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July 2001 Issue


News Front
Hitachi to organize forums on "Enterprise Storage"
Close on the heals on launching its NAS and SAN solutions in India, Hitachi Data Systems (www.hds. com), plans to organize forum on enterprise storage solutions for CTOs, CIOs, MIS Managers and IT Directors.

Cover Story

Firewalls Gatekeepers to your network
In this age, information is power. It therefore makes good business sense to protect your corporate data from being accessed, stolen, or modified.

Security for the enterprise
Data and network security is a high concern area for the connected enterprise. Here is a peek into various aspects concerning security including issues about implementing a security policy

Firewall Solutions
Various vendors are offering a whole suite of firewalls and security solutions. They include companies such as Cisco, Computer Associates, Symantec, etc. Here are some popular firewall products these companies offer Cisco

Other Features

Next Generation Network Processors
Network processors are ushering in a new era of performance and flexibility in networking. Here is an overview of the functions of network processors and the different vendors in the arena
Terminologies Simplified
Application Level Gateway A firewall system in which service is provided by processes that maintain complete TCP connection state and sequencing.

Multicasting: ensuring fast data-transfer
Multicasting offers many advantages over traditional point-to-point request/reply methods.

PON: Easing the last mile?
The synergy of PON and XDSL seems to be a panacea for the last-mile broadband access problem.

Deploying MPLS-Based VPN Backbones
Service providers stand to gain many operational and scalability benefits by deploying value-added services such as virtual private networks (VPNs) over Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) backbones.

"The USP of our products is the built-in software intelligence"
Bangalore-based Tejas Networks has partnered with US-based Sycamore Networks to build a complementary set of products using a common software platform and network management systems.

"A successful product company should posses the capabilities to innovate”
The B2B space is rapidly gaining center stage the world over.

Q-Support Corner
Bluetooth: Transcending Communication Barriers in PANs
Bluetooth-enabled products are just making an entry into the market. What are some of future innovations this technology promises?

Troubleshooting Techniques
I have two Windows 95 PCs connected on a hub. Can I give different IP address? Will they communicate if the default gateway on one PC is that of the second PC and vice versa?

Sharing Internet through a proxy
Proxy servers let you share a single Internet connection among multiple PCs. Additionally, they also provide multitude of other benefits
Feature on CDMA
I am regular reader of Network Magazine. Can you please tell me about website related to CDMA networks that can give me all technical details.
Guest Column
Workshop Wisdom

Multiple interaction channels--imperative for CRM success
Is a Web-only interface sufficient for providing efficient customer service? Or should e-tailers consider other options besides the Web for customer support?

Remote Connecting a Laptop with a Desktop
Want to transfer data between your laptop and a PC, or between two PCs? Here are some tips that can get you cracking
Troubleshooting a network
A paralyzed network can cost an organization oodles of time and money.
Case Study
OSS—Key to Service Provider Success
Here is a brief insight into the various operation support systems and the different functionality they offer service providers

Buildindiainfo.com: a strong foundation on Linux
BuildIndiainfo.com, a construction portal, has adopted Linux and MySQL as a platform for hosting there website

Web Watch
Internet Fax Dialer from Sparr Electronics
Wireless Access Platform from Enterasys
NetCache C1100 from Network Appliance
Broadband products from D-Link
MRO-TEK launches ZyWall-10
Select unveils ace BigBouncer
Amazon Rapid Access Routers from Ericsson
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