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Quick Takes: Portal helps enterprises with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance

Protiviti launched a portal that will help enterprises evaluate their systems in order to come into compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, leading off this edition of Quick Takes.

Protiviti unveils SarbOx Portal

Protiviti launched the SarbOx Portal, part of its KnowledgeLeader Web site, to help corporations meet new federal regulations outlined in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. This portal will provide organizations with documents, updates, templates and best practices to help them with their auditing, evaluating, testing and financial reporting necessary for federal compliance.

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Bytware, Inc. announces iSeries antivirus software

Bytware, Inc. announced the StandGuard Anti-Virus, a native iSeries antivirus tool. StandGuard provides a virus scanning engine that scours compressed files even Zip files, .LHA and .ARJ, detects and cleans various kinds of viruses and other malware, and automatically downloads updates and fixes.

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Bridgewater Systems announces Microsoft Windows version of Wi-Fi Service Manager

Bridgewater Systems announced a new version of its Wi-Fi Service Manager for Microsoft Windows. The Wi-Fi Service Manager is used by carriers to monitor and manage WLANs for enterprises from a centralized location. With this product, carriers can provide WLAN service at a reduced cost to organizations when normally it would be too expensive to maintain and service. Some of Wi-Fi Service Manager features include WLAN access for employees, remote network monitoring, easy integration with carrier billing and network systems and security and bandwidth protection.

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Entrust Authority Security Toolkit for Java receives validation

Entrust announced that its Authority Security Toolkit for Java, Version 6.1 received the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 validation from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Canada's Communications Security Establishment (CSE). This validation verifies that Entrust's product is standards compliant to enable developers build scalable, multi-platform applications. At the federal level, U.S. and Canadian agencies require the FIPS 140-2 validation for purchase, design and implementation of cryptographic-based security systems.

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Qualys adds free security test

Qualys Inc. announced that it has added a free security test to QualysGuard to detect the most recent Microsoft Windows Media Services vulnerability -- CAN-2003-0349. The buffer overflow vulnerability can lead to denial-of-service attacks if Windows Media Services has been installed. A buffer located in nsiislog.dll is the root cause and enables attackers to control the media server and view a user's media library.

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