Cisco buys into WiMAX with $330M purchase of Navini; Air Force flies toward Web application security

Cisco buys into WiMAX with $330M purchase of Navini

The rumors were right: Cisco has signed a deal to buy WiMAX radio vendor Navini Networks for $330 million.

Air Force flies toward Web application security

Many of the U.S. Air Force’s mission-critical logistics applications, such as its cargo scheduling software, were developed to be used in a closed network environment. But now that the U.S. military is shifting toward greater use of the Internet, there’s heightened concern about making sure Web-based applications don’t get shot down from hackers exploiting software flaws.

Cisco fights fakes via used-equipment remarketing

Cisco combats market for fake switches, routers through used-equipment remarketing process.

Opnet acquires Network Physics for $10 million

Network management vendor Opnet on Monday announced it has acquired Network Physics for $10 million in a deal that will give Opnet the tools it needs to manage end-to-end application performance.

Antispam start-up studies receiver’s reputation

Turning the idea of sender reputation on its head, a new e-mail security company called Abaca Technology is announcing a gateway product that determines an inbound e-mail message’s potential to be spam based on how much unwanted e-mail the receiver has gotten in the past.

Air Force flies toward Web application security

Many of the U.S. Air Force’s mission-critical logistics applications, such as its cargo scheduling software, were developed to be used in a closed network environment. But now that the U.S. military is shifting toward greater use of the Internet, there’s heightened concern about making sure Web-based applications don’t get shot down from hackers exploiting software flaws.

Top 10 venture capital deals of Q3

Enterprise IT companies were conspicuously absent from the list of the 10 largest venture capital deals struck during the third quarter, as the growing market for alternative energy and other “clean tech” companies piqued investors’ attention.

IBM, MediaTek to develop wireless broadband technology

IBM and Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek on Monday announced a three-year pact to develop wireless chipsets for a new technology to transmit large volumes of information, such as full-length high-definition movies, between DVD players, HD-TVs, hand-held devices or other gadgets around the home or office.

SOA governance falls short at most large enterprises

Nearly nine out of 10 large enterprises have insufficient governance over service-oriented architecture deployments, a new survey has found.

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Identity management helps take load off Sabre's legacy systems

For Sabre Holdings, identity management and security provisioning tools from Sun and Netegrity, have eased the burden on its mainframe processing systems and allowed the company to move to more open systems for supporting the 1 million peak transactions per hour it must process. Kurtis Holland, Principal, IT Security at Sabre Holdings, explains what steps went to into picking which tools to use and what you can do to avoid mistakes when implementing identity management in your own enterprise environment. (9:19)

SOA's ready-made architectural model

The OASIS standards body has recently begun working on the service component architect (SCA) specification already widely supported throughout the Java vendor community. This is great news for enterprises building service-oriented architectures as a model such as this will considerably ease the pain of gathering Web services into a cohesive whole. Duane Nickull, a senior technical evangelist for Adobe Systems and recognized SOA authority the world over, explains how SCA works and why it's so important to enterprise SOA in this talk with New Data Center Editor Beth Schultz. (33:08)

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SOA and the adaptive data center

Application services are advancing, and data centers are getting more automated. Now the two must come together. Here’s how, from building a strong technology foundation to applying the best business practices.

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Hackers gain access to private hotel network

Buzzblog: Flames lapping at laptop, mobility expert turns to 'fire blogging'

There’s blogging … and then there’s blogging while everything on three sides around you goes up in flames. Doing the latter is Jim Forbes, a retired tech editor and founding producer of Network World’s then DemoMobile brand, as he huddles in a Southern California evacuation center with his “two useless cats, and my bug-eyed road buddy Perro.”

Buzzblog: Fake Steve' has written a real book

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