Matt Villano

Recent articles by Matt Villano

Cisco launches network armour

Cisco launches network armour

Cisco Systems has taken another step in developing self-defending networks, rolling out products, software enhancements and services aimed at addressing threats at multiple network layers.
Matt Villano Feb 22 2005, 12:00AM Collaboration
WatchGuard unveils subscription manager

WatchGuard unveils subscription manager

Security vendor WatchGuard has launched an online application designed to help channel partners manage customer subscriptions to add-on security services.
Matt Villano Feb 16 2005, 12:00AM Security
Cisco to buy policy compliance firm Perfigo

Cisco to buy policy compliance firm Perfigo

Moving to target increased malware threats to networked businesses, Cisco Systems has said it will acquire privately-owned endpoint compliance vendor Perfigo in a deal worth some US$74 million.
Matt Villano Oct 22 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
Proposed US hobble of network monitors quashed

Proposed US hobble of network monitors quashed

US Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have breathed a collective sigh of relief as a US legislature unanimously approved an anti-spyware bill that preserves the ability of MSPs to monitor networks.
Matt Villano Aug 25 2004, 12:00AM Security
SonicWALL expands SMB offerings

SonicWALL expands SMB offerings

Integrated security vendor SonicWALL has expanded its TZ170 series of secure gateway appliances to include a host of new options for small and medium sized businesses.
Matt Villano Aug 9 2004, 12:00AM Security
Symantec to acquire Brightmail for US$370 million

Symantec to acquire Brightmail for US$370 million

In a move that could alter the alignment of the anti-spam marketplace, security vendor Symantec announced late Wednesday that it has signed an agreement to acquire anti-spam vendor Brightmail for around US$370 million in cash.
Matt Villano May 20 2004, 12:00AM Security
HP buys two more firms in automation drive

HP buys two more firms in automation drive

In a continuing effort to add automation capabilities to its OpenView enterprise management software suite, HP has signed definitive agreements to acquire two US management software companies.
Matt Villano Feb 6 2004, 12:00AM Data centre
CA turmoil as iCanSP head resigns

CA turmoil as iCanSP head resigns

A rough week at Computer Associates International got rougher on Tuesday when Nanci Li, wife of founder Charles Wang and CEO of the company's iCanSP managed services subsidiary, unexpectedly resigned.
Matt Villano Jan 15 2004, 12:00AM Software
Managed services growing up

Managed services growing up

Managed services are growing up, according to a Summit Strategies report published this week.
Matt Villano Jan 8 2004, 12:00AM Collaboration
Service-oriented architecture benefits big players

Service-oriented architecture benefits big players

Earnings from service-oriented architecture (SOA) may reach nearly US$43 billion by 2010 as companies move from piecemeal web services -- but larger channel partners stand to gain most.
Matt Villano Dec 23 2003, 12:00AM Collaboration

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