Network management and monitoring

  • June 07, 2010 07 Jun'10

    Cisco's forensic engineers are a little more sophisticated than Radio Shack hobbyists

    Let's face it: If you're building counterfeit Cisco gear, it's rather stupid to hand the stuff over to Cisco. Two alleged fraudsters in the Washington, D.C., area figured that out last week when ...

  • May 26, 2010 26 May'10

    Looking to beat a dead horse? There's a NAC for that

    Network World this week published a brutal takedown of the network access control industry, called "NAC: What went wrong?" Consultant Joel Snyder wrote the article after spending four months lab ...

  • May 20, 2010 20 May'10

    Replacing hodgepodge legacy network improves network policy management

    With no budget from the outset, some networks become a patchwork of mismatched, outdated gear, where setting up a simple spanning tree protocol becomes impossible. This made network policy management nearly impossible for one university until it ...

  • May 17, 2010 17 May'10

    Juniper wants to collapse your data center... in a good way

    Juniper Networks today unveiled it "3-2-1" architectural vision, also under an umbrella of technologies its dubbed the New Network. It's a recipe for collapsing the data center network from three ...

  • May 12, 2010 12 May'10

    VMware: EMC and Cisco own us, but we still have indie cred

    Carl Eschenbach, EVP of field operations, told IDG News Service that the media is making too much of its strategic alliance with EMC and Cisco Systems. VMware, he says, is an independent ...

  • May 11, 2010 11 May'10

    Do new Cisco IOS registration rules pose privacy concerns?

    Earlier this year, we reported that the newly released Cisco IOS 15 requires users to enter registration keys to verify software licenses for each machine. That requirement resulted in a ban on the ...

  • May 04, 2010 04 May'10

    Consolidation fever in network configuration market

    NCCM is becoming increasingly popular. Not only have enterprises recognized that NCCM products can help automate networks and reduce network failures. They've also recognized it as a means toward ...

  • April 28, 2010 28 Apr'10

    Minority of Interop attendees are trying cloud computing, have concerns

    Cloud computing is all the rage at Interop this year. There are keynote sessions devoted to it, plenty of educational sessions. You've got a whole host of cloud vendors here. It seems like just ...

  • April 28, 2010 28 Apr'10

    Used Cisco gear from Cisco

    Cisco's Interop booth includes a presentation on Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment. I wasn't aware that Cisco had its own program for refurbishing and selling used gear, but apparently it's had ...

  • April 28, 2010 28 Apr'10

    Extreme, Force10 unveil 40 Gigabit Ethernet at Interop

    Extreme Networks and Force10 Networks are both showing off 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) technology at Interop. Force10 articulated its 40 GbE product roadmap in advance of the show, promising to have ...

  • April 27, 2010 27 Apr'10

    HP Interop keynote: All your infrastructure can belong to us

    During his keynote presentation at Interop Las Vegas 2010, Marius Haas, GM and SVP of HP Networking (the ProCurve brand has been retired along with 3Com), boasted of HP's $1.5 billion internal IT ...

  • April 22, 2010 22 Apr'10

    Interesting numbers on used network gear, Cisco SMARTnet spending

    Network Hardware Resale, probably the biggest seller of used network equipment in the country, surveyed 1,200 North American enterprises who have bought used networking gear or "alternative ...

  • April 21, 2010 21 Apr'10

    Automated NCCM can cure the network compliance blues

    Enterprises rely on networks to ferry sensitive data, leading to more stringent network compliance auditing responsibilities thrown at the feet of networking pros. Automated network configuration and change management (NCCM) tools can help scale an ...

  • April 13, 2010 13 Apr'10

    Cisco demands end of Heck no, it won't go

    After five years and 600,000 hits a month, the has been forced by Cisco to change its name. The new name? Cisco pulled trademark rank, demanding the name be changed by ...

  • April 05, 2010 05 Apr'10

    Is data center interconnect news worth a flogging?

    Two months ago I wrote a story about Cisco's Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) data center interconnect technology, which Cisco claims can take a lot of complexity out of data center ...