5 03, 2019

Fastvue Syslog Version 2.0 Now Available! A Free Syslog Server for Windows

It has been over three years since we first launched our simple unlimited and free syslog server for Windows - Fastvue Syslog. Since that time, it's received thousands of downloads worldwide and been featured as one of the top syslog servers by multiple online reviews. Today, we're happy to introduce Fastvue Syslog v2.0!

1 03, 2019

Testing Web Application Firewalls with Web Security Dojo

When testing your Web Application Firewall's (WAF) ability to mitigate threats, you need a vulnerable target to test attacks against. In this guide, I will step through setting up the Web Security Dojo to provide several weak web applications to attack, and configure it for external testing.  I will also show how to configure your attacking machine to access the Dojo, and finally how to perform a basic SQL injection.

23 10, 2018

How To Retrieve Log Files From a Sophos UTM Cluster Slave Node

When you have an active-passive Sophos UTM cluster, the configuration is synchronized between the nodes, but if the Master fails, it may not sync all the log data to the Slave node. From the WebUI, there is no method to view the files on the Slave device, yet those log files can contain information about the cause of the failure. This guide takes you through how to retrieve log files from a Sophos UTM cluster slave node and copy the file(s) to your local machine for analysis.

18 09, 2018

How To Deploy Fastvue Reporter in a High Availability Cluster

If your Fastvue Reporter server ever encounters a failure or any other form of unplanned or planned downtime, you will not receive the incoming log data during that time, and may lose the ability to report on that period. In this guide, I will go through the basic configuration required to deploy Fastvue Reporter in a high availability cluster deployment using Windows Failover Clustering.

22 06, 2018

How Google’s QUIC Protocol Impacts Network Security and Reporting

Google's QUIC protocol is designed to make the web faster and more efficient. Unfortunately, Firewalls do not currently recognize QUIC traffic as web traffic, leaving a gaping hole in your network's security and reporting capabilities. This article describes how QUIC works, its current consequences on network security and reporting, and how you can resolve the issues associated with QUIC.

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