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Virtually in the Cloud

Posted by on Friday, 24 September, 2010

The buzz around cloud computing and virtualization is exciting. Virtualization is not a new concept as this is a progression from distributed computing. What creates the excitement is that virtualization has gained momentum with a few key players making it easy to manage virtual servers via a console or hypervisor.

Why virtualize secure file transfers? The file management realm grew-up with the notion that nothing is secure unless it can be physically segregated in a locked room. This is not reality anymore. “Bare Metal” or “Domain 0” virtual servers are just as secure as physical boxes, but they need to be hardened at the operating system level in the same way as a physical server.

“Virtualization doesn’t fit the traditional mold of dedicated servers to handle a corporation’s encryption of sensitive data, secure data transfers or data translation functions,” says Bob Luebbe, Chief Architect at Linoma Software. “There were many variables to consider, but we were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to implement a full VMware environment. The virtual servers were easy to manage and move among hosts.”

The GoAnywhere suite of managed file transfer solutions are tested and certified for virtualized and cloud environments. GoAnywhere Director and GoAnywhere Services are the only VMware Ready software-based secure managed file transfer solutions available. GoAnywhere Gateway is the VMware Ready reverse proxy gateway for the DMZ that integrates with GoAnywhere Services.

Dirk Zwart

Dirk Zwart writes Linoma Software’s User Guides for the GoAnywhere secure file transfer applications. Dirk’s writing topics have covered everything from hardware manuals, software guides, security policies for compliance projects and reviews of consumer electronics. Follow Dirk and Linoma Software on Linkedin or Facebook/Twitter.

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Linoma Software Achieves Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status

Posted by on Monday, 23 August, 2010

Microsoft Gold Certified PartnerLinoma Software, a leading provider of data automation and encryption technologies, today announced that Linoma has achieved Gold Certified Microsoft Partner status with competencies as an ISV – independent software vendor.

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Linoma Software has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and has proven its ability to meet customers’ needs. “The certification assures customers that we have the technical knowledge to run and support applications on the Windows operating system,” said Bob Luebbe, Chief Architect for Linoma Software. “The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance our solutions and exceed our customers’ growing needs.”

Microsoft Gold Certified Partners represent the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies, and work in the closest relationships with Microsoft.  Only partners which demonstrate exceptional performance levels when delivering solutions that integrate with Microsoft technologies, and have a proven ability to meet customers’ needs, are granted Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status. By achieving this status, Linoma Software now has access to specialized training and support from Microsoft, offering a competitive advantage to our clients.

Dirk Zwart

Dirk Zwart writes Linoma Software’s User Guides for the GoAnywhere secure file transfer applications. Dirk’s writing topics have covered everything from hardware manuals, software guides, security policies for compliance projects and reviews of consumer electronics. Follow Dirk and Linoma Software on Linkedin or Facebook/Twitter.

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Managed File Transfer Solution is Certified VMware Ready

Posted by on Monday, 9 August, 2010

Linoma Software, a provider of innovative solutions for securing and transferring sensitive data, today announced GoAnywhere Director and GoAnywhere Services have completed testing and validation to receive VMware Ready certification. GoAnywhere Director and GoAnywhere Services are currently the only secure managed file transfer solutions that are VMware Ready certified for virtualized environments.

The VMware certification process requires ISV Partners to implement a full VMware environment and create test logs using VMware’s testing application. After VMware’s careful review, they authorize the application as VMware Ready.

VMware virtualization is trusted by over 190,000 customers for its proven system management and reliability. The goal of server virtualization is to consolidate physical servers – saving power and other infrastructure related costs. “We initiated the certification process for GoAnywhere Director and GoAnywhere Services with VMware to ensure all file transfers and data translation will remain secure within an Enterprise’s private cloud or virtualized environment,” says Dirk Zwart, Director of Technology Alliances at Linoma Software.

“Virtualization doesn’t fit the traditional mold of dedicated servers to handle a corporation’s encryption of sensitive data, secure data transfer or data translation functions,” says Bob Luebbe, Chief Architect at Linoma Software. “There were many variables to consider, but we were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to implement a full VMware environment. The hosts and virtual servers were easy to manage and move around.”

“GoAnywhere is an ideal secure managed file transfer solution for companies using virtualized servers,” says Bob Luebbe. “It works with most platforms and provides businesses a secure environment to connect with customers and trading partners.”

