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  • October 22, 2002 22 Oct'02

    Profiles in networking: Puneet Mehta

    A series of occasional profiles on networking professionals who stand out from the pack continues with security systems architect Puneet Mehta, who advises networking professionals to never have a false sense of security.

  • October 21, 2002 21 Oct'02

    New tool aims to make ROI calculation easier

    A Florida startup says the new tool it is releasing today will dramatically improve the manner in which businesses predict and measure return on investment for IT projects.

  • October 21, 2002 21 Oct'02

    Take the Challenge, part 9

    Take the Challenge, part 9

  • October 21, 2002 21 Oct'02

    Giga: Develop service-assurance based networks

    It's time to dump the current way of thinking about network management, says Giga Information Group analyst Jean-Pierre Garbani.

  • October 18, 2002 18 Oct'02

    Analyst: VoIP offers more than cost savings

    A Yankee Group analyst who spoke at Networking Decisions said companies should think of VoIP technology as more than a way to save money.

  • October 17, 2002 17 Oct'02

    Despite security risks, analyst sees value in wireless experimentation

    Wireless technology hasn't come close to reaching its full potential, but according to an analyst who spoke at Networking Decisions, now is a smart time for IT managers to start experimenting with the technology. Though reliability and security ...

  • October 17, 2002 17 Oct'02

    Gartner: Voice and data convergence on hold until 2007

    At the Networking Decisions conference in Chicago, a Gartner analyst predicted that it will take until late 2007 for the widespread deployment of voice and data convergence technology to take place. Despite interest in the technology, a number of ...

  • October 14, 2002 14 Oct'02

    Survey results show networking spending will rise

    Spending on networking-related technology will rise slightly next year, according to new research from SearchNetworking.com.

  • October 10, 2002 10 Oct'02

    Take the challenge, part 8

    Take the challenge, part 8

  • October 09, 2002 09 Oct'02

    Strategies for a winning wireless deployment

    Despite the gloom that has hung over the tech sector this past year, Tim Scannell said wireless stands out as a bright spot. With new high-speed infrastructure rolling out, companies thinking more intelligently about wireless systems and an ...

  • October 09, 2002 09 Oct'02

    Pain of WorldCom outage sidestepped by some

    A few well-prepared organizations were spared the headaches caused by problems with WorldCom's Internet service last week.

  • October 09, 2002 09 Oct'02

    High Availability Network Fundamentals: Introduction

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

  • October 08, 2002 08 Oct'02

    Cisco chief stresses IT consolidation, need for showing a profit

    Convergence is the new necessity in an economy where IT is being pressured to turn a profit, says Cisco CEO John Chambers.

  • October 04, 2002 04 Oct'02

    Quick Takes: VPN for existing firewalls

    NLynx Technologies releases a new VPN product for companies that already have routers and firewalls but lack a VPN.

  • September 24, 2002 24 Sep'02

    Competing approaches tackle wireless P2P challenges

    Competing approaches tackle wireless P2P challenges.

  • September 20, 2002 20 Sep'02

    Line between networking, security ops becoming blurred

    Line between networking, security ops becoming blurred.

  • September 16, 2002 16 Sep'02

    Small company finds network monitoring service to fit its size

    Small company finds network monitoring service to fit its size.

  • September 16, 2002 16 Sep'02

    Hacking: 90% of corporate networks are vulnerable

    A recent study claims that as many as 90% of corporate networks are, essentially, gaping vulnerabilities as far as companies are concerned.

  • September 16, 2002 16 Sep'02

    Cisco storage, let's go!

    Cisco has announced the purchase of Andiamo Systems, giving the company more storage switching technology.

  • September 16, 2002 16 Sep'02

    IP addresses (and misaddresses)

    In total, there are around 4.3 billion IP addresses. How do we keep them straight? Learn about the basics of IP addressing, the different types of addresses and their effective distribution in this article from IT-Director.com.

  • September 16, 2002 16 Sep'02

    IPv6: Seven killer capabilities

    What is the purpose to the provisioning of IPv6? What will the new infrastructure give to the masses that IPv4 cannot? IT-Director.com outlines the killer capabilities of IPv6.

