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  • With Linux and Open Source, only the strongest firewalls survive


    Everybody Get Inline
    Connecting a system to the Internet is a risky proposition, even with the latest patches and security updates. Intrusion-detection systems have proved their worth from a network security monitoring perspective, but there is no substitute for a good inline mechanism to enforce policy.
  • Top VoIP Threats And Vulnerabilities
    As the use of VoIP continues to grow, so does the number of threats and vulnerabilities hackers can use to attack a system. Whether it's malicious, for financial gain or for bragging rights, 2008 will see an evolving roster of threats to VoIP systems.
  • The Top 9 VoIP Threats For 2008
    Threats and vulnerabilities to VoIP systems were top of mind for many in 2007, and by the looks of it, 2008 isn't going to be much different.
  • Nortel's Latest SMB Foothold: VoIP
    Nortel Networks Corp. has again proved it's placing a strong focus on small and midsize businesses, with last month's release of a string of SMB-targeted VoIP products that VARs say can ease the transition to VoIP.
  • Five CRN Fast Growth company executives take out their binoculars and share their insights into 2008's business landscape


    What's On Your Radar?
    As solution providers leave a year scarred by mortgage issues and high energy prices, CRN asked a number of companies from our annual Fast Growth list for their 2008 forecast. Some say advanced technologies will open new doors. Others agree, but add that CIOs will be waiting with sharpened pencils and a need to justify spending. Almost all expect to feel the squeeze from a lack of qualified talent. We'll let their words speak for themselves.
  • Nortel Continues Channel Push In 2008
    Nortel is starting off the year with a bang, building on initiatives that started last year as part of its two-year plan to reinvigorate the channel.
  • VARs Get Online OCS Training
    VARs struggling with the telephony and VoIP components of Microsoft OCS can now get online training to help them hit their unified communications targets.
  • 5 Networking Trends To Watch In 2008
    2008 will be a big year for networking with unified communications, green networking, security and mobility taking center stage along with the potential for Juniper's first Ethernet switch.

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