Corporate Security Overview: 04-11 June 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.

05 June 2002 – Trend Micro, Inc. announced that the Fairfax County Public School system, the 12th largest in the United States, has deployed Trend Micro ServerProtect and Trend Micro ScanMail(tm) for Microsoft(tm) Exchange 2000 to prevent virus outbreaks throughout its computer network. Seven months into the 2001-2002 academic year, Fairfax County officials credit the Trend Micro solutions with stopping more than 30,000 virus-infected messages.

Carl J. Pittman, Computer Security Manager, Fairfax County Public Schools said: “We are very pleased with the security Trend Micro gives the 22,000 employees who use our 400 instructional and school-based servers. The staff includes teachers, principals, finance clerks — even food service personnel. Any virus takes away a valuable teaching and communications tool, and we don’t want that to happen”.

Press release: http://www.net-security.org/press.php?id=812

05 June 2002 – Sophos announced that Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows XP has been awarded the VB 100% award in the June 2002 edition of Virus Bulletin. This is the 16th time Sophos Anti-Virus has won a VB 100% award, confirming its position as one of the most powerful virus protection products available.

Press release: http://www.net-security.org/press.php?id=813

06 June 2002 – GFI today announced the release of LANguard Security Event Log Monitor (S.E.L.M.) 3, a host-based intrusion detection system that monitors networks for security breaches. The product analyses the network security event logs and alerts administrators of key security events in real time, thereby permitting immediate action.

Nick Galea, CEO of GFI said: “Firewalls and anti-virus software alone do not provide sufficient network protection because they do not detect internal security breaches and backdoors. This is why enterprises also require an effective intrusion detection system to monitor for internal security breaches. By continually auditing all machines on the network and issuing real-time alerts on high security events, GFI LANguard S.E.L.M. offers administrators peace of mind.”

Press release: http://www.net-security.org/press.php?id=814

06 June 2002 – Sophos and Sandvine Incorporated, developer of innovative network-based products and solutions for service providers, today announced a partnership that will allow service providers of internet access the ability to offer their residential subscribers network-based virus protection using Sophos’s powerful virus scanning engine.

Ralph Pisani, Jr., director of business development at Sophos Americas said: “The Sandvine solution addresses a growing need within the service provider industry for billable services that are delivered with minimal infrastructure impact”.

Press release: http://www.net-security.org/press.php?id=815

10 June 2002 – Citadel Security Software Inc. announced the launching of their Authorized Technology Partner and Channel Partner Programs. These comprehensive programs allow qualified system integrators, resellers and technology developers the opportunity to offer Citadel’s security products and/or integrate their technology with Citadel applications.

Steven B. Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of Citadel Security Software said: “We’ve had tremendous interest from a wide range of organizations and individuals who would like to either integrate their products with Hercules or even re-license it to their end-user customers.”

Press release: http://www.net-security.org/press.php?id=818

10 June 2002 – SecurityFocus introduced a new brand name for its family of security threat management solutions: DeepSight. Best representing the spirit and capabilities of the SecurityFocus offering as the first and only early warning, comprehensive incident and threat management system available, the DeepSight brand name takes affect immediately.

Arthur Wong, CEO and co-founder of SecurityFocus said: “In the past year, our company has truly matured. We have grown into an established company with more than 60 enterprise customers. Our new name more accurately reflects the breadth and depth of value that our technology provides to our customers and partners.”

Press release: http://www.net-security.org/press.php?id=819

10 June 2002 – Qualys, Inc. announced at the 2002 Qualys Security Conference the inauguration of its Technical Advisory Board, to provide Qualys’ engineering team with regular counsel from eminent network security professionals.

Press release: http://www.net-security.org/press.php?id=820

10 June 2002 – The Data Security Company Norman ASA, announced that Norman Virus Control (NVC) has received yet another Virus Bulletin 100% Award, its seventeenth since 1998, making its anti-virus products among the highest performing in the market. The June 2002 VB 100% award has been given to NVC for its performance in a Windows XP Professional comparative review.

Press release: http://www.net-security.org/press.php?id=821

11 June 2002 – Aladdin Knowledge Systems announced that the Crowley Independent School District in Texas is using Aladdin’s eSafe for a strong anti-virus defense and reliable protection against pornography, hate sites, gambling and inappropriate and non-productive content.

Mr. Chad Ingram, Wan Administrator of Crowley Independent School District, said he chose eSafe Gateway and eSafe Mail to scan email and Internet traffic, block Web sites and protect more than 10,000 students and staff from various forms of content not suitable for an educational setting.

Press release: http://www.net-security.org/press.php?id=822