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Website Performance: Meet Squid

Welcome back my advanced caching Reader, Today we’ll present you the Squid. Squid is a very fast caching proxy program. Basically, it acts as an agent, accepting requests from clients (for example, browsers) and directing them to the fitting Internet Server. It keeps a copy of the returned data in an on-disk Cache. The genuine…

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Website Perfomance: Meet Varnish

Welcome back my uncompressed delivering Reader, After our journey together through Security notions, today we’re back to explore optimized Delivery in the Web; when we say optimized, we mainly talk about the possibility for End Users to consume as much content of yours as they find interesting, without having to deal with all bottlenecks in the…

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Security: PCI Compliance and Regulations #8

Welcome back my DNS-overridden Reader, As the closing Article for our Security MiniSeries, today we’re going to introduce you to PCI Compliance and Regulations. For although we haven’t but scraped the surface of Security as a Field, this journey started together over 4 months ago and hopefully laid the basis for further, more advanced Articles…

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Security: DNS, or “the weakest ring of the chain” #7

Good evening my maliciously redirected Reader, As the second last Article of our Security excursus we’d like to focus on DNS today: we love DNS and agree that most people overlook it when it comes to hardening their assets: still, DNS represents the first and weakest step in most Client to Server communications! We’ll therefore cater…

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Security: OWASP Top 10 Attack Vectors #6

Welcome back our sensitive-data-transmitting Reader, We hope that you enjoyed our last Article on highly virtualized Environments and their vulnerabilities, and so it is that we get on with yet another Article on Attack Vectors (remember our walk in Attack Vectors Park?). This time it is the last from our introductory excursus on Attack Vectors, not…

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Security: SDN Exposed Layer by Layer #5

Welcome back my DDoSed Reader, We hope that you genuinely enjoyed our latest excursus on CDNs and Security hactics when it comes to dealing with highly redundant, impenetrable (so it is claimed) Architectures. Today instead, we’ll walk a little bit away from there and enter another Realm, the one of SDN, or Software Defined Networking, and look…

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Security: CDNs and larger scale Tactics #4

Welcome back my Virus infected Reader, We hope that you enjoyed our “walk in Attack Vectors Park” last time episode, where we explored some of the evergreen tactics and strategies to harm a destination Host in a Cloud environment; today we’ll bring this one step further and introduce Content Delivery Networks in the Cloud Security equation….

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