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Former White House Security Czar Forms CSO Council

November 12, 2003
Former White House security advisor Howard Schmidt on Wednesday announced the formation of the Global Council of CSOs, a group of 10 security experts that will address issues of national security, business continuity and technology development.

IDS Will Morph, But Won't Die

October 13, 2003
Shock waves are still reverberating from a report issued in June predicting the demise of IDS technology by 2005. But Security Guard columnist Paul Desmond says IDS really isn't disappearing.

A Better Way to Deal With Vulnerabilities

July 10, 2003
When IT pros start adding up the real costs of addressing security vulnerabilities, they may be in for an unpleasant surprise. It's enough to make them demand better quality software -- or at least, it should be.

Security Product of the Year -- Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition

May 14, 2003
Answer: Yaha, Klez, Lovegate, Bugbear and Backdoor. Question: What are five reasons Datamation readers selected Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 7.6 as the Security Product of the Year?

Time to Get Tough About Email Security

May 12, 2003
A recent META Group study underscores what many of us already knew: email is now a more important business communications tool than the telephone. If that's the case, then email security must be an increasingly important priority.

Fed Cyberspace Security Strategy -- Nothing Much for Everyone

March 4, 2003
It's clear why the federal government released its 'National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace' document with so little fanfare -- because there isn't much to brag about.

CipherTrust Boosts Spam Detection Features of IronMail

February 14, 2003
CipherTrust announces a new release of its IronMail secure email appliance that adds new spam-fighting features intended to drive up spam detection rates while reducing false positives.

Nortel Brings SSL to Alteon, Passport Switches

February 13, 2003
Nortel Networks announces new switches and switch modules that bring SSL acceleration and SSL-based virtual private network capabilities to its Alteon and Passport switch lines.

Tallying the 'Pest' Toll

February 6, 2003
RAT, Commercial RAT, Nuker, Mail Bomber, IRC War. No, these are not the handles of players in some ultra-violent computer game. Rather, they are 'pests,' and they are a growing security problem, according to PestPatrol Inc.

PKWare Makes Progress on Enterprise-wide Encryption

February 5, 2003
With a series of announcements over the past couple of weeks that culminates later this month with a joint announcement with RSA Security, PKWare is making headway on its vision of seeing the ubiquitous ZIP format used enterprise-wide for file encryption as well as compression.

Secure Computing Unwraps New Firewalls, Management Appliance

January 29, 2003
In what amounts to the first tangible fruits of its acquisition of the Gauntlet firewall from Network Associates nearly a year ago, Secure Computing announces a new 'hybrid' firewall and an appliance for managing hundreds of distributed firewalls.

ActivCard Aims to Simplify Single Sign-on

January 28, 2003
ActivCard announces software that integrates multiple authentication techniques to simplify the process of providing secure, single sign-on access to enterprise systems and applications, as well as to Web sites and resources outside the control of IT.

Secure Messaging Vendor Offers Management Appliance

January 28, 2003
Tumbleweed Communications announces an appliance that runs its MMS 5.5 software, which provides content filtering, secure email, anti-virus and anti-spam capabilities.

BMC Beefs Up Provisioning Tool

January 22, 2003
Enterprise management products vendor BMC Software announces enhancements to its CONTROL-SA provisioning tool that focus on ease of use and deployment as well as scalability and integration.

Aventail Touts Clientless VPN Appliance As IPSec Replacement

January 16, 2003
Remote access vendor Aventail unveils an SSL-based VPN appliance it claims ups the ante in the 'clientless' VPN market, with features enabling it to replace more complicated IPSec-based VPNs for remote user access to networks.

SonicWall Unwraps 2 New VPN/Firewall Appliances

January 16, 2003
Internet security product vendor SonicWall announces a pair of new security appliances targeted at the small/medium business market and featuring enhanced firewall and administrative functions.

Dollars, Sense and the Cyber Security Act

January 9, 2003
The recently passed Cyber Security Research and Development Act aims to provide nearly $1 billion for various forms of security research and scholarships. But it's no sure bet that Congress will vote to fund the legislation.

Report: Internet Security Threats Will Get Worse

January 8, 2003
A new Internet risk assessment report paints a grim picture of the state of Internet security and warns of persistent threats to come from new forms of mass-mailing worms.

Macromedia, RealNetworks Release Patches

January 2, 2003
Two high-profile multimedia software companies release patches for vulnerabilities in their respective products that may result in buffer overflows.