Monthly Archives: November 2011

Can we really make Autonomic Network systems succeed?

The real world is uncertain. Thats a given. Our networks, at their most fundamental, carry the real world from one point to another and therefore by definition carry that uncertainty during every moment they operate. Any autonomic system which seeks … Continue reading

Posted in Acceleration, Cloud Computing, Critical Infrastructure, Failsafe, Innovation, Larger Enterprise, Maintenance, Manage, Network Management, Optimisation, Optimise, Performance Management, Prioritisation, private cloud, WAN | Leave a comment

Scottish Satellite Broadband Internet makes sense

If you currently live in a rural area, you are probably looking to replace your slow dial up internet (or if youre really lucky, your trickle slow ADSL line) with a fast satellite internet connection. The world of satellite internet … Continue reading

Posted in Home Networking, Satellite Broadband, Small Business, Small Business Connect, WAN, Working From Home | 4 Comments

The Nessus Vulnerability Scanner

In computer security, Nessus is a proprietary comprehensive vulnerability scanning program. It is free of charge for personal use in a non-enterprise environment. Its goal is to detect potential vulnerabilities on the tested systems. For example: Vulnerabilities that allow a … Continue reading

Posted in Access Control, Infrastructure Security, Intrusion, Network Security, Resilience, Security, Test, Threat Management, Web Security | Leave a comment

Cisco Plays Catchup in DPI Test

If you’re a large enterprise with its own network, an ISP, or a company intent on claiming its own, online, the technology force of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) is with you. But it may surprise you who shows up on the … Continue reading

Posted in Access Control, Cisco, Cloud Computing, Data, Innovation, Larger Enterprise, Manage, Network Management, Network Security, Optimisation, Optimise, Platform (PAAS), Security | Leave a comment

Researchers Release Attack Tool That Cripples Secure Websites

Researchers have released an attack tool that makes it trivial for anyone to take down websites that allow users to connect via secure connections. Unlike most denial-of-service attacks (DoS) that require an attacker to direct a network of distributed computers … Continue reading

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