IT Weekly Roundup, September 17

From the business wires this week: an IT information and community portal opens, and an enterprise recovery manager and SSL VPN appliance for remote access to Citrix apps are released.

HDI, an association of member IT service and support professionals, has launched OTIS, Online Technical Information Service, an information portal and community for IT professionals. The advertising-free site collects valuable technical news, tips, tools and support, including links to relevant sites, and will host webinars, live interactive chats and video interviews in one convenient location on the Web.

Sygate Technologies updated its Sygate Security Agent for Windows XP Embedded with version 4.0, featuring enhanced virus protection and anti-application hijacking. Other key upgrades include a reduced, single-agent footprint, seamless integration with Microsoft’s Target Designer and a run-time version of the agent to provide expanded and stronger security for devices such as retail point-of-sale terminals, ATMs and thin clients.

Next month will see the release of Winternals Recovery Manager 2.0, a scalable enterprise-level systems availability solution for Windows Server 2003, XP, 2000 and NT4. It provides the ability to rollback servers and workstations simultaneously from a single console by gathering only the essential system files and registry information needed for a system restore within minutes. The new version adds extended malware and faulty patch protection, faster recovery times, reduced Recovery Point storage requirements and support for mobile PCs.

Quest Software announced its support for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 through a variety of products and programs: InTrust, the Quest Spotlight product line and Quest MessageStats; which supplement MOM 2005’s ability to simplify application management.

Netilla SGA-C
Netilla's SGA-C provides clientless remote access.

Netilla Networks has introduced Netilla Secure Gateway Appliance-C (SGA-C), an SSL VPN appliance especially designed to provide clientless remote access to Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server applications, to its lineup of secure application access management products. The new product incorporates dynaTRUST, Netilla’s policy-enforcement operating system, which features the advanced security features found in the company’s flagship Netilla Security Platform (NSP) SSL VPN appliances. SGA-C supports 25 or 50 concurrent users and is generally available Oct. 1 for $4,995 for 25 licenses and $6,495 for 50 licenses, with no limit on the number of named users.

McAfee added McAfee Managed Mail Protection to its stable of online managed services. The secure content management solution offers integrated anti-spam and anti-virus capabilities in an automated e-mail managed service, which is centrally managed and monitored by McAfee to reduce the workload for small and medium businesses with limited resources. It is compatible with all e-mail platforms, including Outlook, Exchange and Lotus.

In related security news, McAfee announced comprehensive system protection for the MS04-027 and MS04-028 vulnerabilities made public by Microsoft, Tuesday. The McAfee products that resolve the vulnerabilities in WordPerfect Converter (MS04-027) and buffer overrun in JPEG processing (MS04-028), which could allow malicious code execution, are McAfee Entercept, McAfee System Compliance Profiler and McAfee ThreatScan.

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