Corporate Security Overview: 15-20 May 2002

A number of security companies send us their company press releases, which we republish in the press section of Help Net Security. This is an overview of interesting developments in the corporate security world during the past week.

15 May 2002 – Application Security, Inc. announced the availability of AppDetective for Sybase, which is an application security scanner designed to perform network-based penetration tests and vulnerability assessments. Application Security, Inc. extends AppDetective’s revolutionary methodology and knowledgebase of application-specific vulnerabilities to secure and protect Sybase databases. AppDetective easily locates, examines, reports, and helps fix Sybase security vulnerabilities with a click of a button.

Aaron C. Newman, CTO of Application Security, Inc. said: “Sybase is a powerful database with many robust security features. AppDetective reduces the cost of securing your Sybase installations and empowers database administrators to effectively provide secure database applications.”

Press release: http://www.net-security.org/press.php?id=780

15 May 2002 – Alcatel announced the addition of VPN capabilities to its OmniAccess 512 branch office solution. The announcement is part of Alcatel’s CrystalSec enterprise security initiative that provides the security framework for all Omni voice and data products. This new VPN capability ensures that sensitive enterprise information is not compromised when voice and data communications are extended to the branch office.

Joelle Gauthier, Alcatel VP of network infrastructure marketing. said: “Offering secure voice and data applications to the branch office is one of the highest priorities of the network manager today. By adding VPN capability to a strong feature set that includes web-based applications, IP telephony, and traditional circuit switched voice, the Alcatel OmniAccess 512 increases the choices a network manager has for connecting the branch network.”

Press release: http://www.net-security.org/press.php?id=781

16 May 2002 – Kaspersky Lab announced that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2.0 for Palm OS now includes an array of new and improved features. Included in version 2.0 are an improved system of virus defense, full control over all possible virus threat sources, a new user interface, centralized control of virus database updating and a significantly enhanced anti-virus scanner.

A “Conduit” module has been added to this version of Kaspersky’s Anti Virus. This module, according to a user-determined schedule, updates the anti-virus database. “Conduit” is fully integrated into Kaspersky Control Center, which gives the opportunity to manage Palm OS virus defense directly from one console on a personal computer.

Press release: http://www.net-security.org/press.php?id=783

17 May 2002 – Trend Micro, Inc. announced that its ServerProtect antivirus solution has successfully completed interoperability testing with IBM’s TotalStorage Network Attached Storage (NAS) 200, 300, and 300G series servers using the testing principles of the recently announced IBM TotalStorage Proven program.

Kathleen Smith, VP, Storage Solutions for IBM’s Storage Systems Group said: “With the increased visibility of ServerProtect antivirus solutions to the IBM Business Partner and sales representative community, Trend Micro can have greater visibility with customers and look towards smoother, reliable implementations. This can lead to reduced sales cycles and ultimately increased customer satisfaction.

Press release: http://www.net-security.org/press.php?id=784

20 May 2002 – TruSecure Corporation announced that e-Travel, the leading global provider of online travel technology, has selected TruSecure Perimeter service to secure its critical information assets from external threats. Additionally, e-Travel has completed the necessary requirements to achieve TruSecure Certification.

Geoffrey Teekema, CIO, e-Travel said: “Customer success is our most important goal. Delivering consistently high levels of reliability, scalability and performance help us maintain the high standards that our customers expect. The TruSecure Perimeter Certification substantiates the integrity of our infrastructure and provides our customers with unquestioned confidence in our technology.”

Press release: http://www.net-security.org/press.php?id=787

20 May 2002 – Secos announced that the Korean Organizing Committee for the 2002 FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup has selected SecoShield 3.0 as the intrusion detection and response system (IDS) for the upcoming international soccer tournament. SecoShield was the very first NIDS to become OPSEC certified, having passed Check Point’s most rigorous testing and usability standards.

David Cho, CTO of Secos said: “The FIFA World Cup Web site will be one of the key areas in which soccer fans worldwide will go to get statistics and up-to-the-minute results. SecoShield will help FIFA’s security administrators protect against the hackers and intruders who will attempt to bring down the site and freeze the flow of information from Korea and Japan to information hungry soccer fans across the globe.”

Press release: http://www.net-security.org/press.php?id=788

20 May 2002 – nCipher plc and Netegrity, Inc. announced a technology partnership which has resulted in nCipher’s hardware-based encryption products being integrated with Netegrity’s industry-leading access control software, SiteMinder. The combination of these two products provides companies with a new level of security by ensuring that critical cryptographic keys are protected from physical attack and malicious use, therefore reducing risk and increasing the overall security of an enterprise network.

Bill Bartow, VP and general manager, Access Control and Identity Management Business Unit at Netegrity said: “Our customers, particularly in the financial services sector, have very stringent corporate security policies. nCipher’s market-leading key management technology enables us to extend our feature set to further address our customer’s growing security needs. nCipher’s nShield HSM, delivers the security and performance that our customers require to create an even stronger enterprise-wide security solution.”

Press release: http://www.net-security.org/press.php?id=789