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The Condusiv blog shares insight into the issues surrounding system and application performance—and how I/O optimization software is breaking new ground in solving those issues.

Detecting and eliminating Skype on your network

by Michael 24. August 2006 14:59
One of my favorite weekly tech mags, Processor, did an interesting article on a relevant topic -Skype the popular P2P Internet Telephony program. As a general rule, P2P (peer-to-peer) apps, while they may offer valuable functionality, can be a thorn in the side of System Administrators as they don't offer the client/server centralized control often necessary to manage software. In many cases P2P apps serve no business purpose and simply distract workers in the same way I get distracted by Fantasy Football -just during my lunch break of course :). In the Processor article, the author Kurt Marko, does a good job of covering tools available to detect and control Skype. The two technologies he presents are Content Filtering (monitoring the type of traffic on the network) and Network Access Control (quarantining a system that does not follow pre-establish policy). These are excellent technologies to 1a. Prevent Skype from working across a firewall and out onto the Net, 1b. Detect the network traffic, and 2. Prevent a machine with Skype installed from entering the network. In my opinion, it really takes BOTH technologies to mitigate the threat. Another third technology fits into that mix as well.

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Vista RC1 support with Diskeeper beta software

by Michael 24. August 2006 14:17
You've likely heard the news that Vista is about to enter the Release Candidate (RC) stage within the next week or so (after the US Labor Day weekend). It is also supposed to be the next broadly available release since the "beta2" release a while back. While MSDN members (software developers) and select MS testers have had access to interim builds, RC1 is supposed to be available for everyone. The next Diskeeper beta for Vista won't occur until after RC1 is out and we've done the approriate testing on our end. My apologies on not having released supported betas for some of the more recent interim builds of Vista. I know I said that we would, but we've been caught up in the next Diskeeper release and unfortunately, haven't had the time.

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New Partner Portal!!!

by Helpdesk 9. August 2006 13:31
If you currently resell software or have considered reselling, checkout our newly launched partner portal. If you want to partner with Diskeeper, ideally you would register and get a login, but you don't need one. From the main page click the "Software" link at the top, or simply go to this page and follow the nav on the left. We have overhauled the site providing more resources and promotions to make it easier for partners to make money with Diskeeper. As part of our growing effort to extend more personalized service to our partners, we have an excellent page allowing one to rapidly get in touch with the Diskeeper employee that handles your specific needs. -Paul

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Who uses Diskeeper?

by Helpdesk 14. July 2006 14:26
Apparently a lot of people do! Diskeeper recently surpassed the 20 million licenses sold mark. -Paul

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Diskeeper and Linux

by Michael 11. July 2006 21:27
A reader (Mike from NCL Worldwide) responded with a question on Linux to my In the Oven blog. I felt this was an really interesting question and deserved added attention, hence this article. Here's the basic question he asked: Do you have any plans for supporting linux systems, ie, Fedora Core 4 (which we are experimenting with here). We are attempting to go web-based within our intranetwork for data entry, etc.. And if we switch to linux servers fully (we have one how that we use as an SQL server) I would be very interested in a defragger program for them. For his full question, read his response in "In the Oven". Read on for my response...

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