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January 25, 2012
Avaya Flare Communicator Now Available for iPad

  Avaya Flare Communicator provides employees and their companies with the following capabilities and benefits: View the availability of enterprise associates from the contacts card and simply tap a single location to launch an instant message (IM), voice call or email Manage two simultaneous voice calls using the iPad while mobile Multi-task on the iPad…

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September 9, 2011
What are Session Border Controllers?

Call agents are very familiar with borders controllers. These devices control the call admissions to the network at the border of that network to help regulate the amount of calls where an agent is working. Session Border Controllers are Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) devices, which can also perform many other necessary call control functions. There are…

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August 31, 2011
Disaster Planning Pays Off in the Wake of Hurricane Irene

For countless companies, Hurricane Irene provided a chance for IT firms to test the effectiveness of their disaster recovery and business continuity plans. First and foremost, companies needed to ensure continuous data center services, and preliminary evidence seems to indicate they succeeded.  The centers themselves were well-protected from the elements; many, for example, are designed…

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August 19, 2011
Protecting Your Company From Insider Hack Attacks

It is often the goal for companies large and small, from large pharmaceuticals to your local insurance broker, to protect your data from outside threats. But what about the potential threats from the inside? A recent article in Information Week related the story of Jason Cornish a disgruntled employee from the pharmaceutical firm Shionogi. Mr.…

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June 27, 2011
The 10 Things Your Next (Generation) Firewall Must Do

There are three areas of difference – security functions, operations, and performance. The security functional elements correspond to the efficacy of the security controls, and the ability for enterprises to manage risk associated with network traffic. From an operations perspective, the big question is, “where does application policy live, and how hard or complex is…

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May 17, 2011
Class in the Cloud

Juniper Networks today announced a unique service offered from their Junosphere cloud.  Junosphere Classroom enables you to cost-effectively educate students, and employees, on the Junos OS, routing protocols, and networking in general. The Junosphere Classroom allows you to create virtual networking labs that provide students with full hands-on access to Juniper’s state-of-the-art commercial networking technology, without…

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April 11, 2011
Radware ADC Virtualization & VMware Orchestrator

Radware recently created a new video that explains the process of commissioning and monitoring virtual machines and vADCs in a VMWare environment. This short demo walks through a sample workflow scenario to illustrate how Radware’s solutions can help you maintain tight integration between your virtual/physical ADC environment and VMware vCenter Orchestrator/vSphere. In just a few…

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March 21, 2011
What Is the Eclipse Foundation?

What is the Eclipse Foundation? Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse Projects and helps cultivate both an open…

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February 23, 2011
Virtualization Project? Don’t Forget App Delivery Controllers!

 The principles and benefits of application server virtualization are well understood. At the very least, the consolidation of physical resources can drive significant capital and operational expenditure savings. Although the scope of virtualization programs vary between different organizations, most businesses are trying to improve the efficiency, agility and the resilience of their data centers –…

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February 18, 2011
How to Select Your Network Monitoring Solution

Assuming that the best decision-making begins with the end in mind, an IT organization should analyze its capabilities, tools as well as the needs and goals of the organization upfront.  For example, what are the requirements, and metrics, and other factors should they get clear on before evaluating monitoring solutions? Network system and solution monitoring has typically been…

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