W2K Survival Kit, Limited Edition
Sunbelt Software has created a cutting-edge and advanced training
kit that will exceed your expectations. A book written by 'experts
from the trenches' and a dynamic series of 5 CD's (videos put on CD)
that completely cover the new Windows 2000 system.
Sunbelt is proud to present certified training expert Ross Brunson.
He is a Microsoft certified trainer and currently has a 96% first
time passing ratio. Ross trains the trainers that teach Windows 2000
classes. You could consider this your very own home ' W2K boot camp'
at about 10% of the cost.
Everything you need to know about Win2K!
'The book and the movie'. Plus a great performance boosting tool for
W2K Professional thrown in the package: The new AutoPilot for Windows
2000! Who needs this kit?
The individual elements of this bundle normally are a total of $794.90
(Book: $49.95 + Training: $695 + AutoPilot W2KPro: $49.95)
But this 'Christmas Special' Sunbelt Bundle is only $195.00! More
over, we only produced 1000 copies of this Limited Edition. You will
have to be quick to get your hands on this exceptional offer.
- NT/2000 CTO's
- NT/2000 System Engineers
- NT System Admins
- W2K System Admins
- NT/2000 Network Admins
- NT/2000 Power Users, and any MCP that needs to survive the future
You can download and watch two clips from the CD's in the section
"White Papers, Documents and Other Files" to get to know Ross.
Having these 5 CD's will give you all you need to get and keep W2K
up and running. The Black Book is a great resource and AutoPilot
for W2K (or NT as you will get both) is a nice performance booster.
Grab that Credit Card and get your copy via the Online Shop. The
shipping & handling for the US is 15 dollars. If you live outside
the USA, call your local reseller. The prices will be higher due
to higher shipping costs, so make sure to check for this first.
New AutoPilot Gives Strong Performance Gain Results
We have the new AP for W2K on the website now. Sometimes other
people's words are more convincing than my own, so I'm going to let
two AutoPilot users do the talking:
"I have a "normal day job" as the system administrator for the Federal
Emergency Management Agency web site, plus I work as a network
consultant with my own small company, where I normally deal with small
networks of 10 users or less. Some of the networks have just one server
that is tasked with doing everything from logon validation to running
SQL, Exchange, Backups you name it. Through the use of AutoPilot, I
have seen these heavily tasked (and sometimes lower performance, older)
servers suddenly begin to run as if they had no workload to speak of.
Performance gains of 16 - 35% are quite common in my experience. I run
it at home on my network there, also, which ought to show just how much
I believe in this performance booster! I recommend AutoPilot wherever
I find a network that has a heavily (over)worked server, but they can't
afford an upgrade of the server. For less than 10% of the cost of a
server upgrade, AutoPilot can optimize performance on an older server
and give it a new lease on life, and it can make a newer server sing.
I recommend this product wholeheartedly to everyone!"
-- John A. Clawson, MCSE
The performance increase that I have been able to determine is 22%
running MSSQL 7. That's using OLE DB as the driver on the client side,
pulling 500 record sets from the database. The server is W2k Advanced
Server. I sure appreciate the performance gain from AutoPilot. Thanks!
-- John Docster, Network and Server Architect
AP 30-day eval at:
Read This QualysGuard Security Scan Success Story
~~~ How many holes in *your* LAN? Find out! ~~~
Todd Baginsky is the Web Architect and Internet Security Manager for
Cincinnati Bell Wireless, a division of Broadwing Communications. He
recently learned first-hand about the power of proactive vulnerability
management through QualysGuard.
"A few weeks ago, a new hack was revealed," he said. "Qualys had
obviously added it to their scanning engine. QualysGuard found some-
thing on my site that could reveal all sorts of data. I fixed the
problem in an hour. QualysGuard showed me why this occurred and how
its history went back to an older version of my software. I checked
a bunch of the big dot coms. They had the problem, and I didn?t
anymore. I emailed all my friends: lock down your sites because you
"I?ve been part of the computer culture all of my life. I?ve seen the
hackers out there and know how smart and passionate they are. When I
ran QualysGuard for the first time and saw all the security holes
that existed on our site, I was really shocked".
-- Todd Baginsky, Web Architect and Security Manager,
Some people expressed concern about the QualysGuard report encryption
& database security. Well we have some answers here: The Database
used to store reports is Oracle. This DB is hosted on a dedicated
Database server which only runs this database. The db server is
protected from remote attacks by a dedicated firewall and an
Intrusion Detection System. All this is located at the center of
our security rings on a private network which is using non-routable
The Qualys application servers can only request or create new reports.
No remote connection (shell, web, whatever) is allowed from any point
to this machine except Oracle. All Oracle connection are themselves
protected with logins and password which differs from user's login
Even if the Qualys Application server can request a report, it will
only be able to decrypt it if the user owning this report is connected
and has rightfully provided his password. Since Qualys doesn't keep
passwords, we won't be able to recover users' reports if the users
lose their password. As soon as the report is generated, it is
encrypted with the user's password using a IDEA encryption algorithm
with a veeery long key length.
In a nutshell, it's practically impossible for some one else to get
at your own site's vulnerability reports. It's a very good idea to
do this 'one time, one IP" scan of your own site. Fill out the fax
form (for security) after you had a look at the canned web-demo
and you'll get an account, username and password. Make sure you run
it right away, as this account gets nixed after a few days! How many
holes does your LAN show? Find out before a hacker does!