• April 04, 2006 04 Apr'06

    Experts: Intelligent, application-aware networks may not be a wise choice

    Cisco Systems Inc. is touting its Intelligent Information and Application-Oriented Networks, but some experts say keeping the network dumb could be the smarter choice.

  • March 16, 2006 16 Mar'06

    Making the SSL VPN decision: What you should know and ask

    A renewed interest in SSL VPNs prompted Forrester Research to pose three deployment-determining questions to prospective buyers before they plunk down any cash.

  • March 13, 2006 13 Mar'06

    Jelly Belly sweetens remote access

    Candy-maker Jelly Belly's network was so secure even top executives couldn't get in through the VPN. The company solved the sticky situation with a pair of boxes from Network Engines.

  • March 09, 2006 09 Mar'06

    All-in-one, branch-office box ready to roll

    Cutting down clutter and costs in the branch office isn't always easy, but one vendor says it has a branch-in-a-box appliance that can take the place of several appliances and rival a few popular multi-function routers.

  • February 14, 2006 14 Feb'06

    WAN accelerator boasts end-to-end security

    Tight security has made it more difficult to accelerate applications on the WAN, but Certeon hopes to smash through the security ceiling with its new appliance.

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  • February 02, 2006 02 Feb'06

    WAN acceleration goes remote

    Remote workers have long been ignored in the WAN acceleration space, but one vendor is coming out with a tool to include them, which could also spark a new trend.

  • January 17, 2006 17 Jan'06

    Analyst debunks network QoS myths

    QoS is sometimes a necessary evil. But despite a decade in use, many network pros are baffled by it. Here, analyst Robert Whiteley debunks the biggest network QoS myths.

  • January 12, 2006 12 Jan'06

    Whale hybrid VPN harpoons market

    Whale Communications and Microsoft have teamed up to roll SSL VPN and IPSec VPN into one appliance, and the CIO of Regis University says he can't wait to add it to his network.

  • January 03, 2006 03 Jan'06

    Survey: Managers crave automated management tools

    A recent survey by Uplogix found 70% of IT executives want automated control over fault diagnosis and recovery tools.

  • December 08, 2005 08 Dec'05

    Application-aware networking to be Cisco's next big play

    Sluggish response times spur Cisco to tackle application-aware networking. The company is seeking the No. 1 market position with its new Application Networking Services.

  • November 17, 2005 17 Nov'05

    Voices of Authority: 'New rules' for networking, telecommunications

    Experience is the best teacher, but in networking it can be just as beneficial (and a lot less painful) to learn from the wisdom of others. In our special series, you'll hear from both practitioners and pundits about how to make the most of your ...

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    NetFlow analyzers moving upstream

    As bandwidth consumption and application performance continue to be hot topics, vendors are announcing enhancements to their NetFlow readers and analyzers.

  • October 20, 2005 20 Oct'05

    Despite boom, IP VPN cost still a hurdle

    A new study shows adoption of IP VPNs surging, but high cost continues to be an obstacle for some.

  • August 17, 2005 17 Aug'05

    Frame relay still viable for many networks

    Once a product or technology is labeled "mature," that usually means its days are numbered. Typically, it's just a matter of time until something newer, faster and better relegates it to the scrap heap. But in the case of frame relay, that may not ...

  • August 04, 2005 04 Aug'05

    Is a U.S. Internet blackout possible?

    A fault in Pakistan's fiber optic cable crippled its Internet access for 12 days. Could something similar happen in the U.S.? Experts discuss the possibilities and how companies should prepare.