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Vipre : The new player in antivirus and anti spyware software

It’s been a while since I talk about technology in the blog. I haven’t had much time to do tutorials now since I’m always busy at the office with all the work. Hopefully I can find some time to make new tutorials in the near future. In the mean time, I would like to introduce my readers to a new player in the Antivirus Software category. It’s called Vipre. In short, it’s an anti virus solution which includes anti virus and anti spyware in a single application.

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Vipre anti virus and anti spyware solution is geared to give you a peace of mind when using the computer while offline or online. The main advantage for Vipre is the performance of the application. The test results ran by major software company shows that Vipre uses very little memory when it’s protecting your computer and uses far less memory than other Antivirus Software when scanning your computer than other anti virus solution. Refer to the graph below for the test comparison and results.

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Last task for blog contest !

Finally, the last task for my blog contest is here. The last blog contest task is very simple. Just subscribe to my RSS feed ! That’s all that you need. After that, you just have to leave a comment here saying you already have subscribed to my RSS feed. I will give 1 point for a comment and you’re automatically running for final draw. No comments, no points and that means no entry !Just make sure you include your valid email so that I can contact you if you’re the lucky winner.

I will not know if you subscribed to my RSS feed or not. Yes, you can cheat by leaving comment there but subscribing to my feed will have advantages. I will share free downloads from time to time that I will not publish in my post and exclusively available for my RSS subscribers. Take a look at the screenshot below.

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There’s a link to a free download Webroot Desktop Firewall worth USD 19.95. I never publish this on any of my post, just exclusive for my RSS readers ! So What are you waiting for? Subscribe to my RSS feed now ! For those who have subscribe earlier, if you can’t see the link then you need to update the RSS link.

Points for the contest have been updated. You can check it out at the latest points page. With this, the contest will be closed at 15th May 2009 at 8 PM GMT+8. (8 PM Malaysian time) and the winners will be announced when the winners will be announced after the draw. Total points calculated and bonus points awarded will be announced at winner’s announcement post.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL !

Server monitoring for web applications

My job is to manage and troubleshoot firewall problems. The monitoring part is done by another group of team. In short, one team will monitor the firewall for problems using the monitored security systems or system monitoring utilities. They will be the first point of contact for the customers if they have a problem with the firewall and the team will check and verify the status. If they can’t resolve it, they will escalate the ticket to me to troubleshooting and resolve the problem. System monitoring service is a must for corporations running with a lot of servers, web servers and other network devices since everything is important for the customers. Systems management will play the most important role in getting everything in order.

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Getting your own Cisco devices

I’m a Cisco Certified Network Professional or CCNP in short. Many people doesn’t know what CCNP is unless they’re in networking stuff too. Although I’m a CCNP holder, currently I’m managing Checkpoint firewalls for my company and for that, I have to take Checkpoint Certified Security Advisor or CCSA and I’m looking to further my certification in Checkpoint by taking Checkpoint Certified Security Expert or CCSE sometime this year, hopefully. At the mean time, my CCNP certification will expire in this coming November so I have to resit for an exam for that too. That’s too much too handle I guess.

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When you’re switching from a router/switch guy to a firewall guy, there’s a lot of things changing in your life. Before this, I learned a lot about routes, ip addressing, Cisco router and switch commands, but now I’m more exposed to Checkpoint System commands, Unix and Nokia devices commands and other security stuff. When you’re too attached with something like me at the moment, you will tend to forget what you have learned in the past. This is what happened to me. I need to get my knowledge in Cisco Systems polished again before I sit for the recertification exam.

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