Articles In Virtualization

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Edward Snowden came forward this weekend as the man who leaked secret NSA documents to the media about the PRISM surveillance program. CNET’s Declan McCullagh looks at some of the inaccuracies and misunderstandings from last week’s leaks, particularly from the Washington Post. At last week’s TechEd conference, Mary Jo Foley spoke with Steven Martin, the new general manager of Microsoft’s Windows Azure division, to discuss Azure’s gr... read more.

  • June 10, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: According to reports from the Washington Post and the Guardian, the National Security Agency has backdoor access to some of the largest technology and social media companies on the Internet, including Facebook, Apple, Google, and others. Microsoft and the FBI took part in a joint operation with partners in the financial services and technology industries to disrupt the large Citadel botnet, responsible for more than half a billion doll... read more.

  • June 07, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: A code-execution vulnerability was found in the Plesk control panel, used by more than 360,000 websites on the Apache platform. The exploit can be used by an attacker to get a command line shell with the privileges of the configured Apache user. Riverbed’s Stingray Traffic Manager, has been certified by Oracle to integrate with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. Stingray Traffic Manager with Oracle E-Business Suite will help companies optim... read more.

  • June 06, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: RSA, The Security Division of EMC, introduced the latest version of RSA Silver Tail. New features include Streaming Analytics, a new UI, and a faster and easier threat detection function. Check Point published their latest mobile security report, which revealed 79% of businesses had some sort of mobile security incident in the past year. More than half of the businesses reported damages over $100,000. The report also looks at effects o... read more.

  • June 05, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Riverbed’s Stingray Traffic Manager application delivery controller and Virtual Steelhead WAN optimization appliances are now supported on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and Hyper-V Server 2012. “Windows Server 2012 introduced leading-edge virtualization capabilities with Hyper-V and Hyper-V Server. Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager and Virtual Steelhead appliances provide performance optimization in branch offices and data centers... read more.

  • June 04, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Microsoft will be using its Windows Azure cloud to beef up the company’s Cyber Threat Intelligence Program, boosting the speed with which information on new threats is shared and dealt with. Rackspace has integrated Brocade’s Vyatta virtual appliances into their networks, allowing customers to set granulated policies for users and traffic on their network. Researchers at F-Secure believe that Twitter’s new two-factor authentication... read more.

  • May 31, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Ed Bott at ZDNet spent some time using this summer’s Windows 8.1 update, and says that the changes go beyond the return of the Start button. Riverbed announced that its Whitewater cloud storage appliance products now support integration with Savvis Symphony Cloud Storage. Companies with Whitewater appliances can now choose to use Savvis as a cloud storage location. A critical vulnerability found in the Ruby on Rails framework can be... read more.

  • May 30, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Dan Goodin of Ars Technica had three “cracking experts” attempt to decipher hashed passwords from a list of over 16,000 cryptographically hashed passwords. One of them was able to decipher 90 percent of the passwords. McAfee introduced the Complete Endpoint Protection Suite, which the company says scans not just endpoint devices, but also the data and application layers of devices. The company calls the suites, available in two version... read more.

  • May 29, 2013

By Hank Smith, Posted in Virtualization

Last week I had the privilege to attend Citrix Synergy in Anaheim, Calif. In typical form, Citrix made many announcements at their annual conference. The announcement that intrigued me the most was the announcement of Citrix XenDesktop 7 (code name Excalibur). Below is a brief summary of the product. Citrix XenDesktop 7 combines Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp under one management system. Citrix utilizes FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA) as the foundation for XenDesktop 7. Published applications, and v... read more.

  • May 29, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: German security company AV-Test expects there to be more than 60 million pieces of malware by the end of the year. The firm has already recorded over 20 million samples between January and the beginning of May. Seth Rosenblatt at CNET gives beginners and the curious an overview of two-factor authentication, which is in the news again after Twitter announced support for 2FA this week. Dell and HP announced new thin client computers a... read more.

  • May 24, 2013