Friday, December 24, 2010

Inter-Cloud Peering Points

The golden question in the Cloud computing industry is what role will outsourcing providers play. Enterprise customers adopting lots of Private Cloud is an internal function, it does nothing to stimulate procurement from third-party outsourcing suppliers.

The Inter-Cloud

One key answer is ‘Inter-Cloud Peering’: Gateway services to inter-connect these private clouds.

As highlighted in their ‘Cloud for Clunkers‘ plan the US Government is......READ MORE

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Clock Is Ticking On Encryption

In the indictment that led to the expulsion of ten Russian spies from the U.S. in the summer of 2010, the FBI said that it gained access to their communications after surreptitiously entering one of the spies' homes, during which agents found a piece of paper with a 27-character password.

In other words, the FBI found it more productive to burglarize a house than to crack a 216-bit code, despite having the computational resources of the U.S. government behind it.

That's because modern cryptography, when used correctly.....READ MORE

Friday, December 3, 2010

Is a next-generation firewall in your future?

The traditional port-based enterprise firewall, now looking less like a guard and more like a pit stop for Internet applications racing in through the often open ports 80 and 443, is slowly losing out to a new generation of brawny, fast, intelligent firewalls.
The so called next-generation firewall (NGFW) describes an enterprise firewall/VPN that.....READ MORE