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RightLink Agent Security Features & Upgrading from V4 RightImages

Posted by Phil Cox   Ι   January 24, 2012 12 comments
A fundamental problem in cloud management is "how do I get the remote instance to do what I want it to?" Taking this task on for a few systems is doable with a number of techniques, making it scale for many thousands is not quite as simple. At RightScale, we have been on the bleeding edge of this issue since the early days of cloud computing, and we have learned a lot along the way. One of those...Read more

Applying Security Workarounds in the RightScale Universe

Posted by Phil Cox   Ι   September 29, 2011 1 comment
In a recent post I discussed some of the options for patch management in the RightScale platform . This time I will talk about what happens when a patch is not available through traditional patch channels from the vendor. This typically happens in one of two cases: A workaround or configuration fix is made available from the vendor of a package The vendor of a package applies a security patch to...Read more

Security Patching in the RightScale Universe

Posted by Phil Cox   Ι   September 28, 2011 3 comments
Security vulnerabilities happen, it is just a fact, not only in technology but in life in general. When we are made aware of those vulnerabilities, we need to "fix" things or mitigate them to the best extent possible. In IT, that is typically synonymous with installing security patches or workarounds. I know that many of our customers have questions about how to best do patch management using the...Read more

Performing Security Testing in the Cloud

Posted by Phil Cox   Ι   August 04, 2011 1 comment
Security testing is one aspect of a security program that is often overlooked. Organizations who take security seriously understand that testing systems and applications is just smart business. We felt that one way we could help our customers is to describe the process, and nuances, that we go through during our testing. Since RightScale runs in the cloud, the information should help any...Read more

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