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IT Weekly Roundup, April 22

From the business wires this week: Group Policy solutions for managing desktop policies and software deployments; security tools for IE, e-mail and TCP/IP; and mobile tokens.

FullArmor Corp. and NetIQ Corp. announced Tuesday at the Microsoft Management Summit that they have partnered to provide integrated end-to-end automation solutions for managing desktop policies. FullArmor announced that the availability of its IntelliPolicy Connector, which connects FullArmor IntelliPolicy for Clients to NetIQ Group Policy Administrator v4.6. NetIQ will market and resell FullArmor IntelliPolicy for Clients as part of its Group Policy Suite. NetIQ’s Group Policy Suite starts at $20 per user. IntelliPolicy Connector comes with FullArmor IntelliPolicy for Clients and pricing starts at $7 per managed machine. http://www.netiq.com http://www.fullarmor.com

Outpost’s Browser Adjustment plug-in for Internet Explorer gives users more control over the Web browser, providing increased privacy and security. The plug-in tool blocks pop-ups, images and other unwanted or inappropriate content, such as automatic script execution, cookie aggregation and referrer transitions. http://www.agnitum.com

FastServers.Net announced it will offer its Helm Control Panel as part of its managed dedicated server platform. With Helm, server admins can take advantage of an array of features for Windows-based hosting on a single- or multi-server solution. Built-in features include support for: e-mail, billing, ASP, .NET, Cold Fusion and Microsoft SQL. Helm Control Panel is available at a monthly fee of $20 for an unlimited domain license. http://www.fastservers.net

MicroWorld Technologies has released a free networking tool for monitoring TCP/IP activity on Windows-based computers. VIEWTCP lists all TCP and UDP endpoints on a user’s computer, including the remote address and state of all TCP connections, allowing users to determine which ports various processes are binded to and the remote network addresses suspicious applications are accessing. http://mwti.net/antivirus/viewtcp.asp

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Monitor what your computer's apps are accessing online with VIEWTCP.

The latest version of Vircom’s e-mail management solution, Modus 4.1, now offers full channel encryption for e-mail; an auto-update feature for the Sequential Content Analyzer engine for up-to-the-minute protection against the latest spam and malware; and domain-level quarantine access for its delegation feature set. http://www.vircom.com

LucidLink Home Office Edition, a wireless security program for home-office and small-office networks, is now available free from Interlink Networks. The security solution provides support for up to three network computers and Windows XP/2000. http://www.lucidlink.com

Users of Special Operations Software’s Group Policy-based software deployment software Specops Deploy can now benefit from control and alarm options with the addition of a Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) extension. The new extension will allow users to connect alarms to software deployments that fail and the opportunity to correct those failures before a support ticket is generated. http://www.specopssoft.com

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Get detailed feedback on all software deployments as numbers or graphs in real time with Specops Deploy.

Dynamic Network Services (DynDNS) announced the immediate availability of its Recursive DNS service, which allows users to update their authorized IP address using the same update clients used for changing other hostnames with DynDNS services, or through a simple form on the DynDNS Web site. http://www.recursivedns.com

Secure a variety of mobile systems with Diversinet Corp.’s MobiSecure suite of mobile tokens and the MobiSecure Authentication Service Center. The tokens provides security for online access applications, SMS-based mobile phones, browsers and APIs. http://www.diversinet.com

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Dan Hong is the associate Web editor of MCPmag.com, CertCities.com, TCPmag.com, Redmondmag.com and RCPmag.com.

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