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MyCIO indexes security threats

MyCIO announces the availability of two new indexes to identify and track worldwide security threats and vulnerabilities. The Top Ten Viruses and the Top Ten High Risk Security Vulnerabilities can be found on the myCIO Web site. Information on the indexes comes from data collected at corporate customer sites. Top Ten Viruses gleans information from Web-based VirusScan AsaP and VirusScreen AsaP services. The vulnerabilities list is compiled from customers using CyberCop AsaP. Additionally, data is collected by NAI subsidiaries McAfee and PGP, through their AVERT and COVERT teams respectively.

ISS' Real Secure supports Win2000

Windows 2000-based servers and networks are breathing a bit easier following Tuesday's announcement that Internet Security Systems' intrusion-detection solution, RealSecure, now supports the platform. RealSecure offers customers a package of server and network protection as well as a manager console. ISS' security management solutions protect more than 6,000 customers worldwide including 21 of the 25 largest U.S. commercial banks, the top 10 telecommunications companies and more than 35 government agencies.

Speedera chooses RSA

Web content delivery and streaming media services provider, Speedera Networks, has announced a partnership with RSA Securities to incorporate its RSA BSafe technology into its Speedera SSL service. Speedera SSL accelerates Web-based transactions for e-businesses, financial organizations and e-tailers. Speedera customers no longer have the expense and overhead of establishing an SSL connection, according to RSA.

Automated, online security tools from

Computer and networks audits can be made easy thanks to a new set of automated online tools from The tools eliminate the work IT staff usually needs to do to update and test computer security based on the rapidly changing nature of vulnerabilities in the wild. By logging on to the company Web site, users get an initial check for free. Any vulnerabilities are detailed and instructions to correct them are offered. More than 650 tests are used in certifying a site. Any failures immediately are followed up with instructions to the Web administrator.

StoneBeat supports Fsecure

Stonesoft Corp. announces that its StoneBeat SecurityCluster supports F-Secure's Anti-Virus for Firewalls and Anti-Virus for Internet Mail. SecurityCluster scans content by forming a scalable cluster of interconnected systems. F-Secure Anti-Virus products provide defense against viruses and malicious code, ensuring system availability and data integrity. They provide tested, daily anti-virus updates that are delivered automatically and transparently to site-based and mobile workers.

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