Stories by Christine Burns

  • 4 essential cloud security tips

    More and more enterprise IT shops - as they get comfortable with <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/102510-burning-questions-virtualization-storage.html">virtualization</a> practices in their own private clouds - are considering a jump to the public cloud. But before making that leap, consider these pieces of advice from those that have already jumped.

  • Experts explain greatest threats to cloud security

    Cloud security threats come in all shapes and sizes, so we asked eight experts to weigh in on what they see as the top threat to cloud security. The answers run the gamut, but in all cases, our cloud security panelists believe that these threats can be addressed.

  • 5 cloud security companies to watch

    Security is one of the major impediments to enterprises moving their resources into the cloud. So, it's not surprising that numerous cloud security companies are springing up, attempting to address specific cloud security issues, like protecting virtual machines or encrypting data in motion.

  • 4 essential cloud security tips

    More and more enterprise IT shops - as they get comfortable with virtualization practices in their own private clouds - are considering a jump to the public cloud. But before making that leap, consider these pieces of advice from those that have already jumped.

  • 8 ways to become a cloud security expert

    Information about how to securely navigate in the public clouds is, well, cloudy. We asked enterprise IT folks and IT consultants what resources they turned to get educated on this particular topic. The responses can loosely be broken down into three categories: niche conferences; big conferences, and authoritative voices accessible on the Internet.

  • Novell unveils new management wares

    Novell was this week expected to take the lid off a new suite of tools for performing policy-based management of desktops, servers, routers and switches in NetWare environments. All of the modules in the company's new K2 management suite can tap into Novell Directory Services (NDS) and be administered via Novell's Java-based management console, ConsoleOne. Administrators can use the tools to define network access policies across an enterprise.

  • Novell opens up its Directory strategy

    Over the next few weeks, Novell will begin the battle to persuade customers to use the next release of its directory service instead of Microsoft's yet-to-be-released Active Directory. Novell's release - which will be called Novell Directory Services Version 8 (NDS 8) - will be standards-based, more scalable and will have the ability to synchronise information contained in its data store with that of other directories.

  • Microsoft simplifies BackOffice management

    Microsoft last week announced a version of its BackOffice suite that makes it easier to centrally manage remote office servers. One of BackOffice 4.5's new components, dubbed Server Manager, is an administrative interface that provides a single point of control for managing the rest of the applications in BackOffice.

  • Novell tool clones NetWare 5.0 servers

    Novell has quietly posted on its Web site (www.novell.com/download) a new utility for accelerating the pace of enterprise-wide deployments of NetWare 5.0 servers. The Accelerated Upgrade Utility is a free text-based tool that basically takes a snap-shot of any fully configured NetWare 5.0 server.

  • Microsoft plots the demise of Novell's NDS

    In an unusual twist, Microsoft is plotting to beat Novell's popular directory technology - by joining it. To do so, Microsoft engineers are working on a one-way directory synchronisation product that will let Microsoft's Active Directory Service work with Novell Directory Services (NDS) to manage users across NT and NetWare servers.