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As a CTO, my boss tells me I am entrusted with ‘understanding market forces and business drivers to drive JackBe's technical vision and strategy’. So I am prone to trend-watching and predictions. In fact, I like predictions. And I think my 'Web 2.0 in 2008: What's Out, What's In' predictions were fairly good. I should note that I think the end of the year is a fairly arbitrary time to consider ‘what’s next, what’s hot, and what’s dead-on-arrival’. After all, the Web 2.0 world changes everyday! Nonetheless, since it is what the rest of the world seems to expect, here’s what this '2.0 CTO' sees as OUT and IN for 2009: Out: "Faster, Better, Cheaper", In: "Cheaper, Agile, Faster" (in that order) Who doesn’t want “Faster, Better, Cheaper”. Well, it turns out, better isn’t always better, if the cost of improvement is high and the starting point is already good enough. Repla... (more)

Time the Avenger (also a great Pretenders song)

I made several entries in recent weeks regarding the Heartland breach and just wanted to close out, what became a little blog series about protection, encryption, education and how F5 solutions might have have made these non-existent. There are a lot of people affected by the breach, including myself. This is the notice I get when I login to my banking website: Important Message – For Visa Check Card Users. Visa® has notified ** Bank that Heartland Payment Systems, an independent merchant card processor, experienced a security breach in their organization. As a result, Visa® has provided ** Bank with a list of card numbers that may have been affected by the compromise. ** Bank is taking every precaution, notifying those individual clients affected, informing them that their Visa® card will be closed, and a replacement card will be mailed within the next few days. Pl... (more)

WatchGuard Expands Into Messaging and Content Security

Leader of Multifunction Firewall Appliances Unveils Extensible Content Security (XCS) Platform to Provide Business E-mail, Web Content, Data Loss Prevention and Cloud-based Protection 18 November 2009 - WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader of business security solutions, today announced its entry into the messaging and content security markets with the launch of its new WatchGuard XCS (Extensible Content Security) platform. As a comprehensive platform for business e-mail and Web 2.0 content security, WatchGuard XCS combines innovative cloud-based security, data loss prevention and advanced messaging security technologies in a single, easy to use appliance that defends businesses against phishing attacks, identity theft, viruses, malware, data loss and other forms of network, application and data threats. "Next generation threats are becoming more sophisticated a... (more)

You Need to Innovate or Die : Nir Zuk

Opening NetEvents 2011 EMEA Press Summit , serial entrepreneur and founder of Palo Alto Networks Nir Zuk spoke to an audience of top technology press and analysts from the EMEA region on the theme: Thinking Secure or Just Feeling Secure? The need to accelerate creative innovation on this side of the law. In a follow-up interview with Bob Walder, Research Director Security, Privacy & Risk, Infrastructure Protection, Gartner, Nir Zuk claimed that "Everyone thought Nokia was invincible. Everyone thought Microsoft was invincible. But Nokia is dead because they failed to innovate." Nir Zuk created some of the world’s first computer viruses on his Dragon 64 as a 16-year-old. He then U-turned to securing computers, working at Check Point Software to pioneer stateful inspection technology – the basis of all today’s firewalls – and the first commercially viable firewall. Fro... (more)

Kaspersky Lab Wins at SC Magazine Awards Europe 2012

Kaspersky Lab cleans up at the awards Abingdon, UK, 26 April - Kaspersky Lab has hit the top spot at the SC Magazine Awards Europe 2012, winning a highly sought after award: 'Best SME Security Solution'. This prestigious award recognises Kaspersky Lab as a company that is at the forefront of internet security, making the digital world safer for more than 300 million users worldwide. It has been fighting a high-tech battle against malicious programs for over 14 years, and fought off stiff competition to claim the title of 'Best SME Security Solution'. "We have been dedicated to tackling malware from day one. We tirelessly research new solutions to address the growing threat of malware, driven by our desire to protect businesses and consumers," explains Eugene Kaspersky, Founder and CEO, Kaspersky Lab. "We aim to be the most focused and trusted vendor in this market.... (more)

SPC12 Special Features ‘Radio Killed the Privacy Star’ Music Video?

