Quick Takes: Management software gets VigilEnt

Quick Takes: Management software gets VigilEnt

New PentaSafe tools address four areas

PentaSafe Security Technologies, Inc. introduced today a new set of Integrated Security Management (ISM) software solutions designed to help security professionals defend against the latest security threats. Known as VigilEnt Enterprise Security Applications, (VESAs), these solutions provide best-of-breed management tools in four critical security functions: policy and awareness, user administration, vulnerability management, and intrusion management.

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Intersil extends support for WLANs

Intersil Corp. recently announced an advanced security solution for 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). Intersil's new security software extends 802.1x support to legacy Microsoft Windows operating systems including Windows 98, 2000 and ME. It adds complete support for all the major authentication standards including, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, Cisco's LEAP and MD5. The package includes a fully automated tool for recognizing the security environment and automatically adapting the client for optimal connection.

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EEye application firewall works within IIS

EEye Digital Security has released SecureIIS Application Firewall version 2.0. SecureIIS operates within Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) architecture to inspect all incoming and outgoing web server traffic. SecureIIS 2.0 has been configured to support the enterprise market with enhanced features and capabilities including centralized policy and events management. SecureIIS 2.0 is the only product that integrates with IIS to truly protect customers with web servers using Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP.

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Sourcefire appoints new CEO

Sourcefire, a leader in protecting enterprises and government networks against the threat of attacks and misuse, announced that Wayne Jackson has been named Chief Executive Officer. Jackson, who also joins Sourcefire's Board of Directors, will guide the company through its initial growth, help secure capital funding, build a sales and marketing organization and capture strategic relationships. Sourcefire founder and president Martin Roesch will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer. Roesch is also the author and lead developer of Snort, the most widely deployed open-source intrusion detection system (IDS), that forms the foundation for the Sourcefire product suite.

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Qualys appoints advisory board

Qualys, Inc. recently announced the inauguration of its Technical Advisory Board. Members of the advisory board will provide strategic direction on long-range design and development plans for the QualysGuard platform, Qualys' automated, Web-based vulnerability assessment service, as well as future security technologies. The advisory board includes Emir Arslanagic, director of security engineering and infrastructure at Cable & Wireless; Becky Bace, president & CEO, Infidel, Inc.; Eric Cole, research director, SANS Institute and Adjunct professor at Georgetown University; David Mortman, director of information technology at Siebel Systems; Arn Schaeffer, former executive VP of engineering and production systems at VeriSign; Mike Schiffman, director of Security Architecture, @stake; Ed Skoudis, VP security strategy, Predictive Systems' Global Integrity practice and Phil Zimmermann, Creator of PGP

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