Network software

  • October 11, 2006 11 Oct'06

    Central Networks puts power supply details on the web

    Utility firm Central Networks has launched a live network map on its website which allows its 4.9 million customers to view constantly updated information on their electricity supply.

  • October 05, 2006 05 Oct'06

    PGP upgrades security portfolio

    PGP has upgraded its open-source security software portfolio and launched a new product for sharing network-based files.

  • September 26, 2006 26 Sep'06

    Manchester gets wireless broadband

    A city-wide broadband wireless IP network has been launched in Manchester, offering services such as wireless CCTV and disaster recovery. If successful, the IT model could be adopted by other cities as an alternative to leased lines.

  • September 22, 2006 22 Sep'06

    Yahoo may buy $1bn social networking site

    Yahoo is reported to be in talks to buy social networking site Facebook for $1bn (£540m), but it faces competition from Microsoft.

  • September 05, 2006 05 Sep'06

    Instant messaging boom brings security concerns

    Instant messaging (IM) has made significant inroads to the enterprise, but using public IM applications may open up security holes in the network

  • August 29, 2006 29 Aug'06

    Juniper updates security OS

    Juniper Networks has announced an upgrade to ScreenOS, the security-specific operating system for its firewall and IPSec Virtual Private Network appliances.

  • August 22, 2006 22 Aug'06

    Thales to deliver Army supply and security systems

    BAE Systems has signed a contract worth more than £50m with Thales UK to supply transmission and security subsystems for the British Army’s new Falcon battlefield communications network.

  • August 11, 2006 11 Aug'06

    Intel sells media and signalling business to Eicon

    Intel has sold its media and signalling business to Eicon Networks Corporation, as it continues to streamline its operations to cut costs.

  • July 27, 2006 27 Jul'06

    Flaw in Cisco VPN 3000 kit cannot be patched

    A flaw in a protocol used by Cisco Systems' VPN 3000 Series virtual private networking kit can open up firms to a denial of service attack, but it cannot be patched.

  • July 24, 2006 24 Jul'06

    MySpace hit by datacentre power failure

    Social networking website MySpace was shut down for more than half a day after a power outage at its datacentre.

  • July 21, 2006 21 Jul'06

    Network optimization: BT's solution for end-user performance hurdles -- and other network news brief

    Short takes from this week's network news

  • July 18, 2006 18 Jul'06

    GNER upgrades networks with Thus

    Train operator Great North Eastern Railways has selected Thus to provide a next generation network linking its 23 locations across the UK.

  • July 14, 2006 14 Jul'06

    New firewall solution in offing to tackle DoS attacks

    Researchers are developing a new firewall solution to prevent distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks from crashing websites and networks.

  • July 03, 2006 03 Jul'06

    Bank of America hands EDS integration deal

    Bank of America has signed a six-year $700m (£380m) deal with EDS to integrate the communications infrastructure of recent acquisition MBNA into its existing voice and data network.

  • July 03, 2006 03 Jul'06

    Datacentre pros must plan for power, say experts

    Upcoming environmental and buildings legislation, the increasing cost of energy and uncertainty over power resources means that UK firms should be taking steps to help protect their long term energy supplies as well as to ensure facilities are ...

  • June 22, 2006 22 Jun'06

    Europe “unaware” of network security risks

    The European Commission has warned that Europe continues to be ‘unaware’ of the security risks to computer networks.

  • June 19, 2006 19 Jun'06

    Hewlett-Packard network tool aims for end-to-end lifecycle management

    Hewlett-Packard has developed a network configuration management system that aims to improve the way users can view and manage their network assets.

  • June 14, 2006 14 Jun'06

    OpenVZ supports virtualisation development on IPv6

    For advanced technologists who want to test virtualisation technology with the IPv6 network protocol, the OpenVZ project has released its operating system-level server virtualisation software technology with support for the next-generation Internet ...

  • June 09, 2006 09 Jun'06

    HP to improve network management

    HP is to launch a new network configuration management system that will improve the way users can view and manage their network assets.

