Stories by Brian Fonseca

HP Readies Management Offerings for Win 2000

Hewlett-Packard Co. at the ComNet 2000 conference today announced that its management software and services, including HP OpenView, HP TopTools, HP Web JetAdmin, and Manageability Consulting Services, will be extended to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 2000.

Lucent acquires Agere for $US415 million

Taking a strong leap forward in the growing industry of multi-protocol processing chip production, Lucent Technologies said last week it will purchase Agere, a maker of programmable network processor chips in a deal worth approximately $US415 million.

Lucent Acquires Agere for US$415 Million

Taking a strong leap forward in the growing industry of multi-protocol processing chip production, Lucent Technologies Inc. said yesterday it will purchase Agere Inc., a maker of programmable network processor chips in a deal worth approximately US$415 million.

RSA - Wireless point-of-sale systems hailed

At the RSA Conference 2000 show this week, Hewlett-Packard's VeriFone division and BellSouth's Wireless Data introduced the Omni 3200M, a wireless point-of-sale terminal (POS) that accepts debit-card, credit-card, and electronic-banking transcription payments without the need to access a phone line.

Wireless Point-of-Sale Systems Hailed

At the RSA Conference 2000 show this week, Hewlett-Packard Co.'s VeriFone Inc. division and BellSouth Corp.'s Wireless Data introduced the Omni 3200M, a wireless point-of-sale terminal (POS) that accepts debit-card, credit-card, and electronic-banking transcription payments without the need to access a phone line.

Novell Reveals Authentication Software

At the RSA 2000 Conference here today, Novell Inc. introduced the Novell Modular Authentication Service (NMAS), authentication software that leverages directories to integrate and manage third party authentication devices within a Novell Directory Services (NDS) environment.

RSA: NAI to break into smaller units

Network Associates (NAI) at the RSA Conference in San Jose, California next week will announce plans to splinter off some of its security divisions, including McAfee Virus Defense, Sniffer Technologies, PGP Security, and Magic Solutions, into independent business units, each equipped with its own president.

Encryption Regs to Change

RELAXED ENCRYPTION export laws are expected to be a major focus at the RSA Conference 2000 later this month, which begins just days after the anticipated Jan. 14 announcement of federal edicts to scale back restrictive U.S. encryption laws.

Sun Says Fixes in Place to Stop Solaris Attacks

Sun Microsystems Inc. admits that many of its servers have been victimized by Denial of Service (DoS) attacks during the past few months, but in the same breath says the problem has been fixed. It's just that users aren't taking advantage of the patches that are readily available.

Anti virus vendors on alert for New Year

Having passed through Christmas unscathed by any major virus activity, virus protection software vendors are still being watchful of viruses or other attacks against computers that the first few days of 2000 may bring.

Anti-virus vendors on alert for New Year

Having passed through Christmas unscathed by any major virus activity, virus protection software vendors are still being watchful of viruses or other attacks against computers that the first few days of 2000 may bring.

Holiday virus threats continue unabated

Viruses continue to pop up at an unrelenting rate as the holiday season nears full bloom, and in direct response, anti-virus vendors are standing firm by their vigil to inform the public of each one they deem as threatening, no matter how often those announcements may occur.