Cisco will be hard pressed to match 2009

2009 started with a bang and ended with a bash for Cisco Systems Inc.The company entered the data center blade server market in the beginning of the year and ended the year with

Published on: December 17th, 2009 Jim Duffy

Enterasys revamps high-end Ethernet switch line

Enterasys Networks Inc. this week is introducing a major upgrade to its Ethernet switch line in an effort to better serve converged networks, including those that are heavily virtualized. The S-Series boasts an almost

Published on: October 20th, 2009 Jim Duffy

The case of the impossible IP address

This month, I found myself chasing a mystery on my company's network. When I get free time (which isn't often), I try to review the logs of our various security devices. We have

Published on: August 25th, 2009 j.f. rice

Open source routers become government IT option

Many large IT operations are extensively using open source technology -- in operating systems, applications, development tools and databases. So why not in routers, too? It's a question Sam Noble, senior network system

Published on: June 23rd, 2009 John Edwards

EdgeBOX phone system provides routing, print and file server capabilities

If you ever needed confirmation that phones are now auditory computer devices, take a look at a modern "office-in-a-box" or "all-in-one" system for small businesses and remote offices. Phones are front and center,

Published on: November 20th, 2008 James E. Gaskin

Cisco’s network security supremacy under siege

Cisco's the king of network security, commanding almost a quarter share of the worldwide US$6.8 billion network security market, according to IDC. But can it hold the fort? Tops in selling firewalls, VPNs,

Published on: November 17th, 2008 Ellen Messmer

Researchers crack WPA Wi-Fi encryption

Security researchers say they've developed a way to partially crack the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption standard used to protect data on many wireless networks. The attack, described as the first practical attack

Published on: November 5th, 2008 Robert McMillan

Alcatel-Lucent boosts edge router speeds to 1TB

Alcatel-Lucent is boosting the performance of several models of its service router and carrier Ethernet lines, promising a 10-fold increase in throughput from the previous generation that will be able to go up

Published on: March 26th, 2008 Howard Solomon

Troubleshooting a router’s Monday morning sickness

Q: I have a 40-user network that has Monday-morning sickness. Every couple of weeks, most often on a Monday morning, all the computers will lose connectivity to the eight-portLinksysrouter and the three servers.

Published on: March 16th, 2008 Ron Nutter