Articles by Clint Boulton 

Equity Firms to Buy Avaya For $8.2B

UPDATED: Silver Lake and TPG Capital are the winning bidders in the sweepstakes for the networking giant.

Is Anyone Calling For Avaya?

Rumors that Avaya is for sale fly as Microsoft, Cisco and others yearn to serve unified communications.

Microsoft and Packeteer Team on Branch Offices

Packeteer advances in relationship with Microsoft by delivering the iShaper appliance for WAN optimization.

Postini Scores Win with Google

Google picks up Postini for security, administration and archiving services.

Liberty Specs Lock Up Digital Devices

Group creates specs to manage identities across digital devices and networks.

IronPort Buy Boosts Cisco's Communications Security

Picking up the prosperous spam appliance outfit helps round out unified communications strategy, puts Cisco against Symantec.

CA Beefs Up IAM Portfolio

Compliance and security concerns drive identity and access management push.

Oracle Fronts New Security Framework

Major partners wary of the database vendor's lead role.

ISS Buy Bears First Fruit for Big Blue

Security appliances scheduled to hit Monday.

NetApp Adds Fuel to SAN Fire

Is the market for storage area networks heating up?

Oracle Pledges Security Focus

Privacy, compliance and access control top Oracle's security game plan.

ICANN Re-Ups 'Net Management Contract

The US Department of Commerce signs up ICANN for another five years.

Cisco Spends $47.8 Million on Comm Startups

Cisco buys Metreos and Audium to improve its communications platform; Chambers to chair Cisco board in November.

Microsoft Secures Mobile Access With Whale Buy

Microsoft continues to piece together its security strategy with purchase of VPN and firewall maker.

Avocent Takes LANDesk For $416M

The deal could be a perfect marriage of hardware and software management and security.

Sendmail Patches Remote Exploit

Commercial and free versions of the venerable MTA suffer from the same flaw.

Cisco Scoops Up Video Surveillance Vendor

SyPixx deal gives Cisco physical security angle.

Cisco, Opsware Ink Management Software Deal

Cisco will distribute Opsware network management software in multi-million dollar deal.

Microsoft, Carriers to Serve VoIP in Japan

Microsoft, Softbank and Japan Telecom look to court customers in Japan with VoIP, e-mail, IM in one package.

MTV to Stream IFILM Into Its Broad Network

The Viacom unit pads its array of Web-centric assets by purchasing the streaming video provider.

Cisco's InfiniBand Primed For The Grid

The networking giant has digested and reinvigorated switches and virtualization software from its Topspin purchase.

Sun to Open Source Web Single Sign-on

Sun plans to make a big splash at the Burton Catalyst show; Other identity management vendors prepare their wares.

Microsoft Fixes Date For New SQL Server

Redmond promises a November launch date for SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and BizTalk Server 200

Brocade Weaves 'Tapestry' to Tackle Cisco

The storage switch maker branches out with a new line server optimization and remote file sharing software.

Grid Computing Slowed by Traditional License Models

Analysts report that current software licensing policies will stymie the adoption of grid computing.

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