  • June 08, 2006 08 Jun'06

    EMC expands application management offering with acquisition

    EMC has acquired nLayers to offer its customers an improved way to manage their networked assets and applications.

  • June 06, 2006 06 Jun'06

    Test Internet Protocol v6 now, analysts urge firms

    Companies are being urged to pilot Internet Protocol version 6 as the next-generation networking standard is increasingly included in desktop operating systems.

  • June 01, 2006 01 Jun'06

    BlueCat appliance offers rock-solid security

    Hot Pick: The Adonis 1000 appliance bundles DNS and DHCP into an enterprise-class appliance for the centralized secure operation of network addressing.

  • May 30, 2006 30 May'06

    Networks news in brief

    Brief takes on the week's network news

  • May 30, 2006 30 May'06

    Global firm goes virtual for savings

    Global consultancy Bureau Veritas aims to trim 20% off its network service costs over five years by outsourcing its data networks to virtual managed service provider Vanco.

  • May 30, 2006 30 May'06

    Semantic web 'ready to implement'

    The semantic web, a network of machine-readable information, is a proven concept and organisations should begin exploring how to use it.

  • May 23, 2006 23 May'06

    Firms combine to offer network threat detection

    Nortel and Symantec have joined forces to launch a combined hardware and software package aimed at helping businesses identify and stop critical threats to the corporate network infrastructure.

  • May 19, 2006 19 May'06

    Appliance gets Attuned for Nas virtualisation

    Attune Systems, a provider of enterprise network file management (NFM) systems, has released the Maestro File Manager FM5500.

  • May 19, 2006 19 May'06

    Defending your data

    In the constant battle to maintain security IT directors are moving away from network defences to focus on data and asset protection.

  • May 17, 2006 17 May'06

    Power plant secrets leaked via file-sharing network

    Sensitive Japanese power plant information has been leaked onto the internet via an employee-installed share-filing program, for the second time in four months.

  • May 16, 2006 16 May'06

    Network to share security knowledge

    A government-backed IT security network that brings together specialists from business, universities and government aims to identify and plug the gaps in information security technology and practice.

  • May 09, 2006 09 May'06

    Store layout software boosts sales

    A network of convenience stores, petrol forecourts and newsagents has seen an average sales lift of more than 10% after using space-planning software for the first time.

  • April 27, 2006 27 Apr'06

    Hitachi issues fix for JP1 vulnerability

    Hitachi has admitted that its JP1 network and server management system could be vulnerable to denial of service attacks.

  • April 27, 2006 27 Apr'06

    DNS network attacks may be imminent

    Flaws have been found in the software used to administer the internet's domain name system (DNS), with a number of supplier products at risk of security attacks.

  • April 26, 2006 26 Apr'06

    McDATA bites at EMC virtualisation opportunity

    McDATA has added EMC's Rainfinity Global File Virtualisation to its ROC (Remote Office Consolidation) in order to help EMC customers consolidate, optimise and protect the data in their storage networks.

  • April 25, 2006 25 Apr'06

    EMC extends Insignia Solutions for SMBs

    EMC has extended its Insignia line of security products for SMBs with two new fully integrated solutions, Insignia Solution for Exchange and Insignia Solution for Data Protection. Both systems use EMC's CLARiiON AX150 and AX150i networked storage ...

  • April 20, 2006 20 Apr'06

    DTI survey worries about networks and identity fraud

    UK businesses are failing to adopt the security controls needed to protect their customers' information, according to the Department of Trade and Industry's biennial Information Security Breaches Survey.

  • April 20, 2006 20 Apr'06

    UK boards have little faith in their firms’ security

    A doubting 38% of the 293 senior managers surveyed by nCircle expect their firms to suffer a network attack this year and 74% complacently think that security issues are a fact of business life.

  • April 20, 2006 20 Apr'06

    Company executives in dark over IT security

    Company executives are in the dark about IT security, with a third admitting they do not know whether network security at their firms has been breached, research has revealed.

