Articles By Ellen Messmer

Check Point systems can be consolidated

Check Point systems can be consolidated

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Check Point Software Technologies has unveiled a gateway it says will let businesses radically consolidate the vendor's firewall/VPN,...

July 16th, 2012 Ellen Messmer
Network firewalls, mainframes are still security favorites

Network firewalls, mainframes are still security favorites

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Network firewalls and mainframes are old technology, but despite calls over the years to do away with...

July 3rd, 2012 Ellen Messmer
86% of Web sites deliver third-party cookies

86% of Web sites deliver third-party cookies

How prevalent is the use of tracking cookies that get planted on your computer after browsing a Web site so...

June 28th, 2012 Ellen Messmer
Check Point product line offers anti-DDoS protection

Check Point product line offers anti-DDoS protection

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. today announced its first line of products to fight distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS).Check Point's DDoS...

June 21st, 2012 Ellen Messmer
Fabric-based computing could cost IT jobs: Gartner

Fabric-based computing could cost IT jobs: Gartner

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Gartner analysts gave IT operations managers some straight talk this week: Change the way you do things...

June 7th, 2012 Ellen Messmer
Users of mobile devices want more security

Users of mobile devices want more security

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- An international survey of more than 4,000 mobile-device users and IT professionals shows wildly abundant use of...

May 9th, 2012 Ellen Messmer
Security of U.S. industrial control systems questioned

Security of U.S. industrial control systems questioned

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Operators of America's vital power, water and manufacturing facilities use industrial control systems (ICS) to manage them....

May 9th, 2012 Ellen Messmer
U.S. Army finds IT security certification difficulties

U.S. Army finds IT security certification difficulties

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- The U.S. Army is having a hard time manning its IT staff because it cannot find military...

April 11th, 2012 Ellen Messmer
Cisco adds IP multiplexing to satellite package

Cisco adds IP multiplexing to satellite package

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Using VoIP via satellite links can have bandwidth issues, but Cisco Systems Inc. is introducing an IP...

April 9th, 2012 Ellen Messmer
Open source code libraries rife with vulnerabilities

Open source code libraries rife with vulnerabilities

FRAMINGHAM - A study of how 31 popular open-source code libraries were downloaded over the past 12 months found that...

March 30th, 2012 Ellen Messmer