Stories by Phil Hochmuth

  • Cabletron to go out with a whimper

    While Cabletron Systems announced last week it will cease to exist later this season, financial and market analysts say little will change for Cabletron's subsidiaries and their customers as the parent company completes the final step in its transformation strategy.

  • 3Com secures NICs

    3Com last week announced a new firmware add-on for its network interface cards that could be used to lock down servers and PCs to prevent hacks from outside or inside a company.

  • 3Com improves NIC security features

    3Com this week will announce a new firmware add-on for its network interface cards that could be used to lock down servers and PCs to prevent hacks from outside or inside a company.

  • Foundry releases new software

    Foundry Networks has announced it will introduce software for running and managing its switch family, as well as a new gigabit module for tying switches to a corporate backbone.

  • Western Multiplex gets Adaptive

    Western Multiplex has acquired Adaptive Broadband for $US645 million in stock. According to Western Multiplex executives, the merger will allow for quicker development of integrated wireless access products that are capable of both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint wireless data transmission - features that are important to enterprises and wireless services providers. The deal between the two US-based companies is expected to close in the first quarter of 2001. Western Multiplex competitors include Lucent Technologies and Nortel Networks.

  • 3Com may incite acquisition fever

    3Com may be rounding the corner in terms of its restructuring program, but its low stock price and market value will continue to pose a problem for the company, some observers claim.

  • Benhamou steps down at 3Com

    3Com CEO Eric Benhamou last week announced he will step down from his post in a move seen as the end of a tumultuous, year-long restructuring campaign.

  • D-Link takes wireless to workgroups

    D-Link Systems last week announced two new wireless Ethernet cards and a low-priced wireless access point for small and mid-size businesses and enterprise workgroups.

  • Enterasys buys more security

    Enterasys Networks has acquired Network Security Wizards (NSW), an intrusion detection software company, as a move to bolster security in its line of enterprise network equipment.

  • Cabletron spinoff touts easier VPNs

    The headaches involved in setting up a VPN are similar to making wedding arrangements - extensive planning and coordination with multiple vendors, plus a million things that can go wrong. Global Network Technology Solutions (GNTS) wants to make VPN rollouts more like making dinner plans for two.

  • 3Com unveils stackable switches

    3Com last week announced four new stackable switches for bringing lower-priced Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet to mid-sized businesses and enterprise wiring closets.