Posts Tagged ‘Market’
A Contentious Question: The Value Proposition & Target Market Of Virtual Networking Solutions?
Last Updated on Monday, 12 March 2012 01:27 Written by Celframe Security Team Wednesday, 12 September 2012 05:24
I have, what I think, is a simple question I’d like some feedback on:
Given the recent influx of virtual networking solutions, many of which are OpenFlow-based, what possible in-roads and value can they hope to offer in heavily virtualized enterprise environments wherein the virtual networking is owned and controlled by VMware?
Specifically, if the only third-party VMware virtual switch to date is Cisco’s and access to this platform is limited (if at all available) to startup players, how on Earth do BigSwitch, Nicira, vCider, etc. plan to insert themselves into an already contentious environment effectively doing mindshare and relevance battle with the likes of mainline infrastructure networking giants and VMware?
If you’re answer is “OpenFlow and OpenStack will enable this access,” I’ll follow along with a question that asks how long a runway these startups have hanging their shingle on relatively new efforts (mainly open source) that the enterprise is not a typically early adopter of.
I keep hearing notional references to the problems these startups hope to solve for the “Enterprise,” but just how (and who) do they think they’re going to get to consider their products at a level that gives them reasonable penetration?
Service providers, maybe?
It occurs to me that most of these startups are being built to be acquired by traditional networking vendors who will (or will not) adopt OpenFlow when significant enterprise dollars materialize in stacks that are not VMware-centric.
Not meaning to piss anyone off, but many of these startups’ business plans are shrouded in the mystical vail of “wait and see.”
So I do.
Ed: To be clear, this post isn’t about “OpenFlow” specifically (that’s only one of many protocols/approaches,) but rather the penetration of a virtual networking solution into a “closed” platform environment dominated by a single vendor.
If you want a relevant analog, look at the wasteland that represents the virtual security startups that tried to enter this space (and even the larger vendors’ solutions) and how long this has taken/fared.
If you read the comments below, you’ll see people start to accidentally tease out the real answer to the question I was asking…about the value of these virtual networking solutions providers. The funny part is that despite the lack of comments from most of the startups I mention, it took Brad Hedlund (from Cisco) to recognize why I wrote the post, which is the following:
“The *real* reason I wrote this piece was to illustrate that really, these virtual networking startups are really trying to invade the physical network in virtual sheep’s clothing…”
…in short, the problem space they’re trying to solve is actually in the physical network, or more specifically bridge the gap between the two.
Android Market is used to push out Android.Counterclank trojan
Last Updated on Monday, 12 March 2012 01:17 Written by Celframe Security Team Thursday, 3 May 2012 08:22
If you are Android user, you should be careful when installing the apps from the Android Market because you may install Trojan together with them. According to security researchers from Symantec, they have discovered a new malware that should be blamed for having infected more than 5 million Android mobile devices. According to this security firm, trojan which got Android.Counterclank name can be said to have the highest distribution rate of all the malwares discovered this year because it has been found in 13 different apps in the Android Market place so far.
Designed to attack Android smartphones, this trojan is used by scammers to collect a wide range of information and also modify the home page of the browser. Because of this feature, Android.Counterclank helps for the hackers to display various unwanted advertisements on the compromised Android device and also send bookmark copies helping for the bad guys to earn some money. Of course, all this could be avoided if users would read privacy agreements before installing the app. In most of the cases, they simply approve them without reading any information about them.
Symantec claims that they have notified Google about this problem but there may still be found some infected entries on the Android Market, so be aware. For removal of this trojan from your Android device you should uninstall the infected app and run a mobile antivirus program.
Source: thehackernews.comThis entry was posted on Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 9:33 am and is filed under News, Security. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.