Utility storage company 3PAR has released a data storage product
specifically for Linux-based applications.
Called 3PAR Virtual Copy DBA for Linux, it provides data recovery services
to cover accidental data deletions. The company said that with the new
release, "users can now deploy Linux-based applications more simply, more
economically and more reliably."
With this in mind, 3PAR Virtual Copy allows for rapid recovery of Oracle data
and offers ordinary, on-demand Linux provisioning as well. The
technology, for use with 3PAR InServ Storage Servers, takes intelligent
snapshots of data sets. These snapshots are maintained by 3PAR Virtual Copy
without committing the data to tape. The snapshots do not require any
capacity reservation; with raw data use needed only for changed data.
3PAR says that this Linux-supported application can "move any Linux
deployment closer to... (more)
Mozilla Urges 27 Million Firefox Users to Download Anti-Phishing Update
"One of the most important measures to counter phishing attacks is the use of
security certificates," said Christen Krogh, Opera Software's Vice President
of Engineering, last week as Opera released the second Beta version of its
next browser, which includes an answer to the recent security debate over Web
In this beta, the browser displays security information inside the address
bar, located next to the padlock icon that indicates the level of security
present on a site.
The small, yellow secu... (more)
“Enterprise customers are starting to understand the value of using the
computing power of converged devices to support business on the front
lines,” says Joe Owen, vice president, engineering, iAnywhere.
“At the same time, they’re waking up to the fact that this
technology demands the same level of management and security that’s
been dedicated to the corporate desktops and laptops. The enhancements found
in Afaria 5.3 assure the successful and secure deployment of these devices
for any mobile business.”
In this spirit, iAnywhere has announced ... (more)
The loss of life and destruction of property wrought by Hurricane Katrina has
been utterly devastating. Unfortunately, now there is another after-effect to
worry about, says the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA): online
criminals are already taking advantage of generous individuals who are
looking to donate online to disaster relief efforts.
The FBI is currently investigating hundreds of Web sites posing as online
charities to lure in potential donors and obtain their financial information.
In addition, there are reports of phony e-mails from fake charities being
used to sp... (more)
Speaking in the week that Sun announced that Wal-Mart will now sell hardware
from Microtel Computer Systems Inc. preloaded with the Linux-based Java
Desktop System, Sun's Jonathan Schwartz reminded reporters of the importance
of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Officially called the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor
Protection Act, but more commonly know as "Sarbanes-Oxley," the Act makes it
legally binding for a public company to funnel its data - accounting,
financial management, and legal data - through information technology. This
opens issues as to the completeness and a... (more)