Stories by Tim Greene

Calient Buys Component Supplier

Calient Networks, an upstart that makes pure optical switches, is buying Kionix, a company that makes the optical microchips needed to support Calient equipment.

N+I 2000: Palm Tied into Virtual Nets

V-One has made it possible for users of Palm handhelds to take advantage of V-One VPN.
The VPN appliance vendor announced at NetWorld+Interop that its SmartPass VPN software now supports the Palm OS, meaning remote users can make secure IP connections to corporate VPNs from their PDAs.

Zhone Announces Its Local-Loop Plans

Zhone Technologies Inc., a lavishly funded year-old startup founded by former executives of Ascend Communications, has dropped its cloak of mystery to announce that it is preparing a line of hardware and software to provision and support local voice and data services.

Intermedia Touts Bundled Services

Intermedia Communications Inc. just launched IntermediaOne, a service bundle that includes voice, data, Internet access and unified messaging.

Unisphere Embraces MPLS

Unisphere Networks Inc. is now supporting Multi-protocol Label Switching in its ERX family of edge switch-routers, enabling IP service providers to deliver guaranteed quality of service.

Accelerated Adds VPN Capability to IADs

Integrated-access device maker Accelerated Networks Inc. Tuesday unveiled Internet Companion, hardware that enables Accelerated's customer-premise gear to support IP VPNs.

DSL, Ordinary Phone Lines Go Together

Avail Networks Inc. on Monday introduced new customer equipment as well as a concentration device that enables carriers to deliver voice and data services to tenants in a single building or office park.

SonicWall and VeriSign Team

SonicWall is adding something new to its bag of VPN tricks: support for digital certificates that authenticate users for the purpose of exchanging encryption keys used to secure Internet connections.

SBC Opens Door to DSL Competitors

Despite SBC Communications Inc.'s plan to open its neighborhood DSL access gear to competitors on a trial basis, some competitors say the move won't actually increase competition.

Indus River Bought by Enterasys

Cabletron Systems Inc. spinoff Enterasys is absorbing VPN startup Indus River Networks Inc. in a deal worth US$170 million, giving Enterasys highly manageable Indus River VPN equipment to augment its "adaptive infrastructure" architecture.