Easing the Compliance Burden
In addition to helping firms remain compliant with federal data security regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, VeriSign said that the service will arm users with increased information regarding user and device activity on their networks, and support log information taken from a wider number of device operating systems, databases and custom applications. Behavior analysis software maker Mazu Networks, based in Cambridge, Mass., introduced version 7.0 of its Profiler software package, boasting new capabilities for identifying application, user and route path usage data to help track down security incidents."The ability to provide timely and valuable intelligence to security and operations groups will ensure information security as well as the availability of critical business systems," said Paul Brady, CEO at Mazu. BitArmor Systems, Pittsburgh, announced availability of its new flagship Security Suite, which aims to allow companies to encrypt sensitive data residing in a wide number of network repositories. In addition to protecting data resident on systems ranging from servers, laptops and even backup tapes, the software package aims to allow its customers to help clock information in transit between networks. The suite is specifically targeted at better allowing executives in charge of compliance, risk mitigation, data tracking and so-called e-discovery tasks to manage those operations more easily. Endpoint security experts Panda Software, based in Bilbao, Spain, introduced three new products aimed at consumers, launching its Panda Antivirus 2007, Panda Antivirus+Firewall 2007 and Panda Internet Security 2007 offerings, along with GateDefender Integra, a new gateway security device for small and midsize businesses. The consumer products claim to carry new features that help specifically protect users against the problem of worm viruses and online identity fraud, while the Integra is being touted by the company as an all-in-one appliance for fending off all forms of Internet-borne malware and attacks. Malware money is tough to trace. Click here to read more. Content monitoring specialists Reconnex, Mountain View, Calif., announced a new partnership with networking gear maker Extreme Networks of Santa Clara, Calif., through which the security company has integrated its flagship software with Extremes Ethernet switching products. In the name of improving network security by closely monitoring inbound and outbound traffic, the companies say their joint product will allow users to create policies that help prevent intellectual property and confidential data from leaving their operations. Through the deal, Reconnex iGuard security appliance has been tailored to communicate directly with Extremes high-end BlackDiamond switch via an XML interface, which the companies said should allow the networking device to respond to potential security incidents as they happen. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest security news, reviews and analysis. And for insights on security coverage around the Web, take a look at eWEEK.com Security Center Editor Larry Seltzers Weblog.
Mazu Profiler 7.0 also adds two-way integration at its administrative layer to help customers create more intelligent and timely alerts, the company said.