  • April 20, 2006 20 Apr'06

    Hybrid software adds extra remote security

    A new generation of remote access software has emerged that combines the two main competing virtual private networking technologies.

  • April 12, 2006 12 Apr'06

    Network security suffers confidence blow

    A report by risk management specialist nCircle has revealed that UK board members have low expectations for network security in their firms.

  • April 07, 2006 07 Apr'06

    Cisco patches telco networking kit to tackle DoS attacks

    Cisco Systems has been forced to issue security fixes in some of the optical networking systems it sells to service providers and telecommunications companies.

  • April 05, 2006 05 Apr'06

    Firms hit as domain-name registrar is knocked out again

    Domain-name registrar Network Solutions suffered its second outage in a matter of days yesterday, meaning thousands of companies could not manage their websites.

  • April 04, 2006 04 Apr'06

    University opts for Cisco San

    The University of Minnesota, which serves 60,000 students on its five campuses, has selected Cisco MDS 9509 Multilayer directors to consolidate its widely dispersed storage resources onto a single storage area network (San).

  • March 31, 2006 31 Mar'06

    Motorways traffic centre goes live

    The Highways Agency has opened a £160m National Traffic Control Centre to give drivers up-to-date information on the state of the motorway network.

  • March 29, 2006 29 Mar'06

    Britannia banks on StoreAge virtualisation

    Britannia Building Society has implemented StoreAge Networking Technologies’ Storage Virtualisation Manager (SVM) in a bid to improve its development and business process procedures.

  • March 27, 2006 27 Mar'06

    Hotel group signs up Pasporte for managed network

    Luxury hotel group Orient-Express Hotels has chosen Pasporte to deliver a fully managed network in a £1.1m outsourcing deal.

  • March 23, 2006 23 Mar'06

    Sun Grid suffers DoS attack on opening day

    The Sun Grid data processing service suffered a denial of service attack on its first day of operations this week, as remote attackers tried to crash the network.

  • March 22, 2006 22 Mar'06

    Nortel unveils router range for converged networks

    Nortel Networks has released a new range of routers specifically aimed at the converged voice and data network market.

  • March 22, 2006 22 Mar'06

    VeriSign offers network vulnerability service

    VeriSign has launched a service that pinpoints vulnerable parts of a business' network.

  • March 20, 2006 20 Mar'06

    IT industry needs to tighten up VPN security, says report

    The IT industry is the most vulnerable sector to network attacks, particularly through their Virtual Private Network VPNs, according to new research.

  • March 10, 2006 10 Mar'06

    Vodafone to start business trials of high-speed wireless

    Vodafone is to start customer trials of its HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) wireless network next month, as it introduces faster services than 3G.

  • March 08, 2006 08 Mar'06

    Citibank reissues customer cards after data breach

    Citibank is re-issuing a number of MasterCard credit and debit cards used in the UK, Canada and Russia, after admitting customer accounts have become compromised after its network was breached.

  • March 08, 2006 08 Mar'06

    ADIC adds to network storage

    Advanced Digital Information Corporation (ADIC), a provider of storage products for the open systems market, has expanded the maximum capacity of its Pathlight VX 650 enterprise disk backup product by more than 50% and added support for the new ...

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    Physical security used more on IP networks

    IT directors are increasingly looking to install physical security such as biometrics and card readers to protect their IP networks.

  • March 06, 2006 06 Mar'06

    ISS adds Cisco support to protect networks

    Internet Security Systems, a provider of pre-emptive, enterprise security, now supports Cisco's Network Admission Control (NAC) framework through its Proventia Desktop Endpoint Security product.

  • March 02, 2006 02 Mar'06

    Businesses see online boom – but worry about security

    US and western European businesses are seeing their online sales grow, but many of them have questions about the security of their networks, according to a survey by RSA Security.

  • March 02, 2006 02 Mar'06

    Oracle unveils enterprise search platform

    Oracle has unveiled a new enterprise search platform for corporate networks.

