Network software

  • January 23, 2008 23 Jan'08

    Network managers: master project management to get better salaries

    Network technicians will need to learn project manager skills if corporate rollouts of wider and more advanced networks are to be successful, according to attendees at the Cisco Networkers 2008 this week.

  • January 22, 2008 22 Jan'08

    New Cisco products to speed delivery of enterprise apps

    Cisco is to release more network management hardware and software under its Data Centre 3.0 product suite to speed the delivery of enterprise software applications, business users at the Cisco Networkers 2008 conference in Barcelona were told today.

  • January 21, 2008 21 Jan'08

    Social networking costs UK businesses £6.5bn a year

    Social networking sites are costing UK businesses an estimated £6.5bn in lost productivity every year.

  • January 15, 2008 15 Jan'08

    Blue Coat integrates Wan optimisation and security

    Blue Coat Systems has introduced the Blue Coat Proxyclient, a wireless area network optimisation software client with integrated security and control.

  • January 10, 2008 10 Jan'08

    Panasonic Batteries cuts invoicing costs by 60%

    Panasonic Batteries has cut invoicing processing costs by 60% by implementing an automated system across its European sales network.

  • January 10, 2008 10 Jan'08

    Aruba to acquire AirWave for £18.5m

    Aruba Networks is acquiring AirWave Wireless for £18.5m in stock and cash to widen its Wi-Fi offering to firms.

  • January 10, 2008 10 Jan'08

    Policies needed to limit social networking risk, says KPMG

    Businesses need to put policies and technologies in place to minimise the risk of staff damaging the company's reputation on social...

  • December 20, 2007 20 Dec'07

    IT managers fear influx of Xmas gadgets on network

    IT managers are getting twitchy about the Xmas gadgets expected to be brought into work by employees. Such devices can potentially spread viruses, crash networks and cause data breaches.

  • December 19, 2007 19 Dec'07

    Cisco releases first annual security report

    Cisco has released its first annual report on the global state of security, which makes several recommendations to enable organisations to protect their networks.

  • December 18, 2007 18 Dec'07

    Network significant contributor to environmental footprint

    Gartner advises organisations that even if they can’t turn their network off to reduce their environmental footprint, they must take simple steps to reduce it.

  • December 12, 2007 12 Dec'07

    Continental Airlines issues network tokens to help meet PCI DSS demands

    Continental Airlines has issued more than 1,000 security tokens to its staff and business partners to help meet the demands of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

  • December 11, 2007 11 Dec'07

    AMRO technology supports VocaLink

    Dutch bank ABN AMRO is providing VocaLink with access to its network to deliver global Euro payments globally when the single euro payments area (Sepa) system comes into force next month.

  • December 11, 2007 11 Dec'07

    Yotel: IP network convergence in a capsule

    Yotel, the newly opened capsule hotel inside Heathrow Airport's Terminal 4, is using a converged network with two different digital subscriber lines to run all business applications, including IP-based CCTV, and deliver the latest technology to ...

  • December 10, 2007 10 Dec'07

    VocaLink uses audit tools to rationalise its networks

    VocaLink, which was created from the merger of two UK payment processing companies in July, has installed software to help it rationalise its separate transaction processing networks.

  • December 04, 2007 04 Dec'07

    Bosses clamp down on social networking

    Most businesses plan to monitor or limit employee access to social networking sites, as concern grows over their impact on productivity at work, research by has revealed.

  • November 29, 2007 29 Nov'07

    Microsoft: allow social networking but get secure

    The UK workforce is gaining business advantage through the use of social networks, but users' behaviour may leave employers at risk, says Microsoft.

  • November 29, 2007 29 Nov'07

    Securing the drugs industry

    Pharmaceutical companies operate in a broad community of partners, collaborators and competitors. Allowing other organisations into your network can be risky, but keeping them out may be a more costly mistake.

  • November 26, 2007 26 Nov'07

    Social engineering attacks on the rise

    The Sans ­Institute's latest annual list of the top 20 attack targets reveals that hackers have stepped up their use of phishing and other social engineering attacks as network defences become more robust.

  • November 26, 2007 26 Nov'07

    Network Access for Cisco Guest Server

    Cisco has released Network Admission Control (NAC) Guest Server with its Secure Guest service.

  • November 23, 2007 23 Nov'07

    Denton Wilde Sapte offsite datacentre double network speeds

    International law firm Denton Wilde Sapte has doubled network connectivity speeds between 1300 employees at offices in 12 countries 5 Gbps within two months by upgrading from its legacy local server environment to an off-site datacentre running ...

