How does the security community think it's doing against network attacks? Correspondent James Hilliard polls several vendors at NetSec 2004 in San Francisco and gets a variety of responses--from optimistic to realistic.
Zone Labs has released a more complete security package in efforts to build on the success of its firewall product line. Marketing Director Fred Felman gives ZDNet's David Berlind a tour of the new product and comments on what the release of Microsoft's upcoming Service Pack 2 may mean to competition in the security industry.
While demonstrating the soon-to-be-released IBM S50 toolless computer, IBM product marketing manager Stephen Miller points out that in today's market, prices will come down to meet actual computing needs. With that in mind, ZDNet's David Berlind asks: How much PC is enough for an average business user, and when is "technological advancement" simply a price boost?
Expected for release later this year, Microsoft XP Service Pack 2 focuses on three areas of security: default firewall, automatic update and scanning for current virus protection. At CeBit America in New York, Microsoft's Greg Sullivan tells ZDNet's David Berlind that while SP2 is a security improvement for Windows, it's just the first step in a continual fight against network threats.
Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers and Mike Volpi, general manager of the company's Routing Technology Group, show off the Carrier Routing System-1, which offers a system capacity of 92 terabits per second and enables large carriers to deliver higher volumes of Internet traffic.
The tablet PC, once touted as the executive's cool new gadget, is losing out in the portable PC market, as businesses are sticking with less-expensive laptops. But tablets are serving an important role in vertical markets such as health care. We visited a medical facility in Middleton, Conn., to take a look at how the computers are changing the way doctors do business.
The highlighter-size Xkey is designed to extend employee access to company Microsoft Exchange servers without a dedicated mobile computer. ZDNet's David Berlind talks with KeyComputing Managing Director Daniel Schreiber about the Xkey's features and security concerns.
What are the biggest challenges to keeping wireless networks secure? ZDNet's David Berlind talks with United Parcel Service Vice President Cathy Calagee, Hewlett-Packard Chief Technologist Paul Congdon and STSN Security Executive Stephen Cobb about what it takes to safeguard wireless networks today.