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Quick Takes: High-speed security solutions

Security measures gaining speed

Network security specialist Hifn and security software provider Intoto have joined forces to develop integrated security solutions based on Hifn's high-performances acceleration. Intoto provides broadband manufacturers secure solutions with network address translation, firewalls and virtual private networking. Remote management and configuration is also part of the package. Hifn, meanwhile, provides the throughput needed for broadband. The joint venture delivers the high-performance acceleration of DES and 3-DES encryption algorithms performed by the Hifn broadband security processors to multiple real-time operating systems, including VxWorks, pSOS, Nucleus Plus, and embedded Linux.

Broadband security service branching out

Large cable operators in the U.S., Canada and Europe have thrown money behind @Security Broadband Corp., giving the residential home security provider a development advantage over its competitors. The Austin, Texas-based company uses high-speed broadband Internet connections to offer audio and video alarm verification and a Web site with remote system access features and security content and wireless capabilities.

Auto supplier brings pilot aboard

Innovative Fleet Management has agreed to use Pilot Network Services' Pilot Protected e-business security services for its customer base of automotive industry suppliers and dealers. More than $10 million are exchanged electronically by IFM and Pilot has been brought aboard to protect the IFM transactions from unauthorized access, tampering and viruses. Pilot's Heuristic Defense Infrastructure (HDI)has the capability to grow according to evolving attacks. Each attack attempt is stored in a database and if used again, the HDI is capable of recognizing it and using the appropriate defense mechanism.

A bundle of security

Network Associated offshoot, PGP Security, announced this week that its Personal Privacy encryption software will be bundled with NEC's VersaPro and Mate enterprise PCs in the Japanese market. The partnership secures NEC's internal and external data communications through Outlook, Outlook Express and Lotus Notes plug-ins.

Safe400 comes to J.D. Edwards customers

Qs Software and SafeStone are offering an integrated security solution known at Safe400 Agent to J.D. Edwards customers that combines the Aquila security module and SafeStone's DetectIT system for the IBM iSeries 400. Safe 400 secures client access, LANs and other AS/400 connections. Customers will also have the option to employ RSA SecurID authentication for sensitive programs and other e-business and Internet security solutions. SafeStone is a global, security management organization and an IBM business partner and has provided comprehensive security solutions for 12 years.

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