BitDefender Pushes Security Updates to Linux Mail ServersWritten by Roxana Danaila
The 1.6.1 generation of BitDefender for Linux Mail Servers was enriched today with three more dedicated products, BitDefender for Sendmail, Sendmail-Milter and Postfix mail servers, and with a generic SMTP proxy scanner, designed to be compatible with most other mail servers running on *nix systems.
The released products feature, among other things, a brand new technology, entitled “Update Pushing” which allows updates to be automatically “pushed” from BitDefender servers to BitDefender clients, instead of being checked and “pulled” by clients themselves from update servers.
This allows BitDefender to minimize window of vulnerability in case of virus outbreaks, deploying virus signatures, scanning engines or antispam definitions in just a few seconds since virus or attack has been detected by BitDefender Labs.
Furthermore, products come with a completely new statistics module, which implements persistent counters for emails, files and objects. Statistics are stored in an eye-friendly xml file, and can also be viewed either in console (locally) or remotely, via BitDefender Remote Admin. Thus, network administrator has a crystal clear picture of ongoing mail traffic, as well as of increased productivity yielded by BitDefender.
Another key addition to feature set of new products, BitDefender Swiss Army kniFE (bdsafe), is a tool introduced in new generation, which is capable of patching any and all installed BitDefender components. This tool enables a previously-unheard of ability: that of patching installed products on-the-fly.
SimpleMachines - FINALLY a Community Software to Get Excited About!Written by Toby Wolf
Its been a long time since I have gotten excited about a new CMS or forum software to hit scene. Granted, Mambo was enough to perk my ears up, but jury is still out on that one.
Last week I downloaded SimpleMachines and installed it for a test drive. Four hours later I had replaced 2 PhpBB Forums and 2 InvisionBoard ones with Simple Machines. Within 24 hours I had also set up 2 NEW SimpleMachines sites for a couple of my clients to test drive. Within 48 hours, one of my clients was already sold and we have begun building his entire website around SimpleMachines. It should be obvious to you by now that SimpleMachines is NOT "just another forum software".
I won't go into whole history of SimpleMachines, (though if you are interested, you can read about it in this message thread, but SimpleMachines is brought to you by almost same team of developers who produced YaBBSE. SimpleMacines is a LOT faster, more robust and has a ton more features than YaBBSE. It is truly a piece of software that could, (and is), being used to form backbone of a full-featured online community.
There are many reasons I found SimpleMachines so exicting that I immediately rushed into implementing it and becoming a Charter Member to support development team. (SMF is free and developers assure us it always will be, but Charter Members help defray costs of developers AND provide a whole list of benefits) Part of reason was ease of conversion. I was able to convert both PhpBB and Invision Power Board forums to SimpleMachines in just a few minutes automatically. Part of reason was this incredible Package Manager that is built in to SMF that allows you to browse, download AND install Mods at touch of a button! That's right - even though this software is relatively new, (slightly over a year old & only in release 1.0 RC2), so there are not yet many modules built for it, I was able to install a shoutbox, a buddy list and several other modules instantly!