Pakistan Bars Use of VPNs: A Pseudo Solution to A Real Problem?

Cherr Aira | August 30th

What would you feel if someone or something sees all your private conversations with friends and relatives every single day? Scared is all that I will be. And the amount of stress and carefulness would increase having the...»

Fraudulent Google Certificate Put Iranian Users At Risk for Two Months

Kyt Dotson | August 30th

Recently, an Iranian user uncovered a man-in-the-middle attack occurring with some of Google’s own security certificates for domains such as *.google.com. As it appears, some Iranian ISP may be involved in silently intercepting communications by Iranian citizens over...»

Salesforce.com Reportedly Acquires Assistly and Navajo Systems

Klint Finley | August 30th

eWeek reports that Salesforce.com has acquired both security vendor Navajo Systems and hosted help desk vendor Assistly. The Navajo Systems website confirms that the company has been acquired by Salesforce.com, but the two companies...»

EMC’s Steve Manley Talks Backup, Dedupe at VMworld 2011

Maria Deutscher | August 30th

Steven Manley, CTO of EMC’s Backup and Recovery group attended VMworld and made his first appearance in theCube.  He discussed backup, where EMC stands in this market, and his take on the industry. Manley kicked...»

In the New Consumer World, VDI Must Deliver to Multiple Platforms

Bert Latamore | August 30th

“We are living in a new world where Windows no longer is the only choice, it is just one choice,” says Vittorio Viarengo, vice president of end-user computing for VMworld. “Windows will be around for...»

Samsung for VMware: the Rise of Virtual Mobility

Cherr Aira | August 30th

Mobility is sweeping the entire world off its feet.  And the influence only grows, particularly within the virtual tract.  Mobile virtualization is becoming a significant item in the industry as personal and professional lives...»

MapR No Longer the New Kid on the Block, Raises $20M

Maria Deutscher | August 30th

MapR, the startup that developed the M3 and M5 Hadoop distributions competing with Cloudera’s dominant distribution as well as the several other players currently hitting the market, has secured $20 million in venture...»

Workplaces Mobilize As VMWare Digs Into iOS, Android

Mellisa Tolentino | August 30th

As the VMworld conference in Las Vegas pushes into its second day, we recap on VMWare’s day 1 highlights around PC virtualization, as it rolls out View 5.0.  VMWare aims to integrate...»

Funding Keeps Flowing to Hadoop Start-ups

Jeffrey Kelly | August 30th

So last week I wrote about MapR’s approach to Hadoop. MapR’s Jack Norris explained that the company is focused on improving the core Hadoop infrastructure rather than supporting Hadoop deployments with consulting services. And unlike Cloudera, MapR is...»

Nokia Shuts Down Developer Forum in Wake of Subscriber Data Theft

Kristina Farrah | August 30th

A hack drove Nokia to taking down its own developer forum while investigating the casualties during the assault. They are currently analyzing the scope of the intrusion and how much sensitive user information had been compromised and stolen...»