Security advisory: Severe security vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Plug-ins

Recently, Adobe Flash has suffered an alarming number of security vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities have been exploited by hackers resulting in massive damages and information theft. The risks of using Flash far outweigh the benefits.

Informatica now recommends all business users remove Flash plug-ins from their systems. The installation and use of Adobe Flash plug-in is no longer recommended. All business IT managers are advised to install a no-flash-plug-in policy on their systems. After proper change management and approvals all Informatica-managed systems will enforce the removal of Flash plug-ins.

For more information or technical details of vulnerabilities and security advisories, please contact Informatica.

Informatica Completes Migration of Four Client Data Centers to KVM Virtualization with Zero Downtime

Informatica Information Systems Ltd. has successfully migrated four client data centers from Xen and VMware to KVM virtualization. The transition project was planned to migrate from proprietary and open core software to fully open source software model.

The transition was completed with zero downtime using live migration. The new system is fully redundant and clustered. Users have noticed 20% up to 65% performance increase in different applications and services due to more efficient CPU hardware utilization as well as efficient and robust hardware drivers and higher I/O throughputs.

During the past ten years Informatica has been leading virtualization migration and architecture in the Oil and Gas industry using VMware, Xen. Now KVM is added to Informatica’s arsenal of virtual technologies to further fill the different needs of client IT infrastructures. Informatica CEO/CTO, Sharif Al Motawally has commented: “VMware and Xen still have their advantages in many use cases but KVM is now a solid contender with clear use cases in performance and redundancy with a more extensive hardware support.”