Connection Management in Database Jones

How does an application configure its database connection?  I find this to be a pretty interesting question. As the application moves from a developer’s workstation to a test harness, then to staging, and on to production, the database connection properties can change each time.  What’s more, a separation of responsibilities usually Continue Reading

Announcing New Features To Help Hosting Providers Run Their Own Reliable DNS Infrastructure

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  • October 8, 2016
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Over the last six years, we’ve built the tooling, infrastructure and expertise to run a DNS network that handles our scale – we’ve answered a few million DNS queries in the few seconds since you started reading this. DNS is the backbone of the internet. Every email, website visit, and Continue Reading

Network Security Trifecta: 3 Positive Impacts Integrated Security Solutions Can Have on Healthcare Institutions

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  • October 7, 2016
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There was a time in the healthcare industry when the pulse oximeter was considered by many to be the most technologically-advanced product on the market. This device was designed to measure the oxygen saturation of blood and was not connected to wireless networks. Times have changed. Fast-forward to today, and Continue Reading

Next Gen Lock: the Good, the Bad, and the Smart, Part I: The Problem

About 4000 years ago, as we began the development of our modern way of life, people started to also want their own privacy and the ability to safeguard their possessions. The lock and key concept was created at that time. The first were made with hardwoods, then metals. Some were Continue Reading

Zooming-in on Group Replication performance

A previous blog post exposed the main factors affecting Group Replication performance, which was followed by another that showed the scalability of both single-master and multi-master throughput. In this post we return with more “inside information” that may be useful for optimizing the performance of Group Replication deployments. 1. End-to-end Continue Reading

So You Want to Be a (Ethical) Hacker?

The news is inescapable. Hackers and their nefarious counterparts have been thrust into popular culture, not just in the form of fictional characters like Mr. Robot (see our thoughts on season 1), but in the form of very real individuals and organizations that are responsible for everything from the sophisticated Continue Reading

Preparing Your Network for the IoT Revolution

26 Connected Devices Per Human by 2020 Changes the Security Equation: How to Make Sure Your Network is Prepared We seem to be hearing about the Internet of Things (IOT) and the security challenges related to it everywhere these days… While there is no denying that IP-based connectivity continues to Continue Reading

MyLinuxRig.com: Indian Government Embraces ownCloud

by MyLinuxRig.com posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 posted in ownCloud in the news A government investing in free and open source software, rather than in proprietary solutions, is always a wonderful thing (unless it’s a poor implementation…). When I heard about India’s DigiLocker project, which is built on ownCloud, Continue Reading

“I’m Very Scared”: Oliver Stone Talks Snowden & Digital Security in BitTorrent Interview

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  • October 5, 2016
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“Here’s why I make movies. I don’t like lies.” – Oliver Stone Over the course of a career that now stretches nearly as long as J.F.K’s life span, Oliver Stone has been relentlessly driven to make movies with real world impact, and his latest venture, Snowden, is a story for Continue Reading

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