  • September 16, 2002 16 Sep'02

    Why move from IP version 4 to version 6?

    The Internet has quickly exceeded expectations, and IPv4, which was released in 1980, is creaking. This article from IT-Director.com explains the problems, and looks toward IPv6 and the benefits it offers.

  • September 16, 2002 16 Sep'02

    This is the year for VOIP

    During an IT-Director discussion with Convergent Network Solutions, CEO Kevin Dowd expressed the view that the time is right for the implementation of voice over IP (VOIP) solutions.

  • September 13, 2002 13 Sep'02

    Take the challenge, part 4

    Here's our fourth set of challenge questions. These are genuine questions submitted to our expert by our members.

  • September 12, 2002 12 Sep'02

    N+I: Network management tools plentiful at trade show

    Network management and optimization tools are hot at this year's NetWorld+Interop conference in Atlanta. There's lots of technology to choose from for harried network managers looking to get more out of their existing infrastructure.

  • September 11, 2002 11 Sep'02

    N+I: Sprint pushes new nationwide network, gets mixed reviews

    Sprint thinks its new next-generation wireless network has the right stuff to get the company through a rough economy. At the NetWorld+Interop conference in Atlanta, CEO Ron LeMay said the nationwide network is the cornerstone of Sprint's wireless ...

  • September 09, 2002 09 Sep'02

    Polaris comes clean on switch

    Polaris comes clean on switch

  • September 06, 2002 06 Sep'02

    Take the challenge, part 3

    Take the challenge, part 3

  • September 03, 2002 03 Sep'02

    Profiles in networking: Lisa Phifer

    A summer spent pouring chemicals from big bottles into little bottles was enough experience to convince Lisa Phifer she was more interested in computer networks than becoming a chemist.

  • August 30, 2002 30 Aug'02

    Take the challenge, part 2

    Take the challenge, part 2

  • August 30, 2002 30 Aug'02

    Networking bloopers: The incredible expanding e-mail server

    IT director John Dean thought he could make a quick, smooth server swap.

  • August 29, 2002 29 Aug'02

    Dr. Network: Traffic shaping is art, not science

    Dr. Network says traffic shaping is an art, not a science.

  • August 28, 2002 28 Aug'02

    Hospital network untangled

    The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health system scrapped its old tangle of network technology and installed a new state-of-the-art network featuring Internet Protocol phone and television systems and other good stuff.

  • August 28, 2002 28 Aug'02

    RouteScience grabs first VPN customer

    RouteScience is gearing up to make it in the virtual private network (VPN) market, clinching its first customer and creating relationships with VPN players NetScreen and CheckPoint.

  • August 27, 2002 27 Aug'02

    Take the challenge, part 1

    Go on, take our challenge.

  • August 27, 2002 27 Aug'02

    Sonim pushes voice-based instant messaging

    Sonim is pushing ahead with its technology which takes voice over Internet Protocol messaging to General Packet Radio Services networks.

  • August 26, 2002 26 Aug'02

    Router FAQ

    Here are router FAQs to help you understand this network device.

  • August 26, 2002 26 Aug'02

    Profiles in Networking: Robert Shimonski

    A series of profiles on networking professionals who stand out from an already elite pack continues with networking engineer Robert Shimonski

  • August 21, 2002 21 Aug'02

    Security is WLAN's strength and weakness

    Security is the Achilles' heel of wireless local are networks, but also one of its best opportunities.

  • August 20, 2002 20 Aug'02

    Profiles in Networking: Michael Martin

    Here is the first in a series of profiles of networking professionals who stand out from the pack.

  • August 16, 2002 16 Aug'02

    Santera looks to IOCs for business

    Switiching company Santera is looking for business at smaller companies.

  • August 13, 2002 13 Aug'02

    Inkra strikes deal with Savvis, but it needs enterprise business

    Inkra strikes deal with Savvis, but it needs business.

