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Entries for June, 2008

Next Generation Firewalls

I went to a Lunch n Learn last week sponsored by PaloAlto Networks and Fishnet Security talking about what PaloAlto calls the “next generation firewalls”. PaloAlto boasts having Nir Zuk, principal engineer at Check Point and one of the developers of stateful inspection technology, as it’s founder and CTO. Their product, the PA-4000, Series Firewall, […]

China Says It Lacks Skills To Hack US Systems

I was browsing Slashdot today and found an article on how a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry has said that China, being the “developing nation” that it is, lacks the sophistication to hack foreign systems.  This in response to recent statements from a couple of US Congressmen regarding Chinese probes of congressional systems for information about communication between US […]

Why is the Vignette Content Manager GUI Stuck in the 90’s?

Dear God, not another Vignette post?!?! What can I say? It’s all I’ve done for the past two-and-a-half days. For anyone who has used VCM, you know what I’m talking about. It’s a fairly powerful tool for content management, but it’s slow to the point that it’s almost unusable and the GUI design (web interface) […]

Eight Simple Ways to Make a Truly Awesome Training Class

I’ve been sitting in Vignette’s Content Management System Administration training class for a day-and-a-half now. The good news is that I’m learning a lot about VCM that I never knew before and even more about content management in general. We’ll save that topic for another blog post, but for now I’d like to talk about […]

Scalr project and AWS

http://code.google.com/p/scalr/ For those of us getting into amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (ec2), this is a really cool idea.  The idea is that your load grows and a new node is ready to handle additional capacity.  Once load lessens, boxes are turned off.  Integrating this with box stats, response times, monitoring per service makes sense. I […]

OpenX – Open Source Ad Server Research List

http://impactnews.grouphub.com/W1107356 I am compiling research on OpenX through forums, docs and other resources to help put together a more useful resource for first-timers. Check back for updates.