Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

MS Graphics vulnerability leads to Remote Code Execution

MS Graphics is a vulnerability that leads to remote code execution if the user views content that contains specially crafted TIFF files. This vulnerability is known to effect all versions of Microsoft Lync, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack, and Microsoft Office viewers.

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Managed Service with reduced OPEX and CAPEX

The Banking industry knows very well on importance of application security, performance and data replication. You can imagine their feeling when unable to service a client promptly with accurate information. Small and medium banks are under immense pressure to secure data in the avalanche of security breaches and meet performance standard.

So when a local bank approached us with mortgage application performance issue, we knew it very well the issue is very critical.

Larger information technology service firms tend to be specialized in one area. So when there’s a problem and multi-vendor products are involved in the architecture, that’s when blame gave begins and start hurting the business.

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Software Advisory Service (Microsoft)

Software license is an asset of an organization and is tracked by accounting or procurement department. A mismatch in license information can lead into expensive lawsuits like the one between Oracle Corp and Google Inc. Many companies are overlooking or ignorant of license violation and unaware of enterprise risk factor. Software Asset Management (SAM) can help companies avoid fines and corrective license fees, not to overspend on licenses and reduce the installation of illegal software.

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Oracle SCAN

What is SCAN?

SCAN-Single Client Access Name, is an oracle feature used in Oracle Real Application Clusters environments. Real

Application Cluster environment provides a single name for clients to access any Oracle Database running in a cluster.

The benefit is that clients connect information does not need to change if you add or remove nodes or databases in the


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Oracle Database 12c

Oracle 12c database is defined as the world’s first database designed for the cloud. Oracle aides to standardize, consolidate, and automate database services on the cloud. Oracle 12c makes database consolidation, a key step to cloud faster and more easier . Oracle Multitenant Oracle Database 12c offers […]

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Wireless Network Security

The use of Wifi wireless networks has lead to a new threat to companies. Many organisations are unaware of the threat this useful technology had in store.

1.What are the threats?

Some of the wireless network security risks include:

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K V M f o r S e r v e r V i r t u a l i z a t i o n

K V M  f o r  S e r v e r  V i r t u a l i z a t i o n KVM stands for Kernal-based virtual machine. It is considered as the newest hypervisor to enter the virtualization market. Like many other […]

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OpenStack is a set of software tools that helps in building and managing cloud computing platforms for public and private clouds. OpenStack is considered as the future of cloud computing.

OpenStack is an open source software, anyone who chooses to can access the source code, make the changes or modification they need and share the changes back to community at large. OpenStack has grown and developed over the past four years, to the point where it is now garnering serious attention from IT executives and developers around the world.

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OpenStack For Private & Hybrid Clouds: Costs, Benefits & Risks

The benefits of using OpenStack stem, in part, from the fact that it is a cloud platform and all cloud platforms offer similar benefits. But there are advantages to OpenStack that stem from the way this particular open source cloud platform was created and developed.

Let’s start with the common benefits of cloud platforms. Clouds can lead to improved server utilization over conventional server virtualization. With a cloud, users can start and shutdown virtual instances as needed without direct support of IT staff. This is especially important when
running large, ad hoc jobs, such as data analysis. Servers that may be underutilized at a point in time can be used to run additional virtual instances that increase overall utilization.

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OpenStack for Hybrid Clouds: Challenges and Considerations

OpenStack is an obvious candidate for building hybrid clouds: it is an open source project supported by an active community that has the stamp of approval from major cloud vendors, including Red Hat, HP and Rackspace. If you are thinking about deploying an OpenStack hybrid cloud, it can help to first consider how you will deal with some common challenges, including differences in OpenStack implementations, automating configuration operations, cloud bursting, and network connectivity issues.

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