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New Type of Data Security by TenFold

TenFold Corporation made public a significant and unique feature of its Universal Application platform called SecurityByValue that introduces a simple way to manage a new type of data security. SecurityByValue is a Universal Application feature that lets non-technical, applications administrators define rules that precisely control the data that end-users may read or write. Dr. Nancy Harvey, TenFold’s President and CEO said: “No other applications development technology offers SecurityByValue capability. With security becoming more important because … More

Internet Security Systems’ X-Force Releases Internet Risk Impact Summary Report for Q4 2002 and Year-end

ATLANTA, Ga. — January 7, 2003 — Internet Security Systems, Inc. (ISS) (Nasdaq: ISSX), today released its Internet Risk Impact Summary Report (IRIS) for the fourth quarter and year-end of 2002, which reveals that 101 hybrid threats and computer worms were tracked during the fourth quarter, in addition to the 393 tracked in the prior three quarters. Although the fourth quarter represents a 28 percent decrease in the number of threats between Q3 and Q4, … More

Blue Coat Systems and Websense Team to Accelerate Next-Generation Employee Internet Management

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 7, 2003 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), a Web security company, and Websense, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBSN), the worldwide leader of employee Internet management (EIM) solutions, today announced an enhanced strategic partnership to distribute Websense’s next-generation EIM database on Blue Coat’s award-winning Web security appliance platform. The new agreement will allow for the Websense Master Databases to be offered integrated on the box with Blue Coat’s high-performance appliance … More

Sophos and Red Networks deliver virus protection to LYNX Express

Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, announced today that its award-winning virus finding technology has been deployed by LYNX Express, the UK’s largest independent parcel carrier. Red Networks, a Sophos-certified partner, worked alongside Sophos to complete the deal with LYNX Express. LYNX Express is using Sophos Anti-Virus, MailMonitor and Enterprise Manager at 40 sites throughout the country to protect its workstations, servers and email gateway from more than 78,000 viruses, Trojan horses and … More

Network Associates Acquires Deersoft Anti-Spam Technology

Network Associates, Inc. acquired Deersoft, Inc., a provider of anti-spam applications. The Deersoft acquisition is the first in a series of investments Network Associates is making in spam and content filtering technologies. Under the terms of the deal, Network Associates has acquired technologies associated with Deersoft’s consumer and enterprise anti-spam products for an undisclosed amount and will assume all support obligations for Deersoft customers. The technology will be delivered at the gateway, email server and … More

Linux Security: Reflections on 2002

Here are my reflections on Linux security in 2002 and predictions for 2003. All statements not otherwise attributed are my opinions. I think that the major change in 2002 over 2001 in Linux security was that major heavily-deployed subsystems continued to get more hardened. The recent versions of Sendmail, LPD (Line Printer Daemon), and the commercial ( version of SSH suffered no vulnerabilities. This may be a record for these subsystems. Non-Windows Apache did suffer … More

Norman Warns Of A New Variant Of Fast Spreading Email Worm

The Data Security Company Norman warns against a new variant of the mass mailer worm, W32/Yaha. W32/Yaha.K comes in what appears to be an ordinary e-mail, and spreads through normal e-mail channels. The worm uses a large variety of different subject lines, body texts and attachment names, full details of which can be found at The worm will copy itself to certain directories in the Windows system, and then make changes to the Registry … More

Central Command: Top 12 Viruses For December 2002

Central Command Releases Its Dirty Dozen – Top 12 – Viruses For December 2002 Alterations In Worm/Klez.E Subject Lines Allows For Continued Propagation, W32/Yaha.M Breaks-In At Number Ten MEDINA, Ohio December 31, 2002 – Central Command, a leading provider of PC anti-virus software and computer security services today released its monthly listing of the top twelve viruses reported for December 2002. The report, coined the “Dirty Dozen”, is based on the number of virus occurrences … More

Sophos: Top 10 Viruses and Hoaxes in December 2002

This is the latest in a series of monthly charts counting down the ten most frequently occurring viruses and hoaxes as compiled by Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection. For December 2002, the virus chart is as follows, with the most frequently occurring virus at number one: 1. W32/Bugbear-A (Bugbear worm) 15.8% THIRD MONTH AT NUMBER ONE 2. W32/Klez-H (Klez variant) 10.9% ELEVENTH MONTH IN TOP TEN 3. Troj/Tubmo-A (Tubmo Trojan) 5.9% NEW … More

The Ten Most Dangerous Viruses of 2002

Panda Software, leading antivirus software developer, has published a list of the ten most prevalent viruses in 2002 based on the data compiled from Panda ActiveScan, the free, online antivirus. There’s no doubt that this year’s most virulent malicious code has been Klez.I, responsible for nearly 18 percent of all infections. This ruthless virus uses a two-pronged attack. On the one hand using ‘social-engineering’ under a multitude of guises, to trick users, and on the … More

“L” Variant of the Opaserv Worm Circulating Around

This worm has been designed to activate on or after December 24 2002 . Its actions include deleting the contents of the infected computer’s CMOS and hard disk Panda Software’s Virus Laboratory has detected the appearance of Opaserv.L (W32/Opaserv.L). This new variant is particularly dangerous as, on December 24, 2002 or afterwards, it can delete the CMOS memory and every file in the infected computer’s hard disk. Opaserv.L spreads over the Internet, in search of … More

The Position of Sophos in the Anti-Virus World

Sophos is the world’s 5th largest and the biggest European-headquartered anti-virus vendor. On the term of profitability, Sophos takes the third place, just after Symantec and Trend Micro. Sophos’s increasingly rapid growth internationally is reflected in a user base of well over 20 million and revenues, which soared by nearly 40% in the year 2001-2002. While attending the RSA Conference 2003, we had an opportunity to talk with Michel Lanaspèze, Manager of Marketing and Communication … More