Scalable Networking News: Alacritech and NetXen Partner to Drive 10 GigE on TCP Chimney Offload

Industry momentum around our Scalable Networking initiative, with its innovative technologies like TCP Chimney Offload and Receive-side Scaling, continues as our partners deliver new solutions for high-speed networking within Windows environments.  This morning, two of our partners — NetXen and Alacritech — announced a joint effort to develop 10 GigE solutions built on top of our…

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Simplifying Client Security Without Sacrificing Protection

Following on to my posting from yesterday, the fine folks over in TechNet have published a Security Viewpoint article I wrote about our new “security client” solution offering.  Entitled Simplifying Client Security Without Sacrificing Protection, the article focuses on the three elements of the solution, and how they help reduce the risk of not only…

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A 3-D Solution for Client Security

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a lot of cool news coming out of this week’s TechEd IT Forum (NOTE: I can never work out how to stick that ‘·’ thingy between the “Tech” and “Ed”) event in Barcelona, Spain. The one that’s most relevant to your humble blogger is the announcement of a public beta…

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Come Together, Right Now: IPsec and VPN Co-Existence

There’s no doubt about; we’re big fans of IPsec at Microsoft.  We’ve baked this enabling protocol into a number of cool solutions (e.g. Server and Domain Isolation and Network Access Protection), but for some this could cause a conflict with a third-party IPsec-based VPN client. In some cases, the VPN client will turn off the Windows…

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