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Quick Takes: Sophos secures SMTP protocol

Quick Takes: Sophos secures SMTP protocol

Sophos MailMonitor scans SMTP protocol

Anti-virus vendor Sophos announced its Sophos MailMonitor, a real-time e-mail scanner for the Internet's standard protocol SMTP, that detects, reports and disinfects viruses. MailMonitor scans e-mail before it reaches the SMTP server and detects viruses in compressed attachments ZIP, LZH, ARJ, RAR, GZIP, TAR and CMZ archives. If a virus is detected, MailMonitor quarantines, deletes or disinfects the e-mail. It can also send alerts to administrators, senders and recipients. MailMonitor for SMTP uses Sophos' virus detection technology that defends against 68,000 known viruses, worms and Trojans. It is available for Windows NT/2000 with a Linux version coming soon.

Also, Sophos announced a partnership where its antivirus technology will be included in Mirapoint's Internet messaging products. Pricing is based on the number of users. The combined offering is available now.

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GFI offering free intrusion detection tool

GFI is offering a starter pack of its LANguard Security Event Log Monitor (SELM) intrusion detection tool free of charge. LANguard is host-based and the first tool of its kind to monitor a network's Windows NT/2000 server and workstation security event logs. It sends real-time alerts to administrators if a breach is detected and suggests fixes. Administrators have an event viewer filter that allows them to check for security breaches as often as necessary. SELM monitors attacks within the context of operating system objects like user accounts, groups and files. This allows the tool to detect failed logons and account lockouts. Pricing begins at $350.

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Gingrich speaking at Infosecurity show

Giga Group's annual Infosecurity Conference and Exhibition will be held Dec. 4-6 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich will give the keynote address. The conference will focus on Internet and network security. In particular, security changes and focuses since Sept. 11 will be highlighted. Session topics include biometrics and smart cards. In addition to Gingrich, Network Associates CEO George Samenuk will speak as will CIO Magazine editor-in-chief Abbie Lundberg.

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Chrysalis-ITS announces service program

Chrysalis-ITS announced its new specialized service program, Luna Lab. The program offers operational security training as well as training in security architectures. Technical support and training on how to prepare products for testing in labs is also offered. It is open only to system integrators, resellers and consultants. Chrysalis-ITS is a PKI hardware key management product leader.

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Panda provides antivirus for Exchange 2000

Panda Software announces its new Panda Antivirus for Exchange 2000 corporate network mail servers. The tool includes a new content filtering system as well as virus detectors and disinfectors and protects outbound, as well as inbound e-mail. It is also compatible with Microsoft's new Virus Scanning Application Programming Interface 2.0. Administrators may use the content filtering tool to block mass mailings or particular file extensions. The tool scans message bodies and attachments, including nested messages and compressed files.

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Sygate releases security infrastructure

Sygate Technologies recently announced Sygate Secure Enterprise (SSE) 2.1, a policy-based security infrastructure that enforces user and application behavior, keeps hackers out of the VPN, firewalls and wireless corporate networks. SSE creates a network of trusted endpoints that secures the enterprise even against employee-owned equipment or devices used to access a corporate network. Administrators may use it to create, deploy and manage security policies that link users, devices, applications and network communication. SSE ensures high availability for users, automated fail-over, load balancing, server clustering, pre-defined policies and configuration and ties into LDAP and NT directories for ease of maintenance.

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