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Quick Takes: Database security has new ally

ISS upgrades its database scanner

Internet Security Systems has released a new version of the industry's only database security solution, Database Scanner 4.1. Database Scanner analyzes e-commerce applications before they are deployed. The scanner determines whether a database system adheres to security standards and automates security information gathering and analysis. Other features include new security checks for Oracle 8.1.6 (Oracle 8i, Release 2), Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (version 8.0), and Sybase Adaptive Server 12. Database Scanner is part of the ISS SafeSuite security management platform. It automatically assess online business risks and identifies security vulnerabilities for leading database applications.

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Network efficiency gets boost from Webwasher

Internet filtering software developer,, and network-attached data access and content delivery solution provider, Network Appliance, have partnered on a NetApp solution that integrates Internet access management and content filtering with content delivery appliances. Germany's HypoVereinsbank is already aboard on the project, called Webwasher EE. Webwasher reduces network load by filtering unwanted files and objects from the HTTP data stream. It also speeds page caching. Webwasher EE intelligence identifies and removes malicious scripts and ActiveX objects embedded in HTML. Webwasher EE works on the iCAP protocol that enables communication between Web caches and application servers that deliver content to access devices.

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TrendMicro going Chinese

Japan-based security solution provider, Trend Micro, announces a joint venture with Softbank Investment Corp. and Internet Security Systems (ISS) to invest in a Chinese Internet security provider called Internet Security One Ltd. IS-One will distribute TrendMicro anti-virus solutions in China as well as TrendMicro's ipTrend's eStation Internet server appliance. The Chinese company will provide service and support to TrendMicro's customers.

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Baltimore's WebSweeper gets smart Finnish

Finnish network and security solution provider, Stonesoft Corp., announced its StoneBeat SecurityCluster software products support Baltimore Technologies' WebSweeper 4 solution. StoneBeat SecurityCluster secures content and enables policy management. It allows WebSweeper to scale to allow companies to protect their business from online threats. WebSweeper is part of Baltimore's family of content security solutions that enables customers to implement tailored content security policies across an organization to manage Web, HTTP and passive FTP transfers, including Web-based e-mail. The solution is bi-directional which means that security checks are applied to downloads from, and uploads to the Web. This bi-directional functionality is key in checking for outgoing content security threats such as confidential company information being sent from an organization to an e-mail account and checking for incoming threats such as viruses, malicious code, pornography and oversized files.

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