Crossbeam Systems Inc. next week will introduce a software upgrade to its high-speed security gear that helps users protect their corporate assets from a variety of threats.
Stories by Tim Greene
Despite the dour telecom economy, a startup looking to bring convergence capabilities to incumbent carriers this week landed a sizable round of venture funding.
Now that Hewlett-Packard's merger with Compaq is a done deal, the company is moving forward rapidly to build on its already considerable business with service providers. The mantra for HP's network and service provider division is: standards and Linux. The company hopes to profit from the trend to drive proprietary hardware and software out of carrier networks and to convince service providers that hardened Linux platforms are just what they need for their next-generation networks.
SmartPipes says its VPN provisioning software now supports Cisco Systems Inc.'s PIX firewall, enabling customers to set firewall and VPN policies centrally using a graphical user interface.
When you think of Marconi, you now should think only of switch routers and optical gear.
Equant NV is introducing a managed VPN service designed to reduce customer costs for international videoconferencing.
Late last January, Charles Cacioppo, an IT project manager for Prudential Securities, was basking in the fact that just the day before, he and his ad hoc team had completed a four-month project to wind down a medical form software system and switch it over to a service provider.
Nokia is bolstering its IP family of firewall-VPN appliances to make it possible to use a single chassis to create a range of firewall and VPN security domains, reducing the need for multiple devices or buying a bigger box than is really needed.
All the major networking companies that were supposed to actually did meet this week's deadline to file sworn statements from their CEOs and CFOs that their companies' most recent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are accurate.
WatchGuard Technologies is introducing a new piece of VPN/firewall hardware that upgrades its previous SOHO offering.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., one of the largest VPN vendors, last week promised support for this browser-based technology, and a new entrant in this area, Whale Communications Ltd., will introduce hardware and software to enable secure Internet connections for corporate networks.
Copper Mountain Networks Inc. is laying off 45 of 175 workers in an effort to cut US$3.5 million to $4.5 million in costs per year, while intensifying efforts to sell its latest carrier DSL gear to major service providers.
In what will likely be a long migration to an undetermined destination, Verizon Communications Inc. has started using packet switches to carry customer voice traffic in two metropolitan areas.
In another attempt to show that it has a plan in mind for carrier Multi-protocol Label Switching networks, Marconi Corp. PLC has detailed how its gear can fit into service provider networks as they migrate from ATM core networks to IP-based backbones.
Starent Networks Corp. this week announced shipment of an IP gateway introduced late last year that's designed to support voice and data services for wireless devices, including PDAs and cell phones.