Create a Free Tier Windows Virtual Machine in Azure
Azure free tier provides following free services for 12 months after one month for your free $200 credit: 750 hours B1S VM Linux and Windows Virtual machines 64GB x 1 Storage – 2 P6 SDDs 5 GB File Storage 250 GB SQL DB 15 GB Bandwidth (Data Transfer) etc Related
Here are some simple but effective windows tweaks, tips and tricks to streamline your windows computing experience. Here are list of my collections (still keep adding): 1. Fix High CPU Usage by Windows Software Protect Service (Sppsvc.exe) 2. Install Telnet Client 3. Check System Uptime 4. Hiding Windows Folder 5. 上帝模式一键开启 6. 历史问题一目了然 (Reliability Monitor) 7. 一Click锁定电脑 Other than WIN+L…
Install Portainer to Manage Containers – Nginx, MySQL, WordPress
Portainer is a lightweight management UI which allows you to easily manage your different Docker environments (Docker hosts or Swarm clusters). It is meant to be as simple to deploy as it is to use. It consists of a single container that can run on any Docker engine (can be deployed as Linux container or a Windows native container). Portainer…
Free Tier VPS Bench Comparison for AWS, Azure and Google Cloud
All of AWS, Azure and Google Cloud are providing some kind of free tier to the users. I am always wondering how those free tier VPS performance looks like. I did some bench work to test them out. Here is the method and result. Bench script: https://github.com/n-st/nench provides a nice bench.sh and a single command for you to run this…
Forwarding Windows Event Logs to Syslog Server (Kiwi Syslog)
Centralizing your logs saves time and increases the reliability of your log data, especially for Windows machines. When Windows log files are stored locally on each server, you have to individually log into each one to go through them and look for any errors or warnings. It’s possible for a Windows server to forward its events to a “subscribing” server.…
PFsense Configuration with Topology and Screenshots
pfSense is an open source routing and firewall software that is based on the FreeBSD distribution. The basic features including: pfSense Home Topology Static/default/dynamic routing Stateful firewall Network Address Translation (NAT) Virtual Private Networks (VPN) Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Domain Name System (DNS) Load balancing and so on. With many supported add-on packages, other advanced features including: Snort (for…
Qualys Scanner Appliance and Qualys Guard Service Tips and Tricks
The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated apps can simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance by delivering critical security intelligence on demand and automating the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications. Qualys Scanner Appliance is an option with the Qualys Cloud Platform. With the Qualys Scanner Appliance, you can easily…
Proxmox VE is a complete open-source platform for all-inclusive enterprise virtualization that tightly integrates KVM hypervisor and LXC containers, software-defined storage and networking functionality on a single platform, and easily manages high availability clusters and disaster recovery tools with the built-in web management interface. The enterprise-class features and the 100% software-based focus make Proxmox VE the perfect choice to virtualize…
Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. Kali contains several hundred tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering. Download Kali: https://www.kali.org/downloads/ Basic Configuration Videos: Related
Running WordPress in the Docker of AWS EC2 Instance
Docker is a technology that allows you to build, run, test, and deploy distributed applications that are based on Linux containers. Docker is available on many different operating systems, including most modern Linux distributions, like Ubuntu, and even Mac OSX and Windows.If you are using Amazon EC2 already, you can launch an instance and install Docker to get started. Youtube…
Patented SecureXL is a technology interface that accelerates multiple, intensive security operations, including operations that are carried out by Check Point’s Stateful Inspection firewall. Using SecureXL, the firewall offloads operations to a performance-optimized software or hardware device, dramatically increasing throughput.
CoreXL: Multicore acceleration As the first security technology to fully leverage general-purpose multi-core processors, CoreXL introduces advanced core-level load balancing that increases throughput for the deep inspection required to achieve intrusion prevention and high throughput on the firewall. With CoreXL, high performance and high security can be achieved simultaneously.
Efficient Use Multiple CPU Cores—CoreXL
CoreXL is the first security technology to fully leverage general-purpose multi-core processors. It introduces advanced load balancing to boost throughput for the deep inspection required to achieve integrated IPS on the firewall. The increased processing capability in multiple cores allows networks to have high performance as well as a high level of security.
When CoreXL technology is activated, it immediately assigns one or more cores that are performing SecureXL acceleration to also act as directors for traffic. The other cores are designated to run instances of IPS and Firewall on each core.
For example, if an appliance contains two quad-core processors, two cores will perform SecureXL acceleration and direct traffic to the other six cores that run IPS and Firewall instances. The cores acting as directors have two main functions. First, it makes the initial security decisions whether this traffic can be accelerated by SecureXL. Second, it assigns traffic to a core to handle additional security inspection if needed.
ClusterXL: Smart Load Balancing
ClusterXL provides high availability and load sharing that keeps businesses running without interruption. ClusterXL distributes traffic between clusters of redundant gateways, combining the computing capacity of multiple machines to increase total throughput. In the event of a gateway or network failure, connections are seamlessly redirected to a designated backup, maintaining business continuity.
SPLAT Pro – Dynamic Routing support, Multicast support, Radius Authentication for SPLAT Admins. Cluster XL Load Sharing – Allows Active | Active clustering out of the box. By default SPLAT only allows Active | Passive clustering. Active | Active (load sharing) mode needs a license. CoreXL – SPLAT does not take advantage of multiple cores unless you add the CoreXL license, which is dependent upon the number of CPU’s / cores you are running. SecureXL – Packet acceleration