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SUBSCRIBER UPDATE for October 26, 2011
Posted By: Barry Bahrami On: 26 Oct 2011 03:41 PM
SUBSCRIBER UPDATE for October 26, 2011
RE: CNS SERVICE UPDATE - October 26, 2011
New bundling brokers
: More brokers added to our VPS Bundling program – can you get a free or discounted CNS VPS?
More disk space included
: We are increasing the base disk size of our Windows VPS and Trader’s VPS at no extra cost.
: Are you still running an older version of Autoboot? 3.0.17 is now available.
RDP Randomizer updates
: RDP hacking activity is increasing. Learn what we are doing to protect your VM from Internet threats and how RDP Randomizer can help keep them from consuming your VM’s resources. Now available for Windows 2008.
Protect your VM from hackers with free two-factor authentication
: Keeping your trading platform hosted on the Internet can be risky if you don’t secure it. Two-factor authentication is a great way to do that – and it’s free
Bogie-MA_Gap-2 EA Release
: Bogie Enterprises has just released their new EA, Bogie-MA_GAP-2.
SaaS for Software Publishers
: Our SaaS service makes license provisioning, billing, support and subscription management a breeze! New CCOHS (Calling Code on Hosted Server) feature added
New bundling brokers:
We are pleased to welcome IBFX, IBFX Australia and DCM Forex to our broker bundling program. These brokers join Back Bay FX, who has been sponsoring CNS VPS’s for their traders since 2009. Back Bay FX is an introducing broker, offering accounts with several different brokers (see list below).
The CNS VPS Bundling program allows brokers to include a free or discounted CNS Trader’s VPS with their customer accounts by sponsoring all or part of the CNS subscription fee that is invoiced to the trader by CNS. The CNS VPS subscription remains the property of the trader while allowing the sponsoring broker to post credits directly to the subscribers renewal invoice to offset or pay the renewal fee in full. Each broker has their own program terms to qualify for sponsorship.
If you would like to apply to the brokers bundling program then please open a CNS support ticket and provide the coupon code as listed below.
Here is a list of oHere is a list of our Broker Bundling members and their respective program details:
Back Bay FX
Introducing broker for: FXDD, Alpari, FXCM, Institutional Liquidity, FX Solutions, Forex.com, Pension, PFG Best, citi, MIG, AVAFX
All BBFX clients Participating in the FREE VPS service will have their monthly service covered and will not be billed if they complete the Round Turn Standard lot requirement. Please contact Back Bay FX at 617-357-6100 /
with any questions or issues
SEE LATENCY CHART
Each month, Interbank FX will credit up to $35 of the monthly CNS VPS fee for customers who have a minimum $5,000 average balance.
Interbank FX Australia
Each month, IBFX Australia will credit up to $35 of the monthly CNS VPS fee for customers who have a minimum $5,000 average balance.
Fully Sponsored Premium Trader’s VPS [Windows 2008 R2 1GB RAM AND 30GB DISK, US$47.80/month] by Direct Currency Markets –
for valued clients maintaining a minimum $5,000 average DCM Trading Account balance. Minimum trade volumes may be applied. Contact
for more information.
Please contact the broker directly for more information on their bundling program offer. If you would like to see your broker listed here then please contact them and tell them about our
Broker Bundling program
. Thank you!
More disk space:
The amount of hard disk space required by Windows has increased since it was released due to the growing number of Windows updates. This has resulted in less space available for you to work with. As a result, we are increasing the included disk size of our Windows VPS plans by 5GB, to 20GB total. The minimum size required for Windows 2008 will be 30GB in order to make room for SP2. The net cost will remain the same as it is now - disk increases from 20GB to 30GB will be reduced by ½ price (US$0.50/GB) so that the cost of adding 10GB will be the same as it was to add 5GB previously.
Setting the initial size of the disk is a delicate balance between usability and resilience. You need enough open disk space to operate but at the same time it’s important not to have too much open space, so that time is not wasted in an emergency recovery situation. (Operating a highly reliable service requires that we plan ahead for potential failures.) While other providers may add an insane amount of disk space to make their offer seem more attractive, too much unused space can be counterproductive because it may increase the time required to restore service in the event of a system emergency. For best QoS, it’s always a good idea to have as much as you reasonably need, but not more.
Because adding disk space requires a VM reboot, please
open a support ticket
if you would like to increase your VM’s disk size. For faster service, save any open documents and close all open applications before opening a ticket. Be sure to let the technician know you have already done this and are ready to proceed.
Autoboot 3.0.17 is now available. The improvements in 3.0.17 have been significant since 3.0 was released. They include improvements in the way Autoboot tracks applications, bug fixes and RDP Randomizer compatibility for Windows 2008.
Autoboot v3 features as of 3.0.17:
Use alerts to restart the application, the VPS/PC, or email you a message.
