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December 28, 2007  8:39 PM

What Happened to IPv5?



Posted by: Tony Bradley
IP, IP communications, IPv4, IPv6, Silvia Hagen

You are probably familiar with the fact that IPv4 is more or less the standard that the Internet and networks of the world rely on. IPv6 is the emerging standard developed to expand the available pool of addresses as well as addressing a variety of performance and security issues in IPv4. So, why...

December 11, 2007  2:21 PM

Cisco Confirms VoIP Security Hole



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, Hackers, IP communications, VoIP

VoIP is the new wireless (unfortunately, wireless is still the new wireless as well). By that, I mean it is the hot new technology that everyone is implementing even though they don't really know how to properly deploy it and they have even less knowledge of how to secure it. Vendors are guilty...


November 30, 2007  5:44 PM

Projected Network Infrastructure Spending For 2008



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Ethernet, IP, IP communications, Network Access Control, Networking, UCC, Unified Communications, VLAN, VoIP, wi-fi, Wireless

What are your plans for your network infrastructure for 2008? Do you have a holiday wish list or some New Year's resolutions regarding the technologies you want to implement or the changes you plan to make? TechTarget's SearchNetworking site conducted a survey of over 1,200 respondents and they...


November 26, 2007  2:49 PM

Cisco Jockeying To Lead IP Video



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Broadband, Cisco, IP, IP communications, YouTube

You may have heard of this quaint site that lets users create and share videos with one another. I think it is called "YouTube". OK, if you haven't heard of YouTube, you are new to the planet or something. YouTube is just one example of the recent explosion of IP video on the Internet though. Movie...


November 14, 2007  5:32 AM

XSS Vulnerability Plagues VoIP



Posted by: Tony Bradley
compromise, IP communications, Linksys, Security, SIP, Unified Communications, VoIP

Voice over IP, or VoIP, communication is still relatively new. Being a bleeding edge technology has its pros and cons when it comes to security. On the down side, developers are in such a hurry to be the first to market, and they want to maximize performance, so security is not a priority. On the...


November 12, 2007  8:24 PM

The Promise of UCC



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, IP communications, UCC, Unified Communications

UCC. Get used to it. You will see the term a lot. It stands for Unified Communication and Collaboration. In a nutshell, it represents combining and merging virtually all forms of communication to enable real-time communication and collaboration. Currently, a manager who has a question while...


October 11, 2007  4:55 PM

Unified Threat Management



Posted by: Tony Bradley
antimalware, IP communications, Networking, Security, Unified Threat Management, UTM, VoIP

It seems that the world of information technology and information security is pursuing a path to harmony and cooperation. The current buzz word is "unity". We have unified communications- converging IP networking, email, voicemail, voice communications, and instant messaging to provide an...


September 20, 2007  5:44 PM

EMC Introduces Technology to Manage IPv6



Posted by: Tony Bradley
EMC, IP, IP communications, IPv4, IPv6

IPv6, the next generation IP protocol which is replacing the current IPv4 (not sure what happened to IPv5) has not taken off quite the way it had been anticipated. Still, the standard is being rolled out more and more, if by nothing more than attrition, and organizations need next generation tools...


September 3, 2007  8:55 AM

IP Addressing Crash Course



Posted by: Tony Bradley
CIDR, IP, IP communications, IPv4, IPv6, Subnet mask, Subnets

Do you understand the difference between classless and classful IP addressing? Can you explain what is different in IPv6 from IPv4 and why businesses or individuals should care? How about calculating a subnet mask- or determining the total possible IP addresses based on the subnet mask? I had a...


August 31, 2007  7:31 AM

Microsoft To Launch Unified Communications in October



Posted by: Tony Bradley
IP communications, Microsoft Windows, Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, Office LiveMeeting, Telecommunications, Unified Communications

Microsoft has set an October 16 launch date for their Unified Communications initiative. Unified Communications are products and services that- as the name implies- are designed to bring various forms of communication together and allow them to work in conjunction with each other. The live webcast...


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