David Newman

Newman, a Network World Test Alliance partner, is president of Network Test in West Lake Village, Calif. He can be reached at dnewman@networktest.com.

6 steps to secure a home security camera

REVIEW: Home security cameras fall short on security
Clear Choice Tests

REVIEW: Home security cameras fall short on security

In tests of 7 IP-based cameras, only Canary passed muster.

Review: Wave 2 Wi-Fi delivers dramatic performance boost for home networks
Clear Choice Tests

Review: Wave 2 Wi-Fi delivers dramatic performance boost for home networks

In our testing with a Linksys SoHo router, we found that beamforming and MU-MIMO technologies could transform Wi-Fi networks

Review: Is white-box switching the future of networking?
Clear Choice Tests

Review: Is white-box switching the future of networking?

10 lessons learned from testing Cumulus Linux software on an Edge-Core data center switch.

Review: FireEye fights off multi-stage malware

You can't see some malware until it's too late. Sophisticated attacks arrive in pieces, each seemingly benign. Once these advanced attacks reassemble, the target is already compromised.

Macs revolutionized desktop publishing

Desktop publishing was the killer app that got me started with Macs.

What is a vulnerability?

Judging by initial appearances, our security testing turned up a ton of vulnerabilities – nearly 150 of them. In reality, however, none represented actual issues in the Huawei switch.

EXCLUSIVE TEST: Huawei switch: Good first effort

In this Clear Choice test – Huawei's first public outing in a North American setting – the world's largest telecom vendor took the humble approach, supplying a pretty basic managed layer-2 switch that is a key building block found in...

F5 data center firewall aces performance test

Huge data center, check. Multiple 10G Ethernet pipes, check. Load balancer, check. Firewall? Really? Do network architects need to buy yet another box, and likely take a performance hit?

FreeNAS: Flexible, fast storage, and the price is right

It takes something different to stand out in the crowded network-attached storage market. How does free, as in free beer and free speech, sound?

Huawei: Separating fact from fiction

Chinese telecom provider Huawei was hardly a household word a few months ago, but it's had lots of negative publicity of late, from an Economist cover story to a 60 Minutes piece.

Next-gen firewalls can handle the heat

In Network World's two-part test, reviewers David Newman and Joel Snyder put  next-generation firewalls through the ringer. They found that products could forward packets at an impressive clip but throughput dropped with advanced...

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