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Quick Takes: McAfee urges customers to get proactive

McAfee ties together its product suites into one offering that secures customers before, during and after a security incident.

McAfee gets proactive about threats

McAfee Security wants customers to think more proactively about threats. The company recently released a suite of products to help companies before, during and after security incidents. The move ties together current, new and future McAfee security products. In related news, McAfee has announced the McAfee WebShield e1000 appliance and upgraded software versions for the WebShield e250 and e500 appliances. WebShield e1000, developed for large enterprise organizations, offers the highest performance to date, scanning nearly 100% more data per hour than competing gateway appliances. The McAfee WebShield appliances are highly scalable, integrated solutions that combine award-winning anti-virus and content management software with performance-tuned hardware, providing proactive gateway defense to quickly resolve major virus and security concerns.

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Sophos announces remote virus update tool

Sophos recently announced the availability of Remote Update, a new application that offers advanced protection of remote computers with the latest virus protection updates and upgrades for Sophos antivirus software. Designed to fit seamlessly with the Enterprise Manager suite, Remote Update offers IT managers the ability to ensure up-to-the-minute antidote updates for all users, whether remote or on network. Historically, network administrators have had difficulty ensuring the security of home workers and mobile users, leaving the entire corporate network vulnerable through this avenue. Remote Update ensures that employees who aren't always, or rarely, connected to a corporate wide area network (WAN) are protected against the very latest virus threats.

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TruSecure acquires Vigilinx

TruSecure Corp. last week announced it acquired Vigilinx, the New Jersey-based security services provider and its flagship IntelliShield security intelligence service and platform. The combination of the two companies deepens TruSecure's roster of security intelligence, security assurance, security assessment, managed security, and consulting services. The acquisition of Vigilinx extends TruSecure's position in the rapidly growing security intelligence and services markets, the company said.

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BBX hardens Windows against malicious code

BBX Technologies, a provider of next generation intrusion prevention software, recently previewed ImmuneEngine, a new security software that inoculates the Windows operating system against viruses, Trojan horses, worms other malicious and nuisance code. Unlike conventional security products that seek to identify known threats or anticipate threat behavior, ImmuneEngine takes a fundamentally different approach to computer security. Like a true immune system, ImmuneEngine locks down servers, desktops and laptops, creating a hardened shell around the operating system that deletes unauthorized executables when they are loaded, restores modified or deleted system files, and appropriately reports all unauthorized actions to management systems.

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Intel, Check Point enhance VPNs for notebooks

Intel Corporation and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. recently announced a multi-year agreement to work together on enhancing virtual private network (VPN) security and ease-of-use for corporate notebooks based on Intel Centrino mobile technology. Intel and Check Point are collaborating to implement and validate highly protected wireless access solutions.

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St. Bernard Software launches partner program

St. Bernard Software recently announced the launch of its SuccessNET Partner Program. The program establishes a reseller program that rewards and supports the efforts of channel partners. The SuccessNET Partner Program provides value-added resellers (VARs) with the opportunity to sell St. Bernard network security products: Open File Manager, iPrism and UpdateEXPERT.

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