January 4, 2015

Year of the Hack

2014 will be remembered as the Year of the hack.
Sony, Target, Home Depot, UPS, even Victoria couldn’t keep the Secret.
The list:
http://www.idtheftcenter […]

January 4, 2015

Why another open source iam product?

A question that has been lingering.  It’s fair game, but before I get around to actually answering, let’s remember how we got here.
Late 90’ […]

December 1, 2014

A Newcomers Perspective on ApacheCon Europe – 2014

It’s one am and my last night in Budapest.  Its been six days since arrival yet for some reason I’m still jet-lagged and jolt awake in the middle o […]

 
October 11, 2014

Announcement: New Symas Download Site

A new download site is available for our products:
https://symas.com/downloads
What’s new?
Better organization and navigation
We have redesigned the down […]

 
August 29, 2014

Carrier-Grade Stability and Performance

Early last year our client Acision ran a torture test on Symas OpenLDAP as part of acceptance testing for their telco offerings. These tests were performed on a […]

 
June 12, 2014

How Joshua Tree and Symas Joined Forces

Back when Shawn McKinney was the security architect at a major financial solutions company, he developed an efficient RBAC security solution which, when paired […]

 
June 12, 2014

How OpenLDAP Brought an Efficient New RBAC Security Solution to the Next Level

It all started with an efficient new RBAC security solution. Shawn McKinney started developing RBAC systems back in ‘00, while he was working as Security Arch […]

 
April 10, 2014

Symas Products Not Susceptible to Recent OpenSSL “Heartbleed” Vulnerability

Within the past few days the internet has flooding with news and discussion of a recent OpenSSL vulnerability with far reaching impact (details). The good news […]

 
March 21, 2014

Symas OpenLDAP 2.4.39-1 Released

Symas OpenLDAP 2.4.39-1 has been released and is available for download from our portal. The following platforms are available now:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4/ […]

 
March 9, 2014

Software Design and Trustworthiness

GnuTLS was all over the news last week, but shouldn’t have been. We’d discussed its problems back in 2008…