Spamming has become a huge international business and many very smart spammers are using a massive array of sophisticated tools to get spam delivered to inboxes. Our Spamassassin install, which we’d using for about 10 years to block spam from our users inboxes, and configured the way we had it configured, was just no longer keeping up. It was time for something more effective.
(Don’t get me wrong, Spamassassin is likely fantastic if you can configure and utilize its per-user Bayesian learning, which we couldn’t do because of the way our clustered mail servers are configured.)
My goal was to find Open Source, anti-spam software that would allow us to provide per-user learning and that I could squeeze into our existing mail cluster. The keys were that the solution had to be 1) really effective at identifying spam and 2) configurable so that our users with IMAP accounts could drag spammy messages into mail folders to train it. i.e. Sending spam email to a special address or logging into a web site to mark spam wasn’t going to cut it. It had to be really, really easy to use and it had to work via IMAP folders.
This is what he had to say after he left:
Just another year of practically perfect network uptime. How many 9’s was it exactly? I dunno. However, this is really getting redundant as its happening every year – Our 2014 uptime was once again somewhere around 99.9999%.
Speaking of uptime, in case you aren’t aware, our network is “fiber-cut proof.” What does that mean? Two of our upstream connections are via large capacity fiber optic cables, while our third is via high capacity, high speed microwave radios (the exact same technology that high speed financial traders use). So if our two fiber cables get cut we can push all of our traffic through our backup microwave connection, and your site and email don’t miss a beat.
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Oban Lambie, owner of Brownrice Internet of Taos, accepts the Northern New Mexico 20/20 Award from Jack Jekowski, secretary of the board of directors of the Regional Development Corporation
TWO TAOS COMPANIES AMONG NINE IDENTIFIED AS HIGH-GROWTH COMPANIES, JOB CREATORS
Brownrice Internet and Private Label Select Honored at Northern New Mexico 20/20 Campaign Award Reception
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, NOVEMBER 17, 2014 – The Northern New Mexico 20/20 Campaign just exceeded its goal of identifying 20 high-growth companies in the region before the year 2020 with the nine inductees awarded last Thursday. To date, 25 businesses in Northern New Mexico have been honored for creating jobs and bringing revenue to the region.
To qualify as a nominee, companies must have a proven and developed product or service, two or more customers with fifty percent or more of their revenues coming from outside New Mexico, financial profitability and a solid plan for growth. A range of local elected officials, city and county governments and entrepreneurial support organizations provided the nominations, and each candidate went through a competitive screening process.
“Small businesses are the job creators in our economy. Specifically, these businesses honored by the 20/20 Campaign are effecting positive change here in New Mexico, and it’s vital that we all know who they are so we can support them,” said Kathy Keith, executive director of the Regional Development Corporation. “In one year, the 16 companies we named in 2012 and 2013 as winners have created more than 82 new positions and increased their revenues by more than $12.5 million.”
This year, nine area businesses were recognized at the awards reception held on Thursday, November 13 at Hotel Santa Fe:
Attack Research (Los Alamos) – The malware research company was founded in 2008 to meet today’s business security needs. Rapidly expanding, the Attack Research team is made up of professionals with years of experience in testing, incident response, training, malware analysis and reverse engineering.
Brownrice Internet (Taos) – The web hosting and streaming company offers award-winning spam and virus protection and serves clients worldwide. The company just launched a state-of-the-art customer control panel. Their new PCI-compliant data center is energy efficient and climate-controlled, and future plans include a 30kw solar parking structure on their lot to further their commitment to best environmental practices.
Flow Science (Santa Fe) – Flow Science’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions allow commercial, academic, and government researchers all over the world to accurately model physical processes across a broad range of applications including water and environmental, coastal and maritime, metal casting, manufacturing, microfluidics, biotech, consumer products and energy.
FLUTe (Alcalde) – Founded by scientist Carl Keller in 1996, FLUTe stands for “Flexible Liner Underground Technologies” and manufactures flexible borehole liners used for mapping ground water contamination and municipal water supply resources. The company’s product is gaining ground in the oil and gas and mining industries, and has been installed worldwide.
Jackrabbit Systems (Santa Fe) – JackRabbit Systems is an international software development company that facilitates direct online booking solutions for the travel and tourism industries. Working closely with hundreds of city and state tourism organizations, their Book › Direct Search Engine currently serves more than one million consumers each month and allows them to search websites for real-time rates and availability.
