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Industry Notebook: Patch management gets a boost

Two recent announcements ease the burden of patch management for administrators, leading off this week's Industry Notebook. Included are items from BindView and Shavlik Technologies, OPSWAT, Netegrity and Oracle, GFI and Astaro.

BindView, Shavlik Technologies partner to manage patching

BindView announced that it has partnered with Shavlik Technologies. Under this agreement, BindView will implement Shavlik technologies to provide improved analysis tools, and a comprehensive patch management and deployment product. BindView will also integrate Shavlik's HFNetChkPro with its vulnerability and policy compliance products.

For more info on BindView, click here.
For more info on Shavlik Technologies, click here.

OPSWAT releases SecurePatch

OPSWAT announced the OPSTOP SecurePatch for creating and enforcing policies enterprise wide. The SecurePatch enables IT administrators compile an exact list of required patches or use an automated list to determine remote access privileges. The SecurePatch uses Shavlik HFNetChk scanning engine and HFNetChkPro patch management solution.

For more info on SecurePatch, click here.

Netegrity supports Oracle ID management

Identity and access management vendor Netegrity announced that its products support and integrate with Oracle Identity Management. Under this agreement Netegrity supports Oracle Application Server for single sign-on enterprise wide and Oracle Database and Oracle Internet Directory for centralized user administration.

For more info on Netegrity and Oracle's partnership, click here.

GFI announces GFI Network Server Monitor freeware

Windows-based network security monitoring vendor GFI released a freeware version of its Network Server Monitor for monitoring networks and servers for failures. According to GFI, the Network Server Monitor alerts administrators and IT staff about problems before users are able to report them. The freeware version enables HTTP/HTTPS and ICMP/ping checks to be configured to ensure proper Web content is being displayed and the server is responding.

For more info on this freeware, click here.

Astaro extends support to Toshiba's server platforms

Security software vendor Astaro announced that its Astaro Security Linux now supports Toshiba's server platforms. Under this agreement, Astaro Security Linux will be sold with Magnia SG25 and the Magnia SG30 servers, and the Magnia Z310 microtower or rack server. Some key security features in the Magnia appliances bundled with Astaro Security Linux include heuristic spam blocking and Radius and LDAP support for local and remote-user authentication. There is also an optional URL blocking feature.

To learn more about Astaro, click here.

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