Quick Takes: NetForensics, iCan merge security into SLAs

NetForensics, iCan integrate security, SLA

NetForensics and Computer Associates spin-off iCan announce a partnership where they will integrate their respective security and service-level agreement management offerings. The partnership is targeted at service providers and IT departments functioning like and internal service provider security functions as part of their SLAs. NetForensics will provide security information management for remotely hosted applications and data while iCan brings its reporting, monitoring and billing capabilities to the deal.

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CyberArmor firewall wins award

InfoExpress' enterprise firewall suite, CyberArmor, was awarded a NetworkComputing 2001 Well-Connected Award in the desktop firewall category. CyberArmor's centralized security policy management was recognized by NetworkComputing. The solution has the capability to select an active policy by differentiating whether a user is on the corporate network, when a remote VPN session is active or when a user is surfing the Internet. All winners and finalists are highlighted in the May 14 issue of Network Computing and also on Network Computing Online. CyberArmor addresses risks posed by allowing remote systems to connect to a network, especially over static IP high-speed Internet connections. CyberArmor puts security in an administrator's hands rather than a user's, allowing an administrator to create and enforce security policies on a remote system.

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NetForensics releases network security manager

NetForensics announces the release of SafeNet, a network security management tool to be distributed by Ingram Micro. The SafeNet software bundle includes netForensics' software platform with intrusion detection systems and console hardware. SafeNet automates security management across and enterprise network. NetForensics solutions provide real-time security information to support operations, security, engineering and auditing. ActiveEnvoy from netForensics is a rapid-response reporting tool.

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WatchGuard upgrades firewalls

WatchGuard Technologies introduced an upgrade to its Firebox Internet security appliances this week at NetWorld+Interop. Firebox includes Firebox 2500, an enterprise-class firewall capable of supporting 5,000 authenticated users and Firebox 4500, a firewall that delivers wire speed. Both are targeted at large VPN deployments. The Firebox System includes the Firebox appliance, firewall and virtual private networking (VPN) protection, management software and the LiveSecurity Service. Coupled with WatchGuard's VPN Manager software, the new Firebox III family of appliances appeal to organizations with the most complex VPN requirements by delivering high-performance and a quick, easy way to manage VPN connections between hundreds of sites.

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