Manek Dubash

Manek Dubash is an analyst and journalist with over 30 years experience. Focused on business technology, he observes and comments on enterprise infrastructure issues for a range of industry-influential websites including The Register, ZDNet UK, Computer Weekly and CloudPro, and produces reports for research firm STL Partners.

Manek's views are his alone and do not necessarily represent those of Microsoft.

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D-Link DFL-700 Firewall

D-Link DFL-700 Firewall

In these high-risk times, firewalling your network is a necessity rather than a luxury. And with a small or medium-sized business network, it makes sense to use a separate, dedicated appliance to minimise configuration time. The alternatives are either to run a software firewall on one of your servers, which can lead to high configuration requirements, or hope that the firewall in your router is up to scratch.

March 25, 2004 by in Security

Network Box - SOHO

Network Box - SOHO

The easiest approach to security for many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is to buy an appliance that does it all, and then forget about it. Although this minimises the management burden, it's not optimal, not least because threats change over time -- for example, as new viruses are born and the network's configuration changes.

April 16, 2003 by in Security