Networks / Servers

Before the Breach: Leveraging Identity Management Technology to Proactively Address Security Issues

Higher ed institutions are 'rich' targets for identity theft.

With more than 50 percent of all identity-related security breaches occurring on college campuses(1) and high profile cases making headlines nationwide, security and identity management are top concerns for higher education institutions. Breaches carry grim consequences—including potential loss of thousands or even millions of dollars, not to mention negative publicity, which can result in lost funding or decreased enrollment.

A New Chapter In The P2P Saga

 

5 Reasons to Switch to Virtual Servers

Everyone is touting server virtualization as the greatest thing since sliced bread. Is it a worthwhile technology, or just the latest trend?

WHEN IT COMES TO SERVERS, YOU CAN have too much of a good thing. Just ask Carsten Puls, vice president of strategic and product marketing for NComputing. “In the past, we needed a different server for every function: internet, e-mail, enterprise resource planning.” As a result, the data centers at NComputing, which offers desktop virtualization solutions, became overloaded with servers. And each server—because it typically performed only one function?used only a portion of its processing capability.

The .EDU Challenge

Moving beyond technology in maintaining a secure network
 

IT IS NO SECRET THAT EDUCATIONAL institutions are bearing the brunt of today's malicious software attacks. Bot-infected computers are rampant in the educational space, especially in colleges and universities where academic freedom often translates to unmanaged computers on a fairly wide-open network.

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