The musings of an IT Consultant:

November, 2011


November 30, 2011  11:58 PM

Veeam 6 released!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, for those of you that love the virtualization world as much as i do, great news! Veeam 6 has been released! Veeam is the product that I love to use for backing up virtual machines. There are a lot of products out there that can accomplish this but Veeam has always had some great...

November 30, 2011  11:58 PM

Mobile Device Policies

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So as I spoke about in my last post, there will be a huge mobile device explosion this Christmas. I mentioned that IT personnel should get prepared for the coming storm. Where to start? Well first off, you will have to define the risks and benefits to the use of mobile devices in the...


November 30, 2011  11:57 PM

Penetration Testing

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So often there are questions from fellow IT colleagues, what can they use to help them in testing their networks to make sure they are secure? After all, you need to know for sure that everything you've done to secure your network is actually working. How do you verify this? You...


November 30, 2011  11:57 PM

QNAP 1279

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! As you know I am a big fan of the QNAP series of NAS devices for the SMB market. QNAP makes a great product at a great price point. QNAP has just released a new product at the top of their product line, the 1279 model which allows for a maximum of 12 drives, increasing your maximum...


November 30, 2011  11:57 PM

UN Server hacked!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, according to recent news the UN has been hacked! Apparently the hackers compromised a server and pasted email addresses and login credentials to paste bin. This would show how important it is to make sure you encrypt this kind of information so even if there is a breach, then the...


November 30, 2011  11:57 PM

Carrier IQ

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So here's an interesting tidbit of news. A company known as Carrier IQ has been featured in the news due to a security issue pointing out how the application can be allegedly used on smartphones. The security researcher was then served with a takedown notice. In kind, the researcher...


November 30, 2011  11:57 PM

How secure is your wireless strategy?

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So in this day and age with all the mobile devices out there, you need a secure wireless strategy. Whether you like it or not your users are going to need wireless access. Some users will be content to use cellular networks, but the majority will prefer to do their data intensive work...


November 30, 2011  11:57 PM

Finally got a tablet!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So my birthday just recently flew by and i got a great little gift from friends and family! I got a tablet! Specifically the Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1. I have used iPads, touch pads, slates etc. But i hadn't really used Android yet in the tablet market. So I am quite happy to play around...


November 30, 2011  11:56 PM

BlackBerry Fusion

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So unless you have been under a rock you've heard about RIM's latest annoucement. They have announced BlackBerry Fusion! What is this? It's their entry into the MDM (mobile device management) market. I think this is a great idea but just a little to late. RIM should have come to the...


November 30, 2011  11:56 PM

Kaseya Mobile Device Management

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So back to MDM! I mentioned that if you are forced into using mobile devices in the work place and you can't wait, there are technologies out there right now that can help. One of those is Citrix as i mentioned. But what can you use to track and wipe devices that are not BlackBerries...


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