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articlesecurityauthenticationus July 16, 2009 by Alan Murphy
With all the talk going around today about the stolen Twitter documents, security of personal accounts, and password strength, there have been quite a few posts from well-wishing security folks on how to keep yourself and your online data secure. One of the Good Idea(TM) posts was by Seth Simonds titled “5 Keys To Keeping Personal Information Safe Online.” The majority of Seth’s tips are about password security and how to use unique and unidentifiable passwords for your various online destinatio...
I’m taking a break from virtualization to spend a few minutes with my roots: security. You know what they say: you can take the boy out of security but can’t take security out of the paranoid, tin-foil hat wearing, walls painted with wifi-blocking paint boy. :) My co-worker, Peter Silva (the real security guy in the house), passed along some research yesterday about a group of individuals who claim to be able to predict a US citizen’s social security number based on a few small pieces of publi...
Note: F5 BIG-IP v10 launched earlier this month with 120+ features focused on the IT Agility and the Dynamic Data Center. This is the conclusion of a multi-part series on matching the needs of IT with the needs of business through IT Agility. IT agility. Your way. This “Data Center as a Service Mecca” won’t happen overnight and it won’t happen in isolation; that movement will need to incorporate fundamental data center changes to enable IT agility, to meet the changing needs of the business. T...
Note: F5 BIG-IP v10 launched earlier this month with 120+ features focused on the IT Agility and the Dynamic Data Center. This is a multi-part series on matching the needs of IT with the needs of business through IT Agility. F5 BIG-IP v10: Unifying Application and Data Delivery Services A New Data Center Computing Model Issues such as consolidation, shared services, and reducing costs are the CIO’s goals to help aligning business and IT, but they aren’t step-by-step roadmaps for IT. They’re m...
Note: F5 BIG-IP v10 launched earlier this month with 120+ features focused on the IT Agility and the Dynamic Data Center. This is a multi-part series on matching the needs of IT with the needs of business through IT Agility. F5 BIG-IP v10: Optimize Your Business IT is a necessary function of any business today, yet it’s often thought of as an independent entity within the organization. That separation is beginning to change as IT is recognized as the backbone of the enterprise and thus a cost ...
F5 announced today the release of the new F5 Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 (sorry, wish I had an acronym or shorter name but a product this cool needs a big name like that :). In a nutshell, this new management pack extends the technology integration between Microsoft and F5 and will allow System Center users and F5 customers to: Monitor the status of F5 devices and the entire Application Delivery Networking infrastructure as one unit, including applicati...
Note: F5 BIG-IP v10 launched earlier this month with 120+ features focused on the IT Agility and the Dynamic Data Center. While those features are critical for administrators they’re also necessary for management on up through the CxO, albeit in a different format (technical details vs. applied benefit). For the next few days I’m going to be extrapolating the typical geeky feature list and talk about how BIG-IP v10 enables IT Agility on a data center level, helping to move your data center from ...
Enabling the Dynamic Data Center with BIG-IP v10 BIG-IP v10 is a breakthrough in the Application Delivery Networking (ADN) for many reasons, all of which revolve around understanding how applications are delivered outside the data center to users and services (ie context). Contextual awareness is a cornerstone to Unified Application Delivery and Data Services (UADDS) – delivering applications in out of your data center, your hosted environment, your cloud, in a manageable and predictable manne...
Enabling the Dynamic Data Center with BIG-IP v10 As you probably saw this morning, F5 BIG-IP v10 has landed, marking a change in the data center, creating a dynamic, agile IT data center based on Unified Application Data and Delivery Services (UADDS). Yes, it’s completely fine to stand up at your desk and start cheering on the revolution! Under the hood there are many revolutionary technologies that enable UADDS, and one of my favorite features of BIG-IP v10 is Resource Provisioning: the abil...
I typically try to stay away from prediction lists – that’s not to say that I don’t think about and plan for the future, I just try to avoid saying “In the Year 2000…” (in my best falsetto) at the beginning of each new year. There are so many unknowns, things we can’t predict or even begin to imagine will happen, that interject themselves throughout the year and send things all askew. It’s the old The Butterfly Effect cliché in action; prediction lists are usually either too specific to be accur...
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