Global restart: Autoboot will restart all configured applications after a VM reboot
Resource alerts option: Trigger an alert if the VM runs low of RAM
House cleaning option: delete MT4 logs daily
Application Management - Autoboot will trigger an alert if:
CPU (used by the app) exceeds a preset amount
RAM (used by the app) exceeds a preset amount
application hang or crash
key words in key words in MT4 or EA log files are found (it monitors both logs and you can pick the words to trigger an alert, such as 'trade context busy')
Autoboot is free for all CNS VPS subscribers for use in a CNS VPS. To upgrade, close Autoboot (if it is open) and
run the installer
from your CNS VPS. [
Download Autoboot documentation
Autoboot is also
now available by subscription
for use in PC’s and VPS’s not hosted by CNS. The subscription fee is US$5/month or US$36/year. A free first month is available by using the coupon code AUTOBOOTTRIAL at checkout.
Autoboot features are a direct result of your feedback. Please – let us know if there is anything we can do to make Autoboot work better for you.
RDP Randomizer updates:
The number of Internet threats to your VM has increased sharply over the last few weeks. A new worm named “morto” is circulating, along with some variants. The morto worm infects hosted windows servers by brute force hacking RDP. RDP is the remote desktop protocol you likely use to connect to your hosted server.
Infected machines work like other robots and attack the RDP port of random IP addresses by brute force until a successful login is achieved, ultimately infecting them. While a strong password will likely keep even the most persistent threat from gaining access, a big concern is also the resources these robots steal from your VM while it works to process the flood of login attempts (and ultimately reject them). They can essentially result in a DoS attack against your VM, resulting in poor performance of your running applications.
We have been blocking brute force hacking of our hosted servers for a very long time. Unfortunately, it can never be perfect because RDP traffic is encrypted and so our IPS systems are unable to peek into the session and determine if a RDP connection is friendly or a threat. Robots will generally make several login attempts for each connection, and make repeat connections before our IPS ultimately detects it and blackholes the remote IP address. [this is why you sometimes need to wait 15 seconds to reconnect to your VM if you are experiencing problems with your Internet service]
The best way to remove your VM from the threat of brute force hacking by infected hosts is to install RDP Randomizer. RDP Randomizer will change the tcp port you use to connect, so that infected machines are unable to contact your VM. RDP Randomizer will email you a new RDP shortcut to use. Editing the IP in your mobile device is as simple as entering ip:port.
RDP Randomizer is free for all CNS subscribers. It is compatible with Windows 2003 and 2008. To install RDP Randomizer, please run
from your CNS VPS. NOTE: REBOOT REQUIRED
Protect your VM from hackers with free two-factor authentication:
Morto is not the only threat. Identity theft is also a big one, most especially for anyone hosting their trading platform in the cloud. The CNS 2FA solution combines something you have - your mobile phone - with something you know - your password - to complete a strong authentication solution.
When a subscriber logs into a system protected by CNS 2FA, they must first enter their regular user name and password. We then send the registered mobile device a random PIN code via SMS, and prompt for the same code on the login screen. The subscriber must enter the correct PIN code to complete the login procedure.
2FA renders key loggers ineffective because the PIN code changes every login attempt. A stolen password is only 1/2 the information needed to login - the attacker must also have your mobile device in their hand to read the PIN code and enter it. Brute force hacks are out of the question.
Because the security of your hosted service is one of our primary concerns, we have always made 2FA available at no cost. SMS direct service is also now available at no cost. 2FA is available worldwide. PIN codes can also be sent by email.
How to setup two-factor authentication:
Login to your CNS control panel
and click ‘my products & services’, then ‘view details’ next to your subscription. Next, click ‘upgrade/downgrade options’ to enable 2FA. And finally,
run the 2FA installer
from inside your CNS VPS. You can then register your mobile device (or email account) by clicking the new desktop shortcut “CNS 2FA Config”. Please open a support ticket if you would like us to set this up for you. Note you may need to wait 15 minutes after installing 2FA before you can add a mobile device.
For the ultimate security, install RDP Randomizer and enable two-factor authentication.
Bogie-MA_Gap-2 EA release:
We are pleased to announce the release of Bogie-MA_Gap-2, a new
expert advisor. William Boatright (Wackena) was the 2nd place winner of the 2007 MetaTrader Automated Trading Championship and has been publicly offering commercial EA’s since 2008. Bogie EA’s are available exclusively to CNS subscribers. Bogie utilizes a unique profit share licensing fee system. Bogie EA subscribers only pay for their EA subscription on a Profit Sharing basis if subscriber trades on a Live Trading account and make profits.
October 26, 2011
Bogie-MA_Gap-2cns - MetaTrader 4 Expert Advisor (EA)
announces the release of the latest generation of the Bogie-MA_Gap Expert Advisor (EA). The previous EA (Bogie-MA_Gap-1d-cns) allowed trading with insufficient Account Balance to cover required potential trading margin for all Symbols being traded. This new Bogie-MA_Gap-2cns EA has a new feature that monitors the number of Symbols being traded and then calculates minimum account balance required and only allows trading on number of Symbols within available Account Balance.
