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Industry Notebook: Blue Coat buys Cerberian; NetIQ, Finjan and StillSecure among those with new rele

Companies with new products include NetIQ, Finjan, iPass, Nitro Data Systems and StillSecure. Lancope earns Common Criteria certification.

Blue Coat Systems buys Cerberian for $17.5 million
Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Blue Coat Systems this week announced it's buying URL filtering software provider Cerberian, a small, privately held company located in Draper, Utah. The acquisition is expected to cost about $17.5 million in stock and close in about two months. Blue Coat plans to integrate Cerberian's technology into its ProxySG appliance to expand Web application and communication controls. Cerberian boasts a 5-million-URL database broken into 52 categories. For more on the acquisition news, click here.

Lancope earns Common Criteria certification
IDS vendor Lancope Inc., based in Atlanta, announced its StealthWatch and StealthWatch+Therminator is now certified for the federal government's Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2. The company, founded in 2000, contends its products are the first behavior-based network solution to earn such certification. The technology monitors traffic for anomalies to flag attacks and holes in systems from misconfigured devices.
For more on Lancope, click here.

NetIQ marshals content security
San Jose, Calif.-based NetIQ unveiled its new Marshal Content Security products, part of its Management Suite. The new Marshal Content Security products include MailMarshal SMTP 6.0, MailMarshal 5.1 for Exchange and WebMarshal 3.5. These can provide organizations with antivirus and antispam protection at the perimeter, enforce policies and help meet compliance regulations, said the company. Pricing for NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP 6.0 and MailMarshal 5.1 for Exchange start at $2,160 for 100 users for each product.
For more information, click here.

Finjan Software releases Vital Security
Finjan Software, a San Jose, Calif.-based provider of secure content management products, released its Vital Security for SSL. Vital Security for SSL helps protect companies from malicious Web traffic traveling inside encrypted HTTPS/SSL communications by decrypting the communications and sending it to an antivirus or content filtering engine before re-encrypting and sending it through to the user. Vital Security for SSL is currently available.
For pricing and additional information, click here.

iPass develops Policy Orchestration
Redwood Shores, Calif.-based iPass Inc. announced the current development of iPass Policy Orchestration, an endpoint security device built into the iPass connectivity platform. Policy Orchestration will enable iPass services to control and enforce use of policy-based systems such as VPNs, personal firewalls and antivirus software on endpoint devices. iPass expects to offer Policy Orchestration-enabled services in the fourth quarter of 2004.
For additional information on iPass, click here.

Nitro Data Systems launches NitroGuard
Portsmouth, N.H.-based Nitro Data Systems has launched its NitroGuard line of intrusion-prevention systems (IPS). NitroGuard IPS products proactively prevent undesired or unauthorized network access and stop network attacks such as denial of service, application overloads and exploitation of other critical vulnerabilities by cyber criminals, worms, viruses and other malicious traffic, the company said. A NitroGuard IPS is an inline security device that uses signature analysis to determine acceptance or rejection of each packet or stream of packets, anomaly detection methods, and includes a full-featured firewall. Pricing for the NitroGuard IPS products starts at $11,995.
For more information on NitroGuard, click here.

StillSecure releases VAM 4.0 
StillSecure, a network security software provider in Louisville, Colo., released StillSecure VAM 4.0, an enterprise vulnerability management tool. VAM v4.0 provides organizations with a single application that manages the entire vulnerability lifecycle from discovery through verified repair, and creates an audit trail of the full process. VAM 4.0 includes integrated patch and remediation management. A new vulnerability-centric workflow manager allows single-click remediation for all devices in the enterprise with a particular vulnerability. Additional enhancements include improved user performance, faster scanning and quicker report generation. StillSecure VAM is sold on an annual subscription or purchase-plus-maintenance basis that includes product upgrades, rule updates and engineer-delivered customer support. Contact the company for pricing.
For more information on StillSecure, click here.

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