Big news from Radware at VMworld.
Today, Radware announced that its Alteon VA™ virtual appliance (one of many Radware application delivery solutions) has been integrated with VMware’s vFabric™ Application Director, a hybrid cloud provisioning solution. The joint solution is designed to simplify the creation of application deployment topologies across hybrid cloud services through the use of application deployment blueprints. Radware customers will be able to deploy their Radware Alteon VA in any VMware vCloud-powered private, public and hybrid clouds.
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It is that time of year again! VMworld 2012 is upon us, and there is a jam-packed week planned in San Francisco, August 26 through 30 at the Moscone Center. The main topics of discussion will center on how the new cloud computing landscape requires greater innovation, performance and confidence to push system and software delivery to the next level. Learn how to master this at VMworld, where you will gain the tools and training necessary to succeed.read more
Recently, I wrote an article for Security Week on the growing need for security solutions to manage under-the-radar attack tools before they wreak long-term havoc on the network. When first hearing about another lethal DoS (denial-of-service) attack, the first thing that comes to mind is the volume of traffic attackers sent to take down a service, or to flood a victim’s network. Realizing a more “affordable” solution, attackers are now favoring techniques that require very little resources and can slowly occupy a victim’s machine until the resources are spent.read more
It’s been hard to ignore all the talk around the datacenter industry since July 23rd when VMware announced their definitive agreement to acquire Nicira. Oracle followed VMware, recently announcing that it will acquire Xsigo. Overall, it seems like there are tectonic moves in the datacenter space – big vendors are stacking up. With these different acquisitions, VMware seems to be aiming at becoming the do-all virtualization software platform, and Oracle seems to be closing all the gaps in their product portfolio to offer a complete, business application optimized data center platform. Top that with the Cisco UCS idea (not new), adding Compute to their portfolio, which seems to be succeeding but still a major move in the way people buy datacenters, it truly shows how things are different than the way they used to be when HP and IBM were fighting head-to-head.read more
I wanted to thank everyone who participated in our recent Attack Mitigation Black Belt Challenge which was an enormous success. Out of the 383 participants that started the Challenge, slightly less than 10 percent had the required security expertise needed to complete four levels to achieve Black Belt status.read more
A couple of weeks ago, I participated in the annual Velocity Conference, which took place in Santa Clara, California. For those who are not familiar with it, Velocity is the number one industry event focusing on web development, operations and optimization. It was a great opportunity for the Radware team to chat directly with technical-level, hands-on IT professionals and decision makers, plus see the latest and greatest solutions in the field of Web acceleration, application performance monitoring, business intelligence and more.read more
Radware’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) releases a new threat alert regarding an upcoming DDoS attack targeting websites linked to the 2012 Summer Olympics.
An event with the magnitude of the Summer Olympics is a likely target for many threats, including IT security attacks. Radware Security researchers have found that the Olympic Games website is on the radar of hackers who published an HOIC booster script on pastebin. The time or sizes of potential attacks are unknown. Additionally, we’ve identified two companies’ URLs that were found on HOIC booster scripts in the last 24 hrs. Presumably, this means that two companies could be targeted for future attacks. Others may be targeted as well.
Recently, new malware was discovered with the ability to identify the operating system of the victim, and infect them accordingly. As most of the secure platform myths have been busted, we have definitely crossed into new territory this year.
First of all, malware is now very much a mainstream business practice. Years ago, security researchers found exploits and disclosed them to companies for the purpose of fixing the hole. Today, some researchers may still use the same code of ethics, however, there’s profit to be had in return for finding flaws in systems. The buyers of these exploits could be businesses wishing to target each other in competitive infection or spying. Also, being that new cold war strategies of governments include hacking other countries and their resident companies, there is vast profit to be potentially earned by hackers.read more