  • February 28, 2006 28 Feb'06

    Universities offered cheaper data back-up services

    Universities are being encouraged to back-up their data with a system introduced by the United Kingdom Education and Research Networking Association (UKERNA).

  • February 27, 2006 27 Feb'06

    IBM launches internal network protection

    IBM has released a new product that tackles internal network security threats.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    Cisco faces VPN questions

    Cisco has acknowledged a vulnerability in its 3000-series virtual private network concentrators running WebVPN.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    Gates and Chambers head RSA Security Conference

    Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Cisco Systems’ John Chambers kicked off the focal RSA Security Conference in San Jose this week by revealing details about their companies' network access control strategies.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    Computer Misuse Act amendment could criminalise tools used by IT professionals

    Security professionals have raised concerns that plans to strengthen the Computer Misuse Act could criminalise the software tools used by IT professionals to test the security of their company networks.

  • February 15, 2006 15 Feb'06

    San storm for ECI

    ECI Telecom has announced a next generation San extension product designed for transport networks to meet the growing market demand for business-critical services.

  • February 13, 2006 13 Feb'06

    Kew takes Extreme measures to catalogue its collection

    The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew has rolled out a network to underpin a major digitisation project, which will catalogue its entire collection of specimens, periodical titles, prints and drawings.

  • February 08, 2006 08 Feb'06

    MEF drives up quality standards in carrier Ethernet

    The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) has expanded its certification program to include quality of service parameters in network kit, to ensure service providers can give their customers the service they demand.

  • January 31, 2006 31 Jan'06

    US Homeland Security network condemned as insecure

    The US Department of Homeland Security's wide area network (Wan) is plagued by security problems, according to a government watchdog.

  • January 31, 2006 31 Jan'06

    Cisco patches against network authorisation flaw

    Cisco Systems has patched a hole in it main operating switch and router operating system which could allow users to get access to network privileges above their authorisation.

  • January 24, 2006 24 Jan'06

    Foundry switches to provide VoIP support

    Foundry Networks has unveiled two 10 Gigabit Ethernet application acceleration switches to support voice over IP and other web applications.

  • January 19, 2006 19 Jan'06

    Police to store number-plate data for at least two years

    Police are planning to store data captured by a proposed national automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera network for at least two years.

  • January 13, 2006 13 Jan'06

    Foundry meets data convergence with 10Gbit switches

    Foundry Networks has unveiled two 10 Gigabit Ethernet application acceleration switches to support voice over IP (VoIP) and other web applications.

  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05

    Step 3: What good are your findings?

    Weak passwords can be a huge security vulnerability. You can mitigate this risk by attempting to find your weaknesses before a malicious hacker does. Contributor Kevin Beaver provides a step-by-step guide on how to crack your own network passwords.

  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05

    Keys to finalizing your Active Directory migration

    When you migrate from Windows NT domains to Windows Active Directory domains, there are many aspects of the migration that can remain unfinished. Expert Derek Melber runs dows the list of areas that should be checked to avoid security gaps in your ...

  • December 01, 2005 01 Dec'05

    Express Newspapers broadens reach with transatlantic IP network

    The Express Newspapers Group is using a fast, high-bandwidth private Internet Protocol (IP) network to share data and applications with its New York and other offices, and to support the North American launch of OK! magazine in September.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Cern lays foundations for next-generation internet with intercontinental 10 Gig Wan

    Cern, the world's largest particle physics laboratory, has built the first working intercontinental 10 Gigabit Ethernet wide area network. It will ultimately make up part of the fabric of the next-generation internet, dubbed Internet2.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Cisco produces a mesh for the municipality

    Cisco is launching a range of wireless "mesh" network products designed to be deployed across towns to create municipal wireless broadband.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Step 3: Setting up the certificate authority

    With wireless networks proliferating it is a good idea to understand what it takes to build a VPN for a wireless gateway. Contributor and Microsoft MVP Brien Posey details the necessary steps in this step-by-step guide.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Step 4: Configuring the authentication server

    With wireless networks proliferating it is a good idea to understand what it takes to build a VPN for a wireless gateway. Contributor and Microsoft MVP Brien Posey details the necessary steps in this step-by-step guide.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Step 5: Configuring the VPN server

    With wireless networks proliferating it is a good idea to understand what it takes to build a VPN for a wireless gateway. Contributor and Microsoft MVP Brien Posey details the necessary steps in this step-by-step guide.