Linoma Software tests its software for interoperability with Enterprise-level operating systems – SUSE Linux, Red Hat, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, i5/OS, Windows, Mac OS X; popular browsers, and compliance with commercial and federal regulations like PCI, HIPAA, and SOX. “Partnering with VMware provides our customers with confidence that they are supported regardless of their configuration,” concludes Dirk Zwart.

Dirk Zwart

Dirk Zwart writes Linoma Software’s User Guides for the GoAnywhere secure file transfer applications. Dirk’s writing topics have covered everything from hardware manuals, software guides, security policies for compliance projects and reviews of consumer electronics. Follow Dirk and Linoma Software on Linkedin or Facebook/Twitter.

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Linoma Earns Multiple Certifications

Posted by on Friday, 23 July, 2010

Linoma Software strives to meet the quality assurance that satisfies customers and certification partners. To obtain certifications, we vigorously test our secure managed file transfer solution on various enterprise operating systems to certify that our products are compatible with each vendor or provider.

Most recently, we received approval for the VMware Ready certification. It took strategic planning to run enough projects to add a load on the virtual servers running both GoAnywhere Director and GoAnywhere Services, but we prevailed and submitted successful test results to VMware.

We are pleased with our VMware Ready certification and would like to bring attention to the other designations we have earned.

IBM – GoAnywhere Director is tested and certified by the IBM Labs to run on any IBM System with Linux and to run on any Power System (p and i) with AIX, Linux, or i/OS. We are an IBM Advanced Business Partner and actively participate in software beta testing, like the recent i7.1 release.

Red Hat – Fedoras on the ready, GoAnywhere Director and GoAnywhere Services look sharp and perform flawlessly on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 and the upcoming 6.0. As a Red Hat ISV, we’ve participated in upgrade testing, beta testing and running on the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Microsoft – As a Microsoft Certified Partner we not only have access to the latest technical knowledge for Microsoft products, we have gone through 3rd party testing for our software and have proven that the GoAnywhere Director managed file transfer solution runs flawlessly across the entire current Windows family. Linoma Software is ranked highly among its install base for providing exceptional support and continues to test and develop for upcoming Microsoft technologies.

Linoma Software also maintains Professional ISV Partnerships with proven user groups, hardware, and software companies. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions about our various certifications.

Dirk Zwart

Dirk Zwart writes Linoma Software’s User Guides for the GoAnywhere secure file transfer applications. Dirk’s writing topics have covered everything from hardware manuals, software guides, security policies for compliance projects and reviews of consumer electronics. Follow Dirk and Linoma Software on Linkedin or Facebook/Twitter.

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GoAnywhere Director Receives the “Ready for Power Systems” Validation

Posted by on Friday, 21 May, 2010

GoAnywhere Director, the proven Managed File Transfer solution from Linoma Software, adds another certification to its list this week with the receipt of the “Ready for Power Systems” validation from IBM. GoAnywhere Director was validated through testing by IBM to meet the criteria for applications that run on its Power Systems. The Ready for Power Systems validation demonstrates GoAnywhere Director runs on the i7, AIX, and Linux operating systems for IBM i and p servers.

Before receiving Ready for Power Systems validation, applications are tested to meet IBM’s standards – integration with IBM system management software, system and processor energy use, role-based access and application security, application availability for HA, and its ability to run in virtualized environments.

Prior to this testing, GoAnywhere Director also earned the following designations from IBM:

  • Ready for IBM Systems with Linux (i, p, and z)
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database – Verified by IBM
  • IBM i Hardware – Verified by IBM

GoAnywhere Director is an innovative solution for automating data retrieval, translation, encryption, compression and distribution for the enterprise. With GoAnywhere’s intuitive interface and comprehensive functionality including XML, you can easily streamline and secure the transfer of data with your customers, trading partners and enterprise servers.

GoAnywhere Director and GoAnywhere Services (a secure file server), are platform independent. They provide the same role-based audit logging, automation, secure managed file transfer, and XML translation on Linux (Red Hat, SUSE), Windows®, Mac OS X, and UNIX (Solaris, HP-UX).

Linoma Software is an IBM Advanced Business Partner.

Dirk Zwart

Dirk Zwart writes Linoma Software’s User Guides for the GoAnywhere secure file transfer applications. Dirk’s writing topics have covered everything from hardware manuals, software guides, security policies for compliance projects and reviews of consumer electronics. Follow Dirk and Linoma Software on Linkedin or Facebook/Twitter.

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