Networks news in brief

Short takes from this week's networks news

Short takes from this week's networks news

Orbital offers software-only Wan accelerator

A software-only wide area network application accelerator could help network managers cut costs, according to supplier Orbital Data. The software, priced at £56 a seat, runs under Windows and can be used over any Wan connection to increase data throughput, decrease latency and add data encryption.

Nokia e-mail platform adds support for Lotus

Nokia Business Center is to support IBM Lotus Notes and Domino servers. Nokia said it would release a Lotus version of its mobile e-mail software this quarter. Nokia Business Center is designed to offer push e-mail, allowing staff to access corporate e-mail any time, anywhere. It currently supports mobile e-mail on 10 Nokia models.

Dell launches wireless broadband service

Dell is to offer notebook users integrated High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) wireless broadband capability thorough Vodafone's high-speed wireless data networks in the UK, France and Germany. The service will provide readily available access to e-mail, internet and servers through the Vodafone mobile broadband data network, said Dell.

Symantec launches SME security appliance

Symantec has introduced a software appliance designed to help small businesses combat spam and e-mail-based malicious code. Symantec Mail Security 8220 includes an e-mail firewall, traffic shaping, content filtering, and content compliance.

Websense adds Network Engines security tools

Websense is integrating technology from security appliance supplier Network Engines into its Websense security software. The technology includes a family of multifunction security appliances designed to meet security requirements and regulatory compliance mandates, said Websense.

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