Articles By Ellen Messmer

U.S. agency goes undercover to expose fraud

U.S. agency goes undercover to expose fraud

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- A U.S. federal watchdog agency, the Government Accountability Office, has gone undercover on the Internet to expose...

March 27th, 2012 Ellen Messmer
Cisco offers virtualized video surveillance

Cisco offers virtualized video surveillance

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.  -- Cisco Systems Inc. has announced a virtualized version of its Video Surveillance software for use on its...

March 21st, 2012 Ellen Messmer
Cisco takes first step in delivering SecureX vision

Cisco takes first step in delivering SecureX vision

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- A year ago Cisco Systems Inc. put forward a vision called SecureX, which would to exert context-based...

February 28th, 2012 Ellen Messmer
IT pro tips: virtual desktops, wireless, networks

IT pro tips: virtual desktops, wireless, networks

Schools are for learning, and the information technology and security professionals who support networks and applications in the nation's K-12...

January 6th, 2012 Ellen Messmer
Sourcefire to ship its first next-gen firewalls

Sourcefire to ship its first next-gen firewalls

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Sourcefire Inc. says it expects to begin shipping its first two next-generation firewall appliances later this month, entering an increasingly...

December 5th, 2011 Ellen Messmer
CA takes to the cloud for identity management

CA takes to the cloud for identity management

CA Technologies has gotten its feet wet with cloud-based security before, but now the company is moving further in with...

November 16th, 2011 Ellen Messmer
Think before rushing to fix security holes: Forrester

Think before rushing to fix security holes: Forrester

In the report "Planning for Failure," Forrester analysts John Kindervag and Rick Holland make the argument that rushing to fix...

November 11th, 2011 Ellen Messmer
Massive DDoS attacks threaten VoIP services

Massive DDoS attacks threaten VoIP services

ORLANDO, Fla. -- When a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in March brought down the voice-over-IP (VoIP) call processing supplied by...

October 5th, 2011 Ellen Messmer
Concerns over U.S. snoops drive NDP to use cloud encryption

Concerns over U.S. snoops drive NDP to use cloud encryption

Under the U.S. Patriot Act, the U.S. government can compel Salesforce.com to "hand over all data to them, and not...

September 30th, 2011 Ellen Messmer
Symantec cloud service seeks out ‘rogue certificates’

Symantec cloud service seeks out ‘rogue certificates’

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Symantec Corp. says it will release what it calls the Symantec Certificate Intelligence Center, a cloud-based service that...

September 14th, 2011 Ellen Messmer