Articles By Greg Meckbach

Users often unaware they’ve been hit by hackers: Soltrus exec

Downloading unknown attachments and sharing passwords are well-known security violations, but an even greater threat is posed by well-intentioned users who can't tell their systems have been attacked, says an executive with a

Published on: February 3rd, 2005 Greg Meckbach

Spam vendors explain how unwanted messages can pose a security threat

E-mails peddling fake Rolex watches and Viagra do not usually pose a threat to IT systems, but network managers need to filter spam to protect infrastructure from other attacks, according to executives at

Published on: February 3rd, 2005 Greg Meckbach

Cisco makes a connection with untapped SMB market

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Cisco Systems Inc. is putting more effort into selling products to organizations with fewer than 1,000 employees, and one analyst says the manufacturer needs to build less expensive products

Published on: January 18th, 2005 Greg Meckbach

Cisco needs to provide hardware tailored for SMBs, Ovum analyst says

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Cisco Systems Inc. is putting more effort into selling products to organizations with fewer than 1,000 employees and one analyst says the manufacturer needs to build less expensive products

Published on: January 13th, 2005 Greg Meckbach

Security technology needs to be based on the company’s policies

Should IT managers secure their networks using products built specifically for that purpose, or should they look for switches, routers and other networking products with built-in security? Some major equipment manufacturers, including Enterasys

Published on: January 13th, 2005 Greg Meckbach

Symantec tries to reduce bandwidth requirements when supporting remote users

Symantec Corp. has released version 11.5 of its pcAnywhere software, which lets IT administrators control personal computers from other machines. New features of 11.5 include the ability to control Linux machines and 256-bit

Published on: December 26th, 2004 Greg Meckbach

After slimming down, Cisco wants to add more partners

Since 2002 Cisco Systems Inc. has dropped more than two-thirds of its channel partners, but the network equipment manufacturer is still looking for integrators specializing in IP services, telephony and security.Paul Mountford, Cisco's

Published on: December 15th, 2004 Greg Meckbach

Cisco to tackle untapped SMB market

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Cisco Systems Inc. is putting more effort into selling products to organizations with fewer than 1,000 employees and one analyst says the manufacturer needs to build less expensive products

Published on: December 9th, 2004 Greg Meckbach

Cisco decries ‘Wild West’ of IP networking

Cisco Systems has announced an eight-slot single-shelf version of its CRS-1 Carrier Routing System, which is designed to let service providers offer services like edge, core and peering for next-generation services, such as

Published on: December 8th, 2004 Greg Meckbach

Avaya’s vision of seamless roaming from Wi-Fi to GSM is still just a vision

One of the major topics of discussion over the past year has been the vision of a handset that lets users make phone calls on internal wireless networks and continue talking while they're

Published on: December 8th, 2004 Greg Meckbach

Chambers: Point products don’t fit the bill

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Cisco’s chief executive officer says companies and governments need to change their business processes in order to benefit from leading-edge networking technologies.At Cisco’s worldwide analyst conference Tuesday, CEO John

Published on: December 7th, 2004 Greg Meckbach

802.11g offers faster transfer but not without bottlenecks

Is 802.11g really better than 802.11b?In one respect, it is. Networks using the IEEE 802.11g wireless standard can, in theory, transmit content at a rate of 54 Mbps. 802.11b networks, on the other

Published on: December 3rd, 2004 Greg Meckbach

Cisco chairman: Focus makes us successful

Cisco Systems Inc., which dominates the high-end routing market, owes much of its success to staying focused on engineering and sales, said John Morgridge, chairman of the board of the San Jose, Calif.-based

Published on: November 30th, 2004 Greg Meckbach

Paradigm Financial beta-tests pcAnywhere 11.5

A Canadian insurance and financial brokerage firm says the upgraded version of Symantec's pcAnywhere software will be crucial for protecting customer data and complying with legislative requirements. Symantec Corp. released version 11.5 of

Published on: November 15th, 2004 Greg Meckbach

CRTC commissioners concerned over voice over IP emergency 911 services

During the recent public hearings on VoIP regulation, two members of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) raised the issue of emergency 911 service. Primus Canada president Ted Chislett told the commission

Published on: November 5th, 2004 Greg Meckbach