Richard Zack, CTO

Optimizing a Dell EqualLogic SAN for ESXi

Dell EqualLogic SAN’s provide a robust storage platform for small businesses, and are especially ideal for use with VMware vSphere. This blog contains several suggestions for optimizing the PS Series SAN Environment for use with vSphere. This is not intended to be comprehensive, and assumes both ESXi and the SAN are already implemented. Platforms Used […]

Richard Zack, CTO

Critical Linux Vulnerability Alert: BIND9

A critical security vulnerability has been announced in the BIND9 DNS server. This vulnerability affects all implementations of the Domain Name System (DNS) server Bind. It potentially allows any remote attacker to disable your Bind DNS server which could cause an interruption in your Web, Email, and other services. Fixing this vulnerability requires updating “bind” […]

Pantek Owners

An Important Message from Barry Zack

Dear All, Recently, my wife – Linda – and I decided to consider my retirement options. I have had an amazing career including stops at Computer Sciences Corporation and Progressive Insurance. Being a consultant allowed me to travel the world and to solve the most complex IT issues of the day. However, in the back […]

Richard Zack, CTO

Critical Linux Vulnerability Alert: Ghost

A major security exploit has recently been identified and announced by security experts, nicknamed the “Ghost”. It is especially severe because it potentially allows remote users to gain complete root control over Linux servers. “Ghost” affects most Linux distributions. Resolving the vulnerability requires updating the glibc package AND rebooting your server. All Pantek consultants have […]

Richard Zack, CTO

Ubuntu 10.04 End Of Life is Approaching

Ubuntu 10.04.4 (LTS) Desktop and Server editions were released on February 16, 2012. This very popular and stable release was installed on thousands of computers around the world. The Desktop edition reached End Of Life (EOL) on May 9, 2013, but the Server edition is supported until April 2015. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases. With the EOL date […]

Richard Zack, CTO

Critical Linux Vulnerability Alert: Poodle

A new critical exploit has been announced in the form of a vulnerability of a legacy encyption implementation, SSLv3.  The POODLE bug exploits an older encryption protocol and may allow a hacker to gain access to a secure session between a client and server utilizing SSLv3.  More info on Poodle can be found here: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-290A […]

Richard Zack, CTO

Slash Your Business Phone Bill With VOIP – Part 2

In the first blog we provided an introduction to VoIP, providing some basic information about using VoIP phone services. In Part 2, we’ll walk through opening an account with Pantek’s VOIP system and configuring a smartphone app for use with the account. Opening a Pantek VOIP Account To open an account, visit http://voip-signup.pantek.com. You’ll be […]

Richard Zack, CTO

Slash Your Business Phone Bill With VOIP

If your business is using traditional phones lines, your monthly bill can get quite high… especially if you have multiple lines, provide a toll-free number for customers to call in on, or if you place international calls. Substantial savings are possible by switching to VOIP for some or all of these services, and now-a-days you […]

Richard Zack, CTO

Critical Linux Security Vulnerability Alert: Shellshock

A major security exploit has recently been identified and announced by security experts, nicknamed Shellshock. It is especially severe because it potentially allows remote users to gain complete root control over Unix, Linux, and OSX servers through an exploit in the Bash shell. Due to the extreme severity rating of this vulnerability (10), we are informing […]

Richard Zack, CTO

PHP Software Developer

Position Summary In response to enhanced interest in PHP development from our clients, Pantek has recently created a new Software Development department and is now recruiting for talented, passionate PHP developers. Pantek is a fast-paced, growing company focused to providing industry-leading Linux and Open Source Software and Services. Position Responsibilities Develop PHP and LAMP-based applications […]