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20 VPS providers shut down, leave customers scrambling, crying foul

Two days after alerting customers in the wake of what some believed might have been a cyberattack, at least 20 web hosting providers have shut their doors and plan to wipe their servers. The providers, which include ArkaHosting, Bigfoot Servers, DCNHost, n3Servers, StrongHosting and MegaZone Hosting, are all are low-end server operations that appear to…

UTM: SonicWALL

SonicWALL has developed a new deep packet inspection technique that does not require the analysis engine to play an entire message stream before it can perform its analysis.

McAfee Secure Firewall

This appliance-based offering runs on a 1U rack-mounted device. The Secure Firewall provides eight Ethernet interfaces, which can be separately addressed and configured. The tool is primarily a proxy-based firewall with options to perform stateful inspection of protocols as a secondary configuration.

Stonesoft StoneGate 310

This appliance-based offering runs on a 1U height, small form device. The Stonesoft StoneGate 310 provides four Ethernet interfaces, which can be separately addressed and configured. The tool is primarily a stateful inspection-based firewall, which has additional options for inspections. These allow for the device to perform deep packet inspection by looking into the data portion of packets for specific application configurations.

Applicure dotDefender for IIS

This completely unique offering from Applicure protects IIS- or Apache-based web servers running on a Microsoft Windows machine. However, while dotDefender has unique characteristics, many other offerings provide similar protection, and much more. The tool does provide a valuable service, but it does not protect enough to offset the headaches of managing an additional piece of software.

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