Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 12:51:28 -0500 (CDT)
From:"NWC Online" <nwc_online@update.networkcomputing.com> 
Subject: Network Computing Online #2.01
-- Network Computing Online #2.01 --
Your Online IT Resource
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Tuesday, May 6, 2003

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This week, Compare IT focuses on conferencing platforms. Research
and get quotes on products from such vendors as Sonexis, Spectel
and Voyant. Plus, be sure to take our latest TechQuiz on SNMP.

Be sure to bookmark our Weblog, the Network Computing Daily Blog,
and check back often for IT news and views.
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In This Issue:
1) Networld+Interop Wrap Up
2) Compare IT: Conferencing Platforms
3) NWC Weblogs
4) Tech Library Toolkit; Editor's White Paper Pick
5) On the Network
6) Top Stories
7) Security Alert: Cumulative Patch for Outlook Express
8) Latest IT Pro Downloads: System Cleaner 4.89c; FAQGenie 1.2.2
9) Subscription Information

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1) Networld+Interop Wrap Up
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If you couldn't make it to Las Vegas last week, don't worry. We'll
fill you in on all the Networld+Interop festivities.

a) N+I News Coverage
Tuesday, April 29: News on NETGEAR, CyberGuard, Websense, Cisco and
TRUSTe
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByCm0AY

Wednesday, April 30: Announcements from Coyote Point, AEP Systems and
Marvell
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByCn0AZ

b) Audio Reports
Grab your RealPlayer and tune in to hear Bruce Boardman, Lori
MacVittie, Mike DeMaria and Don MacVittie report on the real
Networld+Interop, direct from the show floor in Las Vegas.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByNx0Au

c) Best of Interop Winners
Thanks to all those who entered our yearly competition for the best
technology to come out of Networld+Interop. The judges had a tough
time, but in the end, chose those products they felt truly deserved
the honor of being labeled the "Best!" Congratulations to all those
who won!
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByCp0Ab

You can also log into our official site to see past winners, view the
complete finalist list or download marketing materials.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByCq0Ac

d) Well-Connected Awards
Be sure to read our in-depth coverage of the industry's 35 best
products from seven core technology markets.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0BxQL0AE

Check out our video footage direct from the awards ceremony. You'll
see all the winners as well as some highly unusual horseplay with our
editors.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByNy0Av

You can also log into our official site for more information and
marketing materials.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0BxQg0Af

e) N+I Reality Check
Listen to Bruce Boardman's Reality Check Presentation, "Network
Management for Small and Medium Businesses (SMB)," complete with
accompanying PowerPoint Presentation.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByNz0Aw

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2) Compare IT: Conferencing Platforms
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Conferencing platforms are gaining popularity as a way to cut costs
and improve productivity. Easy to use and manage, conferencing
platforms provide a secure, virtual meeting environment. Compare and
get quotes now from Sonexis, Spectel and Voyant.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByCs0Ae

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3) NWC Weblogs
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a) The Daily Blog: Best of the Well-Connected Videos
Check out our editors' handpicked "uncommercial" choices from this
year's show as well as last year's event. Grab your RealPlayer and
enjoy.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByN10Aj

b) NWC Inc.: Video on Demand
Just when you thought it couldn't get any more real...it does. Our
Axis Network Camera is rolling live and you can visit any time you
like. We've had some visitors already. How do we know? Because the
Axis let's you pan and zoom around the lab, and when it's moving it
catches our attention.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByN20Ak

Be sure to check out our other blogs:

Project Weblog: Web Services
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0BpjN0AX

Project Weblog: On Location
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0BuoZ0At

Project Weblog: Wi-Fi Hotspots
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0Buoa0A1

NWC Goes to School
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0BkTj0AY

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4) Tech Library Toolkit; Editor's White Paper Pick
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Visit Network Computing's Tech Library for the latest technical
information on today's key IT issues, including network security,
mobile & wireless, streaming media and more. Peruse vendor white
papers, analyst reports and Webcasts as well as the most recent
industry research findings.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0BsdA0AH

Get the latest papers via our RSS feed.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0Bu2H0Aa

Here are this week's hottest white paper feeds:

a) .NET Interop and Performance Analysis
With Microsoft's introduction of the .NET platform and languages,
including its bias toward distributed application components,
performance analysis and performance tuning have become substantially
more important to today's development efforts.
--Compuware Corp.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByN30Al

b) Application Delivery Networks Accelerate Web Application Response
Time and Availability
The Internet was not designed to support the performance requirements
of mission-critical applications.
--NetLi
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByN40Am

c) XML Message Server
Westbridge Technology's flagship software product, XML Message Server
(XMS), provides application developers, operations staff, security
administrators and audit staff with total security within and across
enterprises.
--Westbridge Technology Inc.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByN50An

d) Spiking C++ Web Services
This paper discusses the author's testing of Rogue Wave Software's
Lightweight Enterprise Integration Framework (LEIF) and discusses how
it allowed him to integrate C++ applications with .NET and J2EE with
surprising ease.
--Rogue Wave Software
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByN60Ao

e) The Five Dangers of Poor Network Timekeeping
This paper provides a compelling argument for having accurate and
synchronized time in an IT infrastructure.
--Symmetricom Inc., Timing, Test and Measurement Division
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByN70Ap

