Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 14:46:00 -0500 (EST)
From:"Network Computing Newsletter" <Network_Computing_Newsletter@update.networkcomputing.com>
To:mswier@harpercollege.edu
Subject: Network Computing Report #328
Network Computing Report #328
http://www.networkcomputing.com/
Monday, December 1, 2003

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This issue sponsored by Mobilized Software. 
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This week, we tested six antivirus products. All of the vendors are
improving their outbreak management policy distribution, but Trend 
Micro
came out on top. On a related note, our editor's hot white paper pick
also discusses antivirus products. Plus, test your knowledge of 
securing
the edge of your network with our latest TechQuiz.

As always, please feel free to message us directly if you have any
comments or questions (mailto:newsletter@nwc.com).

Best regards,
--The Network Computing Report Team

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In This Issue:
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1)  Newsletter Specials
2)  Review: IT Portfolio Managers
3)  Career Coach
4)  Editor's Hot White Paper Pick: Virus Protection Strategies
     to Combat Electronic Attacks
5)  Review: Antivirus Products
6)  Sneak Preview: Forward Solutions' Migo
7)  Quick Takes
8)  Storage Pipeline: Elevator Company Takes Fibre Channel
     to the Top
9)  Buyer's Guide: Thin-Clients
10) Current Forum Threads
11) BuzzCut
12) The Daily Blog: Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam...
13) Down to Business: Novell's Time Has Come
14) Letters
15) Mobile Pipeline: Case Study: Law Firm Argues in Favor of Wireless
16) CMP Marketplace
17) Latest IT Professional Downloads
18) Subscription Information

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1) Newsletter Specials
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a) TechQuiz: Locking Down the Border
If you think you know all about securing the edge of your network,
think again. Test your security mettle by trying to outsmart our
editors. In return for your efforts, we'll select one winner each
week for two weeks to receive one of two $100.00 gift certificates
compliments of our sponsor, Trend Micro. Good luck!
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40TNs0A6

b) NWC Project: IT Minute: Utility Computing (Part 2)
Tune in for a behind-the-scenes discussion of the state of utility
computing with Contributing Editor Art Wittmann. In this second
installment, find out why the adoption rate for utility computing
remains low in spite of high ROI. Plus pick up pointers for preparing
your datacenter for internal on-demand computing.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhE0Ad

In case you missed it, you can find part one here.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEJo0Ap

c) Top 11 Central
Given the strategic importance of the Top 11 List to the future of IT
sanity, we've broken it out from the rest of the Last Mile, allowing 
you
to easily navigate through the archives, look through the extended
listings, check out the funky artwork and of course submit your own
entries.
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Plus, there's still time to submit your Top 11 Inventions of 2003. Here
are a couple ideas to get you started:
--Apple Jaguar Firewire Bug Fix
--The Fire and Ice Thermal Grill
Make us laugh, and we'll publish your submissions in print and online.
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d) Compare IT: Managed VPN Services
Managed VPN services offer remote network management 24x7. With it, 
your
business-critical data is protected and the burden on your in-house
network support team is reduced. Compare offerings from XO
Communications, Netifice and Exodus.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhG0Af

e) Sharing Security Strategies
Join NWC and our partners, Neohapsis Labs and Secure Enterprise, for a
Webcast discussion on Dec. 4, 2003, at 12:00 pm EST about the ins and
outs of asset-centric, defense-in-depth security methods.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CClS0At

f) Convergence Webcast
Attend "IP Telephony Economics: Does It Add Up To Savings and
Productivity?" a free, online seminar on December 4, 2003 at 11 AM
Eastern. Networking authority Nick Lippis moderates this session
produced in association with Network Magazine.

For more information.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhH0Ag

To register.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CDkl0AK

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2) Review: IT Portfolio Managers
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By Lori MacVittie
If your data is suspect, you may have trouble managing your IT
department like a business. But if you've accurately recorded each
project's use of time and resources, IT portfolio-management products
can help you focus your department and tie each investment to the
company's goals.
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Read books on this topic.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40BjYs0Ak

Read more articles on this subject.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CTM0AI

Read IT Portfolio Managers white papers.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhJ0Ai

Market research and analyst reports.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40BsdA0AG

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3) Career Coach
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Edited by Lorna Garey
This Edition: Which Security Certifications will help you get ahead?
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhK0Aj

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4) Editor's Hot White Paper Pick: Virus Protection Strategies
    to Combat Electronic Attacks
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Virus attacks are a given in today's world of electronic-based
communications. This white paper explores various strategies that your
enterprise can employ to protect employee productivity and corporate
data from the most frequent form of electronic attack.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhL0Ak

Access more white papers, case studies and product information on Virus
Detection Software in the Network Computing Tech Library:
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40B8KI0Ay

Research Reports.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CCEo0Ai

White paper and research report RSS feed.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40Bu2H0AZ

