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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

App security tools target Ajax vulnerabilities

App security tools target Ajax vulnerabilities
Security vendor Cenzic adds Ajax testing capability to its automated vulnerability assessment offerings, while Denim Group releases an open-source vulnerability scanner for Ajax Web applications.

Data delight: A ‘set and forget’ solution for classifying data?
Following a time-honored principle in computer science, a storage startup has put intelligence into the physical device and introduced what one analyst says could be a game-changing event in how you manage data.

Ubuntu open source OS available on Sun Sparc servers
Ubuntu will release a new version of its open source OS in June that, for the first time, will be available for servers and compatible with Sun's UltraSparc T1-based servers.

Data center consolidation drives server availability at Columbia
Columbia University's biophysics department recently consolidated five data centers to one with the help of Collective Technology.

HP boosts IBM middleware on HP-UX operating system
In an effort to grab more Unix users, Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) has announced that it will make its HP-UX operating system more compatible with the leading middleware products from IBM.

Mandriva Linux to include OS virtualization OpenVZ
Mandriva, publisher of the Linux operating system (OS) with the same name, today announced that OpenVZ virtualization software will be included in its latest corporate server package, Corporate Server 4.0.

Virtualization, Cisco chop one network into many
Philips Research Laboratories already had a pretty impressive network, but when the Netherlands-based firm had to partition it and give a host of other companies access, that’s when things got interesting.

NextAction dumps Microsoft for Oracle and open source
NextAction Corp. says it’s now “protecting revenue” thanks to a decision to get off Microsoft in favor of Oracle on Suse Linux.

Spotlight on Oracle and open source
This special report focuses on the intersection of Oracle and the open source world, including new articles and analysis as well as content from our archives.

Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition vulnerable to flaw
The vendor is investigating reports of a “high-severity” flaw in its AntiVirus Corporate Edition product. Attackers could exploit it to launch malicious code.

Security Blog Log: Uncle Sam slammed over data theft
This week, infosec pros said the feds aren't doing enough after the Veterans Affairs data breach that left 26.5 million veterans exposed to identity fraud.

Data classification is end users' job
Without a proper data classification scheme, ILM is putting the cart before the horse, and some shops are pushing the job of classifying files down to users.

News Nuggets: IP PBXs, VoIP test, free Internet calling for enterprise users and video apps
Hosted VoIP provider Signate upgrades enterprise IP PBX solution; VoIP testing vendor starts partner program; Gizmo SIPphone keeps global users in touch; and LiteScape brings apps to video phones.

Windows Server pack punches up processing power
Microsoft's Scalable Processing Pack, released at WinHEC last week, offloads some server processing onto an adapter. It's one way to get more power out of Windows Server 2003.

R2: New features improve critical functions
This is the first in a two-part series by contributor Laura Hunter on the inner workings of Windows Server 2003 R2.


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