Weekly IT Roundup, July 9
New, updated software and hardware announcements of interest to MCPs, from the business wires.
From the business wires this week: New approaches to battling spam mail, updates to several security tools, and a portal for security white papers.
now provides its scriptable administration services
in a Server Management Pack
. It includes an updated Service Explorer,
which has enhanced performance through a new, multi-threading engine;
advanced selection of service and task search criteria including name,
startup type, and state; and service ACL security management and manipulation,
among other features. http://www.scriptlogic.com
Certicom Corp.'s movianVPN 4.0 provides support for the Network
Address Translation Traversal protocol for mobile device platforms. Also
included is support for Cisco IOS VPN routers and CoSine IPSX gateway,
among a dozen other gateways. http://www.certicom.com/movianvpn
FaxBack Inc.'s NET SatisFAXtion is now integrated with Hewlett-Packard's
Digital Senders, which means it provides real-time delivery notifications
for scan/fax network environments, as well as the capability to allow
users to scan paper documents to be sent, managed, stored or routed via
NET SatisFAXtion. http://www.faxback.com/
FaxBack NET SatisFAXtion
Standard Security Solutions has centralized the bulk of security
white papers it finds on the Internet into a new service that's available
at http://SecurityDocs.com. The
services is free to access and requires no registration.
Tech Assist released Hide-A-File and KeyPer, a
dual, software/hardware authentication system. Hide-A-File allows for
the creation of protected partitions for hiding files with sensitive data,
accessible only via a CryptoKey inserted into the computer's USB port.
KeyPer can be used to store the data on a CryptoKey for portability. http://www.toolsthatwork.com/hideafile.htm
PC-ENCRYPT has updated two of its security offerings: PC-ENCRYPT
9.1, for encrypting files/folders on desktops and laptops, has faster
erase/delete options and improved progress indicators and support for
encryption of files in the gigabytes; A-LOCK 7.21, for e-mail message
encryption, now has one-click encryption capabilities. http://www.pc-encrypt.com
Lok Technology's AIRlok v.2, a network infrastructure appliance,
boasts increased processing speeds, administrative capabilities and integration
with any existing authentication or database system. http://www.loktechnology.com
ProvideSupport.com offers call support and help desk centers with
128-bit encrypted chat and instant messaging services. It's $15/month
to $350/annually. http://www.ProvideSupport.com
ProvideSupport.com Chat Window
Hexamail Ltd., released Hexamail Guard, an antispam solution
that uses what the company calls advanced "Neural sender matching,"
which uses a neural network approach to identify and block suspicious
sender e-mail addresses with a low incidence of false positives. http://www.hexamail.com/hexamailguard/
SpamElimination.com, has integrated its proprietary e-mail profiling
with its managed mail gateways that scan, categorize and filter e-mails
before delivery. It incorporates its technology with virus engines from
BitDefender and Trend Micro. Managed e-mail account rates range from $29.95/year
for personal to $1.75/month for corporate and enterprise. http://www.SpamElimination.com
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