IT Weekly Roundup, Sept. 24

From the business wires this week: manage years of e-mail in one networked storage space; security services to stop malware; more.

EMC Express Solution for E-Mail from EMC Corporation enables hundreds to thousands of e-mail users in an organization consolidate and manage bulks of e-mail on a single networked storage system. By expanding mailbox limits with Express Solution for E-mail’s automated policy management software, total cost of ownership of Microsoft Exchange Server storage for small- and medium-sized businesses can be reduced up to 30%, claims EMC.

MainNerve has introduced Adaptive DarkNet, a network security service that defends customers against malware and tracks Internet attacks using real-time intelligence. The solution incorporates Interrogator-AD, which adapts its configuration to the latest info on Internet threats and redirects them to it rather than their intended recipients.

LSI Logic Corporation released MyStorage 2.0, management software for monitoring its Fibre Channel (FC) host bus adapters (HBAs). The product enables administrators to locally or remotely manage LSI FC HBAs; supports Windows 2000 and 2003, Red Hat Linux 3.0 and SuSe 8.0 Linux; and is packaged and priced for SMB customers.

VeriSign Multipurpose Next-generation Token and USB Token
VeriSign's Multipurpose Next-generation Token and USB Token allow users to use digital certificates on the go.
VeriSign announced delivery of VeriSign Unified Authentication, a security solution for enterprises to utilize a single, integrated platform for strong authentication. It is tightly integrated with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and enhances Microsoft technologies such as Active Directory, Microsoft Certificate Server and Microsoft Internet Authentication Services. A wide range of One-Time Password (OTP) and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) credentials that can be deployed in desktop software, smart cards and USB token form factors is supported, and since it is based on open standards like LDAP and RADIUS, integration with other applications and network infrastructure is made easier.

NetVision has packaged and re-priced its NVIdentity solution specifically for small and medium enterprises. Though it lacks any new features or major updates, the current release provides flexible product licensing and a turnkey delivery package that includes installation support and first-year maintenance. NVIdentity is approximately $7-9 per user, and for an enterprise requiring 275 user licenses, the estimated cost is $2,495.

3am Labs has released a new, free tool for IT managers to find and manage remote access. The remote access discovery and management tool called LogMeIn Scout allows system administrators to detect remote access software such as PC Anywhere, GoToMyPC, VNC and 3am’s LogMeIn, and implement policy-driven security and usage policies for LogMeIn and remotely deploy it across their networks.

Laplink ShareDirect Preview Edition
ShareDirect Preview Edition from Laplink transforms Windows Explorer into a P2P file-sharing application.

Laplink announced the release of ShareDirect Preview Edition, which enables Windows Explorer to become a simple but secure P2P file-sharing program. ShareDirect users can share files and folders over the Internet or any TCP/IP network connection and enjoy the security of 256-bit encryption and Laplink Antivirus. The program requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1.

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