Articles By Joel Snyder

What you need to know about 802.1x

What you need to know about 802.1x

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.1x standard is and why you should care means understanding three separate concepts: PPP,...

August 18th, 2010 Joel Snyder
Network access authentication: Ready for 802.1X?

Network access authentication: Ready for 802.1X?

In the network access control products we tested, authentication varies from very strong to very weak, and every point in-between....

June 21st, 2010 Joel Snyder
Review: SonicWALL firewalls for under US$1,000

Review: SonicWALL firewalls for under US$1,000

SonicWALL recently started shipping six new firewalls to replace the low-end of its product line. The new firewalls are the...

November 2nd, 2009 Joel Snyder
How we tested Cisco IPS 7.0

How we tested Cisco IPS 7.0

We installed a Cisco 4260 IPS appliance in a production network with approximately 700 Web sites generating approximately 25 Mbps...

August 11th, 2009 Joel Snyder
Cisco IPS 7.0 raises the bar with reputation filtering

Cisco IPS 7.0 raises the bar with reputation filtering

Cisco Systems Inc. is shipping what it claims is the first intrusion-prevention system (IPS) to correlate IP reputation filtering with...

August 11th, 2009 Joel Snyder
REVIEW: Cisco IPS 7.0 raises the bar with reputation filtering

REVIEW: Cisco IPS 7.0 raises the bar with reputation filtering

Cisco Systems Inc. is shipping what it claims is the first intrusion-prevention system (IPS) to correlate IP reputation filtering with...

August 11th, 2009 Joel Snyder
The NAC train is leaving the station

The NAC train is leaving the station

This fall I spent a week with the InteropLabs team preparing a network access control interoperability demonstration for Interop New...

November 23rd, 2006 Joel Snyder
NetScreen deal bears Juniper fruit

NetScreen deal bears Juniper fruit

Network World has exclusively tested Juniper’s SSG 520, a security and routing platform that is the first new fruit from...

March 2nd, 2006 Joel Snyder
Risk analysis needs a reality check

Risk analysis needs a reality check

Every day, we hear about security problems lurking on our networks and are urged to fix them immediately. When we...

April 13th, 2003 Joel Snyder
Joel Snyder: Securing the wireless LAN

Joel Snyder: Securing the wireless LAN

Wireless LANs are too inexpensive to ignore, but security has stymied many network managers looking to bring wireless into the...

September 11th, 2002 Joel Snyder