Archive for October, 2011


System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 Beta – Now Available!

October 21, 2011

We are very excited to announce the release of DPM 2012 Beta.

Some of the big enhancements include:

    1. Centralized Management of DPM Servers (built on top of System Center Operations Manager )
      • A Central Console from which you can monitor and manage all the backup servers in your datacenter.
      • Need it today for the DPM 2010 environment? We got it! – Use a single console to monitor both DPM 2012 and DPM 2010 servers! (Make sure you download the interoperability patch for DPM 2010)
      • Role Based Access enabled – Use one of the 8 default roles or create a new role from scratch in a minute. Default Roles include : Read-Only User; Recovery Operator ; Reporting Operator; Tier-1 Support (help desk); Tier-2 Support(escalation); TAPE Operator; TAPE Admins and DPM Admins
    2. Certificate Based Protection Backup machines from domains not trusted by the DPM Server domain including workgroup machines using certificates
    3. Best for Microsoft Apps
      • Enhanced Hyper-V  Support – Faster Hyper-V backups (Express Full) support for standalone Hyper-V hosts and ability to perform item level recovery even when DPM is running inside a VM.
      • Enhanced SharePoint Support– Recover files in seconds. Item level Recovery without moving content DBs. SharePoint RBS Support.
      • SQL FILESTREAM Support
    4. Consolidate databases of multiple DPM Servers on same SQL Instance.
    5. And as always, seamless upgrade experience from your existing DPM environment (DPM 2010).
Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010) is part of the System Center family of management products from Microsoft. It delivers unified data protection for Windows servers such as SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization and file servers — as well as Windows desktops and laptops.
  • New in 2010 is the ability for roaming laptops to get centrally managed policies around desktop protection. Your laptop data will be protected whether you are connected to the corporate network or travelling.
  • DPM 2010 also provides native site-to-site replication for Disaster Recovery to either another DPM 2010 server or an off-site cloud provider.
  • Centrally managed System State and Bare Metal Recovery are also new in DPM 2010.
DPM 2010 seamlessly uses disk, tape, and cloud-based repositories to deliver an easy-to-use and best-of-breed backup and recovery solution for Windows environments from Microsoft. Windows customers of all sizes can rely on Microsoft to provide a scalable and manageable protection solution that is cost-effective, secure, and reliable.

UI – Yes. Download it, see it, tell us how you feel Feature Enhancements – Improved reliability, space optimization and more flexible job management capabilities.

p/s: – This is the new version of Metasploit Pro. Here  is the download link:-

Till then , have a nice weekend ahead….


Blackbuntu – Penetration testing distribution….

October 8, 2011

Blackbuntu is distribution for penetration testing which was specially designed for security training students and practitioners of information security.

Blackbuntu is Ubuntu base distro for Penetration Testing with GNOME Desktop Environment. It’s currently being built using the Ubuntu 10.10.

Tools listed in Blackbuntu penetration testing distribution:-

System requirements

  • 1GHz x86 processor
  • 768 MB of system memory (RAM)
  • 10 GB of disk space for installation
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive or USB port

Well , here’s is the download link for the iso – Blackbuntu. It’s a Blackbuntu Community Edition 0.3.

P/S:- Steve Jobs , founder of Apple Inc had passed away peacefully….He is one of the world’s creator and entrepreneur of computers , tablet pc , and smart phones. He’s creation of Iphone5 , Apple’s Ipad and Apple Mac-OSx Leopard operating system cannot challenge anyone in the world. He is like a computer genius and a guru. Without him , the world of smart phones and computers is silent….Founder of Apple Inc.

P/S:- Hack In the Box (HITB) Security Conference 2011 is held at Hotel Intercontinental KL starting from 10th October till 13th October 2011 this year. Lab session starts on 10th October while Conferences starts on 12th October till 13th October . This year many presenters all around the glob attend and they present many interesting topic. Check this out:-

Well , that’s all for this week post..Hope to see you guys next week….Till then , have a nice weekend….