One of the biggest firewall issues for enterprises

September 23, 2009
Latest iPhone OS May Cause Battery Problems; Apple Investigates
Brian X. Chen writes that Apple iPhone customers are reporting shorter battery life after they upgrade to the new iPhone OS 3.1.

“Apple appears to have acknowledged the issue, as the company’s help desk is contacting some affected customers to diagnose the root of the problem.”

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What’s the biggest firewall issue for enterprises?
Network World
Brad Reese does a Q&A session with Matt Keil, product manager for Palo Alto Networks, a firewall vendor, where he asks what the biggest firewall issue for enterprises is.

“Matt Keil: The most significant issue for firewalls is the loss of visibility and control over applications, users and content. In the past, it was easy for firewalls to control traffic because applications were tightly tied to ports and protocols, so classifying them using stateful inspection technology worked well. But today’s applications are no longer tied to specific ports or protocols, they are being built to use any open port or they use SSL, all as a means to always make them accessible to users, despite possible security issues. As a result, applications can no longer be identified and controlled by today’s port-based firewalls.”

Microsoft-branded tablet/phone again rumoured to be coming
Network World

Microsoft Subnet writes that rumours are starting up again about Microsoft creating a branded tablet and mobile phone product.

“Unnamed sources are claiming that the project will produce a Microsoft-branded tablet as well as a mobile phone (also known as the so-called Zune phone). Project Pink last hit the rumor mill back in April. This time more details are circulating. It could either be one handset or possibly two devices-codenamed ‘Turtle’ and ‘Pure,’ according to Engadget.”

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