LAN

News about the technology of local area networks (LAN) and the partner opportunity.

 

Serverless System

Avaya Inc. has an interesting take on the small business phone system with its Quick Edition. Introduced in March 2006, Quick Edition does not have a server; all the intelligence is in the phones. Eric Robichaud, senior product manager for Avaya Quick Edition, says although Quick Edition doesn’t have an appliance, it is plug-and-play. Once […]

Selling Short

WHEN YOU CONSIDER that Wi-Fi mesh, WiMAX and 3G are about growing range and footprint, wireless technologies motto seems to be bigger is better. But, there is similar movement at the opposite end of the spectrum as short-range standards continue to percolate in the lab. Rather than taking on great distances, these technologies are trying […]

Mission Possible

THERES A BIG BUZZ about wireless security and the inherent risks of deploying mobility initiatives across both the enterprise and SMBs. But what does wireless security really mean? Why is wireless security a critical issue to businesses? How can channel partners help SMBs understand how to implement a solid wireless security strategy for their networks? […]

Fitting In

AMIDST MOVEMENTS by Cisco Systems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to integrate conferencing as simply one more application within a unified communications framework, Web and audio conferencing service providers are taking stock of the opportunities and threats within a newly converged landscape of collaboration and are repositioning to compete. You have two 800-pound gorillas in this […]

Seismic Shift

MANY ENTERPRISES HAVE installed WLANs over the past few years, but these initial deployments are often departmental and based on an earlier generation of equipment optimized for transactional data applications, like Internet access or e-mail. Now, the lay of the land is changing for wireless enterprises as they adopt an array of mobile devices and […]

Product Showcase: WLAN Solutions

Aironet WLAN Family Manufacturer : Cisco Systems Inc., www.cisco.comFeatures: Cisco Aironet access points provide secure, manageable connectivity. Lightweight access points operate in conjunction with Cisco wireless LAN controllers and the Wireless Control System (WCS). Autonomous access points are manageable via CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine or CiscoWorks WLSE Express.Availability: NowList Price: Not Disclosed RingMaster Tool […]

The Year of Living Seamlessly

IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE the typical cordless home phone is your only phone. Its a remote handset, souped up with mobile phone keypad features, and you take it everywhere. Not only does this fantastic device work with the office system, the cell network and at home, but it roams between the three transparently and saves […]

VoIP Unplugged

BY 2006, ACCORDING TO ESTIMATES by Infonetics Research, 27 percent of enterprises will use VoWLAN, a figure that attests to the burgeoning use of Wi-Fi networks in businesses of all kinds. With that popularity comes a correspondingly ballooning need for reliable installation and performance of those networks. To deal with those issues, Meru Networks Inc., […]

Wanted: Modd (Mobile Device Defense) Squad

WHILE THE INTERNET SECURITY WAR rages on, wireless users may have a vague notion of security concerns at a hotspot. But most dont think twice about using their Palm Treos or accessing a unified messaging center with a Wi-Fi-enabled softphone, and the truth is, mobile data devices are increasingly the weakest points in the enterprise […]

SMBs Send Security SOS

The proliferation of worms, viruses, phishing, pharming and assorted other scams is requiring organizations to focus more resources on combating these threats. This is especially true among small and medium businesses (SMBs), those with 500 or fewer employees, that have lagged traditionally in security spending. But that is changing rapidly and has the potential to […]

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