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Aventail enhances management, directory features of VPN service

November 19, 2001
Aventail Corp. has announced Version 2.0 of its Aventail.Net virtual private network service, adding new directory and user management features intended to ease VPN administration chores.
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Tivoli enters market for automated provisioning tools

November 19, 2001
The nascent market for software that automates the provisioning of IT resources got a boost last week from a significant player: IBM's Tivoli unit.
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Cs3 mounts defense against DDoS attacks

October 30, 2001
One of today's more vexing security challenges is how to defend against a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS), where hackers install "zombie" code on hundreds or thousands of Internet-attached computers and use them to flood a single Web site with bogus requests. Cs3, Inc., which has been working on the problem since 1999, has come out with a product intended to stop such attacks from their point of origin - the "zombie" computers.
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SecurityFocus service warns of imminent attacks

October 30, 2001
Wouldn't it be nice to know a few days or even a week ahead of time when a potentially devastating virus such as Code Red was about to start spreading across the Internet? SecurityFocus claims it can do just that.
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Global content security player establishes U.S. beachhead

October 17, 2001
Marshal Software has announced its entry into the U.S. market for content security with the opening of a headquarters in Atlanta and an upgrade offer for users of its key competitor's product.
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Sanctum beefs up application vulnerability scanner

October 17, 2001
Sanctum, Inc. has released a new version of its AppScan Web application vulnerability scanning tool that it says offers improved performance, new customization features and greater accuracy than previous versions.
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Hercules to help patch system vulnerabilities

October 3, 2001
In the wake of the recent Nimda virus, which followed closely on the heels of this summer's Code Red outbreak, you are no doubt tired of hearing that you need to be zealous about applying patches for known vulnerabilities to your various systems. You know it's important to keep up with these patches, but you can't exactly stop everything else you're doing.
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Recourse traps and hunts down cyber attackers

October 3, 2001
Recourse Technologies Inc., a provider of e-security threat management solutions, has announced ManHunt 1.2 and ManTrap 2.1 security solutions, designed to track and trap network intruders.
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Counterpane's managed security monitoring service wins converts

September 18, 2001
Counterpane Internet Security, the San Jose, Calif.-based provider of managed security monitoring services, is progressing in its efforts to offer 24x7 security monitoring for customers from its Secure Operations Centers (SOCs) staffed by expert security analysts, says Carolyn Turbyfill, director of software for Counterpane.
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Retailers wary of privacy legislation out of Washington

May 23, 2001
Retailers are concerned with the impact of potential privacy legislation out of Washington, D.C., but they don't know what exactly to be afraid of since a number of scenarios could unfold based on activity in Congress, Cathy Hotka, VP of IT at the National Retail Federation (NRF) told an audience at the Brainstorm Group's E-Business Integration Conference Series recently in Chicago.
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Managed security services garner increased interest

May 9, 2001
Most companies are spending about 1% of their IT budgets on security when they should be spending in the 3% to 5% range, said Earl Perkins, senior program director with the META Group's Security Infusion team based in New Orleans.
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Marriott's e-security strategy:A business-IT collaboration

April 16, 2001
In the experience of Marriott International, Inc.'s Chris Zoladz, e-business security is a process, not a project.
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