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Security Year in Review by Mark Finan

Mark Finan is the Marketing Manager at Attix5 UK. Founded in South Africa and based in the United Kingdom, Attix5 is the market leader in the development of remote, managed and secure backup and retrieval software. For more information on their software read this article. 2002 has seen the convergence of a number of factors that will be the springboard for the security market in 2003 and, more specifically, the growth of the market for … More

Panda Antivirus Platinum 7.0, Now Available from Tucows

Thanks to this new initiative, users can try out Panda Software’s new antivirus solution, free for one month, including daily updates and technical support MADRID, December 23, 2002 Panda Software, leading antivirus developer, and Tucows, the popular freeware and shareware portal, have agreed to make a complete version of Panda Antivirus Platinum 7.0 available to all users. This free download comes with one month’s services provided by Panda Software, including daily antivirus updates, 24h-365d technical … More

@stake Announces Release 2 of WebProxy

Interactive Security Tool Created by Renowned Security Experts Helps Software Engineers Build More Secure Web Applications Cambridge, MA, December 17, 2002 – @stake, Inc., ( the world’s largest independent digital security consulting firm, today announced the immediate commercial availability of @stake® WebProxyTM, a powerful interactive security tool that helps software developers, quality assurance engineers, and security professionals test and enhance the security of Web applications. Sitting between the developer’s browser and the Web application, WebProxy … More

RSA Security Enhances Security for Wireless LAN Environments

RSA Security Inc., announced the availability of new functionality for the industry-leading RSA SecurID two-factor authentication solution that enables enhanced protection in WLAN environments. Without the proper security measures in place, wireless connectivity will continue to be a major risk until more robust authentication protocols are adopted. Now, by securing WLANs with the proven solution for two-factor user authentication, organizations can realize the full benefits of WLANs – including cost reduction and productivity enhancement – … More

Viruses Disguised as Christmas Greetings

In the last few days, Klez.I has been appearing in messages with ‘Happy Christmas’ as the subject With Christmas approaching, the customary deluge of e-mail greetings and graphic applications with festive themes begins to reach our inboxes. This unfortunately gives virus creators a perfect opportunity to create viruses that use these messages to fool users and trick them into opening files which contain malicious code. One worm taking advantage of this is Klez.I, which is … More

RSA Security Enhances Security for Wireless LAN Environments

Organizations now able to protect access to their wireless LANs with market-leading RSA SecurID® two-factor authentication software Bedford, MA, Monday, December 16, 2002 — RSA Security Inc. (Nasdaq: RSAS), the most trusted name in e-security®, today announced the availability of new functionality for the industry-leading RSA SecurID® two-factor authentication solution that enables enhanced protection in wireless local area network (WLAN) environments. Without the proper security measures in place, wireless connectivity will continue to be a … More

Strengthening Security for Small Businesses With Safe@ 3.0

SofaWare Technologies launched Safe@ 3.0, bringing enterprise-class security to the small businesses and consumers. The complete suite of Safe@ solutions, including Safe@Home, Safe@Home Pro and Safe@Office, is available immediately on security appliances from Celestix, Intrusion Inc, NEC Communication Systems, Nokia, VPN Dynamics and on SofaWare’s S-box security appliance. Safe@Home protects home users and home office users with a Safe@ Stateful Inspection firewall, Safe@Home Pro provides remote workers with secure VPN remote access to company resources … More

NT OBJECTives – focusing on securing web services

Recently a new tool for security assessment and defense was announced: The Fire & Water Toolkit – a collection of cohesive, interactive command line tools that perform network discovery, mapping, assessment and reporting, as well as strong web server defense. The company behind this software is NT OBJECTives and they are focused on securing web services. JD Glaser, CEO of NT OBJECTives said: “It’s so much more challenging with the number of web services coming … More

Internet Cleanup 3.0 Protects Your Privacy

Aladdin Systems, Inc. (not to be confused with Aladdin Knowledge Systems) announced a new version of Internet Cleanup, software recently acquired from Kroll Ontrack. Internet Cleanup 3.0 runs on all versions of Microsoft Windows operating system and it requires Internet Explorer 5.01 or later, AOL 7.0/8.0 or MSN browser. Some of the interesting functions this product bundles are: blocking pop-up advertisements, blocking cookies and unwanted ads, removing spyware and web bugs, automatic browser data cleaning … More

ActivCard and Precise Biometrics Expand Cooperation to Meet Demand For Biometric Smart Card ID Badges

ActivCard Offers Industry’s First Complete Portfolio with Biometric Matching on Smart Cards, Servers, or PCs Precise Biometrics Match-on-Card Capabilities Added to ActivCard Gold(TM) 2.2 FREMONT, Calif. and LUND, Sweden, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — ActivCard(R) (Nasdaq: ACTI; Nasdaq Europe: ACTI), the leader in IDentity Management (IDM) software for remote access, single sign-on and digital ID card solutions, today announced an expanded cooperation with its partner Precise Biometrics AB (publ), developer and provider of world-leading and user-friendly … More

InfoExpress Releases New Web Agent for CyberGatekeeper

Policy Enforcer New web agent prevents unsafe connections to intranets, with no end-user software or configuration required Mountain View, CA – December 18, 2002 – In a key update to its remote access policy enforcement system, security pioneer InfoExpress today announced that the latest version of the CyberGatekeeper Suite now offers policy enforcement for web-based applications. CyberGatekeeper lets administrators enforce security policies for remote computers accessing the corporate network over remote connections, such as VPN, … More

PC Welt Recognizes Panda Activescan as the Best Online Antivirus

Magazine publishes a comparative review carried out by Andreas Marx, of the University of Magdeburg, in which the Panda Software solution demonstrated its outstanding qualities MADRID, December 18, 2002 Panda ActiveScan, Panda Software’s free online antivirus, has come out on top in a comparative review published by the prestigious German magazine PC Welt. The exhaustive analysis was performed by the well-known IT specialist Andreas Marx, Director of the Anti-Virus Test Center at the University of … More