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Heartbleed Announcement

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On April 7, 2014 information was released about a new vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160) in OpenSSL, the cryptography library that powers the vast majority of private communication across the Internet. This library is key for maintaining privacy between servers and clients, and confirming that Internet servers are who they say they are.

This vulnerability, known as Heartbleed, would allow an attacker to steal the keys that protect communication, user passwords, even the system memory of a vulnerable server.

As of right now, we have no indication that the attack has been used against Corevist (formerly b2b2dot0). However, the nature of the attack makes it hard to detect so we’re proceeding with a high level of caution.

What is Corevist doing about this?

We’ve completed a number of measures already and continue to work the issue.

We’re patching all our affected systems using the newer, protected versions of OpenSSL. We started upgrading our QA servers after the vulnerability became public and will be completing production over this upcoming weekend.

We’re recreating and redeploying our SSL keys and generating new SSL certificates. If you have a vanity URL with us and have provided your own SSL certificate, we’ll be generating new CSR (certificate signing requests) and requesting that you generate a replacement SSL certificate.
After production is updated, we’ll be forcibly resetting all browser sessions that were active prior to the vulnerability being addressed on our servers. You, or your customers may be logged out and have to log back into your portal. This is a proactive measure to defend against potential session hijacking attacks that may have taken place while the vulnerability was open.

What can you do about this?

While at this time Corevist has no indication that the attack has been used beyond testing the vulnerability, users who want to be extra cautious should take the following steps:

Change your password

Update the “news” section in your Corevist portal to recommend that your end users change their passwords

Stay tuned

Corevist is committed to keeping your environment safe. We are continuing to respond to this vulnerability and will post updates as things progress.

Stay tuned to the company news section of the Corevist blog for future announcements.

 

* Special thanks to Github for much of this content

b2b2dot0 ups the ante on SLA with infrastructure upgrade

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b2b2dot0 —  a leading provider of SAP integrated B2B eCommerce websites for manufacturers — recently completed a large-scale infrastructure upgrade, resulting in significant improvements in performance, scalability and availability.

b2b2dot0’s cloud-based application offers SAP-based manufacturers and distributors real-time, web-based order to cash management including real-time inventory, contract pricing, order placement and tracking and online invoice payments. The company’s “always on” application supports B2B and B2C customers in 131 countries, 15 languages and 8 currencies.

After experiencing record-setting 80% growth in 2013 and processing over 10 million SAP transactions — b2b2dot0 was challenged to scale its cloud-based infrastructure without sacrificing stability, security, or performance.

“We are extremely pleased with the results of the upgrade,” says Justin Diana, Director of Information Systems at b2b2dot0. “The reduction in overall hardware footprint, increased capacity, enhanced network speed, security and disk performance has really helped us continue our core focus on availability and uptime.”

Justin added, “Technological advancements over the last few years have really enabled businesses to go bigger and faster at a reduced cost with a much smaller overall footprint.”

With this recent upgrade, b2b2dot0 was able to:

  • Take advantage of Supermicro’s new Microcloud server line
  • Consolidate 16 servers into 6 rack units of space
  • Reduce power consumption
  • Increase our overall computing power and capacity
  • Reduce response time
  • Implement more physical hypervisors
  • Migrate to solid state drives

As a result of these infrastructure improvements, b2b2dot0 is now happy to announce an upgrade to their contractual SLA with customers from 99.5% to 99.9%.

“Our explosive growth in 2013 is proof that manufacturers and distributors find value in the cloud-based service we provide,” said Sam Bayer, CEO of b2b2dot0.

“We also do something that no other company does. In less than 90 days, we can help manufacturers launch B2B and B2C eCommerce portals in multiple countries, languages and currencies that feature real-time SAP integration.  And we help our customers do it without additional investments in hardware, software or programmers beyond what they already have in-house,” Bayer added. “Our 2013 growth confirms that the marketplace believes that that’s a pretty powerful value proposition.  We’re bullish about our future and we’ve upgraded our datacenter in preparation for what we think is going to be a continuation of our past successes.”

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About b2b2dot0

b2b2dot0 helps manufacturers and distributors who run SAP to improve the online B2B order-to-cash process for their customers. b2b2dot0 is committed to leveraging open-source technologies, like Magento eCommerce, and integrating them with SAP.

b2b2dot0’s SAP-integrated solution leverages existing SAP installations to provide seamless eCommerce functionality faster, less expensively, and with lower risk than building a custom website or heavily customizing existing software products. b2b2dot0 is headquartered in Raleigh, NC, with offices in Colorado, New York, Maine, London and Switzerland. For more information, call  (919) 424-2120.

 

 

b2b2dot0 launches new open source app on GitHub that monitors SAP connectivity for cloud-based access

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Did your VPN drop? Is your SAP instance down? Did some other connection fail? If so, when did it fail and why?

As a cloud-based service provider, network connectivity is everything to us. That means knowing the answers to such questions is absolutely critical.

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b2b2dot0 partnership with UK firm Inviqa, broadens SAP B2B eCommerce support for global manufacturers

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b2b2dot0 – the industry leader in cloud-based SAP-integrated eCommerce — is proud to announce a new reseller partnership with UK-based The Inviqa Group.

