Quick Takes: Database security takes center stage

Quick Takes: Database security takes center stage

Protegrity announces data-privacy product for ASE

Database security software provider, Protegrity, announced a new data-privacy product for Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) called Secure.Data for Sybase ASE. The product secures data stored on important database applications. Secure.Data automates encryption-based security for sensitive data at the data-item level and controls access to protected data. It also automatically enforces the protection and privatization of sensitive or personally identifiable data managed within the database. Secure.Data enables many companies to come into compliance with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, HIPAA, and VISA's CISP.

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Application Security releases scanner for Oracle

Application Security announces the availability of AppDetective for Oracle, Version 2.0, an application security scanner that performs network-based penetration tests and vulnerability assessments. AppDetective uses a database of Oracle security vulnerabilities to locate, examine, report and repair database security flaws and misconfigurations. Future versions are coming for Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, Domino and IBM DB2.

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Sophos pitches in for new cybercrime group

UK antivirus vendor, Sophos, announced it will provide leads on new viruses, background on malicious code and where they originated from to a new cybercrime unit created in the United States. The unit will concentrate on computer crimes in Virginia's Eastern District and will investigate computer intrusions, virus and worm proliferation, Web theft and Internet fraud.

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Authentica adds to NetRecall product line

Digital rights management software provider, Authentica, announced NetRecall for Documentum 4i Web Content Management Edition. The software gives users control over Web content after it is published. For example, businesses will be able to share content through Web browsers and guarantee that content is not forwarded to an unauthorized person or stored unprotected. NetRecall adds control over printing rights, forwarding rights, expiration dates and distribution lists. Administrators can establish information security and use policies, encrypt content, expire obsolete content wherever it is located, control how content is used (print, copy, paste), protect against unauthorized forwarding or distribution of intellectual property, track and audit individuals' access to information.

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ISP partners with managed security provider Activis

Managed security services provider, Activis, announced a partnership with Internet service provider, Socket Internet, where Socket will be able to offer its customers security solutions like e-mail, Web content and filtering, and management and monitoring of firewalls. Socket is Missouri's largest ISP. Its data networking products include WANs, VPNs, dedicated circuits, Web hosting and e-mail hosting.

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Sanctum keeps El Al Airline applications secure

Web application security software provider, Sanctum, Inc., announced that El Al Israel Airlines will use Sanctum's AppShield 3.1 software to protect Internet-based data and operations. AppShield prevents illegal manipulation of electronic information accessible through the El Al Web site. AppShield users define the level of security and business behaviors that are accepted by the security product. AppShield protects against Web application attacks by monitoring usage of the applications, blocking unauthorized actions, logging IP information and alerting administrators to attack attempts. El Al will use AppShield to protect their Web servers.

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