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Getting Started with Docker (Part 2 of 2)


Part One of Getting Started with Docker introduced some features of the Docker solution that make it unique from VMs and other comparable technologies. In this follow-up article, we’ll take a look at how ScriptRock works with Docker containers—both in  how we deliver our product to customers, as well as in its built-in integration capabilities for simplifying tasks like creating Dockerfiles, among others.

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FireEye vs. Tripwire


Heavy hitters FireEye and Tripwire are unique contenders in the security offering lineup-- both were the first to develop novel approaches to IT security that have since been emulated industry-wide: FireEye was an early innovator of virtualization and sandboxing technologies as applied to security, while Tripwire was the first to bring a commercial host-based intrusion detection system to market. We’ll take a closer look at the two and compare/contrast each respective solution’s strengths and weaknesses.

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Could This Be The Ultimate DevOps Dashboard?


Many enterprise software hopefuls tackle the final stretch to becoming a mature offering through the development of an easy-to-use management GUI. This is especially true of DevOps and automation tools, as quite a few solutions have recently rounded out their platforms with web-based UI consoles for easier, visual management of resources and services.

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FireEye vs. Palo Alto Networks WildFire

Despite seeming like somewhat of a no-brainer, using the power of the cloud to combat cloud-based security threats has really only come into vogue recently. As organizations continue to move their infrastructures out of physical data centers into the cloud, traditional methods for securing IT resources are becoming increasingly ineffective. Using cloud-based collective intelligence and virtualization to inform threat detection methods is fast becoming a standard practice, and for many security products—a central ingredient to an effective multi-pronged approach to combating cyber attacks.

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Puppet vs. Chef Revisited

Puppet and Chef have both evolved significantly since we covered them last—suffice to say, we’re long overdue in revisiting these two heavy-hitters. In this article we’ll take a fresh look at their core components along with new integrations and expansions that continue to position them as leading enterprise IT automation platforms.

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Apache Hadoop vs. MongoDB: Which Is More Secure?


Either you’re reading this because the question has been puzzling you secretly, or you’ve arrived to protest this admittedly incongruous comparison. Fortunately, both sides of the fence are covered here.

In this article we’ll compare and contrast their features and benefits, but not before clearing up some popular misconceptions about the two big data platforms. We’ll then delve into each respective platforms’ attack surfaces/vulnerabilities and evaluate them from a security angle.

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Bit9 + Carbon Black vs. Symantec Endpoint Protection: How Do They Compare?

The information security (infosec) space is for the most part divided into two camps:  established players using a combination of old/new tactics for combating cybercrime, and market entrants attempting to rethink security from the ground up. Attack methods are increasingly sophisticated and require novel approaches for detection and remediationsince very little is understood about the next generation of threats, opportunities abound for both incumbent leaders and upstarts alike. And with targeted attacks and advanced persistent threats (APT) on the rise, newer players with innovative approaches to security are seeing ample opportunities for supplanting longstanding market leaders and their aging security products.

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Splunk vs. Sumo Logic: Which Is Better For Big Data Log Analysis?

Splunk and Sumo logic are two competing big-data analytics, machine data, and log management solutions designed mainly for IT operations and security use cases. Albeit fierce competitors on many fronts, the two also take different approaches to the problem space and cater to slightly different markets. Splunk is more enterprise-focused and geared towards on-premise solutions, whereas Sumo Logic is the plucky innovative startup offering a cloud-based offering at lower price points. Let’s look at them in more detail.

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Tripwire Enterprise vs. OSSEC: Fee or Free, Which Is Better?

How good can free be? Or perhaps a more fitting question is whether free can be good enough for securing one’s enterprise against current and future threats. To answer this, we’ll be comparing the popular open source host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS) OSSEC with commercial offering Tripwire Enterprise to find out if that pretty penny spent can indeed lead to a stronger security posture.

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Tripwire Enterprise vs. Tanium: Which Is Better For Your Organization?

As information security (infosec) models continue to evolve in response to the expanding threat landscape, new generations of tools are emerging that take different approaches to securing IT infrastructures. The question for legacy security vendors is how well their respective solutions will hold up in the face of today and tomorrow’s threats, and whether emerging models will supplant long-standing approaches to security. Many existing solutions were created before the advent of the cloud, and though effective for yearshold diminishing value as new attack methods like polymorphic malware and advanced persistent threats (APT) become increasingly commonplace.

This dire need for innovation in the security space is giving upstarts like Tanium ample traction, even as stalwarts like Tripwire augment and retrofit their solutions to address a new era of threats.

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