Quick Takes: Automation comes to SQL Server management

PentaSafe released VigilEnt Security Agent for SQL Server, enabling users to self-audit their databases, leading off this edition of Quick Takes.

PentaSafe gets VigilEnt over SQL Server

Houston-based PentaSafe Security Technologies, Inc. recently announced the general availability of its VigilEnt Security Agent for Microsoft SQL Server Version v.1.0, which complements its existing line of Oracle and Sybase database security solutions and automates security management for SQL Server databases. VigilEnt Security Agent for Microsoft SQL Server v.1.0 provides vulnerability assessment, security administration, and database auditing for SQL Server v7 and v2000 databases enabling customers to self-audit their database environments. The agent supports compliance with regulatory guidelines, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA ), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and FDA 21 CFR Part 11.

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IronMail USDA's prime choice for e-mail security

CipherTrust of Alpharetta, Ga. recently announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency has selected the company's IronMail product to secure its e-mail infrastructure. The USDA Risk Management Agency deployed IronMail to protect its critical e-mail infrastructure by detecting and filtering messages that include sensitive data or inappropriate content, and from attacks such as hackers, viruses, worms and Trojan horses. Specifically, the agency utilizes the IronMail application for filtering out threats and enforcing content policies within outgoing and incoming messages, as well as establishing secure delivery and protecting enterprise web mail systems such as Outlook Web Access.

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GFI release tackles spam

GFI recently unveiled GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP, which can elmiminate much of the spam that clogs corporate networks. GFI MailEssentials blocks spam at server level while adding essential email tools to Microsoft Exchange Server and other mail servers - like disclaimers, mail archiving, Internet mail reporting, server-based auto replies and POP3 downloading.

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Foundstone management system updated

Foundstone Inc. of Mission Viejo, Calif. recently announced the 2.6 release of the FoundScan Enterprise Vulnerability Management System. The product allows Global 2000 companies to easily assess the full range of vulnerabilities across the enterprise within a single vulnerability management system, from wireless access point misconfigurations to web application issues such as improper input validation. FoundScan also features advanced distributed scanning capabilities and the ability to create scans focused on the SANS/FBI Top 20 vulnerabilities.

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