Stories by Tim Greene

Certicom secures PDAs

With the loss or theft of handheld devices an inevitable fact of life, Certicom Corp. is introducing a way to lock up handheld devices so even if they are stolen, no one can lift the data stored on them.

Check Point aims to automate VPN expansions

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. this week will announce a way for users to insert additional security gateways in VPNs without having to manually reconfigure the existing gateways.

Lucent plugs holes in its firewall/VPN line

Lucent Technologies Inc. is announcing five products that will give enterprise customers a way to plug potential security holes in telecommuter offices as well as large data centers.

Ellacoya program offers help to service providers

Ellacoya Networks Inc. is setting up a partner program to help service providers move up the food chain, from delivering simple network-access services to selling access to applications and carrier-based storage.

Visual Networks monitors DSL, VPN links

Visual Networks Inc.'s monitoring software will soon make it easier for service providers and enterprises to troubleshoot problems with DSL and VPN services.

Cylink boosts remote access options

With new security features and remote access options, Cylink Corp. is making it possible for companies to give remote laptop users safe access to VPNs even when they are traveling.

Chinese startup enters U.S. VPN game

ServGate Technologies Inc., a VPN start-up with roots in China's elite Tsinghua University, will make its U.S. debut at NetWorld+Interop next month with a firewall/VPN gateway that would rank near the top of the field.

Cisco aims to simplify VPN management

Cisco Systems Inc. has announced a single client for its three lines of VPN gear, a move that could ultimately simplify the management of Cisco virtual nets.

Nokia pumps up VPN appliances

Enterprise customers looking to rapidly deploy a single inexpensive box to extend firewall and VPN protection to small offices now have new options from Nokia.

Nokia adds to its VPN appliances

Enterprise customers looking to rapidly deploy a single inexpensive box to extend firewall and VPN protection to small offices now have new options from Nokia.

Telica softswitch supports IP, ATM

Telica Inc. has added support for IP and ATM voice calls to its flagship Plexus 9000 softswitch, giving service providers the ability to use packet networks to carry traditional telephone calls.

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