Version 3.0 brings a host of new enhancements, expanded features and functionality to AccessEnforcer.
specialist Calyptix Security announced the release of AccessEnforcer Version
3.0, the latest major version of the AccessEnforcer software. Version 3.0
brings a host of new enhancements, expanded features and functionality to
AccessEnforcer to deliver enhanced Internet security to small and midsize
businesses and nonprofit organizations. The company said many of these
improvements have been implemented at the request of partners and customers.
all-in-one security appliance tailored to work with Microsoft's Small Business
Server, provides organizations with up to 250 users with comprehensive,
integrated network security and control from a single interface in a plug-and-play
format. In addition, Calyptix provides AccessEnforcer v3.0 documentation in an
online handbook in response to customer preference for using Web-based support
Selected highlighted v3.0
features include increased throughput (up to 800 percent faster), outbound
traffic filtering, multi-WAN support with automatic WAN failover, WAN
prioritization, enhanced reporting and logs, direct access to Sourcefire
Vulnerability Research Team Rules, GUI enhancements, new diagnostic tools and
inline v2.0 to v3.0 firmware upgrades (v3.0 supported hardware models only).
"We've paid close
attention to the critical issues and goals of small and medium business owners
around the world," says Benjamin A. Yarbrough, CEO of Calyptix Security.
"Our development efforts in v3.0 bring options to SMBs that owners didn't
think would be available to them because of their system and budgetary
limitations. Because the needs and goals of each business are different,
knowledge and understanding of the Internet's potential and risk is required to
create security plans for the future."
When it comes to security,
user misconceptions of safe online behavior may be the weakest link, according
to two recent research studies. Users are in the dark about the
"reality" of malware threats, according to G Data Software's global
survey released June 24. The massive survey included responses from nearly
16,000 users worldwide, of which more than 5,500 were based in the United
More than 40 percent of the
respondents from the U.S. said it was more dangerous to go to adult-content
sites than to hobby sites, such as those about horseback riding, the survey
found. In actuality, hobby sites are "usually easier" to attack and
pose a "greater infection risk" than adult sites because visitors
aren't expecting any danger, according to G Data.
A separate study by GFI
Software found that users are not protecting themselves when they are on the
Internet at home, and their carelessness has implications on enterprise
security. In a survey of 1,070 adults and their teenage children, 65 percent of
parents said at least one of their home computers has been infected by malware.
Of these, 62 percent of them have been either "somewhat" or
"very" serious problems, and 55 percent have been infected more than
once, the report found.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.