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+ - Trend Micro drops the ball 1

Submitted by macintard
macintard (1270416) writes "Yesterday, our company was hit with a piece of malware which evaded both Scanmail and Officescan, despite being on the latest pattern file. I submitted a sample to Trend, and was told that it was WORM_PROLACO.I (http://threatinfo.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=WORM%5FPROLACO%2EI&VSect=P), and it would be in the pattern database 6.980.09. After reading their own KB article, this worm was originally detected in November of 2009! I questioned this and was given the following:

"When the Anti-Malware research sees that the particular virus is no longer circulating very much, they decide to drop them from the pattern files to keep the download size to minimal."

Is this a standard practice? Does this make sense to any of you Slashdotters?"

Comment: Marketing Fluff (Score 0) 335

by macintard (#31511604) Attached to: Cisco's New Router — Trouble For Hollywood
This is all marketing fluff, and Time gets sucked into it badly. Crisco is great at acquiring companies, but they hardly innovate much anymore. "The claim of 12 times the traffic capacity of the nearest competing system is based on a theoretical maximum of 72 interconnected CRS-3 chassis in order to achieve the 322Tbps total capacity -- this will likely never be deployed in practice due to space, power, and manageability realities," he said. "With its new T-Series chipset announced in early February, Juniper will deliver a four Terabit system in a half rack configuration while the CRS-3 requires a full rack to deliver four Terabits.' That's a real space and power savings for every unit deployed."

Comment: Aerohive (Score 0) 178

by macintard (#31378734) Attached to: Best WAP For Dense Crowds?
Check out Aerohive (http://www.aerohive.com). These guys use to work at Juniper/Netscreen. It's a controller based solution that runs CentOS with a MySQL backend. The APs themselves run Linux too. If the APs lose connectivity to the controller, they can still function. You can do 802.11x auth. Good stuff.

Comment: Re:I can almost relate to their point (Score 0) 490

by macintard (#31373752) Attached to: A Public Funded "Microsoft Shop?"
While I mostly agree with your post, you went a bit overboard. These operating systems can make GREAT servers. Linux definitely has a place in the business world. And yes, even OS X does as well. For some reason, Photoshop and "creative" apps run better on a Mac. I defer to those people, since I'm not "creative." :) I have worked for 3 different companies in an IT Administration capacity during my professional career (10 years). I LOVE Linux. I use it at home, and have tried using it at work as a workstation. I have my own NetApp filer that uses a Unix derivative (ONTAP) to publish files shares and authenticate against AD. At work, Linux interoperability with Windows is decent, but I am more productive if I use an actual Windows machine to administer a Windows environment. I would never push Linux or even OSX as a desktop replacement in our medium size 1000 user environment for multiple reasons. The biggest one of those reasons is a lack of centralized management that is as effective as Active Directory. Having AD in an environment and being able to control it via central management is HUGE when you are management and you need to have a solution that can administer your users and machines in a cost effective manner. Additionally, you will need to retrain your staff or hire replacements who would subsequently demand more salary. Or, you can just stick with the known evils you have and do your best to overcome them.

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