Articles By Greg Meckbach

Meru Networks security module designed to jam transmissions from rogue Wi-Fi APs

Meru Networks’ electronic warfare-style radio scrambling and jamming technology for wireless local-area networks is a new approach to security that other vendors will probably mimic, according to one industry analyst.Last month, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Greg Meckbach

NTP’s patent suit against Research in Motion is pointless because NTP does not have a product

At press time, a U.S. District Court in Virginia was scheduled to hear a request from NTP Inc. to issue a new injunction that would effectively make the BlackBerry unavailable in the U.S.

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Cisco ANS designed to make software work faster over a wide-area network

ANS encompasses product groups that have been previously announced, including wide-area network application engine (WAE), but is also part of Cisco’s Service-Oriented Network Architecture (SONA), which the vendor describes as a “framework” that

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Security fears over electronic patient records blown out of proportion

Most would probably say, “This is too much information; why are you telling me this?”So what’s with the near obsession with security of medical information? Sure, health care organizations must be diligent in

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Meru Networks plans radio-jamming product for wireless LANs

Meru Networks’ electronic warfare-style radio scrambling and jamming technology for wireless local-area networks is a new approach to security that other vendors will probably mimic, according to one industry analyst. Last week, Sunnyvale,

Published on: January 23rd, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Toronto family physician opts for off-site electronic health record

As privacy advocates and IT experts try to address concerns over the security of electronic health records, a Toronto family physician is storing all of his patients' records off-site with a service provider.

Published on: January 17th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Cisco to rescue network operators from blame game

Cisco Systems Inc. is expanding its offerings to include diagnosis and testing products and services under the Network Application Performance Analysis (NAPA) brand, a move described as long overdue by one IT industry

Published on: December 14th, 2005 Greg Meckbach

Despite unfounded privacy concerns, biometrics provides superior security

In a survey of IT decision-makers conducted by Forrester Research Inc., 13 per cent of respondents said they predicted their companies will be using biometrics by the end of 2005 (please see Most

Published on: December 12th, 2005 Greg Meckbach

The network is the platform?

At Cisco Systems Inc.’s Worldwide Analyst Conference last week, an employee offered a tour of the company’s commercial solutions lab. Situated at the company’s San Jose, Calif. campus, the lab has rooms set

Published on: December 9th, 2005 Greg Meckbach

Cisco: Our competitors could give products away

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers doesn’t care if rival network equipment makers can sell their routers and switches for lower prices. At the vendor’s worldwide analyst conference Wednesday, Chambers

Published on: December 8th, 2005 Greg Meckbach

Cisco bets on service-oriented ‘network’ architecture

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Cisco Systems Inc. announced its Application Networking Systems (ANS) technology this week, which the vendor says will help reduce wait times for companies running software from remote servers by

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Greg Meckbach

Oil well logging company processes invoices over 1X wireless network

As multinational petroleum firms invest billions in wells and bitumen extraction plants in northern Alberta's oil sands, the dominant Western Canada telecom carrier is targeting oil companies' suppliers with its wireless services.Before an

Published on: November 9th, 2005 Greg Meckbach

Rogers trials high-speed downlink packet access

The service is based on the third-generation (3G) Universal Mobile Telephone System - High Speed Downlink Packet Access (UMTS-HSDPA).Rogers Wireless hasn't announced any rollout plans beyond its initial trial phase, but the carrier's

Published on: November 9th, 2005 Greg Meckbach

Extension-to-cell allows desktop phone features on mobile handsets

Two major equipment manufacturers are offering products designed to allow private branch exchanges to re-route incoming calls directly to workers' personal cellular phones.Avaya Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc.'s extension-to-cellular technologies are designed allow

Published on: November 9th, 2005 Greg Meckbach

Beware of demands for inter-office presence awareness applications

The concept is simple, though the implementation may not be. One possible scenario of presence awareness is a contact list that lets you tell whether colleagues have logged on to the network or

Published on: November 9th, 2005 Greg Meckbach