Take Heart, ManageEngine Products Are Not Vulnerable to The Heartbleed Bug

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Except the most recent version of Desktop Central (build 90000), no other ManageEngine product is vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug.

By now, you’ve probably been swamped by numerous advisories from various vendors on the ‘Heartbleed bug,’ and now, here comes one from ManageEngine. However, you can take heart: all but one of our ​products are immune to the Heartbleed bug. Except the most recent version of Desktop Central build 90000, no other ManageEngine product is vulnerable.

The ​Heartbleed bug, the flaw in OpenSSL’s TLS implementation, is perhaps the biggest vulnerability in Internet history and has​ sent panic waves throughout IT and consumer com…

Four Reasons You Must Use ManageEngine’s Free Ping Tool

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Free Ping Tool

Free+Ping+Tool+PingA ping tool such as the ManageEngine Free Ping Tool helps you monitor network connections, devices, and websites. Our tool uses the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) to reach computers and network devices and, in turn, verify whether IP addresses exist and can accept web requests. The mobile version of our ping tool lets you ping computers and devices while you’re on the move. Now, let’s see the four major advantages of using the ManageEngine ping tool.

Ensures availability

The ManageEngine Free Ping Tool lets you monitor network devices and track their round trip time, time-to-live (TTL), and the number of packets received. This data provides you vital information about any device’s availa…

4 Tips to Consolidate Your Data Center

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data center consolidation

Data center consolidation helps you effectively utilize your resources to meet growing business needs, without increasing the data center’s footprint. However, consolidating a data center’s resources is a difficult process, because large enterprises expand their data centers constantly to meet new business challenges. New hardware boxes are added constantly to handle the load, which in turn increase the hardware and maintenance footprint, increasing the opex.data center consolidation

Here are four tips that you can follow to consolidate your data center easily:

  • Identify your data center’s current capacity
  • List/catalog the assets and facilities available
  • Adopt new technologies such as virtualization, SDN, and

Why IT Dollars Will Go Further on Google’s Floating Data Center

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Is Google preparing another “moon shot”? The barge discovered in the San Francisco Bay this week hints at it, and rampant speculation has Google building a floating data center. Google hasn’t confirmed any ties to the barge, but many observers find it more than coincidental that the company filed for a floating data center patent in 2008.

Since this story broke, the Coast Guard confirmed that the barge is owned by Google, but a confidentiality agreement prevented the discussion of any other details. Basically, Google placed a gag order on the Coast Guard. In any case, the operative question becomes, why would Google be experimenting with an offshore data center?

The Data Center Power Problem

ManageEngine on the Move, Literally

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Today, we’re moving our office in Pleasanton, California, to – drum roll, please – another office in Pleasanton, California. What can we say? We like it here.

What this might mean for you is a temporary disruption in our local phone service at 925-924-9500. If that service is, indeed, compromised, and you need an alternative local number. please dial 408-916-9876.

Our toll free numbers should be unaffected during the move. You can reach ManageEngine at 888-720-9500. Zoho can be reached at 888-900-9646.

Other than that minor, potential glitch, we expect this move to be completely transparent for you and the rest of our ManageEngine customers, partners, and fans.

Can’t wait to map our new locati…

Gearing up for GITEX 2013

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ManageEngine GITEX Technology Week

ManageEngine is gearing up for the largest technology show in the Middle East: GITEX. This is our seventh straight year at GITEX, and this time, we’ll showcase our entire range of solutions, from network to security.

IT security was a top concern among the GITEX 2012 attendees who stopped by our booth. We had many organizations express interest in our IT security solutions, which are helping enterprises, banks, financial institutions, and education institutions in the Middle East improve productivity, reduce costs, bolster security, ensure reliability, and offer better service to their customers.

If you’ll be at GITEX 2013, please visit us in Hall 7, booth A 7 - 10, where we’ll de…

This Week’s Five: Innovations in Networking

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Innovations in Networking

This Week’s Five is a weekly column of five interesting reads from all over the web.

With the emergence of advanced technologies in network management, networks have become more flexible and efficient. Network visualization, replacement of hardware devices with software, control of data centers from the cloud, etc. are opening new vistas for network optimization. Here are some articles that talk about the current trends in networking and what lies ahead for it.

Is SDN the innovation the industry never knew it needed?
Is SDN that new and better way of looking at networking? Is SDN the iPhone-like paradigm shift the industry needs to develop a whole new set of apps that have not been possible with…

This Week’s Five: What’s buzzing in IT!

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This Week’s Five is a weekly column of five interesting reads from all over the web.

This time we bring you a bird’s eye view of all that has created a strong buzz in the IT world! Read on to know more.

Plan for Big Data, but not too much.
Don’t begin with the end in mind. Allow big data to surprise you!
http://www.informationweek.com/big-data/news/big-data-analytics/big-data-planning-start-slow-let-it-grow/240160214

Forrester:  Survey data dispels ‘myths’ about software industry trends in 2013
BI (business intelligence) takes the lead, according to a new Forrester report on ‘myths’ and ‘realities’ in the software industry
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Vote For ManageEngine in the Windows IT Pro Community Choice Awards

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Windows IT Pro Community Awards

The annual Windows IT Pro Community Choice awards are back once again, and ManageEngine needs your help to win. The awards offer a unique way for the Windows IT Pro community to determine their favorite vendors and products on the market. ManageEngine products have been nominated in several categories, and your votes can help to ensure your favorite ManageEngine tool wins the Gold!

To make it easier on you, we’ve given you a head start in the voting process by listing the categories and ManageEngine products nominated. Take a look below:

# 1: Best Active Directory & Group Policy Product: ManageEngine ADManager Plus (in line for its hat-trick award having won it in 2011 and 2…

5 Top Targets for Today’s Hackers

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Black Hat USA bills itself as “the show that sets the benchmark for all other security conferences.” While most conferences tend to over-promote themselves, given the activity at this year’s show, that actually might be something of an understatement.

From the defense of government surveillance delivered by NSA Director General Keith Alexander to briefings on the coming “cryptopocalypse” and the risks associated with embedded devices and the Internet of Things, Black Hat reminds us that a little bit of paranoia is warranted in today’s connected world.

Here are my leading candidates for surprising, damaging ways criminal hackers are breaching our online security and val…