Quick Takes: New products keep data safe

Protegrity and Application Security Inc. announced new products this week that secure information stored inside databases, leading off this edition of Quick Takes.

Protegrity adds nCipher encryption to secure SQL Server database

Protegrity, Inc. this week announced Secure.Data F3 for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 relational database. The Secure.Data F3 uses nCipher's cryptographic hardware certified to the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140 Level 3. The integration of Protegrity's Secure.Data software with nCipher's nShield Hardware Security Module (HSM) provides customers with a solution to help address stringent government, industry and internal auditing standards for protecting the privacy of sensitive database information against internal and external threats.

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Application Security supports IBM DB2

Application Security, Inc. recently announced the availability of AppDetective for IBM DB2 Version 3.0, an application security vulnerability assessment scanner designed to perform network-based penetration tests and security audits. Already released for Lotus Domino, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and Sybase databases, Application Security, Inc. extends its security methodology and knowledge base of application-specific vulnerabilities to proactively secure and protect IBM DB2 databases. AppDetective easily locates, examines, reports, and helps fix application security holes and misconfigurations with the click of a button.

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MEDePass, Chrysalis-ITS create health care identity services

MEDePass have combined Certificate Services in Windows 2000 Advanced Server from Microsoft with Luna CA3 from Chrysalis-ITS to create a digital identity service for physicians and healthcare professionals. Microsoft's Certificate Services software provides the engine for managing certificates; while Chrysalis-ITS' Luna CA3 provides hardware-based private key protection to ensure an efficient, secure solution for healthcare transactions. MEDePass Certificates, designed to meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) security regulations, provide proof of a physician's identity and the ability to encrypt and digitally sign email messages and other types of data such as medical records. The Medepass solution incorporates a highly customized version of Microsoft Windows Certificate Services to issue MEDePass Certificates, and uses Chrysalis-ITS Luna CA3 hardware security modules to store and protect the critical private encryption key used in the issuance process.

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Zix announces e-messaging security seminar

Zix Corporation recently announced it will conduct a Web seminar Jan. 15 highlighting the importance of understanding end-user requirements when evaluating e-messaging security solutions. The Webinar is the third in a four-part series "Countdown to HIPAA Email Compliance Understanding the Issues, Simplifying Deployment" presented by ZixCorp. The series is designed to show how compliance with guidelines of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as applied to email security benefits an entire organization, from risk management planning to full deployment of a solution. Replays of the prior presentations are available from the ZixCorp Web site.

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To have your announcement included in Quick Takes, contact Edward Hurley, News Writer.

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