NetFlash: Check Point to acquire NFR Security

* Check Point to acquire NFR Security * $100 laptops? ... Not yet * Top five challenges for Cisco in 2007 * Bad Web sites responsible for 'mouse rage'? * Apple to get a month of security bugs * Cool Tools Video: Dueling gadgets * Buzzblog: All in an afternoon's e-mail * Today on Layer 8

Check Point to acquire NFR Security

Check Point Software Technologies on Tuesday announced an agreement to acquire privately held NFR Security, a maker of intrusion-detection and -prevention systems, for approximately $20 million. Click here for more.

$100 laptops? ... Not yet

On a desk in a messy office on the eighth floor of a building opposite the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sits a circuit board that might just transform education for millions of kids around the world. Click here for more.

Top five challenges for Cisco in 2007

Network professionals always need to have an eye on what Cisco is up to. Here are five key developments Cisco will be spearheading in the year ahead. Click here for more.

Bad Web sites responsible for 'mouse rage'?

Badly designed Web sites may have negative effects on a user’s immune, cardiovascular and nervous systems, a study says. Click here for more.

Apple to get a month of security bugs

Apple will soon be a member of the "month of bugs" club. Click here for more.

Cool Tools Video: Dueling gadgets

Keith and West Coast Correspondent Joel Snyder try to out cool each other. Joel has a thin access point that fits in a standard outlet box and Keith shows off the Samsung K5 music player. Watch now.

Buzzblog: All in an afternoon's e-mail

Al Gore wants my help with the climate crisis … I just won $1.5M in a 'Microsoft Sweepstakes' … Aw, what the heck, it's that time of year. Click here for more.

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