Hosted vs. Behind-the-firewall LMS – How To Decide?

Upside Learning

Adding to this dilemma is another level of decision making – whether to go for an OnDemand / SaaS / Hosted LMS service, or for a behind-the-firewall LMS deployment. If your organization has a strict (and I mean really strict) policy of not using hosted services for LMS (or other business applications), then you don’t have an option but to opt for a behind-the-firewall implementation. Be aware and sure of these costs before going in for behind–the-firewall deployment.

Firewalls and Security in Software as a Service

Tony Karrer

Tools - A Summary - was general consensus around: Software as a Service is Great for Learning Professionals inside Corporations Firewall restrictions still pose a problem for SOME services Security is a concern, but generally should not stop use The reason that Software as a Service is so attractive is that it is often hard to get Corporate IT to spend time on getting even simple software packages set-up and even harder to get them to agree to support these packages.


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Worried About Course Security? Start With Your Website.


When you consider your hosting options, there are three main services available: shared hosting, a virtual private server (VPS), and dedicated hosting. Shared hosting means that your website is on the same server as several others. Provides malware scanning and firewall protection.

When Does a Cloud-based LMS Make Sense?

Living in Learning

There was something about having my own staff running my own servers behind my own firewall that provided a sense of security and control. To an extent it did, and the IT staff would be the first to man the ramparts to fight off having anything living outside the firewall – much less allowing anyone outside to get into our systems. I feel their concern, and I respect the need to protect the network and data resources behind the firewall.

Is a cloud LMS necessary for small businesses?

Creativ Technologies

Also, they don’t have a large number of employees so access can never get restricted with a small server hosting the LMS. A local server-based LMS can’t provide such a privilege. This is essential since cloud LMS vendors host your information on their servers.

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The Chinese people are finding their own ways around the 'Great Firewall of China', sidestepping filters, using proxy servers to gain access to the sites and ideas its government is trying to suppress. Tags: The Spectator firewall China Newsweek Google The World Wide Web may have connected many people together and made the world a smaller place in the short time it has existed, but it also has the potential to cause division and social upheaval. The web wars are hotting up.

8 Cybersecurity best practices to keep your small business safe online


Use a good firewall. A firewall ensures that none of the programs running on any of your devices/systems are infected by any virus, malware, spyware, or any other kind of malicious program. Running a business nowadays is as challenging as ever.

Monotonous to Fascinating: Changing Employee Training Module


This is cloud-hosted, some of the microservices can actually iterate what we call Omprem, behind the firewall. So, they adapted in the firewall which communicates with the client systems with the clouds. They had this concept of they were talking about this concept of mobile internet, so what we realize that lot of the calculation, a lot of the analytic which have been done on the server, doesn’t need to be done on the server so.

How to Protect Your Organization from Cybersecurity Attacks During COVID-19


Denial-of-Service (DDoS) Attack – Attacks are made on an organization’s central server with simultaneous data requests. This stops the server from being able to fulfill legitimate requests. Firewalls and filtering are useful in preventing DDoS attacks.

Learning Solutions Conference Day 1, my recap

Challenge to Learn

In fact the cloud is nothing else then a bunch of web servers behind a firewall, like the servers data would live on your corporate servers. Yesterday we had day 1 of LSCON2013 and here are my findings. I attended a few sessions that I will report on in this post. I had to spent quit some time at our booth, because there is a lot of interest in easygenerator so I haven’t been able to attend all the sessions I planned.

Mitigating the Risks of BYOD in corporate learning


Passwords, Firewalls and Encryption: The platform of corporate learning is the enterprise Learning Management System for most organizations. In addition to authorized Passwords, Firewalls can be installed to allow only authorized devices to access the enterprise LMS. Each entry gets validated at the organization’s server and an app inside this zone can’t interact with apps outside.

Adobe RoboHelp 8: The Pros Have It, The Others Don't

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

And you would generate FlashHelp if you were worried about DHTML limitations for browsers and platforms and high-security firewall issues. WebHelp Pro and FlashHelp Pro deliver server-based output. The advantage of server-based output? You will need to own, install and manage Adobe RoboHelp Server before you will be able to publish either Pro layout to a server. RoboHelp Server?