Old Wood (Las Vegas) – A family-owned company with milling operations based in Las Vegas and a showroom in Santa Fe, Old Wood harvests sustainably and reclaims wood from fire-afflicted areas in New Mexico. The company sends material from New Mexico across the world. Currently, the business is focused on getting their new patentable products out into the international market.
Private Label Select (Taos) – The family-managed company is currently moving into a 17,000-square-foot building and expanding their workforce. Private Label Select makes many of the natural and organic personal care and beauty products sold in large box retailers across the country. Their growth continues to skyrocket in the organic baby care and cosmetics industry.
Purple Adobe Lavender Farm (Abiquiu) – Purple Adobe Lavender is expanding two lines of products into the national market – the first is their lavender-based body care line. The second is a culinary line that includes lavender-infused salts. They have recently added a tearoom on their property in Abiquiu.
Vista Photonics (Santa Fe) – Formed in 2003, the company has developed world-class gas laser sensing techniques and has incorporated them into commercial instrumentation. The Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) program has provided numerous opportunities for Vista Photonics to partner with government agencies to grow its research and manufacturing business. In addition to NASA, customers include the Department of Energy, USDA and the Department of Defense (Navy).
The Regional Development Corporation of Española launched the campaign in 2012. Since then, 25 companies have been named 20/20 Campaign award winners. Key partners in the Campaign are Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, Los Alamos National Bank, New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), Enchantment Lands Certified Development Company, the Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) and Technology Integration Group (TIG).
For more information on the Northern New Mexico 20/20 Campaign, the partners supporting the initiative and the award winners, please visit www.NNM2020.org.
About the Northern New Mexico 20/20 Campaign
The Regional Development Corporation of Española launched the campaign in 2012, which aims to develop at least 20 companies who are on track to double their workforce and/or revenues before the year 2020. Key partners in the Campaign are Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, Los Alamos National Bank, New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), Enchantment Lands Certified Development Company, the Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) and Technology Integration Group (TIG). To qualify as a nominee, companies must have a proven and developed product or service, two or more customers with 50 percent or more of their revenues coming from outside New Mexico, financial profitability and a solid plan for growth. Visit www.NNM2020.org.
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All of our managed servers, managed VPS’s, and internal servers have been patched and protected against POODLE.
Data Center manager Logan building yet another screaming VPS host machine: 24 CPU cores, 128GB RAM with 8 Hard Drives running on an LSI hardware RAID controller configured with RAID 10! Suck it SSD! Blazing writes plus real redundancy! (Yep, we spend too much money on our servers. And yes, all of our host servers are configured exactly like this.)
We’ve patched every server, virtual server, and managed server on our network to protect against the Shellshock bash exploit. We’re protected.
While Shared hosting ($8.95 per month) can be great, affordable solution for starting web site or blog, a VPS (Virtual Private Server: $19.95 per month) offers significant advantages for web site owners who place a premium on speed, security and scalability.
A few advantages of VPS’s over Shared Hosting account:
- Guaranteed Speeds. A Shared Hosting account must share the CPU’s and Memory (RAM) of its server with up to 150 other web sites (other hosting companies will pack up to 300 sites on a shared server.) This is not the case with a VPS. A VPS receives guaranteed CPU and RAM so other web sites will not slow it down.
- Enhanced Security. On a shared server we have to loosen our security measures since we are protecting up to 150 other web sites. With a VPS we are able to tighten security measures because we are only protecting one web site. Its the difference between protecting one person verse protecting a group of people. Its a whole lot harder to protect the group.
- Instant Scalability. With a VPS we can immediately increase the amount of visitors that it can handle to accommodate a sudden an increase in traffic. For example, when your site is linked from a popular site like CNN.com. Instant scalability is not possible with Shared Hosting as the site would actually taken offline in the event of a large spike in traffic so that it doesn’t slow down the other 150 sites on the same server.
- Unlimited site hosting. With a Shared Hosting account you can host one web site. With a VPS account you can host as many as you like without increasing your monthly cost.
- More tools for your developer. Since a VPS is your own server your developer has access to everything on the server, which makes them happier and more productive. On Shared Hosting, since its a shared server, this is not possible.
Hope this helps!