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Quick Takes: Symantec secures iSeries

Michael S. Mimoso, Editorial Director

Symantec comes to iSeries

Symantec and SafeStone Technologies announce they are bringing their integrated vulnerability assessment and intrusion-detection software to IBM eServer iSeries. The sales and support partnership will allow users of Symantec's Enterprise Security Manager and Intruder Alert, integrated with SafeStone's Detect IT, to monitor their security policy on iSeries. Previously, the integrated product was available for Unix, NetWare and Windows NT/2000. Symantec's Enterprise Security Manager allows users to automate the planning, management and control of their security policies from a single location. Intruder Alert detects unauthorized and malicious activity, keeping systems, applications and data secure. DetectIT, meanwhile, provides comprehensive security systems management for the iSeries 400. This modular based system includes policy compliance, user access control, intrusion detection and audit tools. The software is available through Symantec and SafeStone sales and channel partners.

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InfoExpress rolls out CyberArmor 2.0

InfoExpress has announced the next edition of its firewall suite, CyberArmor 2.0. CyberArmor is a centrally managed distributed firewall that extends policy-based security to remote users accessing corporate networks through Internet or broadband connections. A new Policy Wizard allows non-security experts to customize security policies for users. Other new features include: digital signature policy verification; active validation of network traffic and applications on a remote user's system; environmentally sensitive policies that differentiate corporate premises networks and remote networks and select an appropriate policy. CyberArmor Suite 2.0 also includes CyberConsole software for remote viewing of system configurations, alarms, status notifications, support for VPNs such as Nortel's Contivity(TM), Cisco's VPN, Check Point's VPN-1 SecuRemote, Microsoft's(r) PPTP, Alcatel VPN (formerly TimeStep) and integration with third-party databases including Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.

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Informatica secures its PowerChannel with RSA encryption software

Informatica announces it has integrated RSA Security's BSafe Crypto-J encryption software into its PowerChannel product, security data transferred on the Internet. PowerChannel conducts data exchanges across wide area networks (WAN) and corporate firewalls. Informatica provides business analytic solutions including analytic applications, a data integration platform and services and partnerships.

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Indentix biometrics chosen by California hospital group

Catholic Healthcare West, a Northern California hospital group, has selected Identix biometric security software to provide secure remote physician access to patient records. Net2Link has integrated Identix's BioLogon software with a Remote Physician Access network and applications system called Patient Clinical Window. Doctors will use Identix fingerprint readers instead of passwords to access confidential patient records from their offices. The hospital group hopes the software will enhance its compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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Passenger processing goes high-tech at Heathrow

Heathrow Airport in London will serve as the launching pad for a new passenger processing initiative based on biometric technology from EyeTicket Corp. The program intends to expedite passport control by using EyeTicket's JetStream Passenger Processing system. Passengers enrolled and cleared by the UK Immigration Service will look into a video camera to verify their identity based on their iris patterns and will be granted admission to the UK.


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