ESTA Maintenance Release 1.2.0.71

OpenSSL Security Advisory [18 Jan 2011]

DTLS DoS attack (CVE-2012-0050):

A flaw in the fix to CVE-2011-4108 can be exploited in a denial of service attack. Only DTLS applications using OpenSSL 1.0.0f and 0.9.8s are affected.

Thanks to Antonio Martin, Enterprise Secure Access Research and Development, Cisco Systems, Inc. for discovering this bug and preparing a fix.

Affected users should upgrade to OpenSSL 1.0.0g or 0.9.8t.

References:

URL for this Security Advisory: http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20120118.txt

Agile Development at Emprise

Here at Emprise we have recently undertaken steps to properly organize and execute the Agile Development process known as Scrum.

The following are some basic Agile/Scrum tenets that we continually keep in mind during our development process:

  1. Individuals and interactions – Open communication between team members and customers is vitally important.
  2. Working software – We want our software to not just function, but to perform the job above expectations.
  3. Customer collaboration – Frequent input and communication helps us to create a high quality solution.
  4. Responding to change – Being flexible and open to the needs of our customers, rather than following a rigid and unchangeable development process.

With these tenets in mind we are constantly looking to have strong collaboration and input from both our customers and team. We believe in producing quality software while never allowing that to be an area that suffers as a result of the development process. Our beliefs diverge from the traditional iron triangle in development.

Traditional Iron Triangle:

 

Traditional Iron Triangle

Emprise Agile Iron Triangle:

Emprise Iron Triangle

Frequent software releases and the provision of high visibility into our work allow customers to give us frequent feedback on our projects and help us deliver a better product. Because we strongly believe in creating the highest quality products for our customers, this process was an ideal choice going forward at Emprise.

As we progress with our use of Scrum we will be using two different methods of tracking information. One is the digital use of the software VersionOne, which will help us provide clients with a window into the features that are being developed and the progress of our software. Locally, we will be using a large whiteboard system to help both the company and the development team visibly track our progress throughout the development process.

Emprise White Board:

Agile Board

The most important thing to keep in mind is that we do all this to give ourselves the ability and accountability for constant improvement. To incorporate strong communication, flexible development, and continual improvement, the Scrum methodology is a perfect fit for Emprise.

Emprise Delivers SEAS Vibration Analysis

Emprise Corporation delivers the first truly interactive web-based vibration analysis product to the US Military Sealift Command.

SEAS provides for the analysis of a vessels condition monitoring data by shipboard and or shore-side personnel. SEAS Vibration uses Emprise Javascript charts to provide interactive charting that rivals commercially-available client server applications.

For more information, please contact sales@emprisecorporation.com

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Emprise Corporation Delivers SEAS Oil Analysis

The second of several planned SEAS modules, SEAS Oil Analysis provides for the analysis and trending of lube oil variable data. Statistical alarm generation, advanced trending and historical analyst comments are the tip of the iceberg. SEAS provides for advanced engineering analysis of condition monitoring data. Combined with Emprise Corporation’s database replication design and Emprise Secure Transfer Agent it is now possible to receive and analyze shipboard engineering data in hours rather than days.

For more information please contact sales@emprisecorporation.com

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