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Quick Takes: Wireless protection from Certicom

Wrapping wireless airtight

Information security software and services provider Certicom has reached an agreement with wireless software and infrastructure company Wysdom to use Certicom's Wireless Transport Layer Security (WTSL) to secure communication over Internet-enabled PDAs, mobile phones and pagers. WTLS-protected devices will allow Certicom customers to conduct secure e-commerce transactions over wireless devices, networks and across WAP, GSM and smart card technologies.

ClickNet secures funding from major IT players, changes its name

ClickNet Security Technologies has secured $33 million in funding from new investors, Dell, Intel Capital, Sun, JK&B Capital, UBS Capital Americas and Diamondhead Ventures. The funding news accompanies news the company will change its name to Entercept Security Technologies. ClickNet is the developer of Entercept, a server-level security program used in system, application and data protection. Entercept acts at the server level, protecting resources before unauthorized activity can occur. Entercept protects beyond the firewall by identifying attacks and taking action to stop them before they cause damage. JK&B Capital led the funding, adding Entercept to its portfolio of firms like Exodus, Interwoven, Openwave and Selectica.

Virus protection coming to LANvault users

ATL's LANvault backup appliance will be secured by McAfee's anti-virus software, following an agreement announcement Monday. ATL is a supplier of intelligent DLTtape automation for networked computers. ATL will provide and manage the anti-virus software and updates through its eStorage Care Web site. LANvault offers secure, turnkey network-attached restore and backup capabilities. LANvault is a fully integrated backup and restore solution that combines a high-performance tape library, a backup server and a choice of Computer Associates ARCserve, or VERITAS NetBackup or Backup Exec software. Additionally, ATL designed the LANvault system so that backup and restore operations can be initiated remotely from anywhere in the world.

Two Norton products snag awards

Norton AntiVirus and Norton Personal Firewall have been named to the Smart Business magazine "Best of the Best" list. Editors named Norton AntiVirus 2001 best anti-virus software of the year and Norton Personal Firewall 2001 one of the top personal firewall solutions for 2000. Smart Business editors ran thousands of products and services through the state-of-the-art Ziff Davis Smart Business Labs, thereby identifying the top hardware, software, and services of 2000. In addition to earning recognition from Smart Business, Norton AntiVirus also recently was awarded the only perfect score in virus detection and repair tests conducted by the Virus Test Center (VTC) at the University of Hamburg, Germany, one of the most reputable independent test centers in the world. Norton AntiVirus bested a field of 19 competitors, performing flawlessly in not only detecting, but also repairing all viruses in the VTC testbed. Norton AntiVirus also recently received its 11th VB 100% Award from Virus Bulletin for detecting 100 percent of all "In the Wild" viruses � an award the anti-virus software has earned consecutively since November 1999.

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