Trend Micro ScanMail Virtual Analyzer Connection Troubleshooting

I’ve been working on our Trend Micro Deep Discovery Analyzer (DDAN in Trend parlance) and today I finally finished off the virtual image which it will use to sandbox suspicious files/URLs. Having finished that work I figured I’d take a look at integrating our Trend Micro ScanMail for Exchange (SMEX) systems so that e-mails can … Read more

Working Towards An A Rating on SecurityHeaders Report

I’ve long been meaning to update the settings on my blog to improve my rating on the fantastic https://securityheaders.io website. It was created by Scott Helme and aims to help improve the security of a website by providing a rating based on certain attributes. First off let me show you the initial report – it is the source … Read more

Upgrade Trend Micro Smart Protection Server

I finally got round to upgrading the Trend Micro Smart Protection Server (SPS) appliances in my datacenters. I’ve written about them previously including deployment and how to configure SSL/TLS certificates. I noticed that version 3.1 was available and I hadn’t yet installed so figured now would be a good time.   Firstly if you want … Read more

HPE Discover 2016 Pictures

Well HPE Discover in London was awesome – I must have left an impression last year as various HPE reps around the event remembered me. There was so much to see and I wish I’d taken more pictures but I spent more time talking to people. Let’s take a look at some of the pictures … Read more

VMware vRealize Log Insight SSL Available To All

VMware Log Insight (vRealize Log Insight: Intelligent Log Management & Analytics) is a nice product and it’s certainly been useful in my environment. There was however one major issue I had with the product, you had to upgrade your license to gain the ability to replace the default self-signed SSL/TLS certificate on the web interface. … Read more

Trend Micro Smart Protection Server SSL TLS Certificate Replacement

If you run Trend Micro business products you should really consider running a Smart Protection Server (SPS) appliance in your datacenter. In a previous post I stepped through the process of deploying an SPS appliance in a VMware environment. It is possible to deploy to Hyper-V as well so don’t worry if you aren’t running … Read more

Trend Micro Deep Security Multi Factor Authentication

If you’re running the latest version of Trend Micro Deep Security you can now take advantage of a great feature, multi-factor authentication (MFA). This is also known as two factor authentication (2FA). Why is this a good thing? Well these days it’s rare that a week goes by without us hearing about another company being … Read more

VMware vRealize Log Insight Deployment

If you have a VMware environment and you haven’t yet deployed the vRealize Log Insight appliance you really should. While the ‘Log Insight’ platform is a licensed product VMware do provide it with a number of free licenses included so depending on your environment size you may not even need to pay. In this post … Read more

HPE C7000 Blade Chassis SSL Certificate Replacement

The SSL/TLS certificates on my HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) C7000 blade chassis expired this week and therefore required replacing. I’m a strong believer in always replacing certificates with valid ones generated by a certificate authority (CA). In my mind there isn’t much excuse in a business to not have an internal CA for this sort … Read more

Finding Wireless Networks With Aircrack-ng

I rarely write articles on security or ‘hacking’ even though this is an area I have a great deal of interest in – unfortunately work often pulls me in other directions. Today I thought I’d start with something basic which may interest readers and then perhaps future articles will build on this. Let us begin … Read more