Cisco late last week confirmed a vulnerability in a server it ships with its popular PIX firewall that enables internal users to hack in to the Windows NT host and retrieve any files that they know in advance reside there.
IBM and Dell this week will announce high-end initiatives and products to bring mainframelike technology to Wintel servers.
Novell is set to release a version of its directory services product that interoperates with Citrix Systems' thin-client networking software. The vendor's decision to bring its directory technology across from PCs to thin clients may represent a shot in the arm for the thin-client movement.
IBM is seeking a buyer for its worldwide network infrastructure in the hope of lowering costs while increasing its focus on the services that run on top of the network, sources familiar with the company's plan said this week. The sources did not disclose any potential buyers for the IBM Global Network, but said the company is targeting major telecomms companies.
Network bandwidth limitations and ongoing management costs are expected to propel a boom in the storage area network (SAN) market, and StorageTek is bracing itself for a share of the action.
Hewlett-Packard continued its push into the networking market on Monday with new low-priced Ethernet hubs and switches for workgroups, individuals and home users. They are geared to small workgroups and high-performance users and have either 12 or 24 10Base-T ports and a 10/100 autosensing port for a high-speed uplink.
Datacraft Asia has reported strong growth for the year ended June 30, despite the economic woes in the region.
Xylan was keen to talk up the success of its channel model in Australia during last week's signing of its Fixed Term Agreement (FTA) with the Australian Government.
Novell has announced the availability of its management software ManageWise 2.6.
The ability to tailor a flexible and cost-effective licensing arrangement has won West Australian network security specialist Alpha West a new three-year antivirus deal with the Education Department of WA.
Microsoft this week announced a promotional offer that will make migrating to the Windows NT Workstation cheaper for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
IBM has announced the next generation of AS/400 systems, due to ship this month, and provided a glimpse of future chip technology slated to further boost the server's performance by late next year or early 2000.
New initiatives in thin-client-based computing, from companies such as IBM and Wyse, will be detailed at the first-ever Thinergy conference, in the US this week.
Looking to beef up Windows NT's availability and clustering services, Microsoft this week announced the acquisition of Valence Research, a company that develops load-balancing and fault-tolerance software for the server operating system.
Fore Systems this week snapped up Berkeley Networks, a maker of Windows NT-based routing switches, for an estimated $US250 million. The acquisition will bring large-scale Gigabit Ethernet backbone switches to Fore's ATM-based product line.
Novell has NetWare 5 ready to roll
Bay Networks this week will throw its hat in the policy-based networking ring, joining other top vendors that have outlined architectures for application-based network prioritisation.
Novell's expected delivery of its NetWare 5 platform in September, combined with continuing delays to the delivery of Windows NT 5.0, should go a long way toward helping Novell regain much of its credibility within corporate IT departments.
he world's smallest Ethernet card has been introduced to Australia by Advanced Portable Technologies (APT). The Low Power Ethernet card from Socket Communications is a "CompactFlash" card designed for palmtop computers.
In a move to position Novell Directory Services (NDS) as a meta directory for controlling and synchronising multiple directories, Novell is expected to announce this week an agreement to resell NetVision's Synchronicity products
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