Linda Musthaler

Linda Musthaler is a Principal Analyst with Essential Solutions Corp. which researches the practical value of information technology and how it can make individual workers and entire organizations more productive. Essential Solutions offers consulting services to computer industry and corporate clients to help define and fulfill the potential of IT.


ScaleBase takes relational databases to web scale in an instant

The relational database was purpose-built for the cloud and is said to be able to scale out easily and cost effectively.

Next generation Geo-IP filtering can be fine tuned to vastly reduce unwanted and malicious traffic

Next generation Geo-IP filtering can be fine tuned to vastly reduce unwanted and malicious traffic

The majority of the malicious attack traffic originates from just a handful of countries, and next generation Geo-IP filtering tools offer more granular filters that can cut some of the bad stuff off at the pass.

DNS is ubiquitous and it's easily abused to halt service or steal data

DNS may be absolutely fundamental to the way the Internet works, but it was never designed with security in mind. Here are four ways that attackers and cyber thieves are exploiting the Internet's plumbing to deny service and steal...

Indeni utilizes expert knowledge to preempt network problems before they occur

Imagine if you had a solution that could tell you if your network was misconfigured or a problem was about to happen. What if it could pinpoint what is causing that flakey issue that comes and goes? Indeni is delivering a network...

NetBeez is busy as a bee monitoring networks from an end user perspective

Traditional network monitoring primarily looks at the health and status of major net components. That's not enough to tell a story when an end user in a remote location contacts the help desk with a connectivity or application...

Pittsburgh is a vibrant ecosystem for high tech companies

Pittsburgh is a vibrant ecosystem for high tech companies

If you think Silicon Valley has a lock on all things technology, think again. Pittsburgh is nurturing and growing a new generation of technology innovators.

Software developers can test their programs for weaknesses at the SoftWare Assurance MarketPlace—and it's free

Software is absolutely pervasive in our lives today. Our world is dependent on good quality, secure code. Now software developers have free access to an extensive online facility called the SoftWare Assurance MarketPlace (SWAMP). Here...

Encrypted data in the cloud? Be sure to control your own keys

Data encryption in the cloud is an absolute requirement these days. When you talk to your service providers about encryption, be sure to specify that you want to control your own keys.

Tool scans SMB websites for malware and vulnerabilities and automates remediation

Every day, 10,000 legitimate but compromised websites are blacklisted to help prevent people from visiting them and being exploited in some way. Unknown to the owners, these websites harbor malware or participate in botnets. 6Scan...

Aorato's directory services application firewall protects Active Directory from attack and abuse

Enterprise directory services are vulnerable to attack and insider abuse. What cyber criminal would not want access to the central system that contains all identity, authentication and authorization data? Now there is a directory...

Gain visibility into threats affecting your mobile apps or websites

Companies face threats to their business via the assets they offer outside of their network firewalls—primarily websites and mobile applications. Criminals can hack websites and spoof mobile apps in order to collect customer...

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