The Industry Insiders

Insight from the heart of the IT industry

May, 2005

  • Securing the network using Microsoft ISA Server 2004

    Several months ago, I attended a Microsoft TechNet UK event where the topic was ISA Server 2004 network design/troubleshooting and inside application layer firewalling and filtering . It's taken me a while to get around to writing up the notes, but finally...
  • Mark Wilson, Senior Customer Solution Architect, Fujitsu Services

    Mark Wilson is a Senior Customer Solution Architect at Fujitsu Services . Since 1994, Mark has been designing and implementing IT infrastructure solutions within the United Kingdom, continental Europe and Australia, operating both in-house and as a consultant...
  • How to protect your network with ISA 2004

    Mark Wilson enjoyed a TechNet event so much he wrote an article all about it! Most firewalls only inspect the packet header of each piece of traffic and ignore the payload itself. As Mark explains traffic that's destined for port 80 may not necessarily...
  • Trusting Input and Outrunning Lions

    Trusting Input and Outrunning Lions By Rhys Wilkins There's a great article on the MSDN website which looks at SQL Injection attacks in another post . Now, I’d like to broaden this out into a wider class of problems. This might seem only relevant to...
  • When Writing Software, Security Counts

    When Writing Software, Security Counts By Matthew Fisher The life of your average IT Security engineer is becoming more difficult every day. The tools they employ are becoming more complicated and varied, as are the threats they face. On top of that...
  • NDS Migrations

    So, you have finally decided to bite the bullet and embark on an NDS to AD migration. Whilst such as decision is not to be taken lightly the release of Windows 2003 and Exchange 2003 Microsoft has provided a number of very compelling reasons to go through...
  • Matthew Fisher - Senior Security Engineer, SPI Dynamics

    Matthew Fisher is a Senior Security Engineer for SPI Dynamics , the expert in Web application security assessment and testing, and has over 12 years experience in the information technology industry. Prior to joining SPI Dynamics, Matthew worked at...
  • Rhys Wilkins - Technical Consultant, ICM Computer Group

    Rhys Wilkins works as a Technical Consultant for ICM Computer Group . Rhys will provide us with a full biography in the coming days - suffice it to say that Rhys has faced many security challenges and come up with innovative solutions to many of them...
  • Enterprise Level Inbound and Outbound Faxing

    Mark Arnold The Problem Consider the numbers involved. A customer needed to send out approximately 20,000 fax messages per week from a mainframe and middleware environment in a data centre but that data centre did not have voice channels, and the...
  • Enterprise Level Inbound and Outbound Faxing

    In this article Mark attempts to show you how you may use a replacement mass outbound faxing solution to increase efficiency and functionality for the core business and provide the administrative elements of the business with new co-incidental functionality...
  • When Writing Software, Security Counts

    Matt's written an interesting article sharing his experience "from the coal face" gained during years of exerience advising the military and leading companies in writing more secure software. I share Matt's view that it's far less expensive to fix security...
  • NDS Migrations

    Darren has written an article on some of the challenges and issues that you may encounter when migrating from Novell NDS to Windows Active Directory. It can be quite a complicated process which will fail without the right level of planning and testing...
  • Darren Catterall - SC Manager, Quest

    Darren Catterall SC Manager, MICROSOFT SOLUTIONS EMEA QUEST SOFTWARE UK LTD. As SC Manager, Darren is responsible for the Microsoft technical pre-sales team. His chief responsibilities include planning and managing training on new technologies...
  • Trusting Input and Outrunning Lions

    Rhys Wilkins has written an article about - wait for it - stopping SQL injection AND Outrunning Lions! You have to read to the end of the article to understand how the Lions fit in :-) Rhys' article is available via this link . Enjoy.