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Quick Takes: Correlation engine goes open source

Security firm Qualys Inc. announced that it has released Quidscor correlation engine as open source, leading off this week's edition of Quick Takes.

Get ready for the onslaught of LinuxWorld announcements! These vendors got a jump on the pack by breaking their news a week early.

Security firm releases correlation engine as open source

Security audit and vulnerability management firm Qualys Inc. announced this week that it has released its Quidscor correlation engine as open source. Quidscor merges Qualys vulnerability data with Snort intrusion detection events to reduce IDS false positives up to 70%. Quidscor prioritizes events that need administrative attention. "Enterprises requiring a secure network are wading through the daily flood of information that intrusion detection systems produce, often without the time or resources to remedy," said Yankee Group senior analyst Eric Ogren in a release. "Incorporating the intelligence gained from vulnerability scans provides IT with the tool necessary to filter and prioritize IDS events for the enterprise's unique environment. Network managers can save significant time and energy while better controlling network security with automated correlation of vulnerability assessment scans with IDS event data."

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Zeus Load Balancer speeds up Apache

Zeus Technology announced a new benchmark for the Zeus Load Balancer that speeds Apache Web server delivery by a factor of 100. The test tried to simulate real-world conditions by including for example multiple simultaneous slow connections, Zeus CTO Damian Reeves said. While delivering 100 times the throughput that Apache can by itself, Zeus Load Balancer also reduces use response times from 30 seconds to one second by buffer the request and response queues. Zeus Load Balancer is then able to serve each request immediately without waiting for network latency. The benchmark was conducted on with Zeus Load Balancer and Apache installed on a 2-way Opteron 1.8MHz server running Linux.

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Avnet Hall-Mark loads, runs Linux on iSeries

Enterprise server, storage, software and services provider Avnet Hall-Mark has made available its new Load 'n Run tool that quickly installs Linux on iSeries systems. Service providers can use the tool to install Linux, complete with file, print and Web services in seven minutes, on the IBM server as a proof of concept for a customer.

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Candle supports WebSphere

Enterprise infrastructure management provider Candle Corp. announced Linux support for IBM WebSphere MQ management in its PathWAI Monitor product and 64-bit platform support for all of its Linux management solutions. Candle debuted its Omegamon XE For Linux software that tests, tunes and manages Linux on IBM eServer zSeries mainframes. Pricing for PathWAI and Omegamon will be available in September.

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