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Channel news: Cisco buys IronPort, rejiggers certifications; IBM pays $7M in customer scandal

New threat attacks transactions in Microsoft browsers Windows shops can protect themselves against man-in-the-browser attacks with third-party tools and client-side certifications. []

Cisco vows to maintain IronPort tech, talent As it completes the purchase of IronPort Systems, Cisco vows to maintain IronPort’s talent base and make investments to keep its newly-acquired technology fresh.[]

New way in for Cisco engineers Certifications get rejigged. [TheReg]

IBM to pay settlement in customer’s financial scandalI.B.M. agreed to pay $7 million as part of a settlement of a federal regulatory investigation involving Dollar General’s 2000 financial statements. [NYT]

Oracle unveils BI suite for small companies Oracle wants to cash in on the fact that business intelligence software isn’t just for large enterprises anymore.[]

Network security: Overlay versus perimeter security model debated at Catalyst Network perimeter security techniques such as firewalls versus leveraging encrypted VPNs for overlay security.[]

Social networking: Now it’s CDW’s turn Publish and be damned. [TheReg]

Strong laptop demand drives Apple US retail share to 13% Shift from PowerPC to Intel paying off?. [TheReg]

More clues: Why Microsoft backtracked on its Vista virtualization plans Speculation is continuing as to why Microsoft did a 180 last week and decided not to relax the virtualization licensing wording in its Windows Vista EULA. Here’s the exact text of the change that Microsoft planned to make. See any clues as to why the company decided to nix at the last minute its virtualization rules?[All About Microsoft]

Unified communications: Devising a strategy Unified communications, to be successful, requires enterprises to have a clear roadmap and to determine which vendor best suits their IP strategy.[]

New IBM supercomputer achieves petaflop Big Blue breaks into the quadrillion calculation range with new Blue Gene/P supercomputer. [CNET]

Welcome to the world’s largest supercomputing grid With 20 petabytes of storage, and more than 280 teraflops of computing power, TeraGrid combines the processing power of supercomputers across the continent. [Computerworld]

Sun eyes supercomputing glory The linchpin is a piece of hardware that conducts traffic between the servers, memory and data storage. [CNET]

20-1 Odds that Someone Will Get Trampled Trying to get an iPhone In fact, figures the odds are 20-1 that someone will get trampled while scrambling to snag one June 29. The site has also put odds on how long the batteries will last and whether the devices will be recalled. [via Digg]

HP and Microsoft take supercomputing mass-market Clusters for everyone. [TheReg]

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