Stories by Matt Hamblen

Cisco lawsuit against Huawei on hold

FRAMINGHAM (10/01/2003) - Cisco Systems Inc. and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. Wednesday announced a move toward ending a lawsuit Cisco brought in January that claimed Huawei had copied Cisco's software and other intellectual property.

Network configuration application upgrade meets law

Gold Wire Technology announced on Monday a software upgrade for its Formulator line of network configuration management appliances, adding features that it said can help users meet the requirements of the US' Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other regulations.

3Com launches WAN routers based on Huawei's technology

FRAMINGHAM (09/29/2003) - Networking vendor 3Com Corp. today introduced its first WAN router line. The new products are made by Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies Co., a move that highlights 3Com's increasing reliance on business partners and operations in Southeast Asia for technology development and product manufacturing.

Upgraded tool targets Sarbanes-Oxley compliance

FRAMINGHAM (09/29/2003) - Gold Wire Technology Inc. Monday plans to announce a software upgrade for its Formulator line of network configuration management appliances, adding features that it said can help users meet the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other regulations.

NetIQ enhances network management product

FRAMINGHAM (09/29/2003) - NetIQ Corp. in San Jose, California, today announced enhancements to its network management product line, including support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, which is due out October.

Alaska kills $100M voice and data contract

FRAMINGHAM (09/19/2003) - Alaska's state government this week said it has terminated a US$100 million voice and data communications contract with Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. (ACS), citing delays in an installation of voice-over-IP phones.

Radware launches device for office Net connections

FRAMINGHAM (09/15/2003) - Radware Ltd. will announce Monday a branch-office device to provide "multihoming" flexibility so data can be switched reliably and securely between two or more Internet connections at low cost.

Extreme Networks upgrades switch management apps

FRAMINGHAM (09/15/2003) - Extreme Networks Inc. later this month plans to release an upgraded management module for its BlackDiamond 6800 switches that company officials said supports instant fail-over and no downtime for software upgrades.

Novell to drop ZENworks from Linux tool bundle

Novell Inc. last week said it plans to use newly acquired systems management tools instead of including its own ZENworks technology in a Linux software package that's due to go into open beta testing next month.

HP acquires Talking Blocks

Hewlett-Packard Co. announced Wednesday that it has signed a deal to acquire San Francisco-based Talking Blocks Inc. for its Web services management technology. The deal is expected to close by the end of the month, and until that time, no financial details will be released, said Nora Denzel, senior vice president of HP's Software Global Business unit.

Military expands use of app performance tools

The US military's unified transportation unit is expanding a deployment of network management tools and robotic PCs that monitor end-user experiences on the global system used to make sure that troops, weapons and supplies arrive on time and in the right places.

No problems yet from reported SIP vulnerability

Testers recently found a vulnerability in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), an emerging standard used for connections between devices in IP networks such as voice-over-IP phones. But several vendors and analysts say they have heard no reports of significant problems from users.

Nortel CIO says cuts in IT started early

Nortel Networks in Brampton, Ontario, is emblematic of the problems in the telecommunications and networking markets. The networking provider had 90,000 employees in 2000 and expects to have only 33,000 by the end of 2002.