Announcing a new Meetup for The Online ColdFusion Meetup!

Our 12pm (US ET) talk on Thursday June 17 will be “Introduction to FuseGuard and Web Application Firewalls”, with Pete Freitag. (Editorial note from Charlie: Please note from the description that this will be both a general introduction to web app firewalls as a class and to a particular one, Fuseguard, presented by the maker of FuseGuard.)

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

Web Application Firewalls are becoming a more and more a crucial part of web application architecture. Learn about the different types of Web Application Firewall’s, and why you might want to deploy one in front of your ColdFusion Application. We will then get into some of the specifics of FuseGuard, a web application firewall written purely in CFML.

DURATION: Approx. 1 hour
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

Pete Freitag has well over ten years of experience building web applications with ColdFusion. In 2006 he started Foundeo Inc, a ColdFusion consulting and products company. Pete helps clients develop and architect custom ColdFusion applications, as well as increasing the performance and security of existing applications. He has also built several products ranging from a ColdFusion Spell Checker to a Web Application Firewall for ColdFusion. Pete recently launched a service called which scans your ColdFusion server for security issues. Pete holds a BS in Software Engineering from Clarkson University.

WHEN: Thurs. June 17, 12:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

What time is that for you? The following link shows what the time would be for you. Here’s another option that shows the time as US ET, and lets you choose your city from the list offered to see what time that is in your own timezone.

RECORDING: As always, the meeting will be recorded, and the recording URL will be posted after the meeting at

In addition to the streaming recording, we not also post downloadable recordings (FLV, MP3, and MP4) usually within a day after each meeting, also offered as a link from the recordings page.

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