This Week on NetworkWorld.com, 08/01/05

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1) Cisco covets anti-spam role 2) Investors target systems management 3) A Wider Net: Life's rich in telecom... 4) Future-proof your network 5) How to prevent pharming 6) Test: QCD's InterStructures plug-ins mind the OS gap 7) Technology Update: Classifying packets in a single pass 8) Management Strategies: IP intellec 9) Microsoft tunes SMB licensing 10) Sprint's devotion to wireless raises questions 11) City finds big savings in Linux 12) Appliances replace DNS, DHCP software 13) Sun grows open source offerings 14) Start-ups reinforce storage intelligence 15) Nutter's Help Desk: Windows 2003 DNS servers 16) Test shows VoIP lagging in quality 17) Ebbers' sentence a strong deterrent 18) Start-up takes aim at low-cost security offerings 19) Demo shows ID specs can coexist 20) Tightening video integration with Microsoft 21) Industry looks to tackle spyware 22) Riverbed keeps remote offices up 23) Cisco speaks apps language 24) Microsoft bolsters auto application software 25) HP pumps up ID management suite 26) Netli touts faster Web services 27) Start-up adds continuous data protection software 28) Network World Radio: Moonlighting musicians

1) Router flaw sparks battle

2) Black Hat event highlights RFID and VoIP security threats

3) Federal mandate to boost IPv6, but  ...

4) The life and times of an RFID chip

5) Face-off: Control of employee mobile devices

6) Nutter's Help Desk: VLAN configuration

7) Google searches for an enterprise space

8) Test: IBM x336 packs power in a slim server framework

9) Tech Update: ICE helps VoIP traverse firewalls

10) The CEO's sidekick

11) Pay-as-you-go pricing picks up

12) Aspect reaches beyond the call center with speech technology

13) Apps acceleration market in flux

14) SBC/AT&T merger: Full steam ahead

15) Case study: PC blades get clean bill of health

16) Avaya bolsters automated voice apps

17) Fujitsu software to tackle enterprise information

18) Start-up to index e-mail, other unstructured content

19) WLAN vendors make summer splash

20) Microsoft offers look at new Vista

21) MCI boosts its SLAs

22) Bill to update Telecom Act

23) Windows x64 calls for 32-bit rewrites

24) A closer look at ITIL

25) Forum seeks to keep grids safe

26) Sun eyes throughput-computing push

1) Router flaw sparks battle

Cisco and critics spar over what constitutes responsible disclosure. We have the latest news, plus Gibbs' thoughts on why researcher Michael Lynn is a hero, a forum to discuss the case and an audio interview from the Black Hat conference with Network World Test Alliance member Rodney Thayer on what it all means.

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2) Black Hat event highlights RFID and VoIP security threats

Conference attendees also get a lesson in de-perimeterization.

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3) Federal mandate to boost IPv6, but  ...

The federal government's mandated move to IPv6 over the next few years is expected to also spur demand for the upgraded protocol in portions of the private sector.

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4) The life and times of an RFID chip

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, which handles more than 68,000 pieces of luggage daily, is committed to buying 100 million RFID tags over the next five years, according to Samuel Ingalls, assistant director of Aviation, Information Systems at McCarran. This is the story of one of those chips. We'll call it Chippy.

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5) Face-off: Control of employee mobile devices

Should enterprises strictly control what employees can do with mobile devices? Mark Lowenstein, Mobile Ecosystem, says yes; Lucy Mcquilken, Intel Capital, says no. Read their statements, then jump in with your comments.

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6) Nutter's Help Desk: VLAN configuration

Ron Nutter helps a user figure out a puzzle involving VLANs and DHCP.

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7) Google searches for an enterprise space

In our Clear Choice test of the GB-1001 model, we found that while the searching and indexing features live up to the Google name, the product lacks polish and advanced management features.

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8) Test: IBM x336 packs power in a slim server framework

If you are looking for lots of server power packed into a small space, look no further than the IBM xServer 336 series. In our tests, we were impressed with its solid performance, a great physical design and management features.

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9) Tech Update: ICE helps VoIP traverse firewalls

The Interactive Connectivity Establishment draft provides a framework to unify the various NAT traversal techniques. This enables SIP-based VoIP clients to successful traverse the variety of firewalls that may exist between a remote user and a network.

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10) The CEO's sidekick

All the world's a stage for Cisco demo guy Jim Grubb.

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11) Pay-as-you-go pricing picks up

As more vendors offer software as a service, be aware of potential pitfalls.

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12) Aspect reaches beyond the call center with speech technology

Aspect Communications, which specializes in call center workforce management applications, is updating its self-service software so customers can expand their use of speech-powered technology.

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13) Apps acceleration market in flux

A run on acquisitions of WAN/LAN acceleration vendors is causing confusion for those exploring the technology, which promises to speed key corporate applications, experts say.

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14) SBC/AT&T merger: Full steam ahead

While a number of hurdles remain, SBC and AT&T are looking at a rather smooth merger process thus far.

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15) Case study: PC blades get clean bill of health

Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group has decided that patients and traditional PCs just don't mix in the exam rooms at its clinics.

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16) Avaya bolsters automated voice apps

New software designed to help integrate voice recognition, Web programs and databases

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17) Fujitsu software to tackle enterprise information

Fujitsu is developing two applications that could help companies make better use of their data and better handle information flowing into their organizations.

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18) Start-up to index e-mail, other unstructured content

A new company started by a pair of storage industry veterans last week announced it is readying an appliance that indexes e-mail and other unstructured information so it can be searched and recovered more quickly.

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19) WLAN vendors make summer splash

Most of the news coming out of the wireless LAN industry this summer has been of the product enhancement variety, but this week's debut of start-up Bountiful WiFi is an exception.

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20) Microsoft offers look at new Vista

Corporate developers eyeing Microsoft's upcoming Vista operating system should test it against their current applications before making any deployment decisions, experts say.

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21) MCI boosts its SLAs

MCI is improving its Managed LAN service-level agreements by offering customers better repair time and availability guarantees.

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22) Bill to update Telecom Act

A U.S. senator last week introduced legislation that some say is a first step in reworking the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

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23) Windows x64 calls for 32-bit rewrites

Companies looking to become early adopters of Microsoft's Windows x64 Edition operating systems might find that their favorite anti-virus software no longer works on their new desktops.

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24) A closer look at ITIL

Michele Hudnall, director of service management at software vendor Managed Objects, talks about the realities of ITIL and how corporate IT shops can make the most of their implementations.

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25) Forum seeks to keep grids safe

The Enterprise Grid Alliance, which includes several top vendors trying to accelerate the use of grid computing by big businesses, has published its first paper on the unique security requirements of grids.

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26) Sun eyes throughput-computing push

Sun is set to begin a major push to improve computing throughput with the release of systems based on its eight-core Niagara processor in the first quarter of next year.

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