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Thursday, July 29, 2010
- Quiz: Application and network log management program planning
Find out how much you've retained from the Application and log management program planning Security School lesson.
- Application event log management: The final frontier?
In this Q&A, Diana Kelley and James McGovern discuss the need for an application event log management standard.
- Virtualization certification guide for the networking pro
Virtualization training can be obtained through real-world experience, but networking pros find that virtualization certification programs can help them obtain new skills proactively and can differentiate them as job candidates.
- VMware shops reluctantly plan the move from ESX to ESXi
Users still on VMware's ESX hypervisor prepare to make the switch to ESXi, but not without trepidation. VSphere 4.1 is the last VMware release to support the ESX Linux-based management console.
- Data security implications of financial services regulatory reform
Industry experts weigh in on the possible ramifications of the sweeping legislation on information security and compliance professionals.
- 802.11 wireless network attacks: Prevent them on customers' networks
In order to stop wireless network attacks on behalf of your customers, you must understand wireless network attacks. This chapter excerpt examines 802.11 attacks, including the TJX security breach, and how WEP, WPA and WPA2 can be cracked.
- IBM buys Storwize for primary data compression
IBM completes long-rumored acquisition of Storwize, continuing the trend of major vendors adding primary data reduction technology to their storage platforms.
- Black Hat: Researchers poke holes in HTTPS, SSL Web browser security
Attackers capable of carrying out man-in-the-middle attacks to hijack Web browsing sessions can go further and render Web security protocols HTTPS and SSL/TLS useless against attack.
- End-to-end FCoE storage not quite ready
This FCoE tutorial explains why end-to-end Fibre Channel over Ethernet isn't ready yet, and how the technology's prospects should improve as FCoE standards are finalized and vendors offer new switches and storage.
- Cisco, NetApp and VMware combine for 'end-to-end' FCoE storage
VMware certifies NetApp FCoE arrays and Cisco Nexus 5000 switches to work with vSphere in virtual server environments; is the FCoE ecosystem reaching maturity?
- First DSCI security framework pilot underway at TCS BPO
ITES player TCS BPO becomes first organization to conduct pilot project testing of data security council of India's (DSCI) data security framework.
- Virtualized SBCs lower cost of SIP trunking but lack scale
A virtualized session border controller (SBC) for the Avaya Aura platform reduces the costs of SIP trunking and eases management for small to midsized deployments, but large implementations will probably need to stick with dedicated hardware appliances.
- Black Hat: Poor SCADA systems security 'like a ticking time bomb'
An analysis of 120 security assessments at power plants, oil and chemical refineries and other critical systems revealed tens of thousands of security vulnerabilities, outdated operating systems and unauthorized applications.
- Microsoft seeks true 'responsible' vulnerability disclosure
In an interview at Black Hat 2010, the software giant said it doesn't see the need to join Mozilla and Google in paying security researchers who discover bugs in its products. It also announced a new mitigation toolkit and a partnership with Adobe.
- Purdue chooses containerized data center over colocation
For 40% less than leasing space in a colocated data center, Purdue University bought a containerized data center for its new computational cluster.
- Leaving the past behind and embracing the 'new normal' in IT
The very traits that made companies successful in the 20th century will cause them to fail in the "new normal," according to futurist John Seely Brown.
- Hottest data center certifications of 2010
The data center certifications landscape can be tough to comprehend. These resources should help you get a better grasp of the latest certification trends.
- Server provisioning methods holding back cloud computing initiatives
With older approaches to server provisioning proving inadequate for many cloud computing initiatives, corporate users look to image-based provisioning for a solution.
- Wireless LAN architecture: Enterprises leaving 2.4 GHz for 5 GHz
Enterprises are adopting a wireless LAN architecture that favors the 5 GHz wireless LAN frequency over 2.4 GHz. They are tuning their wireless LAN radios to 5 GHz and forcing clients to default to the frequency in order to avoid interference, boost capacity and drive throughput with channel bonding.
- Telecom IPv6 transition plans: more than upgrading routers
After years of shrugging off calls to develop and implement an IPv6 transition plan, operators have begun to ready their networks to support the next-generation Internet protocol. But a successful IPv6 migration requires more than just upgraded router software.
- Swiss cloud provider unveils FTP in the cloud
Cloud Sigma's new service feature uses the File Transfer Protocol to move and launch KVM-compatible virtual images in and out of the cloud.
- VMware, Cisco and NetApp collaborate on FCoE offering for VMware environments
VMware has validated Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and the NetApp FAS series unified storage FCoE to support VMware-based virtualised environments; plus more daily news.
- RDCMan released from Microsoft's internal goodie bag
Microsoft's RDC Manager allows Remote Desktop Connection Client to handle multiple RDP connections. But IT expert Mike Nelson asks, "How good is it?"
- Storage certification guide for networking pros
Networking pros are seeking storage training as they become responsible for converging data center and storage networks. Storage certification programs may offer the right skills -- or at least a start.
- WAN bandwidth management frequently asked questions
WAN bandwidth management is probably the most time-consuming aspect of a network engineer's job and is a common question on the ITKE forums. Here are the most common questions and the answers for managing WAN bandwidth.
- ITIL certification benefits: Chapter 3
This chapter on ITIL certification benefits covers how ITIL certifications can add value to your resume or IT organization.