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August 1, 2011  2:14 PM

Beyond price, Huawei makes strategic gains with security effort

Posted by: Tom Nolle
ExperiaSphere, Huawei, network equipment vendors, Security, security services, service layer

Huawei, which has been gaining influence by leaps and bounds simply because it’s the network industry price leader, showed real gains in strategic insight in our most recent survey. Huawei is demonstrating that it intends to keep up its “build-a-strategy” trend by naming a kind of “

June 24, 2011  4:02 PM

Diving deep on Alcatel-Lucent’s FP3 announcement

Posted by: Tom Nolle
100 Gigabit Ethernet, Alcatel-Lucent, edge networks, FP3, network monetization, routers and switches

Alcatel-Lucent provided its own ballyhoo with the announcement that the company had promised would make the Internet faster. I'm not big on ballyhoo, and I have to...

October 26, 2010  4:45 PM

Juniper suite creates network-wide mobile security ecosystem

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Juniper, Juniper Networks, Junos, Junos Pulse, mobile devices, mobile security, Security

Juniper announced a mobile security suite, building on its Junos Pulse agent/client software that operates across a wide variety of mobile and PC platforms. The elements of the suite (the...

August 12, 2010  4:28 PM

Cisco cautious after Q4 report, but could increase market share

Posted by: Tom Nolle
carrier services, Cisco, enterprise services, Ethernet, market share, quarterly reports, routers and switches

Cisco reported a quarter in line with analyst estimates, but the company was cautious about its next quarter and its guidance in year-on-year growth would suggest that the next quarter could be flat relative to the...

July 28, 2010  3:47 PM

Juniper’s SMobile acquisition accentuates vendor’s security focus

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Juniper, Junos, Mobile, operating system, Security, smartphone

Juniper has made another acquisition, this one in the mobile security space. SMobile provides anti-malware software for mobile phones, and the deal likely...

February 17, 2009  8:57 PM

Internet security: No easy fix

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Internet, ISPs, PSTN, Security

The issue of Internet security, and in fact of computer security overall, has become more difficult through the years, enough to prompt some to ask whether we need a “new Internet” that is less vulnerable. Stanford’s Clean Slate approach and...

January 23, 2009  4:31 PM

Cisco blade servers — part of a bigger plan?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, HP, IBM, routers and switches, servers, service ecosystem

Rumors that Cisco was going to enter the blade server market have been swirling for a year now, and got some boost from being published in The New York Times this week. It appears from our sources that Cisco really is entering that market and will be making the announcement...

December 8, 2008  8:48 PM

Security could reach Cabinet level

Posted by: Tom Nolle

A panel is likely to recommend that the U.S. establish a White-House-level office of security to deal with the growing cyber-threat, something the report says that the U.S. is managing badly today. Recent attacks on the Pentagon and attacks on some countries (Georgia, during the Russian crisis,...

September 16, 2008  1:52 PM

Juniper continues software transformation

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Juniper Networks, Routers, Security, Switches, Virtualization

Juniper has announced the first major innovation in its Service Layer Technology area, something it calls the Dynamic Services Architecture. This is a new product set, the first of which is the SRX Services Gateway, built on a platform that tightly couples service feature hosting and both...

October 30, 2007  2:04 AM

The wisdom of Google over the top “gPhone”?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Mobile, Security, Wireless broadband

Google is reportedly ready to announce its "gPhone" plan, which is a part of Google's grand strategy to force wireless operators to open up to over-the-top services. The new phone will reportedly be "open" to the point where applications and services cannot be restricted. This means that if users...


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