Cracked Companies: Good Reasons For QualysGuard.
QualysGuard is a SMASH HIT. We've had over 2,300 people check out
the demo this week! Here is some ammo for you.
I subscribe to the newsletter of the SANS Institute, which is a
nonprofit cooperative research and education organization that
promotes IT security. Just in this week's SANS NewsBytes there are
two good examples that will help you get approval for your yearly
subscription to QualysGuard. The following are two short quotes:
" --11 September 2000 Western Union Cracked
Crackers broke into Western Union's web site servers and made off
with nearly 16,000 customer credit and debit card numbers. The
company began informing affected customers of the breach, and the
site remains off-line. A security specialist with underground
connections says the hole was opened during routine site maintenance
and that crackers who happened to be monitoring the site at the
time took advantage of the opportunity just to prove they could."
" --11 September 2000 Legoland.co.uk Defaced
A cracker defaced Legoland's UK website late last week; the site was
back to normal by noon Monday. Experts say that the administrator
password on the SQL server was still on the default setting; the same
cracker has used the same vulnerability to deface other sites."
(For a free subscription to SANS NewsBytes, e-mail [email protected] with
the subject: Subscribe NewsBites. This is one I recommend.)
And to take a look at the web-based instant-demo of QualysGuard
(takes about 5 minutes and you'll have the whole concept) go here and
Netware to W2K Kit by NetIQ
One of the largest players in the NT/2000 space NetIQ recently has
upgraded its tool that migrates NetWare users to Windows 2000. It has
support for migration to AD, a bunch of features that allow you to
customize it, and you can run incremental file migration. The product
name is NetWare Migrator 6.0, and it's main claim to fame is that file
permissions assigned to organizational units and accounts in Novell's
high-end Directory Services can be migrated to Active Directory.
As an admin, you can just migrate files that have changed on a source
NetWare server since the last file migration operation. That is very
handy when you are migrating users from NetWare to Win2K in batches.
Migrator 6.0 costs $6 per migrated user. Check this website fore more:
Would You Like 30% Of Your Storage Back? Like... Now?
Check out StorageCeNTral 4.1 New Features and Enhancements.
WQuinn has developed a series of new, market-driven features to
StorageCeNTral that provide you with dramatically increased storage
management capabilities. These enhancements automatically push
file management responsibility to the end-users via your intranet
and also accurately plan for future storage requirements and
deployment of SAN and backup technologies.
Windows 2000 Support
WQuinn participated in the February Microsoft Windows 2000 launch
at the Windows 2000 Expo in San Francisco. As a premier vendor,
WQuinn showcased StorageCeNTral?s ability to manage enterprise
Windows 2000 SAN environments and demonstrated the seamless inte-
gration between their patented TruStor I/O filter technology and W2K.
In fact, Microsoft is currently using WQuinn?s real-time quota
technology on its internal Windows 2000 servers worldwide.
You Can Now Transfer The Burden of File Management To Your End-users.
You can distribute all StorageCeNTral disk and file management reports
in a number of formats. However, with the Active HTML reports you
can offer your users a unique method to take immediate corrective
action on their files contained in the report.
Using Active-X controls embedded in the HTML reports, your users can
launch, move, copy or delete files directly from the report. The result
is a drastically simplified way for your users to stay within their
allotted disk space and comply with corporate storage management policies.
Active Reports proactively pushes file management responsibility back
to your users. The upshot? Lower NT/2000 management costs, as you are
losing way less time doing boring file management.
Dynamic Reports Generation based on Storage Related Events
You can configure StorageCeNTral 4.1 to dynamically generate file
management reports and distribute them based on the real-time triggering
event. These events include: excessive user storage consumption, size
of shares, available free disk space and types of files being written
to the server. You can also scheduled these reports to run on a regular
Improved Performance and Reliability in V4.1
WQuinn has been closely involved with Microsoft?s file system development
group prior to the launch of Windows 2000 in order to ensure adequate
compatibility and reliability. WQuinn is involved in developing the
File System Driver certification program for Windows 2000 and their
Patented TruStor[tm] I/O Filter Technology has passed the current level
of Microsoft tests.
In order to support large SAN environments, WQuinn has improved disk-
scanning performance when performing trend and disk usage analysis.
Large SAN environments may contain millions of files and StorageCeNTral?s
ability to process this information in a timely fashion is much improved.
Checks were added so that StorageCeNTral would not consume an excessive
amount of virtual memory as to jeopardize the stability of the system.
Trend Analysis and Capacity Planning
- You can track historic usage and plot future storage requirements
- Use the historic storage patterns to justify your additional storage
- It alleviates your burden of attempting to manage consumption and
- It maximizes the efficiency of your storage hardware and eliminates
unnecessary hardware expansion (money you can use for other stuff)
- You get intelligence about consumption patterns among common
applications such as Microsoft Exchange
- You can easily determine when, where, and how much additional disk
space will be required.
StorageCeNTral 4.1 offers a very comprehensive Windows NT/2000 disk
reporting solution available, revealing problem files that meet pre-
defined criteria such as age, duplication, size or security. This
latest release contains 35 predefined storage management reports --
nearly twice as many as the previous release -- including usage by
user, workgroup, share, or directory giving you a birdseye view of
disk consumption habits. These canned reports tell you about disk
usage by the latest trouble file types such as MP3 and media files --
types that typically consume vast amounts of disk space and usually
serve little business purpose on company servers.
StorageCeNTral continues to offer a Custom Report Writer (CRW), that
you can use create reports based on your own needs. The CRW is a
dual pass report generator that performs complex calculations such as
totals and subtotals, and percents on percents.
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