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Oracle also plans to announce that its Database Vault software package, used to protect and limit access to sensitive data and applications, has been certified for use with its PeopleSoft Enterprise product line.

Systems management and anti-virus software maker CA, of Islandia, N.Y., will introduce a new HIPS (host-based intrusion prevention system), which promises to combine firewall and threat detection and prevention capabilities for fighting Web-based attacks.

The CA HIPS technology, which is meant to help companies augment traditional signature-based anti-virus tools and ward off rapidly-emerging zero-day attacks, will monitor both incoming and outgoing traffic and allow for centralized management of access control policies, company officials said. The package also aims to streamline the installation and management of intrusion prevention on Microsoft Windows systems.

Network security device maker Finjan, based in San Jose, Calif., will announce two new products at RSA and demonstrate upgraded versions of its Vital Security Appliances.

One of the new tools, Finjan SecureBrowsing is designed to help improve the safety of Web browsing for enterprise users, offering protection from Internet-based malware and phishing attacks. The technology, offered as a feature on the companys security hardware products, promises to scan URLs in real-time to prevent users from accessing sites or applications that may be carrying malware exploits.

Finjan will also debut RUSafe, a feature that promises to test network traffic for threats, scan content using the firms security engines and generate traffic logs and reports. In addition to its traffic-scouring capabilities, the feature also promises to speed configuration of Finjans appliances.

Anti-virus specialists Kaspersky Lab, which maintains its U.S. headquarters in Woburn, Mass., will release its first set of malware-fighting tools designed for use on mobile devices. Aiming to cash in on the growing adoption and enterprise usage of smart phones, Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mobile is an integrated package of tools for preventing malware infections and blocking unsolicited wireless text messages, which can be used to carry various attacks and fraudulent schemes.

Network server software maker Novell, of Waltham, Mass., will preview new features added to its flagship security and identity management technologies, specifically its Sentinel 6 and Identity Manager 3.5 products.

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In Sentinel 6, Novell will show off expanded capabilities for data correlation and security incident management, along with a new data connectivity framework. With Identity Manager 3.5, an update to the companys user provisioning and directory management package, the firm will display new tools for supporting role management to ensure separation of duties for regulatory compliance purposes.

The software also promises increased integration with all of Novells access management tools, including its SecureLogin authentication system.

Database defense experts Applications Security, based in New York, will debut DbProtect, its latest integrated suite of systems protection tools, which will arrive on the market in April 2007. The database security package will offer activity monitoring for privileged users such as administrators, security patch gap management and security applications detection tools, along with a new unified installation system.

Meant to help prevent data theft or subversion carried out through privileged user accounts, the software promises updated versions of all the companys security applications, along with integrated scanning, vulnerability assessment and activity monitoring, as well as centralized management and reporting capabilities.

Network security software maker StillSecure, Superior, Colo., will introduce its new Complete NAC product line, which adds post-admission checks to the companys existing device authentication system. The package also includes additional support and compatibility for standardized NAC architectures provided by Cisco Systems, Microsoft and the Trusted Computing Group.

The expanded version of the firms Safe Access NAC offering, which provides pre-admission device testing for networks, promises the ability to continuously monitor traffic after a machine has been tested and granted access to prevent worms and other viruses from spreading themselves using any type of delayed delivery techniques.

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