The b2b2dot0 solution gives manufacturers the ability to extend data and business rules managed by their SAP ERP systems to eCommerce websites, in real-time.

“Our new reseller partnership with The Inviqa Group is a reflection of our global growth.  We already support SAP-integrated eCommerce sites for manufacturers that serve B2B buyers in over 130 countries, 15 languages and 8 currencies,” said Sam Bayer, CEO of b2b2dot0. “Now, with The Inviqa Group on board as our UK partner, we are strengthening and enhancing our global footprint.”

“Just in the last 6-9 months, we’ve seen an increased interest in our solution from manufacturing companies across Europe.  As part of our continuous effort to be the fastest and easiest path to SAP-integrated eCommerce, we wanted to have representation in those local time zones.  Our partnership with The Inviqa Group will help us achieve that,” Bayer said.

“Inviqa’s innovative approach fits perfectly into our model of rapid development and deployment,” Bayer said.  “Both b2b2dot0 and The Inviqa Group have deep expertise in open source technology.  As part of that commitment, b2b2dot0 has already partnered with Magento, the world’s leading open source eCommerce platform.”

Session Digital, a subsidiary of The Inviqa Group, is the UK’s largest Magento development partner.  Responsibility for marketing and implementing the b2b2dot0 solution in Europe will be with The Inviqa Group. “As as a seasoned Magento partner, we have extensive experience implementing enterprise level B2C eCommerce sites,” said Paul Wander, Co-Founder, VP Sales & Marketing, Inviqa. “And we share b2bdot0’s belief that the B2B eCommerce space is exploding.  Our partnership uniquely positions both companies to set the standard for SAP-integrated B2B eCommerce and lead the way for global manufacturers.”

Bayer added, “Industry experts predict that B2B eCommerce sales will be twice the size of B2C sales in 2013.  This prediction certainly mirrors our experience and it’s why we’re so excited about today’s announcement.  B2B eCommerce is expanding at an amazing rate, and through this partnership, we are uniquely positioned help global manufacturers leverage SAP-integrated eCommerce to improve customer service, operational efficiency and profitability.”

 

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About b2b2dot0
b2b2dot0 helps manufacturers and distributors who run SAP to improve the online B2B order-to-cash process for their customers. b2b2dot0 is committed to leveraging open-source technologies, like Magento eCommerce, and integrating them with SAP.

b2b2dot0’s solution leverages existing SAP installations to provide seamless eCommerce functionality faster, less expensively, and with lower risk than building a custom website or heavily customizing existing software products. b2b2dot0 is headquartered in Raleigh, NC, with offices in Colorado, New York, and Switzerland.  For more information, visit  www.b2b2dot0.com or call 919-676-7429.

 

About The Inviqa Group

The Inviqa Group is the UK’s leading open source web development company offering a full range of services to medium and large enterprises using the latest open source technology.  The company has offices in London, Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool.  For more information, visit www.inviqa.com

b2b2dot0 helps 3A Composites increase operational efficiency with SAP-integrated customer service automation

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In mid-2012, 3A Composites, a global manufacturer of lightweight composite materials, partnered with b2b2dot0 to develop and launch myaccount.3AC.com – a business-to-business post-order-entry customer service portal that features real-time integration with SAP.

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b2b2dot0 Ranks Third in Profitability Per Employee Amongst Research Triangle Corporations

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The front page story of this week’s Triangle Business Journal is entitled “The Big Squeeze”.  Its subtitle is “How Triangle (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill North Carolina) companies are drawing every ounce of productivity from workers”.  The gist of the article is that thanks to the Great Recession, Triangle public companies haven’t hired a whole helluva lot and revenues have started to inch up.  That bodes well for the profitability per employee numbers.  You can see the top 13 companies here.

That got me to thinking.

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b2b2dot0 helps tng worldwide launch an SAP-integrated B2B eCommerce site

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tng worldwide, a global leader in providing products, expertise and solutions to the professional salon, spa, tanning, hospitality, and beauty industries, has selected b2b2dot0 to develop and launch an SAP-integrated eCommerce site. (Read the case study).

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b2b2dot0 announces all-time high for availability metrics

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b2b2dot0 –- the industry leader in cloud-based SAP eCommerce —  announced this week that January 2013 ended with the best availability metrics in the history of the company.

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Our 2012 numbers are in: $919M eCommerce orders and 9.6M real-time SAP interactions

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In November, we started tracking a few key data points on the volume of eCommerce transactions that our cloud-based platform processes each month.

We were inspired by a prediction from Forrester Research that B2C eCommerce revenues will be more than double those of B2C eCommerce in 2013.

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b2b2dot0 welcomes Nathan Leach as Senior Implementation Consultant

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b2b2dot0 – the industry leader in cloud-based SAP eCommerce – is proud to announce and welcome Nathan Leach as Senior Implementation Consultant.

b2b2dot0 integrates real-time SAP data into eCommerce websites for global manufacturers and specializes in integrating SAP with Magento. Each month, the company’s cloud-based platform currently processes more than $92 million B2B orders and nearly one million real-time SAP eCommerce transactions.

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