  • August 02, 2002 02 Aug'02

    Quick Takes: Shoring up wireless LANs

    In this week's Quick Takes, iDEFENSE, a security consulting firm, has issued a report that lists the top threats to wLANs and some tips for making them more secure.

  • August 02, 2002 02 Aug'02

    E911 and VoIP: Where's the emergency?

    Users of VoIP phone systems once worried that in a medical emergency, their calls might get lost. This may have been true at one time but today there are a number of fixes on the market that make this problem moot.

  • July 30, 2002 30 Jul'02

    SIP-capable firewalls hit the street

    You may not care if your firewall today blocks Session Initiation protocol (SIP) transmissions, but experts said that this could become a problem in the next few years as instant messaging becomes more popular within corporations.

  • July 23, 2002 23 Jul'02

    Westwave takes Class 5 switch to the access network

    Westwave takes its Class 5 switch to the access network.

  • July 17, 2002 17 Jul'02

    Catalyst Conference 2002: Siemens tests out VoIP

    Siemens decided to use its new San Jose complex as a test case for voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony, and the project highlights the highs and lows of VoIP technology.

  • July 17, 2002 17 Jul'02

    Catalyst Conference 2002: Virtue in VoIP patience

    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology may be sexy, but analysts and vendors have differing opinions on whether now is the time to implement VoIP.

  • July 16, 2002 16 Jul'02

    Catalyst Conference 2002: Real considerations for remote access VPNs

    Some customers, vendors and analysts hashed out the pros and cons of remote access virtual private networks and decided they are superior to traditional dial-in scenarios for all but the smallest deployments.

  • July 08, 2002 08 Jul'02

    Managing networks from the top down

    Networks should be judged from the end user experience, not the network operations center, said Zeus Kerravala, vice president for enterprise infrastructure at the Yankee Group, a Cambridge, Mass., research firm. Kerravala calls this the top down ...

  • June 27, 2002 27 Jun'02

    Jini makes inroads in niche markets

    Jini is making inroads in niche markets.

  • June 26, 2002 26 Jun'02

    OpenReach technology enables VPNs across disparate systems

    OpenReach's technology enables virtural private networks to operate across disparate systems.

  • June 21, 2002 21 Jun'02

    Intrusion detection systems grow up

    Security is a key consideration for network design. Here network security engineer Michael Martin talks about what intrusion detection systems (IDS) will and won't do for networks. Martin says that for an IDS to be useful in real world conditions, ...

  • June 20, 2002 20 Jun'02

    SSL VPNs: Great for basic access but not for power users

    A recent study from Infonetics research finds that Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) virtual private networks (VPNs) are poised to fill a market niche not covered by traditional Internet Protocol Secure (IPsec) VPNs. Ted Studwell, vice president for ...

  • June 17, 2002 17 Jun'02

    DoubleClick avoids double trouble with customers

    DoubleClick avoids double trouble with customers with a network monitoring product.

  • June 13, 2002 13 Jun'02

    Visionael revamps network resource management offering

    Visionael has revamped its network resource management offering.

  • June 07, 2002 07 Jun'02

    Riverstone makes an entry into IP VPN market

    Riverstone makes an entry into IP VPN market

  • June 07, 2002 07 Jun'02

    Quick Takes: Servers bundled

    Quick Takes: Servers bundled

  • June 06, 2002 06 Jun'02

    The secret to secure wireless LANs

    Step one in building a wireless local area network: consider how much security you want. Also, you may want to keep an eye on access points that employees may be installing on the network without telling anyone else. They could compromise all your ...

  • June 05, 2002 05 Jun'02

    BroadSoft signs another carrier, but marquee customer is still elusive

    BroadSoft signs another carrier, but the marquee customer is still elusive.

  • June 04, 2002 04 Jun'02

    Pelago courts OEM partners

    Pelago, a packet-based telephony equipment maker, has rolled out its first product for delivering converged services for businesses.

  • June 03, 2002 03 Jun'02

    Are VPN prices headed down?

    The virtual private network market is booming. The VPN market is so hot, makers of consumer-oriented products may enter the business-class market and drive down prices.

