NetEqualizer News: February 2012


February 2012

Greetings!

Enjoy another issue of NetEqualizer News! This month, we discuss our newly developed Intrusion Prevention System: NetGladiator – a tool that will effectively protect your websites without hampering network performance! As always, feel free to pass this along to others who might be interested in NetEqualizer News.

A message from Art…


Coming into the new year, we are currently investing in technology that will allow our entire product line to do more parallel processing. This is good news. Parallel processing is what large computing powers do to make intelligent systems like the computer that plays Jeopardy! The key for us is to do it seamlessly without raising prices – so don’t expect to see anything except better, higher-end systems and the same low price points.

We love it when we hear back from you – so if you have a story you would like to share with us of how we have helped you, let us know. Email me directly here. I would love to hear from you!

NetGladiator – The NEW Intrusion Prevention System

APconnections – makers of the NetEqualizer – is excited to announce the release of the next great Intrusion Prevention System – the NetGladiator!

The NetGladiator is unlike any other Intrusion Prevention System on the market. Tested against some of the worlds best hackers, NetGladiator uses proven Deep Packet Inspection technology to identify an attack not based on predefined signatures, but on behavior-based anomalies that occur in your network.

The idea behind the NetGladiator technology is that the way a potential hacker interacts with your web infrastructure is vastly different from how a normal user interacts with your sites. NetGladiator identifies these anomalies and blocks the attackers before they’ve begun

Because NetGladiator comes to you from APconnections, a name you know and trust in the bandwidth arbitration space, your network will experience zero latency effects. It also will prove to be the simplest and easiest-to-install product on the market with a very fair price point that provides great value.

Here are just some of the common attacks that NetGladiator protects against:
– SQL Injection
– Brute Force Directory Traversal
– Cross-Site Scripting
– Reflected URL Redirects
– Remote Administrative Brute Forcing
– Remote Shell Execution
– And many more…

Engineers at APconnections have cut through the hype surrounding intrusion prevention products with this simple, yet effective product.

For more information on the NetGladiator IPS, take a look at our website.

You can also visit our blog or contact us at:

ips@apconnections.net -or-

worldwide: (303) 997-1300 x. 123 -or-

toll-free U.S.: 888-287-2492


NetEqualizer 5.6 Release Advised

The 5.6 Software Release for NetEqualizer is advised for all customers who are on 5.x that utilize pools, VLANs, and connection limits.

For More information on the Software Release, take a look at our Software Update Notes for 5.6. You can also visit our blog or contact us:

sales@apconnections.net -or-

worldwide (303) 997-1300 x103. -or-

toll-free U.S. (888) 287-2492


Best Of The Blog

Cloud Computing – Do You Have Enough Bandwidth? And a Few Other Things to Consider.

By Art Reisman – CTO – NetEqualizer

The following is a list of things to consider when using a cloud-computing model.

Bandwidth: Is your link fast enough to support cloud computing?

We get asked this question all the time: What is the best-practice standard for bandwidth allocation?

Well, the answer depends on what you are computing.

First, there is the application itself. Is your application dynamically loading up modules every time you click on a new screen? If the application is designed correctly, it will be lightweight and come up quickly in your browser. Flash video screens certainly spruce up the experience, but I hate waiting for them. Make sure when you go to a cloud model that your application is adapted for limited bandwidth.

Second, what type of transactions are you running? Are you running videos and large graphics or just data? Are you doing photo processing from Kodak? If so, you are not typical, and moving images up and down your link will be your constraining factor.

Third, are you sharing general Internet access with your cloud link? In other words, is that guy on his lunch break watching a replay of royal wedding bloopers on YouTube interfering with your salesforce.com access?

The good news is (assuming you will be running a transactional cloud-computing environment – e.g. accounting, sales database, basic email, attendance, medical records – without video clips or large data files), you most likely will NOT need additional Internet bandwidth. Obviously, we assume your business has reasonable Internet response times prior to transitioning to a cloud application…

Photo Of The Month

Longing for Warmer Weather

Colorado weather is a fascinating phenomenon. It can be a glorious 70 degrees in the morning, and be 32 degrees and freezing by nightfall. While there are spotty days of warmth in January and February, we are still in the dead of winter. Pictures like this make us yearn for spring and summer! This photo was taken by one of our staff at a farm in Kansas in August.

One Response to “NetEqualizer News: February 2012”

  1. NetEqualizer News: March 2012 « NetEqualizer News Blog Says:

    […] (creators of the NetEqualizer) and released last month. We discussed it in detail in the February Newsletter and have been talking about security a lot lately – both internally and on our […]


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