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5) Review: Antivirus Products
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By Jim Ryan
Once a new exploit hits the streets, a single misstep can sink your
network. We took six antivirus suites for a whirl. Trend Micro had
the best moves.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhM0Al

Read books on this topic.
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Read more articles on this subject.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CN80Ap

Read antivirus white papers.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhN0Am

Market research and analyst reports.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40BsdA0AG

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6) Sneak Preview: Forward Solutions' Migo
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By Lori MacVittie
If you travel between two or more offices within your organization and
hate carrying your laptop around, the Migo device lets you transport 
any
part of your desktop between machines without installing drivers or
software.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEXx0AE

Read books on this topic.
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Read more articles on this subject.
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Read synchronization software and USB 1.1 storage device white papers.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhO0An

Market research and analyst reports.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40BsdA0AG

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7) Quick Takes
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This Edition: Event log gathering; an all-in-one managed server;
real-time data capturing; and Gigabit Ethernet smart high-density
modules.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhP0Ao

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8) Storage Pipeline: Elevator Company Takes Fibre Channel
    to the Top
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By Kelly Jackson Higgins
Minnesota Elevator combines Fibre Channel and IP storage to keep
pace with its AutoCAD applications.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhQ0Ap

Read more from TechWeb's Storage Pipeline.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40ByIB0Au

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9) Buyer's Guide: Thin-Clients
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By Sean Doherty
Is your enterprise ready for a lean machine? If your users work
predominantly on tasks that do not require intense processing,
server-based computing should be on your wish list.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhR0Aq

Read books on this topic.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40BjYs0Ak

Read more articles on this subject.
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Read Thin-Client Devices white papers.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEJ60As

Market research and analyst reports.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40BsdA0AG

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10) Current Forum Threads
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a) Ask the Experts: ICS on Windows XP
I am trying to set up ICS between four computers (two Windows XP and 
two
Windows 98 machines), one of which is running XP and has a Direcway USB
connection to the Internet. There is no sharing tab when I follow the
setup instructions. The XP machines are members of an NT domain. Where
do I start?
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhS0Ar

b) Ask the Experts: SMTP Clusters in Windows 2000 Pro
We currently have 12 desktop systems running Windows 2000 Pro and eight
servers running Windows 2000 server. I would like to use the desktops 
to
send SMTP messages in a cluster--only six of the servers are currently
being used. If it would help at all, I could use one or two of them
along with all the desktops. Can anyone advise me on a good tutorial or
give any pointers on how to set this up?
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhT0As

View all Forums.
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11) BuzzCut
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a) Akamai's Got Your Network
By Bruce Boardman
Leveraging Akamai's widely deployed network presence without a lot of
heavy lifting on the front end is smart.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhU0At

b) FUDBusters
By Lori MacVittie
This Edition: Sun offers SunONE Application Server at no charge to
developers.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhV0Au

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12) The Daily Blog: Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam...
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We all hate spam, but have you ever stopped to consider just how little
we know about it? We focus so much on the hows and whys of bayesian
filters and spamtraps that we sometimes fail to ask the really big
questions, like "how many spammers are there, really?" or "can spam
bring down the Internet?"
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhW0Av

Find more blogs and blog entries here.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CCE60Al

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13) Down to Business: Novell's Time Has Come
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By Rob Preston
"Why expect Novell to succeed with Linux? For starters, it's at the 
cusp
of the uptake curve, not a year or three behind it."
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhX0Aw

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14) Letters
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"Our lab equipment doubles as hot-spare equipment, which reduces
downtime in the event of an equipment failure." --Morris Bennett Altman
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEhY0Ax

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15) Mobile Pipeline: Case Study: Law Firm Argues in Favor of Wireless
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By Peter Durr
KMZ Rosenman found the response to wireless PDAs was so good that the
law firm is now preparing to dive into wireless laptops.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CEXz0AG

Read more from TechWeb's Mobile Pipeline.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/ed7v0Be3GS0V40CAPw0Az

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16) CMP Marketplace
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Cyclades at Gartnerís Data Center Conference, 
December 8-10. Booth Q. 
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17) Latest IT Professional Downloads
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a) Network/Unplugged 4.1
Network/Unplugged provides a comprehensive and automatic 
synchronization
and backup solution for today's remote and mobile workers.

Download at:
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Size: 5634k
Platform: Windows 95 or 98
Licensing: Shareware; $80

b) MN Startup Manager 1.17
This advanced startup manager for Windows lets you create new 
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watches
the system registry, file win.ini and Start Menu and notifies you of 
all
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Download at:
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Find more downloads on IT Pro Downloads.
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This issue sponsored by Mobilized Software. 
Get the practical strategies, real-world case studies
And trusted roadmaps for mobile and wireless 
Visit Mobilized Software: 
The Ultimate Source for Mobile and Wireless. 
Go to 
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