Stories by Tim Greene

Check Point CEO on upcoming products

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. this week announced it will introduce two products by mid-2004 that will address Web security and internal network security for businesses. Called Web Security and Internal Security, these two product families can be deployed independently or integrated with current Check Point products such as VPN-1/Firewall-1. In an interview with Tim Greene, Check Point's Chairman and CEO Gil Shwed gave some flavor of what the new products would include.

Check Point promises internal and Web security apps

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is promising two products by mid-2004 intended to minimize the damage worms and viruses do if they manage to get inside corporate networks, and to make business use of the Web more secure.

ServGate serves up antispam tool

SAN FRANCISCO (11/20/2003) - ServGate Technologies Inc. is adding anti-spam software to the upgrades available for its EdgeForce multi-function security platforms.

Cisco, Nortel to embrace SSL-based VPNs

FRAMINGHAM (11/07/2003) - Cisco Systems Inc. and Nortel Networks Corp. - arguably the two biggest names in IP Security VPNs - are getting ready to shake up the fast-growing Secure Sockets Layer segment of the market, which they've largely ignored until now.

Mazu upgrades security offering

FRAMINGHAM (10/30/2003) - Mazu Networks Inc. has upgraded its security-analysis platform to help customers find worms and unauthorized behavior that previously might have gone undetected by its gear.

SSL-based remote access offered as a service

FRAMINGHAM (10/28/2003) - TManage is introducing a managed SSL remote-access service, based on equipment made by Neoteris Inc., for customers that don't want the hassle of setting up the equipment themselves and maintaining it.

Visual Networks makes software features optional

FRAMINGHAM (10/28/2003) - Visual Networks Inc. is selling dumb network-access devices that can be smartened up later if customers decide they need to collect and analyze data that can help troubleshoot their wide-area networks.

Gartner: Time is now for VoIP

Bringing voice over IP into corporate networks is inevitable, so businesses should be well on their way to at least testing the technology, according to Gartner.

Sonus in the green

FRAMINGHAM (10/16/2003) - Sonus Networks Inc. this quarter made a profit for the first time in its seven-year history and announced a new customer: AT&T.

Authentication upgrade on tap from Funk

FRAMINGHAM (10/16/2003) - Funk Software Inc. is introducing upgraded software that lets Cisco Systems Inc. gear users authenticate and gain access to wireless networks via Funk's RADIUS servers.

Check Point gets into appliance business

FRAMINGHAM (10/14/2003) - Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. - formerly a software-only company - now offers a line of low-end VPN-firewall appliances for branch offices and home offices.

Fujitsu names FTTP partner

FRAMINGHAM (10/14/2003) - Fujitsu Ltd. this week said it is teaming with a small, stealthy optical terminal vendor to respond to a fiber buildout bid jointly issued by three regional Bell operating companies (RBOCs) earlier this year.

SSL gear makers prep management, security updates

Now that Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) remote access is gaining acceptance among business networking executives, vendors of the gear are in the thick of adding peripheral features to make management simpler and to beef up security.

NetScreen buys Neoteris for SSL abilities

FRAMINGHAM (10/06/2003) - NetScreen Technologies Inc. has found a way to offer customers both IPSec remote access and browser-based remote access: by buying Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) remote access vendor Neoteris.