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Quick Takes: F-Secure leaps into securing Linux

F-Secure crosses over into open-source security

Managed security solutions provider F-Secure has released a firewall for Linux environments, F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux. The product scans for malicious code passing through the Open Platform for Security CVP firewalls. The solution, which sites on the gateway and cannot be bypassed, operates transparently, scanning attachments without user action, according to F-Secure. The provider updates its databases daily and those updates are seamlessly passed on to the solution without a hand from an administrator.

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Certicom VPN nabs 'best in show' award

Certicom's movianVPN won the "Best in Show" award at the Internet World Wireless 2001 conference in New York recently. MovianVPN extends enterprise applications, like e-mail and CRM tools, to remote workers using Palm OS 3.5 or Windows CE 3.0-based devices. MovianVPN was recognized because of its ability to work with existing IPSec and IKE standards and other gateways. Certicom ads that its solution is easy to install and configure. Winners were chosen by Internet World's editorial panel.

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Internet security courses coming to city near you

Information technology education leader, Global Knowledge, and security assessment services and education leader, Foundstone, will partner on an Internet security training initiative. Global Knowledge will offer Foundstone's "Ultimate Hacking: Hands On" courses to enterprises, government and individual IT and security pros in the United States. Global Knowledge will provide the facilities, instructors, administration and marketing. The courses are slated to begin in June. Foundstone's courses will enhance Global Knowledge's current offerings that focus on host and network security.

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Entercept solution secures Digex

Managed Web and application host Digex will base its new TruDefense Intrusion Detection Service on Entercept Security Technologies' proactive server security technology. Digex is the first e-business hosting company to deliver the Entercept solution. Digex officials said Entercept was the only product that provided proactive intrusion prevention for the operating system and applications. Digex's solutions include electronic retailing, online financial services, online procurement and customer self-service applications. Entercept's Web Server Edition solution secures servers and applications, identifying attacks and responding in real time.

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