop spam have earned mixed reviews. TechTarget's Mark Lewis says the Can Spam Act is half-hearted, while editor Sarah Lourie says it's a good first step.

  • February 25, 2004 25 Feb'04

    Hardware hit by multiple vulnerabilities

    Fixes and mitigations are available for flaws in 3Com and Cisco hardware that could allow unauthorized access and denial of service attacks.

  • February 10, 2004 10 Feb'04

    Amid acquisition, NetScreen updates SSL VPN

    NetScreen has released an update to its clientless VPN product line. At the same time, Juniper Networks has announced plans to buy the company. If the acquisition goes through, the transition should be smooth for NetScreen customers, an analyst says.

  • January 20, 2004 20 Jan'04

    Fortinet solidifies all-in-one security play

    Fortinet has released a new all-in-one security appliance for large organizations. One user lauds the product's capabilities, though it might not be as mature as competing products.

  • January 13, 2004 13 Jan'04

    VoIP vulnerability could leave networks exposed

    Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in a protocol used by VoIP products. VoIP gear and other networking products from Cisco, Nortel and others could be open to hackers.

  • December 24, 2003 24 Dec'03

    Puneet Mehta's 2004 industry predictions

    See what Puneet thinks 2004 will bring.

  • December 22, 2003 22 Dec'03

    Surebridge joins hosted antispam game

    Surebridge has joined the ranks of hosted antispam providers. Experts say such services can be an inexpensive way to stop spam before it reaches a company's network.

  • December 09, 2003 09 Dec'03

    Expert touts outsourcing for better, cheaper security

    Relinquishing responsibility for your network's security may seem like a bad idea, but after listening to Edward Yakabovicz, it seems crazy not to. Yakabovicz, who has worked in network security for 20 years as architect and administrator for ...

  • December 08, 2003 08 Dec'03

    Fortinet firewall follows all-in-one trend

    Fortinet has boosted its firewall platform with virus protection, content filtering and intrusion detection. An analyst says that such all-in-one perimeter products are becoming more popular and can lower a company's security costs.

  • December 02, 2003 02 Dec'03

    Radware risks wipeout with new security strategy

    The application-switching vendor is offering a new combo appliance that guards against worms, viruses and DoS attacks. Despite an enthusiastic beta customer, experts say the company will need to catch a big wave of luck to succeed.

  • November 14, 2003 14 Nov'03

    Survey: Security tops networking priority list's annual Networking Report Card survey finds that security is the top priority of many IT professionals. IP telephony is becoming more popular, but wireless LAN hype isn't translating into enterprise implementations.

  • November 06, 2003 06 Nov'03

    Network pros 'make security happen,' CISO says

    The chief information security officer for Prudential Insurance values computer security professionals, but it's network administrators that earn his respect when it comes to securing systems.