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Quick Takes: New McAfee release addresses memory-resident worms

McAfee's new VirusScan Enterprise 7.0 features new worm-killing capabilities and performance enhancements, leading off this edition of Quick Takes.

McAfee Security recently announced the newest version of its flagship anti-virus software product, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 7.0. With new on-demand and scheduled in-memory process scanning for viruses, worms and Trojans, VirusScan Enterprise 7.0 can now act as a 'worm killer' to find and remove threats that use memory to spread, such as Code Red and Slammer. This major release of VirusScan Enterprise also delivers enhanced performance and upgrades including a smaller install size, integrated desktop and file server protection, improved control and updating and support for 13 languages.

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Army goes with RSA smart card software

RSA Security announced that the U.S. Army will use RSA SecurID Passage smart card software to sign and encrypt e-mail, for cryptographic network logon and client authentication to Web sites. SecurID Passage is a standards-based middleware platform that enables the use of CAC cards to secure user workstations. The card will contain a user's private keys to be used for secure authentication to computer systems within a public key infrastructure (PKI) to extend these services to other applications such as VPN, remote access and work flow.

Also recently, RSA Security announced it will support BEA's WebLogic Security Framework within the RSA ClearTrust Web access management solution. ClearTrust software integrates with BEA WebLogic to share user names and access privileges in order to provide single-sign-on to users accessing corporate portals, applications servers and other protected Web resources. RSA ClearTrust software's utilization of the new pluggable WebLogic Security Framework helps customers to achieve very granular security down to the method-level, extending beyond the base security capabilities in WebLogic Server.

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Sanctum announces AppShield application firewall

Sanctum Inc. recently announced the availability of its new AppShield application firewall appliance. The appliance will be integrated into Sun's iForce Perimeter Security Solution platform and will secure applications in an enterprise environment. AppShield, based on the SunFire hardware platform, comes pre-installed with a hardened version of the Solaris Operating Environment, Sanctum's AppShield software and an optional SSL card.

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GFI launches freeware MailEssentials

GFI recently announced the availability of a freeware version of its GFI MailEssentials for Exchange SMTP 8 software. The free version allows incoming e-mail to be checked against popular DNS blacklists (also known as real time blacklists) at server level, prior to distributing the mail to network users. It also enables administrators to set up their own blacklists and includes a patented automatic whitelist management tool.

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