Industry Notebook: Proofpoint battles spam

Proofpoint announced its new antispam appliance, Proofpoint P-Series Message Protection and shipped its updated messenger platform leading off this edition of Industry Notebook. Also included are items from Reason, iDefense, Credant Technologies and Sanctum.

Credant updates Mobile Guardian

Credant Technologies announced Mobile Guardian 3.5, the newest version of its security management software for mobile devices. New features include control of the use of cameras on smartphones; encryption for e-mail and attachments for RIM devices; and single sign-on for PocketPC or Palm-based handhelds. Administrators can also enforce policies with Mobile Guardian that limit or block the use of instant messaging and IR or Bluetooth ports. Mobile Guardian 3.5 will be available in Q2, with pricing starting at $36 per user.

For more info on Credant Technologies, click here.

Reasoning debuts with Security Inspection Service

Automated software inspection vendor Reasoning announced its first security product, Security Inspection Service. It helps scans code to detect and fix root-cause security vulnerabilities and to help prevent buffer overflows, corrupted data and risky operations. Reasoning also hopes to support organizations looking to meet compliance regulations such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley.

For more info on Security Inspection Service, click here.

Proofpoint announces antispam appliance, ships updated messenger platform

Proofpoint announced its Proofpoint P-Series Message Protection Appliance for combating spam. The P-Series Message Protection Appliances runs on a Red Hat Linux OS and is powered by Proofpoint's Protection Server. Key features of the new antispam platform include advanced spam protection, virus scanning, content compliance with e-mail policy, e-mail firewall and protection for Webmail. Proofpoint provides three versions of its messaging appliance to ensure scalability; pricing starts at $20,000.

Proofpoint also announced its messaging platform, Proofpoint Protection Server 2.0, is now available. Updated features in Protection Server 2.0 include enhanced spam protection, threat prevention from DoS attacks, virus protection, self-service features for users and content risk management. Proofpoint Protection Server 2.0 supports Solaris or Linux operating systems; pricing ranges from $2 to $20 per user.

For more info on Proofpoint, click here.

Sanctum announces AppScan 4.5

Sanctum announced its updated AppScan 4.5 for Web application security testing. AppScan 4.5 and QA enables security and vulnerability testing during the entire development cycle. New features include extensive testing categories with new privacy checks and enhanced XML testing; fix recommendations for QA; templates for U.S. and European regulations; and enhanced user-defined controls. AppScan 4.5 QA Edition and AppScan 4.5 Audition Edition are immediately available.

For more info on AppScan 4.5, click here.

iDefense, Secure Elements partner

iDefense announced a partnership with Secure Elements for automated security solution. Leveraging Secure Elements' automated vulnerability remediation with its proprietary intelligence, this solution enables organizations to automatically deploy countermeasures and policies from a central console before any patches are installed.

For more info on iDefense, click here.
For more info on Secure Elements, click here.

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