Recommended trading symbols (EURJPY, GBPJPY, USDJPY) on M15 chart.
For leverage 1:100, rule of thumb for trading equity is Minimum $ 1,250 per trading symbol. Example: Trading all three (3) symbols requires minimum $ 3,750 equity.
Free Margin per Trading Symbol
Bogie-MA_Gap-2cns EA Description:
A "Stealth" Expert Advisor (EA) that controls Market Stops (TakeProfit/StopLoss) within the EA code. The EA uses oscillatory price moves on these Japanese symbols (EURJPY – GBPJPY – USDJPY) to enter and exit trade positions on a Martingale (DoubleDown) trading strategy.
The major concern of Martingale trading is being caught in full number of trades and price continues in s sustain trend resulting in a Margin Call. This is not frequent, but can happen. The EA’s Money Management has been structured to monitor this type of Margin Call.
New Money Management ( To improve protection against Margin Calls)
EA allocates Free Margin per number of symbols Trading. Example: Total Free Margin = $ 10,000, Symbols trading = 3. Allocated Free Margin per Symbol = $ 3,333.33
EA calculates Required Free Margin to open the maximum potential Martingale trades (MaxTrades).
EA will stop trading on a Symbol if Required Free Margin to open MaxTrades is below Allocated Free Margin.
“First In First Out” (FIFO) compliant.
EA will trade with Brokers that requires FIFO.
Limit StopLoss value.
To reduce potential of large StopLoss losing trades.
For more information about the new Bogie-MA_Gap-2 EA, please visit
To get the new Bogie-MA Gap2 EA,
login to your CNS Control panel
from your VPS and click ‘Get Software’ at the top. This will take you to the Bogie control panel where you can click ‘add new service’ to subscribe to the EA or ‘submit ticket’ to obtain support with the EA.
If you have not yet connected to the publisher then you will be prompted to connect in order to subscribe. By connecting with an authorized software publisher, you are requesting CNS to submit your personally identifiable information to the publisher in order to establish a subscriber account with them. The information submitted is limited to your name, address, telephone number and email address. It does not include any billing information, subscription information or access to your CNS services. This will allow you to login to their subscriber portal and order trials, paid services or request support with their products. It will also allow you to more easily navigate between subscriber areas. SaaS software publishers are independent companies utilizing our SaaS for Software Publishers service.
SaaS for Software Publishers:
If you are an EA developer or software publisher then our SaaS for Software Publishers service may be for you. Software as a service (SaaS) by CNS allows independent software publishers to offer their products as an online service utilizing CNS for end-customer automated provisioning, billing, license enforcement and management. The CNS solution leverages the WHMCS client management, billing & support system to allow the publisher to process transactions through their own merchant account utilizing their choice of many different gateways. It includes feature rich support ticket, affiliate and digital download distribution systems. SaaS for Software Publishers is compatible with all Windows PC's and VPS's, including systems not hosted by CNS.
We are pleased to announce the addition of a new feature we are calling CCOHS (Calling Code on Hosted Server). CCOHS allows the developer to call code hosted on a secured server and return it to the application or EA through the SaaS licensing object. By utilizing CCOHS functions, your applications can more easily utilize new data sources and protect your intellectual property at the same time.
If you would like to explore SaaS by CNS then please
download the SDK
contact CNS Support
for more information.
Bogie SaaS testimonial:
Bogie Enterprises has been publically offering MetaQuotes MT4 Expert Advisors (EA) since 2008. Before CNS SaaS, we were using separate manual sales accounting, customer support, marketing, Affiliate management and product licensing systems. Also, the security from fraudulent decompiling of EAs had always been a major problem. The time required to maintain our business plan with this manual type of operation was extremely extensive. Most days required numerous hours of computer time to maintain, which left very few hours to develop new trading strategies and products.
The SaaS has combined these systems into one complete system that has dramatically improved our ability to sale, support, communicate with our Client base, manage Affiliates and have extensive product security. This has freed up time to work on improvements to existing and develop new EA products. The following is why I prefer using the SaaS :
1) Automated new Client registering, order processing, invoicing, payment receipts and business accounting system.
2) Client support ticket system that chronologically tracks support requests with links to Knowledge Base and use of predefined responses for repetitive responses. Effective Client support is very critical to a successful online business.
3) Client mass emailing, along with Client, product filtering options, allows effective communication of new or updated products, announcements and news of importance to our Clients. SaaS has comprehensive email templates that can be used “as Is” or modified as needed.
4) Affiliate management system that tracks Affiliate initiated sales, that includes automated commission computations and payment. A complete automated comprehensive Affiliate support system.
5) A product security system that is the best I have used or seen anywhere. This includes product license management that assures only active approved Clients can use products (EAs). Along with ability for EA to utilize custom variables and trading strategy computations stored on an isolated secure server. This prohibits the ability to fraudulently obtain a usable EA from de-compiling.
William Boatright (Wackena)
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