  • November 22, 2005 22 Nov'05

    Influential survey says security 'set back by 6 years'

    Update: The SANS Top 20 vulnerability list for 2005 shows the bad guys attacking flawed apps and paying more attention to network holes.

  • November 21, 2005 21 Nov'05

    High bandwidth ups the ante at Coral

    Bookmaker Coral has deployed a high-bandwidth managed network to its 1,268 branches in the UK as part of a £7.1m, five-year contract with BT.

  • November 16, 2005 16 Nov'05

    Bookmaker backs BT for managed network

    Bookmaker Coral has deployed a high-bandwidth managed network to its 1,268 branches throughout the UK as part of a £7.1m, five-year contract with BT.

  • November 15, 2005 15 Nov'05

    VPN flaw could crash networks

    The National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC) has warned of a security hole in a common virtual private networking protocol, which could leave firms open to denial-of-service attacks that crash their systems.

  • November 07, 2005 07 Nov'05

    Juniper hires Black Hat hacker

    Juniper Networks has hired a hacker who exposed serious security vulnerabilities in rival Cisco’s routers, and who was sued as a result.

  • November 01, 2005 01 Nov'05

    Oracle’s turn for security scrutiny

    A security paper presented at a network security conference held by the SANs Institute in Los Angeles has warned that an attack on Oracle databases because of “weak” protection for users' passwords could put corporate data at risk of exposure.

  • October 31, 2005 31 Oct'05

    John Moores University implements San to cope with demand from around the world

    Liverpool John Moores University has implemented two storage area networks to help it provide services to its growing number of international franchises.

  • October 26, 2005 26 Oct'05

    Qualys tool supports access control initiative

    Security company Qualys has integrated its Qualysguard on-demand vulnerability management product with the Network Admission Control programme.

  • October 26, 2005 26 Oct'05

    Cisco focuses software acceleration effort

    Cisco Systems is forming a business unit to offer application acceleration and network optimisation products.

  • October 26, 2005 26 Oct'05

    Survey reveals rapid adoption of SSL VPNs for remote access

    Companies are increasingly deploying Secure Sockets Layer virtual private networks to provide remote access to corporate systems, a study from Forrester Research has found.

  • October 24, 2005 24 Oct'05

    Three Sans protect Close Premium Finance data

    Close Premium Finance, which provides finance for insurance brokers and individuals, has built a mirrored three-San (storage area network) environment to protect data relating to the £2bn of insurance premiums that go through its books each year.

  • October 18, 2005 18 Oct'05

    Snort flaw opens up networks to attackers

    A vulnerability in the Snort open-source intrusion protection software could open up networks to remote attackers.

  • October 17, 2005 17 Oct'05

    Palm and RIM join forces to support Treo wireless e-mail

    Palm and RIM have signed a deal to allow users of the Palm Treo 650 personal digital assistant to access their e-mail and calendar over wireless networks using RIM’s Blackberry software.

  • October 13, 2005 13 Oct'05

    Cisco makes play for web acceleration

    Cisco Systems is forming a business unit to offer users new application acceleration and network optimisation products.

  • October 12, 2005 12 Oct'05

    Microsoft settles with RealNetworks for $761m

    RealNetworks has settled its 2003 $1bn (£600m) anti-trust lawsuit against Microsoft, with Microsoft agreeing to a $761m settlement.

  • October 11, 2005 11 Oct'05

    Make security case, IT bosses told

    IT directors have to make the business case for network security investment, a Communications Management Association conference was told last week.