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August 27, 2010  12:05 PM

Flying Around The World In Virtual Mode

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3Com, Access Points, Certero, HP, IPS, Security, Spirent, Testing, Virtualisation, WLAN

This summer's been interesting.

It's supposed to be holiday time, but the IT world is mega-active at the moment. Consequently I've been out to Utah with a client there, Paris and now... er, Crawley (where the "summer" weather is 12 degrees and the sky has consisted of several varying...

January 27, 2010  10:57 AM

How Many 3G Dongles Do You Need?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead, 3G, cloud, Dongles, Mobile data, Sophos, T-Mobile, Virgin, Vodafone, WLAN

Travelling Cross Country (in the train sense too) today twixt West of Yorkshire and Abingdon for a meeting; as ever lots to do, report adds/changes, presentations, emails to send and receive.

November 23, 2009  4:27 PM

What Cost An Enterprise Firewall?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Astaro, firewall, Gartner, IDG, Security, UTM

Networking products and services typically have three stages in life - technology, commodity and freebie. Then a slow, lingering death.

In the case of the firewall, the "personal" edition has been - or perceived as being - free for some time, built into the desktop OS or available as a...

October 28, 2009  1:20 PM

That Bloke Mal Ware Is A Real Threat

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
AV,, Broadband-Testing, malware, Smart phones, Trend Micro

Was chatting with Rik Ferguson of Trend Micro about the, er, no pun intended, trends of malware and other threats earlier this week.

Rik highlighted the seemingly exponential growth in aforementioned threats using Trend Micro's own figures for their own Smart Protection Network - the...

October 14, 2009  9:39 AM

How Trendy Clouds Can Minimise Your Ether Footprint

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Gartner, Trend Micro

Cloud Computing - all marketing guff or reality? And, if it is the latter, then is it really the future?

Industry analyst Gartner Group has already stated that it believes cloud computing will be as influential as e-business. At the same time it warned that 'in the cloud' security...

August 21, 2009  8:45 AM

Still Summer – Still Cloudy…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cloud Computing, D-Link, jetNEXUS, ProCurve, Solarflare, Trend Micro, Wifi, WLAN, Zeus

It's a very interesting scenario when you work for yourself and summer arrives.

People go on holiday. Which is very annoying when:

a) You're trying to finalise dates for the next series of test projects and
b) You're looking for news in the networking world to blog...

January 28, 2009  9:38 PM

ProCurve ONE: Cream Laced With Alcohol

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Avaya, Cisco, F5, jetNEXUS, McAfee, ProCurve, Riverbed

Just back from a ProCurve press event in Chantilly, where we had dinner in the simply magnificent Chateau de Chantilly:


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