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Quick Takes: Oracle publishes security handbook

Michael S. Mimoso, Editorial Director

Oracle publishes database security handbook

Oracle has published the Oracle Security Handbook, a guide for Oracle database administrators, developers and system administrators creating and executing a security plan for their Oracle system. The book outlines step-by-step procedures for implementing Oracle security plans from the OS and database to the network, using Oracle's built-in tools to protect an Oracle database environment. The book covers understanding Oracle's security architecture, securing and interacting with other operating systems like Windows NT/2000, Unix and Linux, securing the network, protecting against hackers and securing a server. The handbook explains how administrators can combine methods and actions to protect information.

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Ttools screens those peering eyes

Business travelers working aboard an airplane or passenger train can shield sensitive information on a personal digital assistant (PDA) from a prying neighbor with the Solovision Security Screen. The screen, developed by ttools LLC, is a thin, holographic film for PDAs that blocks sensitive information from onlookers in crowded public areas. The screen clings to a PDA screen and allows users to see and edit data. Onlookers, however, see only a projected holographic image. Solovision is also a screen protector, warding off scratches, dust and dirt. Solovision comes in packs of two for $14.99 and works on Palm, Handspring and Sony devices. Companies can place volume orders with customized holographic logos and patterns as well.

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Mitel deal brings server-based virus protection to customers

Mitel Networks Corp., announced a new partnership with Trend Micro that will deliver continuous server-based virus protection to Mitel customers that deploy its SME Server V5 with ServiceLink. Trend Micro is a leader in Internet gateway security. ServiceLink provides real-time anti-virus scanning of all inbound and outbound e-mail and compressed files. It also protects against macro and script-based virus threats and maintains an activity log detailing each infected file and attempted security violation. Virus updates are downloaded automatically from the Mitel Networks Network Operations Center. SME Server V5 with ServiceLink is available for $175 per month with a 12-month subscription, or $595 for three months.

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Ankari products available through SchlumbergerSema

Enterprise network authentication developer Ankari announced that its Trinity software will be promoted through SchlumbergerSema's Associated Program and Web store. Trinity supports SchlumbergerSema's Cryptoflex 16K smart card. Trinity integrates smart cards within a framework that combines multi-factor authentication, like biometrics, smart cards, tokens and passwords, with single sign-on.

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