Quick Takes: Viruses no longer fly below Radar

Instant alerts from F-Secure

F-Secure Corp. has developed an instant alert system called F-Secure Radar that warns mobile phone, PDA and pager users of viruses, denial-of-service attacks and other security warnings. F-Secure Radar got its first workout last week during the breakout of the latest version of the Melissa virus. F-Secure said the technology passed all beta tests. F-Secure has partnered with EnvoyWorldWide on this initiative. EnvoyWorldWide offers end-user customization over the Internet through a browser interface, wide geographical coverage and a flexible system with a large number of supported recipient devices.

More about F-Secure Radar


Entercept cuts four VAR deals

System, application and data protection provider, Entercept Security Technologies, announces four new U.S.-based value added resllers: CCI Networks; Communications Consultants; Global Security Technologies; and Wizard Security Services. Entercept's intrustion-detection technology claims to identify hacker intrusions before they can cause damage. The news comes on the heels of a recent announcement that Entercept, formerly known as ClickNet, had secured $33 million in funding from new investors. Entercept's technology works beyond the firewall, protecting servers and applications.

Entercept home page


Securant hosts e-business security seminars

E-business security provider, Securant Technologies, announces a six-city international seminar series it is sponsoring along with Access 360, PricewaterhouseCoopers and RSA Security. The series will examing building secure e-business infrastructures. The Secure e-Business for the Digital Enterprise series will focus on creating, deploying and managing infrastructures to conduct secure Web-based commerce. The schedule takes the series to New York on Feb. 6; Boston, Feb. 7; Toronto on Feb. 8; Denver on Feb. 13; Seattle on Feb. 14; and San Francisco on Feb. 15.

To register, visit Securant


Conference focuses on wireless security

"New Technologies to Strengthen Internet Security," a conference focusing on wireless security initiatives, will be held March 21, 22 in Alexandria, Va. Product rollouts from Hewlett-Packard, VeriSign, Symantec and Baltimore Technologies are slated for the conference.

SR Institute home page


Marconi rolls out security suite

Communications solutions provider, Marconi, releases Marconi Security Services, a suite of network security services that will protect enterprise, e-commerce and service provider customers with secure networks and computing systems. Marconi's suite is an end-to-end product, including design, implementation and maintenance of a secure network. It also offers network vulnerability assessment.

Visit Marconi home page


Sophos guards the Big Fish gateway

E-mail security provider, Big Fish Communications, has announced it will use Sophos' anti-virus protection to secure its gateway service for corporate network servers. Big Fish works seamlessly with existing firewalls and guarantees protection against e-mail viruses and various other customer services. Big Fish's service includes virus protection, spam filtering and store and forward of email.

Sophos home page

Big Fish home page


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