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Qualys Detects and Provides Analysis of Newly-Discovered Linux Trojan

Supplies Free Detection and Cleansing Tools to Prevent Exploits of New Threat REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., January 9, 2002 – Qualysâ„?, Inc., a leader in Managed Vulnerability Assessment, announces the detection and analysis of a new and potentially dangerous Remote Shell Trojan, referenced as RST.b, with backdoor and self-replicating functionality. Machines can become infected through binary email attachment or downloaded files. RST.b then installs a backdoor that listens for network traffic coming through any UDP port, … More

Paranoia Vs. Transparency And Their Effects On Internet Security

Reactions to non-intrusive probes and network activity that is merely unexpected are becoming increasingly hostile; a result from increasing amounts of incidents and security threats. From my perspective of security, overreactions to activities not crossing authorization and legal boundaries, are leading to a scenario where anyone acquiring basic information about a system needs to be afraid about potential consequences. Seen under a wide scope, this leads to network security no longer being transparent. Why a … More

Qualys Joins Check Point’s New OPSEC Security Assessment Initiative

QualysGuard’s Real-time Managed Vulnerability Assessment Service Adds Proactive Policy-Checking Service for Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Qualys(TM), Inc., the pioneer of Automated Vulnerability Assessment, today announced participation in the Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP) OPSEC(TM) (Open Platform for Security) Security Assessment Initiative. The newly announced initiative provides a method for certification of tools and services that help validate network security through vulnerability assessment and corrective action. For more … More

Full Disclosure of Vulnerabilities – pros/cons and fake arguments

Should the complete details of security vulnerabilities be made public or not? Not only do we need to understand the true pros and cons, but we also need to understand the “fake arguments” – the arguments people bring forth to serve some other purpose than making the “truely right” decision. This paper will try to point out all these things, to aid in building a more complete picture of the full disclosure concept. What should … More

Coolsite Worm Leaves Users Red Faced – ‘adult’ Worm Spreading Says Sophos

Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, is urging users to be wary of the CoolSite worm (JS/CoolSite-A). Sophos has received several reports of this worm from the wild. The malicious code comes in the form of an email with the subject line ‘Hi’ and the body text: ‘Hi. I found cool site! http:// [url omitted] It’s really cool’. If the recipient clicks on the embedded link, the worm sets the users Internet Explorer … More

Sanctum, Inc. Brings First Web Application Security Solution to European Market

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 17, 2001– Partnership with Articon-Integralis Extends Availability of Sanctum’s AppShield and AppScan to Growing International User Base Sanctum, Inc., the established leader in Web application security software, today announced a partnership with Articon-Integralis AG (Neuer Markt: AAGN), the European market leader in IT security solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Allasso, the channel-focused company of Articon-Integralis, will distribute both Sanctum products, AppScan and AppShield, throughout Europe. Through their extensive reseller … More

Symantec’s New Norton Internet Security 2002 Professional Edition Provides Unrivaled Online Security for Small Businesses and Advanced Users

New Norton Intrusion Detection Analyzes Internet Traffic, Eliminates Security Breaches. CUPERTINO, Calif. – Dec. 11, 2001 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced Norton Internet Security 2002 Professional Edition, the first and most complete online security and privacy suite for small businesses and advanced users. Norton Internet Security 2002 Professional Edition provides business professionals comprehensive protection against a wide range of serious Internet risks including viruses, hackers, privacy breaches, … More

Symantec Safeguards Productivity of Professionals, Small Businesses and Advanced Users With New Norton Antivirus 2002 Professional Edition

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Dec. 11, 2001-Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced the release of Norton AntiVirus 2002 Professional Edition, the world’s most trusted anti-virus solution for professionals, small businesses and advanced users. Norton AntiVirus 2002 Professional Edition is compatible with the latest Palm and Windows operating systems and has been developed to address the needs of sophisticated users by automatically keeping their PCs and PDAs safe from malicious code … More

NCC Networks Selects Qualys Network Vulnerability Service to Deliver Automated Auditing Over the Web

Security Officers and IT Managers Manage Real-World Threats With QualysGuard’s Real-Time Automated Vulnerability Assessment Service REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ — At InfoSec in New York, Qualys(TM), Inc., the pioneer of Automated Vulnerability Assessment (AVA), announced a partnership with NCC Networks, a Midwest leader in the Security arena, specializing in VPN (Virtual Private Network), PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), Intrusion Detection and two-factor authentication technologies. NCC offers a comprehensive network security audit for any size … More

CA Offers Free Vulnerability Scan to Reduce IT Infrastructure Exposure to Malicious Actions

Service Assesses Perimeter Defenses, Remote Access, Software Patches and Other Potential eBusiness Risks ISLANDIA, N.Y., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA), the world’s leading provider of eBusiness management solutions, today announced that it is offering a free security assessment service to North American companies. This service will enable IT managers to better understand their business’ vulnerability to a wide spectrum of security threats. CA is offering this service in response to growing … More

AVStripper Creates a Perimeter of Defense for the Entire Network with No System Integration

Pleasanton, CA — December 5, 2001 — Ositis Software, Inc., a leading developer of connectivity and Internet access technologies, today announced the shipment of AVStripper. The first ever anti-virus bridge to scan all major protocols, AVStripper is a stand-alone hardware product that stops viruses before they penetrate the corporate network. AVStripper protects companies from security breaches, downtime and data destruction. AVStripper also ensures the company does not spread viruses to another organization, thereby protecting a … More

GFI Launches Email Security Testing Zone

Test if your email system is vulnerable to email viruses & attacks! London, UK, 15 November 2001 – GFI has launched an Email Security Testing Zone to enable organizations to check whether their email systems are vulnerable to email viruses and attacks. The zone,, allows visitors to discover instantly if their system is secure against current and future email threats, such as emails containing infected attachments, emails with malformed MIME headers, and HTML mails … More