Industry Notebook: CyberGuard buys Webwasher; Xacta and many others offer upgrades

Among this week's industry news, network security vendor CyberGuard plans to acquire German content filterer Webwasher.

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Xacta IA Manager Released Xacta, a provider of perimeter and operational security management solutions located in Ashburn, Va., released Xacta IA Manager, which it says builds upon the company's existing enterprise risk assessment, reporting and compliance solutions to provide automated vulnerability management and remediation business processes. Xacta IA Manager is a suite of security management modules that provide certification and...

accreditation process automation, continuous risk assessment and automated vulnerability management and remediation. These modules can be purchased as standalone security management functions or can be purchased together as an integrated security management platform. For pricing, please contact the company. For more info on Xacta, click here.

Computer Associates Releases eTrust Antivirus 7.1
Computer Associates International Inc. released its eTrust Antivirus version 7.1 to help fend off viruses and worms across large, heterogeneous IT environments. The Islandia, N.Y.-based company said eTrust Antivirus 7.1 ensures that its state-of-the-art safeguards are implemented at all potential points of vulnerability, enabling security administrators to effectively protect the enterprise from new and mutating threats. Features include a centralized management console to protect across Windows, Netware, Macintosh, UNIX and Linux environments, and more than 60 out-of-the-box reports. For pricing, please contact the company.
For more info on Computer Associates, click here.

BindView announces new Sarbanes-Oxley compliance capabilities
BindView, a Houston-based provider of policy enforcement software, released its BindView Report Packs for Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404. BindView enables companies to measure compliance based on Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT) specification in SOX with its regular analysis and reporting on vulnerabilities, configuration errors and user-rights violations.
For pricing and availability info, please contact BindView here.

Teros updates its application security appliance
Teros, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based provider of application security, announced it has shipped its updated Teros Secure Application Gateway. New features include unified protection for Web applications and services, which include these capabilities: adaptive learning engine for XML messages and data types; identity theft protection; protection against specific application-layer attacks; and hardened application gateways. Teros Secure Application Gateway is available immediately; pricing starts at $25,000.
For more info on Teros, click here.

ClearPath Networks SNAP to it for secure VPNs
ClearPath Networks, a Los Angeles-based provider of managed network solutions, announced the release of SNAP VPN. Secure Network Access Platform (SNAP) VPN is a plug-and-play device that bundles together a variety of network security services, including site-to-site and remote-access VPN, firewall, antivirus scanning and network management, specifically for small and medium businesses. The services are automatically downloaded from ClearPath's private network and are managed through SNAP View, a Web-based management application. The 1200 and 1400 series of SNAP VPN are available for $595 and $895, respectively. Additional per-user costs starts at $49 per month and involve discounts as more users are added.
For more information on ClearPath Networks, click here.

Imprivata's OneSign 2.0 now available
Imprivata, a Lexington, Mass.-based provider of enterprise single sign-on solutions announced the availability of OneSign 2.0, a security appliance that facilitates SSO. OneSign 2.0 utilizes a distributed architecture that combines client-side agents with a central repository that encrypts user credentials and manages all the interfaces between the user's computer and applications. Updates to OneSign 2.0 include shared workstation SSO, which allows a single computer to serve unique and secure access to multiple users; and client-side usage monitoring, which allows for granular tracking of user activity within applications being accessed by SSO.
For availability and pricing, contact Imprivata.

Enterasys expands into the MSSP space
Andover, Mass.-based Enterasys is expanding into the managed security service provider business through its partnership with NetSec, a Virginia- and London-based MSSP for primarily large corporations and government agencies. The addition of MSSPs, of which NetSec is the first, will complement Enterasys's software and hardware offerings.

The company recently announced its IDS-sensor based Dragon Remote Site will now work with enterprise remote sites and MSSPs.
For more information on Enterasys, click here .

CyberGuard to buy Webwasher
Network security company CyberGuard Corp. plans to buy German content-filter provider Webwasher for up to $50 million in cash and stock. Once the acquisition is final, Webwasher will become a wholly owned division of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based CyberGuard.

The sale reflects CyberGuard's push into European markets, where Webwasher is best known and last year managed $7.7 million in revenue.
For more information on the acquisition, click here.

HID product line now includes new bioCLASS
Smart card vendor HID recently announced a new module for its iCLASS family of contactless smart cards for fingerprint verification applications. The new bioCLASS produce line will use 13.56 MHz contactless smart card technology to provide three levels of security verification: card only; card and PIN; or card, PIN and fingerprint.

Fingerprint enrollment is managed using Windows-based software and a USB port. The fingerprint template is stored only on the card and is never transmitted to the external host to allay fears of privacy violations and lower the costs for biometric reader integration. The bioCLASS line is now in testing and expected to be available for sale this summer.
For more information on HID, click here.

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