Liferay is a leader in Digital Experience Platform

According to Gartner "a digital experience platform (DXP) is an integrated set of technologies, based on a common platform, that provides a broad range of audiences with consistent, secure and personalized access to information and applications across many digital touchpoints."

We've been working with and supporting Liferay clients since 2008 and are proud to see that Liferay has been named  leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms.

Read the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms.

Liferay and Docker

There are two truths about Docker and Liferay:  

  1. Docker is awesome and has enormous potential to streamline the change management workflow and help avoid “stupid human errors” when managing a complex Liferay implementation—assuming it is used correctly.  
  2. And, it is yet another layer of abstraction.  

From a soup-to-nuts perspective, it will take more environment-aware administration and planning, and more specialized wherewithal than generic cloud hosting providers can accommodate. That is why using Omegabit as your Liferay hosting specialists can help save you time and money, and result in a better Docker implementation vs. rolling your out own in a generic public cloud.  

Let Omegabit absorb the legwork, upkeep and cost, and provide you with over 10 years of Liferay managed services experience, plus a faster, more secure private Liferay-optimized cloud infrastructure for a better outcome with lower TCO vs. generic cloud service providers.

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Who's Making Sure Your Liferay is Secure?

If you are operating a Liferay installation and aren’t aware of the newly discovered bash, AKA “Shellshock” OS vulnerability yet, you really should be.  Shellshock, like the recently publicized Heartbleed exploit, is a class of security flaw that is ubiquitous and easy to take advantage.  In this case, Shellshock is a problem on most every major operating system to date - and fixes only became available last week.  The reality is that these exploits don’t effect everybody.  But, they can be used to farm personal data, destroy information, or for identity theft and fraud.  No joke.
The unfortunate reality is that the nasties that exploit security flaws like these are becoming increasingly aggressive and not discriminating.  Largely, from crawlers and bots that systematically crawl the Internet looking for holes wherever they exist, and Liferay servers can be susceptible.  The great news is that aggressive security practices can protect against these threats.  Hardened configurations, strong firewalls, and timely patching strategies are key.
If your servers aren’t patched, they really should be, and all known exploits should be locked down.  Especially for Shellshock and Heartbleed, as well as several older exploits known to come out of the box with Liferay.  Many hosting providers do not secure these holes for you.  So, be sure to know if you need to address this directly and to take action!
If you host your Liferay infrastructure with us here at Omegabit, we’ve already got you covered.  Our first line of defense is active intrusion prevention firewalls that update hourly against new known published threats (thousands of them).  In the case of this latest Shellshock hole, IPS rules were deployed and we were aggressively patching servers with newly released fixes the instant they became available last week - before the story had even hit mainstream media.  This is one example of the many benefits provided Liferay installations that host with us, as part of our standard service and is included free of charge.
If you are not sure if your servers are secure, or would like help, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  The important thing is that you make sure your servers are locked down and well maintained. That, BTW, is our specialty.  
So . . . if you are need of support to secure your Liferay infrastructure, then, my advice to you is to let us help - it would be our pleasure to assist!  For more information or help, feel free to reply to this post or contact us here - I promise to respond personally: