Quick Takes: Shavlik expands security assessment tools

Shavlik Technologies announced tools for security assessment, automated patch management, and account and password evaluation, leading off this edition of Quick Takes. Also included are items from Qualys, SSH Communications, Consul and Kensington Technology Group.

Shavlik Technologies helps manage security analysis and remediation

Shavlik Technologies recently announced HFNetChkPro AdminSuite which provides organizations with the tools for security assessment, automated patch management, and account and password evaluation. HFNetChkPro AdminSuitecombines HFNetChkPro, Shavlik EntperpriseInspector and Shavlik AccountInspector help organizations assess the state of their security and manage their users' accounts.

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Qualys expands QualysGuard

Network security audits and vulnerability management vendor Qualys announced more offerings for its QualysGuard Web service software. QualysGuard provides protection against malicious code such as worms, viruses and Trojan horses in addition to performing security audits to ensure regulatory compliance. QualysGuard's new offerings include: QualysGuard Enterprise, QualysGuard Express, QualysGuard Consultant and QualysGuard MSP. Each services is tailored to meet the unique demands of organizations across various industries.

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SSH Communications unveils SSH Tectia 4.0

SSH Communications announced the SSH Tectia client/server solution 4.0, a managed security middleware solution. Also included with Version 4.0 is SSH Tectia Connector, which provides a transparent end-user security client with tunneling features. The SSH Tectia client/server 4.0 is a middleware solution for securing business-critical applications and comes with three modules: SSH Tectia Server 4.0, SSH Tectia Client/Server 4.0 and SSH Tectia Connector 4.0.

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Consul InSight Security Manager 5.0 meets regulatory compliance head on

Consul risk management announced Consul InSight Security Manager 5.0, their solution for complying and fulfilling regulatory demands. Consul intends to offer a compliance module for each regulation like Sarbanes-Oxley for the Insight Manager. By creating individual modules, organizations can purchase the compliance modules appropriate to their industry. For example, the Sarbanes-Oxley module operates like a security auditor by providing templates, a dashboard and regulation-specific reports. Pricing begins at $40,000 for the Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Management module and will be available for purchase in early 2004.

For more info on InSight Security Manager 5.0

Kensington Technology Group locks down laptop data

Kensington Technology Group announced PCKey USB Access Key for securing data on the laptop. The PCKey provides two-factor authentication and 128-bit AES hard drive encryption and keeps data "locked" until a user requests it. By inserting the key into a USB port and providing password information, users are able to access their laptop.

For more info on the PCKey USB Access Key

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