Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Jun 2011 15:40 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews OSNews interviews Alexander Tsolkas, security consultant, Director Sales & Marketing at Iπsec Ltd. Germany, and creator of HSS, or High Security Server, a highly secure Linux kernel and a proprietary management Control Panel. We ask him about his product and about the state of ultra high security computing.
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Comment by Soulbender
by Soulbender on Thu 30th Jun 2011 16:00 UTC
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

hyperbole sales pitch or technical interview, you be the judge.

The star under the German security penetration companies called n.runs AG in Oberursel tested it.


What does this even mean? The star? Is that a department of n.runs or an employee or...what?

Funny was, that there were two brand new load balancers for 40.000 Euro


If you're good enough to build this HSS system why would you buy load balancers for 40k? It's not like these guys have the traffic volume of youtube for their site.

That was strange. So we think, that one of the existing three-letter-code agencies on earth tried their luck.


Suuuuuuure, and the pope is protestant.

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RE: Comment by Soulbender
by Vanders on Thu 30th Jun 2011 20:04 in reply to "Comment by Soulbender"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

"Funny was, that there were two brand new load balancers for 40.000 Euro


If you're good enough to build this HSS system why would you buy load balancers for 40k?
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It doesn't surprise me. Unless you've got a decent clued up sysadmin, buying an appliance seems like a good deal.

For everyone playing along at home, HAProxy can do software load balancing at 10GbE line speed on a fairly cheap low end box, and it can do it for a hell of a lot less than €40,000

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RE: Comment by Soulbender
by kragil on Thu 30th Jun 2011 21:43 in reply to "Comment by Soulbender"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Yeah, this guy sounds like some 1337 kid that wants to sell his snake oil.

Creepy stuff ... if the HSS patches for the kernel are so great that a proprietary front end can generate millions in revenue than maybe someone should take a look at the source (or tell Harald Welte if the source isn't published)

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RE[2]: Comment by Soulbender
by dzx6w3 on Thu 30th Jun 2011 22:26 in reply to "RE: Comment by Soulbender"
dzx6w3 Member since:
2011-06-30

Man, I have never seen somebody having eaten the wisdom with spoons, like you. Really. I am so impressed of all your technical knowledge you have given to your best here in this whole discussion. You did not had one real technical interest instead of blowing farts into this blog. I am sure that was developpping already, when you were still running around the Christmas Tree with a drum around your neck.

The culture I come from, works differently from your's. I have learned during my 52 stays in the US, to keep my tongue under control, and not to talk around like it has grown, and behave differently to Americans, you know, there are these dos and donts, but "hey", with a buddy like you, I feel like at home and probably tomorrow, all the things we wrote about affect me like a pee in the Mississippi.

God bless you, Soul(bit)bender

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RE: Comment by Soulbender
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 13:09 in reply to "Comment by Soulbender"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Hyperbole?

Take a look at the claims for their file transfer protocol.

http://ipisec.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemi...

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