  • November 20, 2007 20 Nov'07

    Fortnum & Mason improves store flexibility with new Lan

    Luxury London store Fortnum and Mason has gone to Alfred McAlpine IT Services to deploy a fixed and wireless network as part of a £24m store refurbishment.

  • November 16, 2007 16 Nov'07

    NCP to double client base with Watchguard tie-up

    NCP Engineering, a Nurenburg-based supplier of remote access security systems, aims to double the number of seats using its virtual private network (VPN) client software with an OEM deal with Watchguard Technologies, a global provider of network ...

  • November 16, 2007 16 Nov'07

    Retailers expose consumers to data theft, says survey

    Many large retailers in the UK, US, and Europe are exposing customers to theft of credit card information by using insecure wireless network connections, according to a survey of 3,000 shops in big cities, including London.

  • November 16, 2007 16 Nov'07

    UK reliant on US for innovation

    Six years ago the reseller I was with tried to bring Ingrian Networks into the UK, but there was little interest. Business had been good in the US, so it was disappointing not to get a bigger take-up. Today, I am back with Ingrian Networks and sales...

  • November 15, 2007 15 Nov'07

    SAP launches technology collaboration network for insurers

    SAP is to host a collaboration network designed to help insurers address their technology issues.

  • November 13, 2007 13 Nov'07

    Havering College saves £10,000 with unified security system

    Havering Sixth Form College has unified its network security to reduce the amount it spends on IT security by £10,000.

  • November 09, 2007 09 Nov'07

    Google application coding tools present challenge to Facebook

    Google has introduced an open set of application programming interfaces (APIs) for the social networking sector that could challenge the dominance of Facebook, which is built on proprietary APIs.

  • November 07, 2007 07 Nov'07

    F5 delivers nine-fold increase in application firewall performance

    F5 Networks says it is delivering a nine-fold increase in performance in its updated application firewall system.

  • November 02, 2007 02 Nov'07

    Google creates network of social networkers

    Google has launched an open set of application programming interfaces (APIs) for the social networking sector, a move that has been interpreted by some as a shot across the bows of its rival Facebook.

  • November 02, 2007 02 Nov'07

    Using SEM to get a clearer picture of security threats

    Security event management (SEM) tools are designed to monitor security events across an organisation's network. They work by correlating data from a range of IT security systems - including firewalls, routers and anti-virus systems - and predicting ...

  • November 01, 2007 01 Nov'07

    M&S outsources IT network to Logicalis for four years

    Marks & Spencer has outsourced its IT network for the next four years to Logicalis to improve its efficiency and agility as well as cut costs.

  • October 31, 2007 31 Oct'07

    EMC buys Voyence

    Storage provider EMC has bought Voyence - a supplier of network configuration software. The purchase extends EMC's competencies in IT service management.

  • October 26, 2007 26 Oct'07

    Pfizer boosts performance in Wan optimisation pilot

    Pharmaceuticals company Pfizer is running a pilot project across three datacentres and six remote sites to optimise its wide area network, as part of a project to improve the performance of software applications across the company.

  • October 25, 2007 25 Oct'07

    Microsoft buys £120m stake in Facebook

    Microsoft has bought a 1.6% stake in social networking site Facebook for £120m - which effectively values the privately held firm at £7.5bn.

  • October 25, 2007 25 Oct'07

    Social networking sites: threats and remedies

    The European Network and Information Security Agency (Enisa) has detailed 17 significant threats to the privacy of users of social networking sites(SNSs). It has also suggested some remedies.

  • October 25, 2007 25 Oct'07

    Spies threaten Facebookers

    Companies face a growing threat from industrial spies who use social networks to engineer attacks against them.

  • October 24, 2007 24 Oct'07

    Recreational network use blights performance

    Recreational use of network resources is impacting performance despite policies to restrict it, according to a survey by NetQos. The survey of 150 network engineers found that although nearly 90% had a formal policy in place to limit recreational ...

  • October 23, 2007 23 Oct'07

    RSA releases security token for Symbian smartphones

    RSA has developed a security software token for Symbian enterprise smartphones to authenticate access to corporate networks.

  • October 23, 2007 23 Oct'07

    Burton Group Catalyst 2007: Amadeus automates billing

    Global travel distribution company Amadeus has managed to save 15% on its telecommunications costs by automating billing with its network providers.

  • October 18, 2007 18 Oct'07

    HP offers easier secure printing

    HP has introduced an automated system to enable the secure printing of sensitive documents on corporate and government networks.