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IT Weekly Roundup, July 31

From the business wires this week: event log auditors, voice and instant messaging tools, and more ways to fight spam, viruses and security loopholes.

From the business wires this week: event log auditors, voice and instant messaging tools, and more ways to fight spam, viruses and security loopholes.

Dorian Software Creations' Event Analyst 3.5 has been enhanced with faster reporting of Microsoft Access and ODBC database servers and an Event Research Window, plus dozens of filters for sifting through event logs, including: Failed Directory Service Access Attempts; Successful Directory Service Access Attempts; and Active Directory Logon Failures. http://www.doriansoftware.com/

EventTracker 4.5 sports a brand-new user interface, support for event logs in several formats (IIS, IISW3C, IISMSID, NCSA, BIN, URLSCAN, HTTPERR, EVT, and Delineated TEXT); administrative system security to centralize change management; and detection of USB or media insert/removal. http://www.EventLogManager.com/

CyberGauge 6.0, bandwidth monitoring software from Neon Software, can now be configured to run as a Windows Service. The new version also includes flexible, configurable alerts and on-the-fly reporting. Prices range from $295 for five devices to $2,100 for 100 monitored devices. http://www.neon.com/CGwin.html

DYS Analytics has upgraded its CONTROL! 4.2 family of messaging and collaboration software with major enhancements such as IM chat logging and alerting, more e-mail trending analysis reports, automated end-user alerting and an optimized Web interface. http://www.dysanalytics.com

Repartee LX 8.1, a unified messaging solution from Active Voice, adds fax capabilities, customizable ordering options, a Web-based configuration and management console for remote admin and support for Intel and a Dell platforms. http://www.activevoice.com

Executive Software's Diskeeper Administrator has improved Active Directory integration, expanded centralized network control, detailed reports and automatic alerts for disks running out of space or becoming corrupted. http://www.executive.com/diskeeper/

SPAMfighter has released a version of its anti-spam utility for Exchange that's now available stateside. SPAMfighter Exchange Module uses a proprietary filtering engine that sends messages deemed suspicious to the company's servers, where the message is matched against a database of users; $190. http://www.spamfighter.com

SecureOL has released VE2, a new antivirus tool that uses what the company calls "security by virtualization," isolating potential malware onto a virtual computer for analysis and clean-up. SecureOL plans to release a home version, VEHome, and an enterprise version it calls EVE in the coming months. http://www.secureol.com

Digital Labs has released WiSSH, secure remote access technology that supports Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol and the open-source SSH protocol in a lightweight client. It's $79.95, with volume discounts available. http://www.wissh.com

Event Analyst 3.5
Event Analyst 3.5 from Dorian Software has been enhanced with dozens of customizable event log reporting. (Click image to view larger version.)

SonicWALL introduced three additions to its TZ 170 Series of secure gateway appliances. Among dozens of improvements, key features of the TZ 170 SP, TZ 170 Wireless and TZ 170 SP Wireless products include: enforced IPSec encryption and intrusion prevention on the wireless LAN; suite of security services for multi-layer security; integrated 802.11b/g wireless LAN connectivity; wireless intrusion detection services; integrated V.92 modem for automated failover and failback technologies in the SP models; and system-on-a-chip technology that delivers 90Mbps of stateful packet inspection firewall and 30+ Mbps 3DES and AES. TZ 170 Wireless starts at $895; TZ 170 SP is $695. http://www.sonicwall.com

Sunbelt Software released a major upgrade of its Sunbelt Network Security Inspector. Version 1.5 includes support for popular Linux systems, IP-based scanning, port and Windows service scanning, vulnerability searching and new configuration and scanning wizards. SNSI is $1,495 per administrator with unlimited machines. http://www.sunbelt-software.com/

Network Instruments's Advanced Expert Probe is specifically designed to perform packet capture and decodes, as well as vital Expert Analysis at the probe level. It has remote monitoring capabilities, for obtaining real-time statistics and packet capture data from remote networks. It's $2,895. http://www.networkinstruments.com

SoapBox Server 2004
SoapBox Server 2004 includes an MMC that allows for centralized administration of all users and services. (Click image to view larger version.)

Winfessor has released SoapBox Server 2004 Standard Edition, a .NET-based collaboration tool for XMPP. It includes an MMC for remote, centralized administration, built-in policy admin tools, server usage and monitoring reporting tools and message archiving. SoapBox Server integrates with Active Directory, NT LAN Manager, Novell eDirectory LDAP and Sun ONE Directory Server to provide single sign-on. http://www.winfessor.com/

Microsoft Corp. now makes available Office 2003 Service Pack 1 on its Web site. New features: improved security, stability and reliability; more support for InfoPath developers using managed code, digital signatures and enhanced form sharing via e-mail; richer OneNote integration with Office 2003 editions and mobile devices; greater spam control in Outlook; and an Access Conversion Toolkit for streamlining upgrades. http://www.microsoft.com/office/

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Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.

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