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Stories by Stephen Lawson

  • DNS marks 20th birthday

    The database system that sends Web surfers to the right page and gets email messages where they need to go turned 20 years old this week.

  • Cisco wins narrow ruling against Huawei

    A US federal judge has temporarily blocked Chinese router vendor Huawei Technologies and two related companies from distributing software and user manuals related to Cisco Systems software.

  • Huawei to sell Avici network gear

    A giant in China's telecommunications equipment business, Huawei Technologies, will re-brand high-end routers from Avici Systems and sell them to Chinese carriers.

  • IBM shows off blades for carriers

    IBM will use the Supercomm trade show in Atlanta next week to announce three moves intended to help service providers cut costs, boost revenue and transform their businesses.

  • MCI settles fraud charges with SEC

    MCI would pay a $US500 million civil penalty in a settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over charges of a massive accounting scandal, according to court documents.

  • WLAN vendors look for consistency

    Makers of IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN equipment have climbed on the bandwagon for a new security specification that may help pave the way for more wireless LANs in large enterprises.

  • Cisco reports VPN vulnerabilities

    Cisco Systems has warned customers of three vulnerabilities in its Cisco VPN 3000 Series concentrators and VPN 3002 Hardware Client that could allow attackers to see private data or carry out a denial-of-service (DOS) attack.

  • Nortel to beef up VPN line

    Nortel Networks is expected to unveil the latest updates to its secure networking line-up, including new remote-access management software, a higher performance Contivity VPN (virtual private network) platform and software that expands an enterprise's ability to ensure every remote connection is safe.

  • Chambers lashes out at stock-option requirements

    Requiring companies to expense employee stock options was likely to threaten a key form of compensation in high tech companies and send jobs out of the US, Cisco president and chief executive officer, John Chambers, said in a keynote address at the Networld+Interop (N+I) trade show in Las Vegas.

  • Cisco to share WLAN security technology

    Makers of 802.11 wireless LAN clients now can make their products support special security features offered in Cisco Systems wireless networks under the recently announced licensing and testing program, Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX).

  • WLAN security spec due next year

    The IEEE 802.11i standard would plug all known security holes in IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs, also known as Wi-Fi, but probably won't see final approval or shipping products until about a year from now, according to an Intel network architect involved in the drafting of the standard who spoke at the Spring Intel Developer Forum.