Quick Updates

Things are cranking along here at TR&A.

Ted’s just completed a project migrating a client off an older server whose software was no longer updateable onto a shiny new virtual machine. Moving software from old to new presents a number of challenges. The services provided by the OS get updated, renamed and replaced, so some basic features need to be recoded. Server software has been updated, so it’s unwise to just bulk-copy old configuration files to new, but rather review the settings and make changes appropriate for the new software.

Security has been an area of rapid change in the past few years, a situation that will likely continue to accelerate. Firewall technologies, intrusion detection systems, and malware detection need careful review, not simply upgrades.

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