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Intermedia Communications' Internet access arm is introducing Intermedia Secure Solutions, a package of services including consulting, training, firewall design and installation, and firewall management. The service is available now in the eastern U.S. and will roll out across the rest of the country by year-end, the company says. The staff behind the services will come from an alliance with Lucent. Products used will come from Axent, Check Point, Cisco and WatchGuard.


More companies are adopting voice-over-IP products, according to a survey conducted by market research firm Sage Research. More than half of large companies, defined as organizations with 500 or more employees, have or will deploy voice-over-IP products or services in the next 12 months, and almost half of small and midsize businesses have similar plans, the study found. For organizations not adopting voice over IP, lack of technology maturity was the No. 1 concern. Sage interviewed network managers from more than 250 U.S. organizations for the study.

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Managed hosting provider Digex launched a new interactive client portal last week designed to let customers view resource monitoring and management information for their e-commerce sites from any Web-enabled device. The portal is built around xFrame, a new XML framework developed by Digex, Compaq and Microsoft. Digex is running xFrame on Compaq hardware, and Microsoft software and hosting components.


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