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SBOX Is Now Gemini, Launches Platform for Security Analysts

By | February 9th, 2017

SBOX Is Now Gemini, Launches Platform for Security Analysts Gemini Atlas Enables Faster Situational Awareness for Security  SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 9, 2017 – SBOX Inc., a provider of automated deployment and management for leading big data platforms, announced that effective today the company is expanding its product capabilities and changing its name to […]

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Announcing SBOX v2.1: More Enterprise Features, Now Available as a Software Appliance

A belated Happy New Year!  We have a good excuse for being late with the greetings, as we’ve been heads down on getting version 2.1 out the door.  And here it is. Version 2.1 of SBOX is a minor release but with significant improvements and new deployment options that brings extends the power and value […]

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Security Alert! Dang That Dirty COW.

Security Alert! Dang That Dirty COW. By now, you’ve probably heard of Dirty Cow (CVE-2016-5195), the latest oddly named security vulnerability that was discovered recently. This one is particularly broad as it affects all Linux systems, including SBOX appliances of all versions to date. Dirty COW also affected the Android operating system. We released a […]

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How to use Hadoop together with Splunk. Let’s connect our environments!

When it comes to the classic dilemma of “build vs buy”, I think it’s fair to say that the time of completely custom software development has passed. With so many standard system and application components being available as open source it’s really more about integration rather than custom development these days. Which is great, because […]

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Def Con Part 2, BSides and Augmentation: No Frontiers But the Self

By | August 25th, 2016

  Alongside DefCon is the smaller conference BSides, where multiple talks about improving Human Interfaces to software were presented. Improving User Experience in interacting with complex systems has become, in some cases, a matter of life and death. We don’t need, nor are we perhaps ready for, software that does everything for us. But, we […]

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DEF CON Recap: Security, Rise of the Machines, and AI

By | August 18th, 2016

Once you’ve attended DEF CON more than a couple of times, you’ll notice that each year there comes a distinct tone, flavor and theme to the convention. In recent years these have become explicit subtitles and this year’s – “Rise of the Machines” certainly rings true on many levels. Every year the media engages in […]

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Happy Birthday, SBOX!

When our founders officially started SBOX, they didn’t think much about our birthday coinciding with Independence Day week. But, this year, it feels like this was no coincidence. The SBOX team celebrated our first year by setting up our new office in San Francisco’s historical Presidio District, federal land that what was once one of […]

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Splunk’s Ecosystem Alive and Growing

Mid June, Splunk held their first Partner Technical Symposium in Atlanta and Barcelona. Over 300+ attendees from various partners from around the world joined for more than 15+ sessions targeting consultants, pre-sales and app developers. I was fortunate to be invited and attend. Surprisingly, besides faces I’ve known for many years, I met quite a […]

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Reducing Cost of Big Data Deployment with SBOX

We’ve been receiving a lot of questions from prospects and customers about the cost of the SBOX Big Data Appliance vs. Commodity Hardware. When researching hardware options for big data deployment, many found SBOX to be the right choice for their organization. However, they needed to justify costs to procurement and explain why it is […]

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