Ian Hameroff

A Simple Exchange of Ideas

February, 2007

  • WinVista VPN Client-o-Rama

    One of the most common questions we are getting from customers who are preparing to upgrade their environment to Windows Vista is: " Will my VPN client from <insert vendor> work with Vista?" Good question. Nah, that's a great question. Why? Well...
  • Keep Unsecured Machines Off Your Network (A WinIT Pro Podcast)

    A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with Karen Forster of Windows IT Pro magazine to record a podcast about a whole slew of things related to our network security solutions (aka policy-driven network access solutions): Keep Unsecured...
  • An IPsec is an IPSec is an IPSEC (Redux)

    It's back: my rant about the way people spell, type, case, et. al. the word IPsec. Yup, sounds petty, but everyone needs their own mountain to climb, and for me it's trying to change the way the world spells IPsec. My loyal readers will likely recall...
  • WS3LWC! (Wireless Security 300-Level Webcast)

    I'm back from San Fran and a short stop over in Austin. That's good news for my loyal readership (both of you) since it means I didn't become a security conference casualty, but instead have just been too lazy to publish my day 5 and "RSA 2007 Recap and...
  • RSA 2007 Day 4 (Part 2) - Where's Larry?

    RSA Tip #1: Want to know how to clear a keynote hall? Book Larry Ellison from Oracle to speak and have him not show up. To be fair to Larry, he has the flu. I'm really disappointed because I've never seen him speak, and was hugely curious on what he was...
  • RSA 2007 Day 4 (Part 1) - Half-Time

    Well, we've made it to the half. Last night was a ton of fun; especially since I had the opportunity to catch up with a bunch of industry and media friends. It all started with a short stop by the RSA "007" party in the XYZ bar at the W San Fran. From...
  • RSA 2007 Day 3 - The Key Keynote

    Here's one for the "I have a beef with RSA 2007" pile: the keynotes. MSN Encarta defines " keynote " as: "main theme: the central or most important point or theme of something" and "to deliver the most important speech at a convention or meeting" Hmm...
  • RSA 2007 Day 2 - Opening Day

    It was great to watch the Colts win the Super Bowl last night. A bunch of us 'softies headed over to Jillian's in in the Metreon , and had a great time taking in the big game. None of us won the raffle for cheesy Budweiser swag, which included a really...
  • RSA 2007 Day 1 - The Pre-Game Show

    It's that time of the year again. That one special Sunday. People will be traveling from all around the world to converge at one place. Plenty of swag is at the ready for the hungry hopeful. Corporate sponsorships have run amok and logos can be found...