[Owasp-board] Barracuda taking OWASP name in vain?

tomb at owasp.org tomb at owasp.org
Tue Feb 12 18:35:57 UTC 2008

I see a press release at prnewswire.com for $110 to debunk the myth, raise awareness and promote what OWASP is and its mission and use of brand. This can also be a good way to educate the masses of upcoming events/local chapters books etc...  Also a statement on the OWASP wiki aka: wall of shame

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-----Original Message-----
From: "Dave Wichers" <dave.wichers at owasp.org>

Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 13:19:56 
To:<jeff.williams at owasp.org>, "'Andrew van der Stock'" <vanderaj at owasp.org>,"'OWASP Board'" <owasp-board at lists.owasp.org>
Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] Barracuda taking OWASP name in vain?

Seems reasonable to me. 
From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org [mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Williams
 Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 1:18 PM
 To: 'Andrew van der Stock'; 'OWASP Board'
 Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] Barracuda taking OWASP name in vain? 
Yes – Curphey blogged about it and it’s been on the OWASP feed too.  The question is whether/how to respond to ridiculous abuses of the OWASP name like this.  I’d like to have some kind of protocol to follow here, like… 
1)      Nice letter explaining the brand and the violation 
2)      If unfixed, warning letter explaining consequences (wall of shame) 
3)      If unfixed, wall of shame 
From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org [mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Andrew van der Stock
 Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 1:36 AM
 To: OWASP Board
 Subject: [Owasp-board] Barracuda taking OWASP name in vain? 
Hi guys, 
You might have seen this.  
From http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080207005234&newsLang=en 
About Barracuda Web Application Controllers 
Barracuda Web Application Controllers, including both the Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda Application Gateway, protect Web sites from attackers leveraging protocol or application vulnerabilities to instigate unauthorized access, data theft, denial of service or defacement. Designed to deliver comprehensive Web security, Barracuda Web Application Controllers act as a proxy for Web traffic to insulate Web servers from direct access by hackers, enforces data security standards, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and secures Web sites against the top 10 major Web vulnerabilities compiled by Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). Available in two models, the Barracuda Web Application Firewall provides Web applications and Web services with complete protection against malicious attacks. The Barracuda Application Gateway, also available in three models, enhances the powerful Barracuda Web Application Firewall to integrate traffic management capabilities for increased performance and availability. 
I don't think *anything* can. I deliberately made some of the Top 10 NP hard problems to avoid claims such as this.  
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