Phil Hochmuth

Digium debuts new Asterisk software, hardware appliance

Additions to the new Asterisk Version 1.4 include support for GoogleTalk and Cisco's IP phone protocol, as well as several other protocol and application support upgrades.

University dumps Cisco VoIP for open-source Asterisk

School is moving its 6,000 students, faculty and staff off Cisco CallManager IP PBXs and a legacy Nortel Meridian PBX to Linux servers running Asterisk, which includes call processing, voice mail and PSTN gateway functionality.

Cisco CEO: Security risks tied to mobility

Chambers outlined the benefits of "quad-play" -- or the combination of data, voice and video with mobility -- and the security challenges associated with having a mobile workforce that accesses information across multiple networks.

Cisco launches four-slot CRS-1 router

The four-slot CRS-1 joins its eight- and 16-slot brethren and offers carriers another tool for expanding 40G bit/sec. connectivity throughout a network.

Former Sun storage chief becomes Extreme CEO

Canepa comes to Extreme after 10 years at Sun, where he most recently served as executive vice president of the Network Storage Products Group.

Linux event shows move to mainstream

Open-source: It's no longer a question of if; it's how to deploy, secure and manage.

SMC, Asante pump out low-cost Gigabit Ethernet gear

A good cheap Ethernet switch is still the building block for most networks.

Cisco upgrades enterprise security hardware, software

Cisco Systems launched new versions of its multi-purpose Adaptive Security Appliance for small offices and large data centers. It also introduced a new version of its Network Admission Control appliance, and an upgrade to IOS...

Network vendors jump on HP's new blade server product

Blade Network Technologies and Cisco introduced Gigabit Ethernet switch modules for HP's BladeSystem c-Class.

Foundry switch targets corporate VoIP

Foundry next month is expected to announce new corporate Ethernet gear for business networks.

Deutsche Bank takes a long view on VoIP

Deutsche Bank is starting small with Internet telephony but is optimistic about the technology's long-range benefits.

Cisco buys into virtualization vendor

Cisco Systems Inc. invested in an $11 million funding round for NeoPath Networks, a maker of file and storage virtualization gear.

Cisco SIP upgrade may require network tweaking

An upgrade to Unified CallManager 5.0 could have ripple effects across other gear, including IOS software upgrades in branch office routers, as well as IP phone firmware, and possibly server configurations and corporate dial plans.

Boeing WLAN to help improve production

Aircraft maker Boeing recently deployed a wireless LAN location tracking system to keep tabs on all its high-value components and manufacturing equipment.

Enterasys names new CEO

Michael Fabiaschi will become the new CEO of Enterasys, immediately replacing Mark Asslet, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.

Advanced switch gear on tap

Interop show will offer more affordable high-speed network gear and products to boost application performance and security.

LinuxWorld : Ultra-secure Linux evolves for the enterprise

Linux and open-source developers are working to make Linux security tools developed by the National Security Agency more accessible and usable by regular system administrators and application developers.

Cisco phasing out 2600 series routers

Cisco Systems is retiring its 2600 series multiservice routers, one of the most widely deployed WAN products for enterprise branches and midsize businesses.

SMC launches feature-packed workgroup switches

SMC Networks this week launched two Gigabit Ethernet workgroup switches with full Layer 3 routing, IPv6 support and 10G Ethernet uplinks.

New IP gear improves virtualized call centers

Making customer contact centers more flexible and giving call agents more productive tools are among the many features being introduced with a slew of product launches at Voicecon this week.

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