Articles by John Desmond 

Casino Stacks the Deck with New IDS System

The Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has to deal with more than its share of hacker attacks. To fight off these threats, IT administrators there recently went shopping for an IDS system.

RSA Offers Standalone Federated Identity Manager

Identity security products vendor RSA announces new software designed to interoperate with other identity and access management products.

Sentryware Upgrades Transaction Gateway Appliance

The latest version of Sentryware's HTTP transaction gateway appliance is designed to make configuration easier and to better secure bidirectional transactions.

Case Study: Banking on Proactive Information Security

The Bank of Alameda in Alameda, Calif., has put in place a secure infrastructure that can be managed by a small IT staff and which leverages state-of-the-art tools in automated remediation management.

New PKWARE Products Feature Secure Data Transfer

Data compression software vendor PKWARE announces SecureZIP, a line of products designed to ensure secure data transfer.

Check Point Directing Security to Web Applications, End Points

Check Point Software enhances its perimeter protection with add-ons to two existing products and a new Web security gateway.

Countering Lack of Security in Wi-Fi Hot Spots

In a report on 'Securing the Mobile Device,' the Burton Group outlines options users tapping the 802.11 protocol have for securing their transmissions and guarding the integrity of their data.

Remote Worker Security Needs to Balance Cost, Connectivity, Says META

The basic toolkit to secure remote access for the mobile worker should strike a balance between ease and convenience of connectivity with the resources required from an organization to support that use, according to a META Group report.

National Partnership Issues Call for Security Governance

A task force of the National Cyber Security Partnership urges industry to integrate information security governance into corporate processes.

Sophos Small-Business Suite Fights Viruses, Spam

Virus and spam protection software vendor Sophos targets small businesses with a suite of products designed to provide virus and spam protection for the email gateway as well as desktop and server defense against viruses.

University Effectively Using Anomaly Detection

Network monitoring technology initially developed at the University of New Brunswick several years ago eventually helped spawn the formation of Q1 Labs. Today UNB remains a beta tester and customer of the company's anomaly detection software.

Ensuring Mobile Clients Comply with Security Policy

Mobile security products vendor Senforce updates its location-aware endpoint security technology to include more support for the government market and improved wireless connectivity control.

Oblix Simplifies User Identity Management for E-business Partners

Identity management products vendor Oblix updates its SHAREid server designed to simplify the task of having e-business hub partners allow users to employ Web single sign-on.

Q1 Labs Release Features Threat Management, Behavior Modeling

An updated, renamed version of Q1 Labs' security software includes real-time enhanced threat management, behavior modeling, alerting and reporting.

StillSecure Boost Security for Intelligent Endpoint Devices

Network security vendor StillSecure unveils software designed to ensure that any device accessing a company's network is screened to remove known security threats.

Aventail Appliance Aims to Reduce Security Risk of Public Kiosks

Security appliance vendor Aventail unveils a product designed to help companies that enable users to access corporate applications through public portals such as at airport kiosks tighten end-point security control.

Blue Lance Extends LT Auditor+, Syslog Capabilities to Linux

Security auditing and compliance tools on Linux get a boost with Blue Lance's release of LT Auditor+ for Novell eDirectory atop Linux, and LT Auditor+ Syslogs for Linux and Unix servers.

Enforcer 3.1 Bars Unsanctioned IM, P2P Access

The latest version of Akonix System's Enforcer 3.1 is designed to ensure that instant messaging on the job is used only for work.

Symantec Offers Enhanced Portal for Enterprises

Internet security products vendor Symantec adds a secure interface to its Managed Security Services offering.

Personal Quarantine Manager Lists Spam Held at Gateway

A new function included in Tumbleweed Communications' gateway-based Email Firewall enables individual mail recipients to view a list of blocked messages to see which ones should be sent through to them.

Vericept Adds Fraud, Identity Theft Protection

A fraud and identity theft protection package added to enterprise risk management products from Vericept helps companies safeguard customer data such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and other personal information.

NetSec Adds FISMA Reporting Compliance Service

Managed security service provider NetSec announces a new compliance reporting and tracking service aimed at helping government agencies meet the requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act.

Xacta Improves Compliance Reporting Software

Xacta Corp. releases an upgrade to its security risk management products directed at the government and commercial sectors.

Sanctum Updates AppScan Security Testing Tool

Applications security vendor Sanctum Inc. releases a new version of its flagship AppScan tool that features automatic testing of application-specific vulnerabilities related to Web services applications incorporating XML and SOAP.

MX Logic Offers Email Defense Gateway to Service Providers

MX Logic, which has sold its Email Defense Gateway system as a managed service to users in the enterprise, government and resellers, is now offering a version for service providers.