Stories by Tim Greene

Microsoft: Keep converged nets open for new apps

Businesses should consider how well their VOIP infrastructure will interoperate with upcoming communications applications when they revamp their voice networks, says Gurdeep Singh Pall, Microsoft vice president of real time collaboration during his keynote address at Interop New York on Tuesday.

Katrina KOs net service providers

The hardest-hit US Gulf areas were wiped out during and after Hurricane Katrina, but there were some extraordinary efforts by skeleton carrier crews who remained behind, keeping equipment online as windows shattered around them and New Orleans was evacuated.

World Wide Packets does VPLS

World Wide Packets is introducing gear to support virtual Ethernet LAN services to homes and businesses over copper wiring or fiber optics.

Cosine enhances Customer Network Management software

Cosine Communications Inc. is rolling out new features for its Customer Network Management software so service providers can supply service-level agreement reports for their business customers, report firewall activity and mine data about individual customers' use patterns so they can better tailor new services.

VOICECON - Lucent introduces a new Web portal

Lucent Technologies is introducing a Web portal that unites an IP telephony system for small and midsize businesses that is made up of Lucent gear and equipment made by partners.

Zone Labs supports more devices, Check Point VPNs

Zone Labs is introducing a new version of its security software that increases the types of 802.1x wireless devices that it supports to include handhelds and phones, letting customers ensure specified security measures are in place before those devices are allowed wireless network access.

Ciena acquires two more

Ciena Corp. this week said it is spending US$636 million to buy up broadband-access equipment maker Catena Networks Inc. and carrier-grade optical Ethernet vendor Internet Photonics Inc.

Allot Communications introduces NetEnforcer

Allot Communications Ltd. is introducing a high-availability version of its policy enforcement gear to make sure quality-of-service policies remain in tact when a site with two internet connections loses one link.

Analog Devices, Townshend settle 56K modem lawsuit

FRAMINGHAM (12/02/2003) - The inventor of 56K modems has settled a suit against Analog Devices Inc. for allegedly using his technology without a license, but a similar suit against four other modem makers continues.