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Shaping an eLearning Solution

Zephyr Learning

Accessing secure servers for outside the company’s firewall was always a difficult task and in addition the fact that we needed a browser based device with us at all times was also problematic! Developing elearning tends to focus on three areas – content, design and technology, which really is a given, but there is no strategic substance to focus our vision and desired outcomes.

How to Be CyberSmart in a COVID-19 World


Firewalls, networks, collaboration tools, and servers should all be configured to accept – and track – remote access. Do you provide firewalls and tech support for personal devices? Decide whether to limit the hours that employees can access the server.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 2

Tom Spiglanin

They’re looking to decommission their behind-the-firewall server farms, applications, services, and platforms by migrating to more cost-effective cloud-based infrastructures that are also “elastic,” able to be expanded and contracted as needed. In traditional information technology (IT) infrastructure, the firewall connects the workplace to the Internet while protecting workplace IT assets and the proprietary information they contain.

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Video Delivery Types in Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Can be hosted on any Web Server or Flash Media Server (FMS). can have impact on firewalls). All you need do is upload the publish folder to the web server of your choice and it should just work. This makes it the easiest and most economical (as you can use your existing web server) delivery mode. Alternate Web server for Video : Sometimes you need to host video on an alternate web server (other than the one which is hosting your SWF).

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Implementing a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

OLIVE is an open, distributed client-server platform for building private, realistic virtual worlds. Working through corporate firewalls. Few corporate firewalls have the requisite TCP and UDP ports open that are needed for virtual world users to access a server cluster outside their firewall, or vice versa, for external attendees trying to access a server behind the firewall. Image from a virtual world created by Forterra.

Cyber Security Sales Training: The Future of the Industry


Unless you see physical network resources—such as a modem, router, or server—you may think of computer communications and networking as “invisible.”. A video presentation can show how networks communicate, how IP packets are filtered, and how different types of firewalls work.

Answers: How Do I Get Started With xAPI?


There are at least three turn-key LRS solutions offered as Software-as-a-Service and at least two solutions you can download and install behind a firewall or run locally on your own computer… for free. Local/Bring-Your-Own-Server. If you want to run this from a server, you’ll likely want to put the time into setting up Learning Locker. Getting Started.

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When Does Your Training Need To Go On A Private Cloud?


We have gone from big-as-a-house mainframes with slow-as-molasses magnetic tape storage to pizza-box sized servers with crazy fast SSDs, in the span of four decades. The next evolution — which is already here — does not concern servers smaller than pizza boxes, but rather no boxes at all. If instead of running your own mail server on your data center, you use some third party online mail provider like Gmail or Fastmail, then you are already making use of Cloud services.

4 Key Emerging Trends in LMS

Upside Learning

Gone are the days when having your own staff running your own servers behind your own firewall provided a sense of security and control. More than 2 years back, I had carried out a SWOT analysis of the LMS to get some understanding on the LMS scenario.

Your Team for the Win?


We all like to believe that our firewalls are secure, our devices are encrypted, our staff is smart on social media, and are aware of the dangers of phishing emails , but even in a perfect world, something will slip through the cracks. Secure configurations for hardware and software on mobile devices, laptops, workstations and servers. Create a game plan through education and let your staff become your human firewall.

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Is on-premise, perpetual licensing right for you?


Control over security procedures and processes With self-hosting, your LMS lives at home (or on a private server), which means it’s in a predictable server environment. will be executed without your say-so, and all data and operations stay behind your firewall. With an in-house server, your IT team minimizes downtime and schedules maintenance based on your schedule.

The 9-Point Checklist for Monthly WordPress Maintenance

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Sometimes, it could be a problem related to your hosting company’s server. Expert Advice: When you take a backup of all your content, you have the option to save it on the same server or on a remote server (such as your Drive or Dropbox).

Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore

Kapp Notes

OpenSimulator is a 3D Application Server. deploys worlds in the cloud as software as a service and firewalled worlds using our "harmony" deployment system based on Windows Hyper-V with a focus on customer support and custom development. Here are even a few more alternatives to Second Life for you to check out. OpenSimulator or OpenSim Building in OpenSim.