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Editor's White Paper Pick
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FT Linux is much more than a set of enhancements to add fault
tolerance; it adds an entire new dimension and depth to Linux-based
computing. By its nature, fault tolerant operation implies redundant
hardware components that are able to sustain a single point failure
without losing processing continuity. This functionality is possible
because a second component is available to pick up the duties of the
failed component transparently. This NEC Solutions white paper, "NEC
Fault Tolerant Linux," discusses the new improvements that have been
made to the standard Linux kernel and its driver set.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByN80Aq

Access more white papers, case studies and product information related
to Linux at the Network Computing Tech Library.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByOA0A1

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5) On the Network
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a) TechQuiz
Showcase your SNMP savvy and stretch your MIB know-how with our
management protocols quiz. If you can outsmart our editors, you'll be
entered into a drawing for a shiny Olympus Stylus 300 digicam,
compliments of our sponsor, ScriptLogic.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0TNs0A7

b) Top 11
There's still time to send in your nominations for the Top 11 fun
things to do with Microsoft's Shared Source code. Make us laugh, and
we'll publish your entries in print and online. Here are a couple of
hints from your fellow readers to get you started:
--Take every other character and learn "Secret Meanings."
--Hand out to kindergarten students to draw on, when short on that
ugly brown paper.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0BjCi0AF

c) White Paper Awards: Do You Have a Winner?
Time is running out to enter the Third Annual White Paper Awards,
produced by Bitpipe Inc. We invite all IT companies with white papers
in the categories of Computer Hardware, Software, Telecom and
Networking, and Services to participate. Winning papers in each
category will be recognized for excellence in the press. Submit your
entries by May 9th.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0Bc4l0Au

d) Win a Free TiVo
Looking for enterprise storage smarts? Subscribe to the free, weekly
Storage Pipeline e-mail newsletter. It delivers the latest storage
news, trends and insights. Plus, you might just walk away with TV
storage smarts, too. Subscribe today!
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e) InformationWeek Salary Survey
The InformationWeek National IT Salary Survey 2003 is the largest
employee-based IT salary study in the United States. Use this report
to evaluate IT compensation and benefit trends across 20 IT job
functions measured by staff and management.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0BxeR0Ae

f) NetSec 2003: Technical Dimensions in Network Security
Join Computer Security Institute and 1,500 security professionals June
23-25 in New Orleans at NetSec 2003, the premier conference devoted to
network security. Choose from over 90 sessions on many topics,
including:
--Wireless and Remote Access
--Intrusion Detection and Forensic Investigation
--Cryptography and E-Commerce
--Management and Awareness
--Special Introductory and Technology Tracks

Find out more.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByOB0A2

View the NetSec online program.
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Register for a FREE NetSec Exhibition Pass.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByOD0A4

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6) Top Stories
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What were readers perusing last week on the Network Computing Web
site? Here's a list of our hottest articles.

a) Feature: The 9th Annual Well-Connected Awards
(May 1, 2003)
This year's Well-Connected Award winners span 35 categories in seven
core markets. Find out which products we've chosen as the best of the
best in each market.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0BxQL0AE

b) Feature: Don't Panic. Plan
(May 1, 2003)
When you connect to the Internet, or to any external network, there
are dangers. But if you pinpoint the sources and types of exposure,
you can manage your risk.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0BxQT0AM

c) Sneak Preview: HP's ProLiant DL740
(May 1, 2003)
I kicked the tires on Hewlett-Packard's latest eight-way server and
discovered a Corvette engine in a Neon chassis. The ProLiant DL740 has
the horsepower to drive large applications like those from SAP or
PeopleSoft and does so in a compact 4U form.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0BxQa0AZ

Join other NWC readers in discussing these articles.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0Brcx0AA

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7) Security Alert: Cumulative Patch for Outlook Express
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Microsoft released MS03-014 ("Cumulative Patch for Outlook Express").
This patch is an accumulation of all security patches for Outlook
Express to date. In addition, it fixes a vulnerability that allows
MHTML documents to execute arbitrary code on the user's system.

FAQ and patch:
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByOE0A5

Source: Microsoft
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByOF0A6

Plus, Microsoft released new security guides for locking down Windows
Server 2003 deployments. If you're looking into using Windows Server
2003, you should definitely have a peek.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0ByOG0A7

For more security alerts and information, sign up for our free
Security Alert Consensus newsletter today.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eLur0E43wY0qh0COV0AN

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8) Latest IT Pro Downloads: System Cleaner 4.89c; FAQGenie 1.2.2
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We've made it easier and quicker for you to locate IT Pro Downloads'
shareware, freeware and other applets from any location on nwc.com.
Just type a keyword into the IT Pro search box, and you'll be amazed
at the vast collection of apps that will spring up before your eyes.
http://www.itprodownloads.com/

a) System Cleaner 4.89c
Automatically protect your privacy and recover valuable hard-drive
space with System Cleaner.

Download at:
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Size: 996k
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Licensing: Shareware; $29.95

b) FAQGenie 1.2.2
FAQGenie takes the hassle out of writing and maintaining a FAQ on a
Web site. You simply enter your questions and answers, arrange them
according to your preferences, select a suitable layout and with a
click you have a professional looking FAQ page.

Download at:
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Size: 797k
Platform: Windows 95, 98 or NT
Licensing: Shareware; $35

Find more shareware, freeware and demoware products, ready for
immediate download.
http://www.itprodownloads.com/

Note: By using IT Pro Downloads you agree to these terms of use.
http://www.nwc.com/itpro/itpro-terms.html

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