Scrap JAVA console
Scrap the Java console, move instead to ASP or ASP.NET or better yet, C++ interface.
JAVA is notorously slow - even those I've worked with who program in JAVA admit it's a slow way.....
JAVA is rife with security holes and risks - how many updates have come out this year alone? And with each update to JAVA, which as security adminstrators we MUST apply, how many break SEM console? I've had to totally uninstall all JAVA and reinstall an older version twice this year to get the console to work again after a JAVA update applied for security purposes.
JAVA times out a lot.
JAVA as used even for Cisco equipment interfaces is slow so it's not just the SEM console, but the SEM console is among the slowest management consoles I've ever used. It times out a lot, it opens empty windows when I need to view or edit policies, it crashes now and then if you leave it open long-term.
Where ASP interfaces, as used in a forum I manage, acccess SQL data FAST, allows for configuring, and can be used with any browser as it's rendered on the server.
Scrap JAVA console or at least modify it to work with ANY flavor or version of JAVA and speed it up a LOT.
Java was a good idea back when, but it's time is passed...........