NetFlash: Cisco sues Apple over iPhone name

* Cisco sues Apple over iPhone name * Verizon previews 2007 services road map * Opinion: Apple iPhone: Another enterprise Trojan horse? * Sophos buys Endforce for network access control * Free hacker scan for universities, nonprofits * Cisco, Jabber team to expand unified communications platforms * Google irks Web site owners over malware alerts * Today on Layer 8

Cisco sues Apple over iPhone name

Cisco is suing Apple to prevent it from using the name iPhone for the new smartphone Apple introduced Tuesday at the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. Click here for more.

Verizon previews 2007 services road map

Verizon Business is planning ambitious upgrades and additions to its service lineup this year, including rolling out nationwide Ethernet services that will offer customers the reliability of SONET, the routing control of legacy services and the flexibility of IP. In addition, the service provider plans to enhance its popular Private IP service offering. Click here for more.

Opinion: Apple iPhone: Another enterprise Trojan horse?

Some 25 years ago, Steve Jobs and Apple lost the war of corporate computing to IBM and Microsoft. I imagine, though, that Jobs probably considers it just a battle in his own “Thirty Years War” against Microsoft and its founder. While Apple’s recent iPhone announcement was completely focused on consumers, the iPhone might also serve to bolster Apple’s position in the enterprise. Click here for more.

Sophos buys Endforce for network access control

Sophos has bought Endforce, a U.S. developer of enterprise network access control software, for an undisclosed sum. Click here for more.

Free hacker scan for universities, nonprofits

Web application security vendor Acunetix Wednesday announced it would make available for free a Web site security scan and reporting service to universities and nonprofit organizations. Click here for more.

Cisco, Jabber team to expand unified communications platforms

Jabber and Cisco on Tuesday announced integration of their real-time communications wares designed to give users access to Web conferencing features from the Jabber instant messaging client. Click here for more.

Google irks Web site owners over malware alerts

Some Web site operators are complaining that Google is flagging their sites as containing malicious software when they believe their sites are harmless. Click here for more.

New threat to married (or attached somehow) men everywhere

On this day in 1973 one of the most egregious changes ever allowed in sports took place: Major League baseball agreed to let the American League use the designated hitter. Nothing has been the same since. Nothing has been the same since Amazon.com came along either. Today in Layer 8 you’ll see why.

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