Java as a Web Technology is Living on Borrowed Time

August 4, 2015

Java’s change in market status from a viable web technology to what it is now—undesirable legacy code—is astonishing. Oracle’s recent patch for Java’s zero-day flaw puts one more nail in the coffin.  Zero-day status is assigned to flaws that are currently being exploited by hackers, and for which there is no available fix. A little […]

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Could Your Company Pass a PCI Audit of Your Mainframe Applications?

July 13, 2015

With the ratification of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.1, passing PCI audits just became a little bit harder. But can you blame the PCI Security Council for updating the standard so quickly? With all of the recent breaches in the retail sector, an update was bound to be forthcoming. This […]

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Major Retailer Implements Data Masking After a Security Breach—No Programming Required

April 21, 2015

Data breaches continue to be the hot topic of enterprise conversations these days, but before you switch the dial due to data breach fatigue, please just hear me out. Recently, a large international retailer suffered an insider breach in which a contract employee stole customer credit card information from an IBM mainframe application simply by […]

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Staying off the OCR’s “Wall of Shame:” Tips to Avoid a Healthcare Data Breach in 2015

February 24, 2015

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights started a little tradition back in 2009: When a data breach affecting more than 500 people occurs in the healthcare industry, they make a tally on their “wall of shame.” The folks over at the Office for Civil Rights were reaching for the chalk […]

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Legacy Data: The Elephant in the Room

January 26, 2015

It seems that not a week goes by where there isn’t some story in the news about a data breach. From major retailers to the U.S. Postal Service no organization, despite available safeguards, is immune. The most recent data breach currently making worldwide headlines involves a major entertainment company and a few of the news […]

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The End of SHA-1: Are You Ready for What’s Next?

December 17, 2014

Since the mid-1990s, SHA-1 digital certificates have been the standard used across the Internet to verify user and device identities. SHA-1 certificates have existed for years on nearly every server and client computing device, providing the foundation for trusted communications between user devices. But now, this fundamental trust relationship has changed. With recent advances in […]

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Reflections on BrainShare 2014

December 5, 2014

By The Dave & Kris Show This year’s long-running BrainShare conference in Salt Lake City in early November was the first year that Attachmate participated and overall it was a huge success. The event provided a welcome opportunity for those of us on the Reflection product team to meet some of our great customers and […]

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Micro Focus International Completes Merger with the Attachmate Group

November 20, 2014

NEWBURY, UK – 20 November, 2014 – Micro Focus International (LON: MCRO) today announced the completion of its merger with the Attachmate Group under the terms of the definitive agreement disclosed on 15 September, 2014. Micro Focus International is a global leader in infrastructure software that understands the technology needs and challenges of the world’s […]

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Attachmate Reflection for UNIX, iOS and Android Edition

November 12, 2014

Attachmate announces the release of Reflection® for UNIX, iOS and Android editions, the mobile version of its industry-leading terminal emulation software. Reflection for UNIX is the first enterprise-grade SSH client for mobile devices for connecting to UNIX and Linux systems, providing IT administrators with access anytime, anywhere. Let’s take a quick look at some of […]

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The Attachmate Group announces intention to merge with Micro Focus

September 15, 2014

The Attachmate Group a privately-held software holding company owned by an investment group led by Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital, Elliott Management and Thoma Bravo, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Micro Focus. The transaction is expected to close on November 3, 2014. It is subject to customary closing […]

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