• April 27, 2009 27 Apr'09

    WAN applications performance shouldn't suffer as demands, complexity increase

    With the number of telecommuting workers and virtual employees on the rise, and with the application infrastructure getting more complex and mobile, networks have to become more application sensitive to keep performance pumped and reliability up to ...

  • April 23, 2009 23 Apr'09

    M2M on the radar, but has little impact on current WAN strategies

    With the increased reliance on telecommuters, the shift towards Web-based and virtual applications, and the elimination of satellite data and IT centers, you would think that network planners have enough on their plate in terms of future network ...

  • April 22, 2009 22 Apr'09

    Remote teleworkers complicate WAN bandwidth allocation

    Part-time teleworkers, and a myriad of networked applications, mean that the calculations for predicting bandwidth consumption are more complicated than ever.

  • April 15, 2009 15 Apr'09

    Replacing WAN links with 3G/4G wireless: When does it make sense?

    Enterprises are interested in reducing complexity and costs by replacing some of their wired wide-area network (WAN) links with 3G and 4G wireless connections. Wireless is a good option as a backup connection, and in some scenarios it can work as a ...

  • April 08, 2009 08 Apr'09

    As legislation passes, enterprises need to get VPN ready

    Even as more workers go mobile, security restrictions are tightening, and it's time for enterprises to get serious about putting a VPN around key networked applications, whether standalone or Web apps.

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  • April 01, 2009 01 Apr'09

    SSL support by WAN optimization vendors growing concern

    WAN optimization of SSL encrypted traffic has improved, but the surge in encrypted data, and SaaS apps that automatically encrypt, means the capabilities are becoming a must for many enterprises.

  • March 25, 2009 25 Mar'09

    Rise of the occasional telecommuter will expand WAN demands

    Managers of wide area networks (WANs) will face challenges as the ranks of employees who telecommute swell to a quarter of the workforce by 2016.

  • March 18, 2009 18 Mar'09

    Mobile WAN optimization is not for everyone

    Mobile WAN optimization can boost mobile worker productivity, but supporting the technology is a hassle. Some vendors, such as Riverbed and Cisco, have brought products to market. Others, like Silver Peak, are staying away from it.

  • March 17, 2009 17 Mar'09

    IPv6 network security threats

    The Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) does not improve Web security for enterprises, but an understanding of IPv6 network security issues can help you protect your corporate network against the latent threats of IPv6 when you transition from IPv4. ...

  • March 15, 2009 15 Mar'09

    City's mesh network nets criminals

    In New Orleans, a mesh network with surveillance cameras has not only helped cops catch criminals in the act, but also kept Wi-Fi costs down and extended access to the underprivileged.

  • March 15, 2009 15 Mar'09

    Campus Wi-Fi network keeps costs low, security high

    A network admin says his organization struggled with the security and cost issues of Wi-Fi, but it found a way to achieve top-of-the-line security without breaking the bank.

  • March 11, 2009 11 Mar'09

    WAN optimization market passes $1 billion; Cisco takes the lead

    The global WAN optimization market passed the $1 billion mark in 2008, thanks to a 29% growth rate, according to Infonetics Research. Cisco, Blue Coat and Riverbed are the market leaders.

  • March 04, 2009 04 Mar'09

    Optimizing Oracle apps on the WAN: Detailed roadmaps minimize speed bumps

    Delivering Oracle applications -- including Web-based ERP, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, and Oracle Forms -- over the WAN requires careful planning for optimization and acceleration to ensure efficient network operations that reduce bandwidth needs and ...

  • February 18, 2009 18 Feb'09

    IPv6: Friend or foe?

    Eventually, IPv6 will become reality and companies will need to consider deployment. But, until then, experts advise companies to start planning and preparing to ease the inevitable transition.

  • February 18, 2009 18 Feb'09

    The WAN speeds up

    Companies want to get the most out of their WANs, but don't want to pay for costly upgrades. Experts say application optimization and WAN acceleration could really speed things up.