Citrix to acquire XenSource

Somewhat surprising but understandable. The question is how will Citrix size up against Microsoftif Microsoft will see them as a competition and not a partner. Official announcement by Citrix Brian Maddens comments

Smart Card operated KVM from Raritan

Physical security of a system is one of the most important parts of a layered security plan.You can invest a lot of money in protecting a system from being attacked through the networkbut if you neglect physical security- a perpetrator just needs to walk up to a system (or a device)that provides access to a system and access it… According to Engadget, Raritan provides a KVM to be accessed by a smart card owner only:http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/16/raritan-intros-smart-card-reading-kvm-switch-system/