As cloud computing evolves, access control is already becoming a major issue. In fact, when you ask IT organizations what their major issue is with cloud computing, some form of security is always at the top of the list.
At the recent Black Hat information security conference, officials of ICANN and VeriSign Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN) announced a major change to the Domain Name Service (DNS), the Internet’s global address book. Called Domain Name Service Security Extensions (DNSSEC), the modification adds a cryptographic signature to Websites’ addresses that verifies they are genuine.
Telarus has become the first company in Asia Pacific to acquire a FortiGate-3951B unified threat managment (UTM) appliance, which it will use to deliver an managed firewall service.
The company is a Fortinet Gold Partner, and the first Fortinet managed security service provider in the Asia Pacific region. This has required all network operations and engineering staff to achieve Fortinet certification.
Mr Jules Rumsey, CEO of Telarus, said the Telarus Managed Firewall service, based on the FortiGate 3951B, will provide customers with Enterprise grade security and performance at an SME price point.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation asked the Wikimedia Foundation to take down an image of the FBI seal from its popular Wikipedia online encyclopedia because it violates a U.S. law.
An attorney for the Wikimedia told the FBI it’s reading of the law was "idiosyncratic" and "incorrect" and vowed to fight for the right to use the seal in court.
This Web page describing the FBI seal does clearly state that "unauthorized use of the FBI seal is subject to prosecution under federal criminal law."
Use of the seal is permitted only by the FBI director.
Several publications are reporting the results of a small survey of British and Irish SAP users, in which nearly three-quarters of the respondents knocked SAP for being too slow to bring its software-as-a-service offerings to market. But what is too slow?
For system builders who sell custom infrastructure and systems to SMBs, the proliferation of hosted applications and services is likely a troubling trend. After all, the more popular cloud computing gets, the less hardware SMBs will need to buy.
So what can system builders expect in the coming years? How much erosion of sales will there really be as the cloud grows? And are there any opportunities?
The most common way to improve and ensure data quality is through standardisation techniques.
This is the view of a recent report on the issue of product data by The Data Warehousing Institute (TWDI), reports Information Management.
It stated that regardless of the type of data being examined, standardisation can help to support the diverse and complex standards of business information.
The report added that product data quality can be further enhanced with the addition of as much extra information as possible.