Interop: Palo Alto Networks' Firewall Identifies App Traffic On Content, Not Ports
You've programmed your firewall to block the ports that some unwanted app is using and that app turns up on your net again. Net-enabled applications don't tie themselves down to one port the way the Web (HTTP, port 80) and other apps do. After some firewall shuts their ports down, they find another port. Using traffic profiles instead of ports to identify more than 600 applications, not only did Palo Alto Networks' series win InformationWeek's
Two Must-Have Open-Source Security Tools
Over the past decade, open-source developers have created some of the world's top-rated IT security tools. While some of these applications have a well-deserved reputation for being complicated and difficult to use, there are some notable exceptions.
Hello, Would You Like A New Job?
When was the last time you got a call from a headhunter? Have those calls cooled down lately? Think it's due to the weak economy, or do you think it's possible that you're just not that "hot" anymore?
Oracle Database Susceptible To Rare Attack
"A lateral SQL injection" attack that can be placed by an outsider in a database application using Oracle's extended PL/SQL query language can be prevented, security experts say.
Life Inside The One-Man (Or Woman) IT Shop
Got a lot on your plate? How would you like to be the IT shop? While the common belief is that one-person IT departments are typically the stuff of start-ups and mom-and-pop businesses, that's not always the case.
Keeping IT Staff Happy In Tough Times
Money is always quick and easy bait to keep valued staff from leaving. But how do you retain -- or even attract -- key talent when budgets are tight?
MashupOS: Can You Have Security and Web 2.0?
Okay, you have a web browser, and you have Web 2.0 applications -- mashups, in other words. And you have a choice -- convenience or security. The convenience of running mashups that combine related data from unrelated sources versus the minefield of running web services from multiple unknown, untrusted sites in a browser that was designed for visiting one known, trusted web site at a time. What's the answer?
Google Gmail Loses Functionality
Problems with accessing the online e-mail's IMAP feature fuel concerns about uptime and reliability as well as business adoption of software as a service.
Mobile Banking To Grow Tenfold
The number of transactions is expected to rise from 2.7 billion in 2007 to 37 billion by 2011, as banks continue to deploy more services, Juniper Research says.