Fitting Voice Into Your Network

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March 30th, 2006

George Hamilton of the Yankee Group presented at the Atlanta Enteprirse IP Communincations conference on implementing IP telephony into your enterprise network.

CipherOptics Marrying Enterprise-Wide Data Protection to Business Needs – Building the Security Utility

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March 29th, 2006

When it comes to protecting the confidentiality and integrity of information, today’s networks are way behind. Encryption remains a complex mess of piece parts technologies based upon protocols and applications. To accommodate new business demands, large organizations need an enterprise-class encryption model that Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) calls Agile Network Encryption (ANE). Though ANE is a vision today, Cipheroptics is doing an excellent job of articulating this vision and building screaming encryption products to meet short-term enterprise needs.

Managing the Performance of Converged Networks

March 29th, 2006

Thursday March 09, 2006 1:00 PM EST

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Nick Lippis will host and moderate this important session on Managing the Performance of Converged Networks.

With new applications both real-time and non-real-time running over corporate networks, IT management needs tools with a view into networked applications so that they may baseline, troubleshoot, secure and optimize their IT investments. Nick Lippis will deliver an industry overview on new developments occurring in converged networking and best practices on how to manage the performance of converged networking.

Following the industry overview, NetScout Systems will discuss how the nGenius © Solution can help to mitigate the risks inherent in managing performance in a converged network environment. This presentation will focus on a lifecycle approach to managing networks and applications through a VoIP deployment. Engaging a unified performance management solution to view VoIP in context with all other networked application traffic will increase the potential for a successful rollout, and ultimately lead to optimized performance of both business and voice applications.

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Leslie Miller
, Sr. Solutions Marketing Manager, NetScout Systems

Be prepared with questions about how your business can profit from managing the performance of Converged Networks. This webinar is sponsored by NetScout Systems.

John McHugh Discusses ProCurve’s Top Three Success Factors

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March 29th, 2006

John McHughI interview John McHugh, GM and Vice President, ProCurve networking by HP. The ProCurve Group is the 2nd largest network switch concern, bigger than Extreme and Foundry combined and perhaps bigger than 3Com and closing in on Nortel in terms of the overall enterprise network infrastructure market. John talks about ProCurve’s successes, challenges and where he is leading this group. It’s about 25 minutes. Enjoy.

Industry Roundtable with Scott Bradner, John Gallant and Nick Lippis

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March 23rd, 2006

Scott Bradner, University Technology Security Officer, Harvard University and John Gallant, President and Editorial Director of Network World join me in our first industry roundtable. We discuss the reality of Web Services/SOA and how the IP Telephony vendors (Avaya, Cisco, Siemens, Nortel, Mitel) are using it. Scott addressed E-911 open issues and provided an IETF update. VoiceCon also brought SIP to light as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, et al are embracing it and now pushing Cisco into SIP acceptance with Call Manager 5.0. Juniper was next and we talked about its enterprise strategy and weighed in on its pros and cons. This led to a general discussion on Xorp or eXtensible Open Router Platform, Vyatta and its potential impact on Cisco and Juniper. John gives a sneak preview on next week’s Network World when they cover the hot topic of IT pandemic planning and the planned acquisition of BellSouth by AT&T.

The Lippis Report Issue 54: The Hybrid Public/Private IP Telephony Model

March 21st, 2006

By some projections the hosted IP telephony (HIPT) market is either going to be big or simply huge. InfoTech, for example, says that 25% of total telephone line shipments in the next 3 to 5 years will connect into HIPT services. For reference, there are approximately 400 million telephone lines worldwide. They also anticipate that HIPT revenue will grow from $31 million in 2005 to nearly $6B in 2010! That is staggering growth. Meeting that demand are service providers, over 60 of them offering HIPT services in the US with another 60+ outside, according to InfoTech.
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Converged Network Optimization Discussion with Fluke

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March 17th, 2006

Nick Lippis interviews Naresh Kannan, Director Product Management and David Peikin, Director Marketing at Visual Networks now Fluke Networks. Visual Networks’ flagship solution Visual UpTime Select is being upgraded to 2.0 with a focus on VoIP performance monitoring and troubleshooting. Select 2.0 will be released on Feb 24, 2006. I give my take on the announcement at the end of the podcast. If your interested in network performance monitoring you may want to check out the Network Physics podcast as well as these companies compete.

The Lippis Report Issue 53: Interview with Cisco’s Bob Gleichauf, CTO of the Security Technology Group

March 14th, 2006

Nick Lippis: The IT security industry is fast growing, fragmented and enterprise buyers are brand agnostic. How does Cisco plan on winning in this market?

Robert Gleichauf: By becoming better integrated into our customers’ business processes and best practices. It no longer is sufficient to offer customers best of breed products and services. The best vendors must also understand how to integrate with the ways customers actually run their business. For example, our Self-Defending Network solution must accommodate for the fact that more and more users connecting into Enterprise networks are not under the control of the corporate IT department. So our solutions must be able to authenticate users via alternate means when standard corporate user directories do not apply. We also need to know how to integrate with the parts of our customers’ infrastructure and business processes that fall outside our product portfolio. For example, our Content and Application-Oriented Network solutions integrate with a variety of application suites from vendors such as BEA, Oracle, SAP, and so on. Our customers win and we win when we make their existing business infrastructure work better.
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Bobby Johnson, CEO Foundry Networks On How Many Ethernet Switch Companies We Need

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March 3rd, 2006

Nick Lippis interviews Bobby Johnson, President and CEO of Foundry Networks. In this podcast Bobby discusses the key areas where Foundry is investing to address the enterprise and service provider ethernet markets. There’s a great discussion on industry structure and the new business cycle in which the network industry is entering that will be marked by innovation sparking a feature race and further consolation.

The Lippis Report Issue 52: Hosted IP Contact Centers Poised For Growth

March 3rd, 2006

Until recently, call center technology was relatively static, designed with TDM-based PBXs, automatic call distribution (ACD) and interactive voice response (IVR) systems. With the high cost of acquisition, call centers were affordable mainly to very large enterprises, disregarding the small and mid markets. Not only was the economic barrier of entry high, sometimes in the millions of dollars, but disparate call center technologies convoluted the application and associated networking environment, increasing integration efforts and complexity with back-end corporate databases.
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