Redwood Shores, Calif-based Qualys, Inc. this week announced a new version of QualysGuard that will find rogue wireless access points on networks and will provide assistance in securing them. Available immediately to all customers, this version of QualysGuard allows network security professionals to survey the entire network including wireless access points and VPN devices. Qualys' uses its proprietary fingerprinting to search networks for unauthorized network access points. This method is more practical than using wireless sniffers to find such devices, especially for larger companies. The service cover 802.11 devices including Cisco, Apple, Nokia, LINKSYS, 3Com, Lucent, and many others.
UK-based nCipher recently announced the launch of payShield, an advanced hardware security module designed for the payment processing market. The product provides a tamper-resistant security platform to protect cryptographic keys and cardholder authentication processes. This protection allows banks, payment processing service providers and credit card issuers to meet latest industry best practices. payShield is being launched in response to new programs such as MasterCard's Authentication Program, based on the Universal Cardholder Authentication Field, and Verified by Visa, based on the 3-D Secure protocol. Pricing starts from $25,000.
Foster City, Cali.-based FaceTime Communications and McAfee Security, a division of Network Associates, Inc., recently announced the integration of advanced anti-virus scanning technology from McAfee Security into the FaceTime Communications family of instant messaging products. The FaceTime and Network Associates agreement provides network-independent anti-virus protection to corporate IM users, enabling scanning of all incoming Instant Message attachments in the enterprise.
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