Free Web services security tool
Web services security vendor Vordel announced the SOAPbox, its free security tool. The SOAPbox creates XML messages with security tokens without the requirement of writing code. This security tool enables organizations to produce XML messages that comply with Web security standards such as WS-Security and SAML.
GFI keeps a close eye on network and servers
Network security monitoring vendor GFI announced GFI Network Server Monitor that closely monitors networks and servers, and in the event of failure, notifies network administrators. Some features of the Network Server Monitor include improved ease of use that will enable organizations to start using this tool as early as an hour after installation, according to GFI. Pricing for GFI's Network Server Monitor begins at $695 for unlimited workstations and servers and is available for purchase online.
VanDyke Software updates SecureCRT, SecureFX
SSH vendor VanDyke Software announced the SecureCRT 4.1, the latest version of their remote-access client and SecureFX 2.2, their multi-protocol file transfer client. Some new features of these clients include better integration between client applications and Kerberos authentication, and shared host key database and private key agent cache. These updated versions help reduce end-user confusion and reduce support costs, according to VanDyke.
CoreStreet, nCipher partner on validating digital credentials
CoreStreet and nCipher announced a partnership to help provide secure dynamic management of computer systems and physical locations. By integrating CoreStreet's Real-time Crediential Validation Authority with nCipher's nShield, hardware security module, both companies hope to provide organizations with better security to protect private keys while granting access to users.
Core Impact 3.3 hits the market
Core Security Technologies announced Core Impact 3.3, the newest version of their penetration testing product. Some new features include support for Windows XP and WinPcap 3.0, updated modules and exploits (Exchange XEXCH50, MSRPC DCOM Heap Corruption and OrcleDB Apache Chunked Encoding overflow), enhanced memory management scheme and improved user interface. Core Impact 3.3 is available immediately.
SANS, TippingPoint Technologies and Qualys partner on @RISK
SANS, TippingPoint Technologies and Qualys announced a new partnership to distribute a free weekly newsletter called @RISK on breaking infosec information. SANS will oversee organization the e-mail newsletter that will report on new and existing vulnerabilities.