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Quick Takes: A safe zone for e-mail testing

Quick Takes: A safe zone for e-mail testing

GFI provides safe zone for e-mail testing

GFI has launched the E-mail Security Testing Zone, an e-mail service that allows visitors to learn if their system is secure against current and future e-mail threats. The zone features four tests: the VBS attachment vulnerability test that checks whether a mail server blocks VBS attachments; the CLSID extension vulnerability test that reveals if a mail server blocks CLSID extensions ? attachments with a CLSID extension do not show up in Internet Explorer browser window; MIME header vulnerability test that determines if a system is protected against e-mail using a MIME exploit; and the ActiveX vulnerability test that discovers if a machine is vulnerable to an ActiveX exploit.

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Trust Digital LLC keeps PDAs in line

Trust Digital LLC rolled out its PDASecure Policy Editor last week at Comdex. Policy Editor works alongside PDASecure Enterprise for the Palm OS, introduced last year. Policy Editor installs on a network server allowing an administrator to centrally manage policies onto every PDA on the network, regardless of the device. Admins will be able to dictate how a PDA accesses the network and data stored on the network. Individual or workgroup privileges may be assigned. Policy Editor supports the Palm OS or Microsoft Windows CE and PDAs from Palm, Handspring, Sony, Compaq and others.

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RSA adds encryption to Palm

RSA Security will lend its RSA BSafe encryption software to a partnership with Palm, Inc. BSafe will be added to future versions of the Palm OS platform and Palm devices. BSafe will secure transactions conducted over mobile devices between companies, mobile workers and business partners.

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SCM, AuthenTec team on biometrics for laptops

SCM Microsystems has partnered with AuthenTec to develop a biometric product combining smart cards and fingerprint identification for corporate laptop users. AuthenTec's EntrePad fingerprint sensors are central to the deal. The sensors are based on the company's TruePrint technology that reads fingerprints below the skin's surface, taking dirt, grime, dry skin or moist skin out of the equation ? problems that plague most surface readers. SCM will take EntrePad and build it into its PCMCIA biometric reader.

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CipherTrust brings AV protection to IronMail

CipherTrust has enhanced its e-mail gateway security appliance, IronMail, with anti-virus capabilities from Sophos. IronMail also features an e-mail specific firewall and intrusion detection. IronMail sits between the Internet firewall and e-mail servers, warding off hacker attacks via worms or viruses, and spam.

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ActivCard acquires Ankari

Smart card provider, ActivCard, announced it had acquired biometrics firm, Ankari, for $18 million. Ankari software verifies user access through any combination of passwords, digital certificates, security tokens, smart cards and biometrics. ActivCard said it will integrate Ankari's authentication, policy management, biometrics and single sign-on technology with its smart card and digital identity offerings.

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Arbor adds worm detection to anti-DoS software

Arbor Networks announced last week it was adding worm detection to its availability product, Peakflow DoS. The Peakflow software combats denial-of-service attacks. The addition of worm detection gives administrators a list of infected hosts that can be quarantined before spreading to the remainder of a corporate or service provider's network.

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