Monday, June 23, 2014

Review: Open source proxy servers are a bit rough around the edges

Google develops own 'boring' version of OpenSSL | FCC proposes $1B per year for Wi-Fi in schools

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Review: Open source proxy servers are capable, but a bit rough around the edges
Providing a common gateway for web services, caching web requests or providing anonymity are some of the ways organizations use proxy servers. Commercial proxy products, especially cloud offerings, are plentiful, but we wondered if open source or free products could provide enterprise-grade proxy services. Read More


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Google develops own 'boring' version of OpenSSL
Google is developing its own version of OpenSSL that will be more appropriate for its own software products, which have been using the critical encryption component for years with customized patches. Read More

FCC proposes $1B per year for Wi-Fi in schools
U.S. schools could get a cool billion to set up Wi-Fi networks to connect more than 10 million more students by the 2015-2016 school year under a new FCC proposal. Read More

Tool aims to help enterprise IT manage 'honeypot' hacker decoys
Developers of the Modern Honey Network want to simplify deployment and monitoring of these threat-intelligence systems. Read More


Who does NSS Labs "Recommend" for NGFW?
In 2012, NSS Labs found that most available NGFW solutions "fell short in performance and security effectiveness." In 2013 NSS Labs noted "marked improvement" and bestowed their "recommended" rating on 6 vendors. Click here to find out who they were. Learn more >>

Microsoft reveals Office 365 roadmap, offers opt-in previews
Microsoft on Thursday delivered on a promise made earlier this year to provide a roadmap to future Office 365 enhancements and additions, something both current and potential customers have been clamoring for, an analyst said. Read More

Goodbye stupid software patents?
If you haven't been following this story it may (hopefully) turn out to be a milestone in the history of software patents: The story concerns a US financial institution, CLS Bank, and an Australian software company that holds a patent on software used to mediate escrow for financial transactions. CLS argued that the process of escrow is centuries old and therefore not patentable while Alice argued that computerizing the process met the criteria for patentability.The case went before the US Supreme Court and this week it was adjudged that the patent was invalid. Yayy! The ruling was, however, a narrow one as it wasn't expanded so as to cover anything other than the case in hand. Boo.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

ICANN CEO wants to make progress on US split at London meeting
ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé hopes to make progress on the split with the U.S. government and convince critics that the organization is on the right track when it meets in London next week. Read More


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8 technologies that are on the way out -- and one that we'll never be rid of
Few would have guessed in 1980 that vinyl records would be obsolete in 15 years; fewer still would have predicted that CDs would in turn be obsolete a mere 10 years after that. Read More

Riverbed goes mobile with AppInternals 9.0
Riverbed, the company known best for its Steelhead WAN Optimization product, has beefed up its Application Performance Management (APM) suite. In 2012, Riverbed acquired OPNET for a cool billion to complement the network performance management (NPM) suite it inherited when it purchased Mazu. The product formerly known as OPNET, AppInternals Xpert was rebranded to SteelCentral AppInternals, and this week the company released version 9.0 of the suite. Read More

Millennials Dispel 5 Myths About Their Generation
As a millennial in the workforce, I see many experts claim they know how to manage my generation and understand why we act the way we do. The only thing missing from many of those ideas is a millennial voice. Read More

Google's Nest pays $555M to acquire home camera maker Dropcam
Nest, the Internet-connected thermostat and smoke detector maker owned by Google, is acquiring home security system developer Dropcam as part of a push to connect a wider range of devices in people's homes. Read More


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