New network performance analysis tool
JaalaM Technologies this week announced a new network diagnosis tool. The Vancouver-based network intelligence company said its appareNet 1.5 diagnoses the network from the application's perspective, helping to identify bottlenecks and validate service level agreements.
Cisco creates security management and monitoring center
This week Cisco Systems announced a new management center for security appliances, including PIX firewalls, intrusion detection sensors and virtual private networks. Cisco said combining the management and monitoring centers for these various functions with its CiscoWorks VPN/Security Management Solution Version 2.1 will help create a more consistent user experience.
Around-the-clock network monitoring
Internet Security Systems Inc. this week announced the launch of its X-ForceT Managed Intrusion Protection Service for networks. The Atlanta-based security company's new service allows customer to protect against attacks with 24/7 monitoring of their networks.
VPN for pocket PCs launched
SafeNet announced a virtual private network for handheld devices running on the Pocket PC 2002 operating system on devices such as Compaq's iPaq and the Casio Cassiopeia. The new product extends the Baltimore-based security provider's existing VPN to mobile devices.
Survey says: IT spending looking up
A survey of 450 IT executives released this week by Getronics, a Billerica, Mass.-based integrator, and Boston-based International Data Group, found that 40% of companies surveyed planned to increase IT spending in 2003. That reverses the declining trend in IT spending over the last two years. Globally, security was the leading priority for spending, whereas in the United States, CRM was the top priority. Overall, most companies planned to spend in areas that they thought would result in a cost savings.
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