Cloud: the good, the bad and the better


The Cloud is great because it frees you from having to deploy and manage your own application servers. You also get a free specialized IT team to perform backups of your data and monitoring of the servers. For starters, performance can suffer, or at least it’s not as good as having a server on your own. That such cloud services run on multiple servers doesn’t help much, as each server still has to support lots of users.

How to Find The Best Cloud Solutions Provider for Your Business

Hurix Digital

Measure and determine your infrastructure costs under four subheads: networking, server, storage and facilities. Tracking costs of networking, server, and storage should include both the hardware and software cost. To achieve this, determine and measure all the resources including time and effort that go into server budgeting, purchasing and managing. Besides, the servers should also be protected against natural disasters such as floods, storms, earthquakes and fires.

When You May Not Need a Training Program

Bottom-Line Performance

Your sales reps are supposed to upload sent proposals to a shared server for future reference or reuse by other team members. One problem: the company firewall restricts access to the portal when reps are not on the company internet network. I want to tell you a story. When they are able to get connected, the portal is painfully slow. IT knows about the issue but has not fixed it.

The 5 Types Of Cyber Attacks To Protect Against In 2018

Your Training Edge

A hacker manages to get a ransomware file onto your servers. When the user opens the file, the ransomware file is deployed, encrypting and locking specific, highly sensitive files on the user’s computer or your servers. If you truly want to protect your company, you’re going to want to utilize such techniques as a dynamic web application firewall, chroot user separation, real-time malware scanning, and full restoration processes in the event of a breach.

Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

If you do not have servers in-house, and thus need to host your system in the cloud, that is fee-based, and depending on what you need, size wise – GBs, or capabilities, the fees can vary, so it isn’t one price fits all. Have servers on site?

Learning Technologies 2010 – Day 2 Recap

Upside Learning

Dylan shared some key points to consider while working out a solution. - Is your provider BB Enterprise Server Ready. - Best way to activate users. - Where will the firewall be. - Hosting arrangements. - How would you manage enrollments. - Would you allow self enrollments. After having a great first day at the Learning Technologies 2010 I was looking forward to an exciting second day.

70:20:10 and user generated learning: no way!

Challenge to Learn

I’m afraid nothing in this world is a 100% secure but I truly do believe that our SaaS solution is more secure than most ‘behind the firewall’ solutions. With Easygenerator all content always stays within the secure boundaries of our cloud server. I’m talking to learning managers each day about the 20 in 70:20:10; about knowledge sharing and about user generated learning that can facilitate this. I see a lot of interest in this topic but a lot of reservations as well.

The Truth about DIY and Building a WordPress Website from Scratch

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

If you can‘t do all the maintenance, updates, and testing yourself, if server errors or white screens would cause you to panic- you need help. Other issues like internal server errors( likely caused by a corrupted.httaccess file) or errors establishing connections with the database can occur.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

And virtually all of them envision these as forms of formal learning, taking place behind the corporate firewall. Rather than managing platforms, services, applications, and farms of servers where company secrets are protected by corporate firewalls, organizations will instead contract for most of those services in the cloud.

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5 Critical security issues that can occur in a web application


These SQL queries manipulate database server and pull information like user logins,admin logins, card details etc. Investing in a good Web application firewall will shoo away hackers from exploiting your website. so by adding a new parameter with an unknown value to the attacker and can be validated by the server, it is possible to block CSRF attacks. This attack can compromise sensitive data and even lead to compromise the entire web server.

Key Benefits of Managed IT Services for Business


Security is tied to many touchpoints in the infrastructure – inside and outside the firewall, organizations may struggle to provide a consistent level of security for different deployment options.

SAAS LMSs and Vendor Client Lists Questions

eLearning 24-7

What is SAAS and why is hosted better than having it on your own servers. The bottom line without getting technical or overly detailed, the solution is hosted on your vendor’s servers and not hosted on your internal servers. So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. Hosted Server Question to Ask.