Quick Takes: Web host secures applications

Web host adds tool to secure beyond infrastructure

Managed hosting provider Telenisus has entered an agreement with Sanctum to use Sanctum's AppScan application-vulnerability assessment tool in Telenisus' WebRecon service. Telenisus said the new alliance makes it the first Web host to offer its customers security auditing beyond the infrastructure to hosted Web applications. AppScan can audit custom and packaged software applications, doing so from a hacker's perspective. Telenisus will recommend fixes, including the latest available patches. WebRecon will be free to WebStructure customers. Future scans are susceptible to a one-time charge. Sanctum monitors how individuals interact with a Web application, preventing what it calls Web application perversion. Telenisus is a managed infrastructure service provider. WebStructure, the company's signature product, is a suite of managed hosting, information security and VPN services, delivered over Telenisus' Built for e-Business service delivery platform.

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In-flight communication gets lift from ISS

Internet Security Systems will secure Boeing's high-speed Internet and data communication service for in-flight access, Connexion, the two companies recently announced. Connexion's service offers data communication services via a space-based network for aircraft passengers. Services include: real-time Internet access; real-time two-way access to company Intranets; live e-mail; television and radio service; airline and destination information; shopping; and crew information services. ISS is a security management solutions provider for the Internet. ISS offers intrusion-detection and vulnerability-assessment services. It also offers remote managed security and strategic consulting and education.

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BSafe to secure eSpeed real-time trade software

Interactive electronic marketplace engine eSpeed announces that it will use RSA Security's BSafe SSL-C software to secure its eSpeedsm platform transactions made in eSpeed trading communities. Espeed operates multiple buyer/multiple seller real-time business-to-business electronic marketplaces for the sale of financial and non-financial products. Most of the world's fixed-income marketplaces use eSpeed as its infrastructure.

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