Jon Oliver in
Cloud, Cloud-based Security, Cyber crime, Malware, Securing the Cloud, Security, Smart Protection Network, Threats, Threats from the Cloud
Jan 17th, 2011 |
Today’s threat landscape has required security vendors to change their approach to protecting customer data. TrendLabs℠, Trend Micro’s threat research arm, states there are now 3.5 new threats released every second by cybercriminals. Traditional approaches to security just cannot keep up with this. Those traditional processes looked like this:
Customers would submit a suspicious file to their security vendor for analysis
The security vendor would analyze and confirm it as malicious
A signature would be created to identify that file as suspicious
The signature file would be published...
Justin Foster in
Cloud, Cloud-based Security, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Virtualization
Jan 11th, 2011 |
Drawing of London Bridge from a 1682 map. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.
Everyone is familiar with the traditional nursery rhyme, “London Bridge is Falling Down.” However, few know that it traces its roots back to a factual wonder of the medieval world.
In 1209 a massive stone bridge was opened over the river Thames. Quite different than the modern London Bridge we know today, this colossal structure was an engineering marvel of its day and included a chapel at the apex of the bridge.
It didn’t take long for people to realize the potential of this new prime real estate and by the late 1200’s...
Ron Clarkson in
Cloud, Cloud-based Security, Cyber crime, Malware, SaaS, Securing the Cloud, Security, Smart Protection Network, Threats, Threats from the Cloud
Jan 7th, 2011 |
Not too long ago, a friend of mine switched from iPhone to Android and he was quite loud about it on his Facebook wall, exclaiming that it was nice to have a phone that let you “make your own decisions.” This is a pretty common theme that I hear again and again from newly converted Android devotees and I think it’s pretty cool because let’s face it, our phones are an extension of our personalities. Whether it’s the ability to use removable storage or the ability to install any app you want, Android certainly offers the most freedom of any of the popular smartphones...
Dave Asprey in
Cloud, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Virtualization
Jan 4th, 2011 |
I’m a huge fan of VMware, even though I spent some time competing with them when I ran strategic planning for the Citrix virtualization business (pre-Xen). I even tried to build a cloud with VMware in 2002, when it wasn’t yet server-grade for data center operations. It’s a killer company with great virtualization software, and it’s done an incredible and outstanding job holding its own against industry giants like Microsoft, and pivoting from hypervisor vendor to cloud infrastructure vendor.
That said, I have to wonder why, in this CNET interview, Chris Knowles, VMware’s...