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Indy Motor Speedway

After a great morning session (see Session 1 and Session 2 for Notes for the details of the info presented in the Road Show Presentation) at the the Sonicwall Road show presentations we headed over to the Indy Motor Speedway for the lunch and afternoon festivities.

Sonicwall provided lunch in one of suites above the track near the start/finish line.  There was an awesome spread of food and great conversation.

After lunch we headed to the Garages and Pit Road during the Firestone Indy Lights Qualifying.  We had a great time checking out the cars of the Indy Cup drivers as well as the Indy Lights.

Here are some photos from the afternoon… go here for all the photos.

Sonicwall Road Show @ Indy Speedway Sonicwall Road Show @ Indy Speedway
Sonicwall Road Show @ Indy Speedway Sonicwall Road Show @ Indy Speedway
Sonicwall Road Show @ Indy Speedway Sonicwall Road Show @ Indy Speedway
Sonicwall Road Show @ Indy Speedway Sonicwall Road Show @ Indy Speedway
Sonicwall Road Show @ Indy Speedway Sonicwall Road Show @ Indy Speedway

Sonicwall Roadshow Part 2

CDP Demo

Dee Bhatia – CDP Regional Sales Manager


Slides of CDP “Suite
Local Backup
CDP to Local Archive
Bare Metal – Acronis Backup w/ Sonicwall Logo




Neil Jones
Email Security Specialist

Spam Math: 2005 30 billion per day 2009 140 billion messages per day
Does Spam Pay: Howard Carmack sends 10m emails per day earns $200k per year


Product Updates:
Backspatter Attacks were added Last fall
Apply Real-Time reputation to an email’s text, picture, URL, etc

“5 Minute updates is key, Updates once per hour is not sufficient [for spam filtering]”.

Leverage the 1million plus firewalls and offer customers basic Spam services as a add-on to the existing products.

Sonicwall Demo Site: LiveDemo.Sonicwall.com


Available Promotions
”Three and Free” buy three years of UTM and get the appliance free

Sonicwall Roadshow Part 1

Sonicwall RoadShowDolph Smith– Sonicwall SE

One of the largest threats we face is the content “we” create: Wikipedia, Facebook, etc.

Not every threat is web based.


Dave Perry – Director of Software Engineering

Ten Things your Firewall Should Do
What are your employees doing? Web Surfing, Twitter, Facebook, Downloading files, IM, Video, Games, Email

Facts at work:
25% of employees do peer to peer sharing
16% of men 8% of women admit viewing pornography at work
25% of the office internet traffic is non-business related

Non-Traditional Malware
Prediction – Malware disguised as “Benign social networking links” will be the top threat to data security in 2009 “HiJacks your need to be liked”

1. Manage Streaming video
2. Bandwidth management

3. Webmail Data Loss
4. Application use enforcement
5. Deny FTP upload
6. Keep P2p2 apps under control
7. Manage streaming music
8. Prioritize Application bandwidth
9. Block Confidential Docs
10. Block/log forbidden files


Product Updates
UTM Products

SonicOS 5.5 Update (Due out in Fall)

- SSO Improvements
- 4WAN links
- Active/Active UTM (UTM processing on HA host spare)

Content Filter “We know we have dropped the ball” we have 4 people working on that project and expect a more enterprise robust feature set by fall.

Late Night Tour

While in Indy Jeremie and I wanted to meet up with other Church IT RoundTable people and we were able to connect with David Szpunar.

We Had Dinner with David, Tom Templin, and Mark Moreno

Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe


After Dinner we had a VERY LATE night tour of Lakeview Christian Center with David. We started the tour at around 11:30 PM, but David gave an awesome tour, and we didn’t even stand in once place for more than 5 minutes!

Here are a few Shots from our Tour.
Lakeview Church Tour Lakeview Church Tour
Lakeview Church Tour Lakeview Church Tour
Lakeview Church Tour Lakeview Church Tour
Lakeview Church Tour Lakeview Church Tour
Lakeview Church Tour

For more photos of our Tour of Lakeview Check out the Sonicwall Road Show Set here.

Central Illinois VMware User Group Meeting


Limited seating…REGISTER NOW
VMUG Agenda
6:00pm – Welcome
6:10pm – vSphere (with demo)
7:10pm – Break
7:25pm – Site Recovery Manager (with demo)
8:30pm – Breakout sessions
9:00pm – Adjourn
Illinois State University
Alumni Center
1101 North Main
Normal, Illinois 61761
Directions: http://tinyurl.com/osb26y

      • Building closes at 4:30pm, but will reopen at 5:30pm ****

Preventative Maintenance Plan

At our recent IT Roundtable, Preventative Maintenance plans came up in our discussion and I mentioned that we had started writing a plan that gives our team some guidelines.  Granted this preventive maintenance plan is in no way a complete or exhaustive guide, we have started getting our plan on paper. 

We use this policy and procedure guide to actually perform the maintenance but also as guide for what we want to see happen.  At the RoundTable I mentioned one of the most helpful reminders for us has been to add the items from this plan to recurring tickets in our helpdesk system.  When a task is due we are sent a reminder and it stays there until we complete the task.