  • May 23, 2002 23 May'02

    URoam takes a swipe at the heart of traditional VPN market

    URoam is taking a swipe at the heart of traditional VPN market.

  • May 22, 2002 22 May'02

    Riverstone gets serious about VPNs

    Riverstone is getting serious about virtual private networks.

  • May 20, 2002 20 May'02

    Hydra blunts hackers' swords

    A new Web server has been designed to be hack proof.

  • May 20, 2002 20 May'02

    New Internet protocol simplifies network administration

    Internet Protcol Version 6 (IPv6) is going to make the job of network administrators easier says Margaret Wasserman, principal technologist at WindRiver Technologies, Alameda, Calif. Wasserman is co-chairman of the IPv6 working group, an ...

  • May 16, 2002 16 May'02

    Quick Takes: VPNcon roundup

    VPNcon in San Jose, Calif., is underway, part of the larger Networking in the Enterprise conference.

  • May 16, 2002 16 May'02

    Jasomi yokes together security and NAT for VOIP

    Jasomi has joined security and NAT for voice over Internet Protocol.

  • May 13, 2002 13 May'02

    Nortel puts VOIP into the 'blender'

    Nortel is spreading its bets between pure Internet Protocol devices pitched at both businesses and carriers, building in migration capabilities for converged networks and continuing to support its legacy infrastructure.

  • May 07, 2002 07 May'02

    HyperTransport adds networking extensions

    HyperTransport adds networking extensions

  • May 07, 2002 07 May'02

    Bad Packets: Misplaced mission statements

    SearchNetworking recently came into possession of early drafts of secret, internal mission statements of a number of high-profile technology firms.

  • May 06, 2002 06 May'02

    Optical network monitoring to go remote

    Until recently there was no way to perform network monitoring on the optical networks. Engineers could only spot problems by counting bits after traffic went through an optical to electrical conversion. Craig Armiento, director of optical network ...

  • May 02, 2002 02 May'02

    VPNs: Virtela CEO speaks out

    Managed IP VPN services provider Virtela Communications Inc. has a new president and CEO. Christopher Clark is a 15-year veteran of the telecommunications and computer industries, and comes to the two-year-old, Denver company from Sprint, where he ...

  • May 02, 2002 02 May'02

    BigBand scores big bucks for media router

    BigBand scores big bucks for media router

  • April 30, 2002 30 Apr'02

    Managing network connectivity

    Continental Airlines is using an Internet traffic management device to make sure its ticket booking network never goes down.

  • April 30, 2002 30 Apr'02

    Riverstone casts doubts on convergence odds

    Riverstone casts doubts on convergence odds

  • April 29, 2002 29 Apr'02

    Telenor goes wireless in a big way

    Telenor goes wireless in a big way

  • April 25, 2002 25 Apr'02

    SIP gives VoIP technology a boost

    There is change afoot in Voice over Internet Protocol technology that may make it more attractive for real use.

  • April 24, 2002 24 Apr'02

    Nauticus closes $21 million B round

    Nauticus is building a set of application switches to be used by business to securely deliver Web-based applications.

  • April 22, 2002 22 Apr'02

    More megabytes on the menu of national restaurant chain

    O'Charley's resturuants replaced its dial up connection with frame relay network paving the way for future network applications aimed at improving customer service and reducing employee turnover.

  • April 17, 2002 17 Apr'02

    Videoconferencing: Big whoop or big flop?

    The latest killer app is supposed to be videoconferencing. I'm sure that there must be an echo in my office, 'cause I swear I've heard that one before.

  • April 12, 2002 12 Apr'02

    Quick Takes: SingTel deploys Juniper routers

    This installment of searchNetworking Quick Takes includes networking industry-related announcements from: Juniper, Lucent, Cisco, Sun, Alcatel and Compaq.

  • April 12, 2002 12 Apr'02

    WAN access device features remote network monitoring

    A networking company says it has new WAN access devices that perform remote network monitoring and management. It'll cost you more than traditional devices, but according to one analysts, you get a whole lot more for your money.

  • April 11, 2002 11 Apr'02

    Bad Packets: Saying 'Bye Bye Bye' to Metcalfe's Law

    What does Metcalfe's Law have to do with the boy band 'N Sync's desire to be shot into space?

  • April 04, 2002 04 Apr'02

    Lisa Phifer: SearchNetworking's 'Expert of the Month'

    Lisa Phifer, vice president of Core Competence, is SearchNetworking's Expert of the Month for April. April is also VPN Month on the site. Phifer will be the featured speaker at the upcoming SearchNetworking live event: March 22, 2002 22 Mar'02

    Microsoft vs. Novell misses the point

    There's been plenty of Microsoft bashing at the Novell BrainShare conference in Salt Lake City. Hardly a technical session goes by without a comparison between NetWare and Windows or eDirectory and Active Directory.

  • March 19, 2002 19 Mar'02

    Stone takes Novell by the horns

    Back at Novell after a three-year absence, newly appointed vice chairman Chris Stone has returned to the company like a whirlwind, overhauling the management team and shaking up employees with his do-or-die attitude. In the keynote address opening ...

  • March 14, 2002 14 Mar'02

    Bad Packets: Cisco still the Microsoft of networking?

    Some analysts, citing the emergence of "Cisco-free networks," have been brazen enough to see a comparison with Rome, circa 400 AD., and have suggested that the various Goth tribes, generally considered to be led by Juniper, are assembling to circle ...

  • March 14, 2002 14 Mar'02

    Novell faithful flock to BrainShare

    Novell users from around the world will unite at BrainShare 2002 this week. What's on their minds? The stability of Novell and the latest in network software technology.

  • February 28, 2002 28 Feb'02

    Bad Packets: Snort -- the Dobermans behind the firewall

    Snort , an open-source intrusion detection system (IDS) package, is the highly-trained Doberman pack that roams the company grounds, pawing at intruders.

  • February 11, 2002 11 Feb'02

    VisEdge an alternative to VPN

    Markham, Ontario-based Yo.net is promising fast deployment and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) with it's secure private network (SPN) products.

  • January 17, 2002 17 Jan'02

    Bad Packets: Cool stuff happens...

    Redback and Juniper, which both posted quarterly losses recently, represent the rise and fall of the networking industry as an investment opportunity. But do they also represent the second rise?

  • January 14, 2002 14 Jan'02

    SAN vs. NAS: What's that all about?

    SearchNetworking's Dr. Network forum moderator Greg Ferro challenges the theory among storage area network (SAN) folks that Fibre Channel SAN is better than network attached storage (NAS).

  • January 07, 2002 07 Jan'02

    Quick Takes: Smaller, faster and more mobile

    Among the networking industry announcements in this week's searchNetworking Quick Takes, items from: Nextel, Inciscent, Cox, Cisco, Agilent, Intersil and Marvell.

  • December 28, 2001 28 Dec'01

    Cogent sticks to Ethernet connectivity strategy

    The name of the game for Cogent is Ethernet connectivity at a low price and CEO Dave Schaeffer says that companies pursuing a strategy of layering services are doomed to fail.

  • December 27, 2001 27 Dec'01

    2002 predictions from expert Greg Ferro

    We asked our site experts to give us their industry predictions for the New Year. Here's Greg Ferro's witty look at what's to come for his NOC.

  • December 27, 2001 27 Dec'01

    2002 predictions from expert Puneet Mehta

    We asked our site experts to give us their industry predictions for the New Year. Here's what Puneet Mehta sees coming up on the security front.

  • December 27, 2001 27 Dec'01

    2002 predictions from expert Lisa Phifer

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

  • December 20, 2001 20 Dec'01

    Bad Packets: Top five networking carols

    A little holiday cheer for all the networking folks from Wes Simonds. You'll want to share these lyrics with friends and co-workers, and maybe even do some singing, as you sit around by the firewall.

  • December 06, 2001 06 Dec'01

    Bad Packets: The Mafia for the rest of us

    SearchNetworking's Wes Simonds looks at Microsoft's Passport initiative.

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