IT Weekly Roundup, October 8

From the business wires this week: enterprise security management software, a USB fingerprint reader and upgraded switches.

enVision 2.1 from Network Intelligence offers enhanced centralized control of global security on enterprise networks. The security event management software is available for all Network Intelligence Engine EX, HA and LS series appliances and has expanded support for Microsoft IIS and Apache web servers, as well as iSCSI.

Intradyn announced that it will bundle its upgraded line of e-mail archiving and retrieval appliances with Sony AIT WORM tape cartridges. Under the collaboration, Intradyn’s ComplianceVault devices—which help SMBs comply with SEC, NYSE and NASD e-mail retention and availability requirements—will come with either AIT-2 or AIT-3 tape libraries. The three ComplianceVault rack-mountable, hardware/software solutions with bundled tape libraries will be priced from MSRP $13,220 to $19,594.

Zvetco Biometrics released the Verifi P3400 USB fingerprint reader, an authentication device for users to log into computer systems with their fingerprints, instead of usernames and passwords. It is also available packaged with biometric software compatible with Windows operating systems (98/ME/2000/XP) for an MSRP of $99.00.

D-Link DGS-1224T
D-Link's DGS-1224T delivers Gigabit speed for SMBs.
D-Link is expanding its business product line with its D-Link Web Smart switches aimed at delivering Gigabit speed and smart web management, priced affordably for small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB). While they are simple to use as unmanaged switches out of the box, the intuitive web browser interface offers management features found in managed switches. The line includes the 48-port, 2-combo SFP (small form-factor pluggable) DGS-1248T (MSRP $1499.99); 48-port, 2-combo SFP DES-1250G ($549.99); 24-port, 2-combo SFP DGS-1224T ($699.99); 16-port 2-combo SFP DGS-1216T ($499.99); and 24-port, 2-combo SFP DES-1226G ($249.99).

Corio released a new version of its Applications on Demand operational platform, which assists companies deploy and manage enterprise applications under compliance measures, such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). Applications on Demand 2005 features 60 new task automations, on-demand functional and performance testing for quality assurance, and an auditing system that speeds compliance initiatives.

SSH Communications Security released upgraded versions of its SSH Tectia middleware solution and a new pricing model for entry-level customers to wield enterprise-level security, enabling them to start with a small number of applications and expanding their licenses as need be. This also gives companies the ability to quickly meet compliance requirements, such as SOX, the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The new version of SSH Tectia Server offers Windows domain authentication in multiple-OS environments, RADIUS support and nested tunnel support.

FastIron Edge X448
FastIron Edge X448 offers full Layer 3 support.
Foundry Networks announced availability of full Layer 3 support for its FastIron Edge X series of small form-factor 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches. The full Layer 3 upgrade package supports Internet routing protocols and multicast routing protocols as well as more secure network access capabilities, including 802.1X authentication, dynamic VLAN assignment, access control lists and MAC filter group with 802.1x authentication.

Netilla Networks released version 5.0 of its dynaTRUST operation system, featuring enhancements to its client identity engine, expanded protection against Web application security vulnerabilities, and compatibility with applications such as Microsoft Outlook Web Access, client/server apps and Windows Terminal Services. The updated OS will come standard with the flagship Netilla Security Platform and Netilla Secure Gateway Appliance lines.

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