After the RoundTpreventative-maintenance-planable a couple people asked if the P&P document was on my blog… I hadn’t ever thought of posting it until now…. so borrow away.. I hope it gives you a kick start to start writing you plan! preventative-maintenance-plan

I would love feedback via email or comment or if you you would like to share your preventative plans with us email jason[at]jasonmlee[dot]net.

Birthday Wishes!

Wishing my wife Natalie a HAPPY Birthday today.  My beautiful bride turns 1 year older today.  She just celebrated her first Mother’s Day yesterday and I continue to enjoy watching her be an awesome mom to Jonathan!

Happy Birthday Natalie!

Mother's Day


Also on this day in history another great person was born, Happy Birthday to Jeremie Kilgore our Network/Systems Admin!  Even though Jeremie was tool cool for school on his birthday (he took the day off) we’ll think of him when we eat his birthday lunch.


Happy Birthday Jeremie!

 MinistryTECH 09 Wednesday

Trying something New – Local CITRT lunch

Our recent trip to MinistryTECH 2009 it has encouraged me to continue building relationships with my local peers in Central Illinois.  We had a great CI-CITRT event almost a year ago, but I have struggled to plan new events.  If you participated in our past event, or are in Church IT in central Illinois what do you thing about a less formal local approach to a local Church IT Roundtable?   You interested in a low key, minimal comment monthly lunch to talk shop, eat lunch together at a local restaurant and get to know one another?

Leave a comment or email me (jason [at] jasonmlee [dot] net) if you are interested.

May 21st
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

A Local Peoria Restaurant (TBA – somewhere centrally located for everyone attending)

What’s a Roundtable Discussion?

A roundtable is a peer-learning event where the participants are both teachers and learners. A roundtable is small enough to emphasize interactive learning, led by a facilitator and peer, includes participants who have an affinity with each other, and does not include a strong agenda beyond sharing knowledge. The participants set the agenda, and interaction among participants takes precedent over presentation by “experts.” In fact, in one-way or another, most of the roundtable participants are already experts. In this group, we intend to learn from each other about how to better resource, equip, and train ministries in the areas of computer hardware, networking, server support, web services/sites, telecom services, etc. It will be geeky and fun. 

MinistryTECH Saturday Adventure

Our last full day in Colorado Springs was our day "set” day for sight seeing… even though every day in the Rockies is a day for sight seeing.

We started with a trip to the Air Force Academy, the size of the campus (10K acres) as well as the Chapel were quite amazing.  The Chapel is actually multiple chapels and the Protestant chapel is the largest and first one we visited.

Air Force Academy

Air Force Academy

Air Force Academy

Air Force Academy

Air Force Academy 

The Buddhist chapel was the smallest but also the newest addition

Air Force Academy



The Jewish Chapel was in the lower level with an 200 year old original torah hidden before WWI and found and donated to the AFA in 1989.  The paintings on the wall are oil painted over gold leaf and are valued at $1million each.

Air Force Academy

Air Force Academy

Air Force Academy

Air Force Academy


We had more than a couple awesome views as we took the scenic route to Denver (normal drive time 1.5 hrs, our drive time 5.5 hours)



Crossing the The Continental Divide





view all photos from the trip here

MinistryTECH Keynote 4 – Sociology-Integrity-Justice

Mike God

CIO Willow Creek Community Church

The wrong information in the wrong hands can hurt people, the right information in the right hands can hurt people.
Information has power, technology is an accelerant to Technology
– If you are going to sin, Technology can help you sin a lot faster

Technology was limited to just the select few / Hardware big bulky
Now Technology is available to the masses / Hardware is much smaller / Most are reliant upon technology

  • With all the potential that Technology gives us are we ready for the responsibility?
  • Are IT Leaders ready to train and embrace what is available to  us to move forward?
  • IT Must move beyond platforms and preferences but embrace the solutions to solve the problems.


Information Sociology Model

  • Leadership – Purpose                                                                                         -> Movement
    • Good Leadership doesn’t have to be from the top down
    • Clarity of vision  – Clearly Communicating but also compelling
  • Community
    • Formation
    • Organization – Causes a community to have impact
  • Information – Like the three primary colors, Information can be combined
    • Corporate – Risk Procedures, boundaries, controls
    • Promotional – Align, Promote, Market, Promise to the world
    • Community – Social Connection, Interaction
  • Technology – Has matured to the point it can support the various ‘colors’ of Information
    • Creatively Grow and adapt all while exploring and keeping what needs to be secure

Technology has given the world one language to solve social economic problems
– Technology has “power” but can’t replace or reduce the separation between man and God
– As believers we have to remain constant that God is the problem solver not Technology.
– I Peter 2:9  But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

– Technology is a Gift that can be used for helping people.

  John 14:12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

– How are people suffering suppose to believe in God’s goodness without their experiencing his love thru God’s people?
– Only God has the power to heal the human heart
– People can try to fix the symptoms, but God can heal the problems
– What would the world look like if we were able to equip people to harness the technology around the world?  How could we use technology to help people see the Love of God?