Articles By Ellen Messmer

Pharmaceutical firm replaces Microsoft with cloud services

Pharmaceutical firm replaces Microsoft with cloud services

Amag Pharmaceuticals, based in Lexington, Mass., has almost eliminated its internal server network, and couldn't be happier about it. That's...

August 15th, 2011 Ellen Messmer
Cisco says layoffs, cost-cutting won’t derail SecureX

Cisco says layoffs, cost-cutting won’t derail SecureX

Despite cutting 6,500 jobs and reducing operating expenses by about US$1 billion, Cisco Systems Inc. has affirmed that it has...

July 21st, 2011 Ellen Messmer
Survey: CFOs lack faith in CIOs and IT teams

Survey: CFOs lack faith in CIOs and IT teams

Increasingly, it's the chief financial officer (CFO) who has direct oversight of the IT department and IT-related spending, but it...

June 28th, 2011 Ellen Messmer
NSA wants bulletproof smart phone, tablet security

NSA wants bulletproof smart phone, tablet security

The National Security Agency, America's high-tech spy agency which also plays a key role in approving hardware and softwarefor use by the Department...

June 22nd, 2011 Ellen Messmer
Survey finds many disappointed in virtualization, cloud

Survey finds many disappointed in virtualization, cloud

Too often, organizations aren't getting as much out of virtualization and hybrid cloud computing as they first thought they would, according to a...

June 13th, 2011 Ellen Messmer
IBM touts collaboration tools for large software projects

IBM touts collaboration tools for large software projects

IBM Corp. kicked off its annual Innovate Conference today with a slew of updated software life-cycle management tools to support...

June 8th, 2011 Ellen Messmer
VMware seeks security ‘manager of managers’ role for vShield

VMware seeks security ‘manager of managers’ role for vShield

With the popularity of its virtual-machine software soaring, VMware has been focusing on optimizing security for its vSphere platform both through cooperation...

May 19th, 2011 Ellen Messmer
Hacker ‘handshake’ hole found in common firewalls

Hacker ‘handshake’ hole found in common firewalls

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.  -- Some of the most commonly-used enterprise firewalls are subject to a hacker exploit that lets an attacker trick...

April 13th, 2011 Ellen Messmer
RSA divulges details of hack on its SecurID system

RSA divulges details of hack on its SecurID system

RSA has started providing more detail into the mid-March attack on its SecurID token-based authentication system, but to get a...

April 5th, 2011 Ellen Messmer
Security service on lookout for ZeuS, SpyEye

Security service on lookout for ZeuS, SpyEye

Spotting notorious Trojans like SpyEye and ZeuS on compromised desktop computers is the goal of a new security service from Trusteer.The service, called Pinpoint,...

March 17th, 2011 Ellen Messmer