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Universities Advance High-Speed Trans-Atlantic Network

A partnership of institutions and national laboratories is launching a high-speed fiber optic network service as part of a sizable project to connect educators and researchers in the United States with Europe.

U Akron Implements New VPN Client for Secure Remote Access from 64-Bit Computers

The University of Akron (UA) recently acquired 1,000 IPSec VPN clients to provide its faculty, staff, and students with secure remote access to the university's network from 64-bit computers.

U Ottawa Tests Put High Concentration of iPads Through Paces

A Canadian university recently performed a simulation to see how well its network would hold up under the collective congestion of 100 Apple iPads running a multitude of common, bandwidth-hungry institutional applications.

ForeScout Virtualizes NAC Appliance

A company with a security appliance for network access control has just released a version that runs in virtual environments. ForeScout Technologies, which sells CounterACT in appliance form, is now making the same functionality available as a virtual appliance for VMware.

D-Link Builds Out Network Line with Switches and IP Cameras

D-Link has let loose a flurry of new network products, including a wireless access point, surveillance cameras, switches, and software--some of which are available now and others to appear over the next several months.

Most Enterprise Networks Not Ready for IPv6

An informal online survey conducted by Ipswitch Inc.'s Network Management Division revealed that 88 percent of enterprise networks are not fully ready for the change to IPv6, and 66.1 percent are less than 20 percent ready.



UK School Taps Virtual Labs for Internet Courses

A research university in London's East End has adopted a new virtual lab system for delivering "hands-on" learning to graduate and undergraduate students studying Internet protocol- and infrastructure-related topics.

Cymphonix Releases Mobile Device Security Module

Cymphonix has released a new application specifically to help users manage the security of mobile devices accessing the network as well.

Software-Configurable APs Support up to 380 Clients Simultaneously

Meru Networks said it will be shipping a new line of gigabit access points (APs) later in the second half of 2011 that can be configured through the software for different operating modes and that will support up to 380 simultaneous mobile clients.

Infoblox Enhances DDI Solution for IPv6 Transition

Infoblox has rolled out an enhanced version of its DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (IPAM) solution, which automates and manages the transition from IPv4 to IPv6.