NetWorld+Interop 2004 Show Planner

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Network World to nail testing at N+I

Network World is the exclusive media sponsor of the InteropNet Labs, NetWorld+Interop's live test bed designed to give attendees hands-on, unbiased insight into the state of emerging technologies. ILabs is located on the show floor (Booth 111), open to all attendees and runs during exhibition hours.

This year iLabs will focus on three areas: interoperability of Session Initiation Protocol-based VoIP products; wired and wireless LAN access security; and Multi-protocol Label Switching IP v.4 and v.6 interoperability and MPLS multicast capabilities. (For more information about iLabs, click here.)

Network World will supplement the iLabs education program with the Network World Testing Track. In these interactive sessions, Network World Lab Alliance members will discuss how to develop test methodology, offer advice on the testing process pitfalls and outline which products should be on your testing short list.

Network World Test Lab Alliance partner Joel Snyder will conduct a VPN Design and Deployment Workshop on Monday, May 10. This daylong session will cover the results of testing completed for Network World and hands-on information he's acquired from implementing VPNs at customer sites. Snyder will cover everything from VPN clients to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPNs, providing hints on how to get a real VPN installed in a real network. (For a description of this workshop, click here.)

On Tuesday, alliance partner David Newman of Network Test will explore the considerations of testing 10G Ethernet network gear. On Wednesday, Snyder will hone in on testing SSL VPN products. On Thursday, alliance partner Rodney Thayer will give tips on how to effectively test intrusion-prevention system and intrusion-detection system products using open source tools. All sessions will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room N115. (For more about these sessions, click here.)

Lab Alliance partner and network collaboration specialist Christine Perey will act as the chairperson and moderator of the Collaboration Theater presentations to be conducted on the show floor throughout the week. As part of the Collaboration and VoIP Pavilion (Booth 127), speakers from participating vendors that ship VoIP hardware and software, streaming media delivery tools, videoconferencing technologies, portal software, instant messaging and collaboration software suites will use the theater to engage attendees in interactive discussion that will help them better understand existing and emerging collaboration technologies.


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