Armed with a mic and a midi, I belt out, karaoke style, my latest music video ‘Radio Killed the Privacy Star.’ Lyrics can be found at Radio Killed the Privacy Star. #spc12 #bonusfeatures #parody #musicvideo   ps Resources: SharePoint Conference 2012: Find F5 SharePoint Conference 2012: Gimme 90 Seconds with James Hendergart SharePoint Conference 2012: Configuring SharePoint on BIG-IP SharePoint Conference 2012: The Top 7 Questions SharePoint Conference 2012: Secure Remote Access & SSO with BIG-IP APM SharePoint Conference 2012 Partner Spotlight – The SCE Group SharePoint Conference 2012: That’s a Wrap Solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Server Securing Exchange and SharePoint In 5 Minutes or Less Series (22 videos – over 2 hours of In 5 Fun) F5 YouTube Channel Technorati Tags: F5,big-ip,security,management,infrastructure,sharepoint,humor,parody,tmg, privacy,psil... (more)

RSA2013: Partner Spotlight – Quarri

I chat with Mark Elliott, Founder and EVP of Quarri Technologies about the recent integration with Quarri’s armored browser technology. You can see the Quarri and BIG-IP Integration in the 1st ever Guest Edition of In 5 Minutes. Interesting Stuff.   ps Related: RSA2013: Aloha from RSA RSA2013: Find F5 RSA2013: Gimme 90 Seconds Security Edition RSA2013: Partner Spotlight – Websense RSA2013: Partner Spotlight – Quarri F5′s YouTube Channel In 5 Minutes or Less Series (23 videos – over 2 hours of In 5 Fun) Inside Look Series [email protected] Also this week, check out: Mobile World Congress – Day 1 Technorati Tags: f5,rsac,rsa,rsa2013,psilva,video,quarri ... (more)

Inside Look – PCoIP Proxy for VMware Horizon View

I sit down with F5 Solution Architect Paul Pindell to get an inside look at BIG-IP’s native support for VMware’s PCoIP protocol.  He reviews the architecture, business value and gives a great demo on how to configure BIG-IP. BIG-IP APM offers full proxy support for PC-over-IP (PCoIP), a leading virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) protocol.  F5 is the first to provide this functionality which allows organizations to simplify their VMware Horizon View architectures.  Combining PCoIP proxy with the power of the BIG-IP platform delivers hardened security and increased scalability for end-user computing.  In addition to PCoIP, F5 supports a number of other VDI solutions, giving customers flexibility in designing and deploying their network infrastructure.   ps Related: F5 Friday: Simple, Scalable and Secure PCoIP for VMware Horizon View Solutions for VMware applic... (more)

F5 Agility 2015 EMEA – Innovate Expand Deliver with Manny Rivelo

Manny Rivelo, F5 EVP of Strategic Solutions and our soon-to-be CEO, shares his vision of Innovate Expand Deliver at F5 Agility 2015. He talks about what hybrid application services means to organizations, how F5 has evolved from just a load balancing company, how organizations use F5 solutions across traditional, hybrid and cloud data centers and how F5 software powers and drives the business. He also shares his favorite part of F5 Agility. Applications without constraints. Thanks Manny! ps Related F5 Agility EMEA 2015 – The Preview Video F5 EMEA Agility 2015 – Welcome to Edinburgh What Are You Looking Forward To At F5 Agility 2015? What’s in store for us at F5 EMEA Agility 2015? Agility comes to Edinburgh F5 AGILITY 2015 Technorati Tags: #f5agility2015,f5,emea,rivelo,hybrid,applications,ceo Connect with Peter: Connect with F5:          ... (more)

AlgoSec Ensures Business Continuity, Delivers Firewall Server IP Migration Solution

RESTON, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/14/07 -- AlgoSec Inc., a leader in firewall operations and security risk management solutions, today announced the launch of the AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer(TM) (AFA) for Server IP Migration. This solution ensures business continuity and mitigates risk for organizations changing IP addresses to support business imperatives such as new data centers, corporate reorganizations and hardware upgrades. AlgoSec's solutions are being used by enterprises worldwide to provide continuous automated audit across multiple firewalls and firewall vendors to optimize policy, manage change and risk, and ensure security compliance. The easy to deploy and use offerings do this by delivering unmatched visibility, intelligence and analysis into an enterprise's changing and complex firewall configurations. The AFA for Server IP Migration enables organization... (more)

BeyondTrust Partners with Arc Technology to Increase Distribution Capabilities in the United Kingdom

BeyondTrust Corporation, the first provider of Least Privilege Management solutions, today announced a distribution agreement with Arc Technology Distribution Ltd, one of the United Kingdom’s leading IT distributors. Under the terms of the agreement, Arc will provide sales and support for BeyondTrust’s award-winning Least Privilege Management solutions to enterprises throughout the United Kingdom as a value-added distributor. "At Arc, our priority is to recognize our clients’ IT security challenges and provide the best technologies available to address them,” said Stuart Reay, Managing Director of Arc Technology. “BeyondTrust’s Privilege Manager and Application Rights Auditor solutions, which efficiently identify and eliminate administrator rights for enterprise Windows deployments, will solve a problem that has posed significant... (more)