Entrust snaps up Business Signatures

Entrust today announced it closed a deal last night to buy Redwood City, Calif.-based Business Signatures for $50 million....

Posted by on 20 July 2006 | 12:04 pm

For he's a jolly good "Technical Fellow"

"Technical Fellow" is the new job title for Mark Russinovich, co-founder of Winternals with Bryce Cogswell. Yesterday Microsoft announced it acquired Winternals for an undisclosed...

Posted by on 19 July 2006 | 12:38 pm

Security and mobile computing

Mobile computng, especially when associated with the plethora of handheld devices on the market today, is a network manager's headache when it comes to security....

Posted by on 18 July 2006 | 2:06 pm

What I did on my summer vacation (toying with smart car keys and the Web overseas)

Spending two weeks in the Dordogne region of France with family was a retreat from the the Web and network technology. In a region famous...

Posted by on 17 July 2006 | 12:50 pm

On vacation

Ellen Messmer is on vacation, well earned, by the way. -- The Editors....

Posted by on 5 July 2006 | 10:22 am

EMC wins RSA in secret bidding war

Storage vendor EMC won a secret bidding war to buy RSA Security for over $2 billion, with the deal expected to officially close by early...

Posted by on 30 June 2006 | 2:38 pm

OMB's get-tough policy on data security

The Office of Management & Budget, the arm of the White House responsible for overseeing the federal agencies, is adopting a get-tough attitude in the...

Posted by on 29 June 2006 | 12:38 pm

RSA's chip shot

RSA Security and Broadcom Corp. yesterday said they've entered an arrangement under which Broadcom is licensing the RSA SecurID technology for integration in the Broadcom...

Posted by on 28 June 2006 | 10:42 am

Terrorists and the SWIFT network

What a lot of righteous indignation from the White House that the major newspapers, the New York Times, Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and...

Posted by on 27 June 2006 | 9:58 am

A man in search of rootkits

People are often drawn to search for their roots, but not too many go in search of rootkits. Mark Russinovich, co-founder of Winternals Software, has...

Posted by on 26 June 2006 | 9:27 am

Bad week for the feds

Just when the uproar over the massive data loss at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs is dying down a bit, two more federal agencies --...

Posted by on 23 June 2006 | 9:02 am

A token gesture?

The recent news item here about Citibank mandating use of security tokens for its small-to-midsize business customers in the U.S. drew interesting responses from readers....

Posted by on 22 June 2006 | 9:27 am

How not to excel at Excel

Yet another hole was found in Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet yesterday, the second this week, which Microsoft says it's investigating. In the meantime, if you're worried...

Posted by on 21 June 2006 | 9:24 am

Hospitals and innovation

While healthcare providers perform wonders of medicine these days, we don't typically associate them with innovation in networking. But in our story this week "An...

Posted by on 20 June 2006 | 9:07 am

Encryption security standards: what's new

This week's Technology Update in Network World focuses on two upcoming encryption standards for protecting data stored on tape and on disk....

Posted by on 19 June 2006 | 9:39 am