Security Products for February 27, 2008

Security Products for February 27, 2008

BitDefender InternetSecurity 2008

BitDefender Internet Security 2008 protects individual PC users and small offices from viruses, spyware, hackers, spam, phishing attacks and other common Internet security threats. The software delivers antivirus protection with automatic hourly updates, BitDefender's B-HAVE detection techniques, and an integrated 'Gamer Mode' feature, which offer specialised protection settings for a safe gaming experience while limiting system load. Internet Security 2008's other features include anti-rootkit protection, which detects and removes a new breed of hidden threats; privacy protection that reduces identity theft risks by preventing personal information leaks via email or Web, and anti-spyware protection that monitors and prevents spyware threats in real-time. BitDefender Internet Security 2008 is compatible with Windows 2000 with SP4, Windows XP with SP2 (32/64-bit), and Windows Vista (32/64-bit).
DISTRIBUTED BY Netfreighters and PICA.
RRP: from $49.95

Check Point Endpoint Security

This security solution provides users with a firewall, network access control tools, program control, antivirus, anti-spyware, data security and remote access. Using a single software agent, management console and installation, the Check Point Endpoint Security solution can be deployed and managed by one administrator. Its antimalware functionality is based on ZoneAlarm, while its data security capabilities are based on Pointsec technology. Check Point Endpoint Security's Program Advisor service means administrators can control which programs are allowed to run on corporate PCs by leveraging a database of known good and bad programs to automate policy decisions and terminate malicious programs. The software allows secure remote access by encrypting and authenticating data transmitted during remote access sessions between the endpoint and corporate network.
DISTRIBUTED BY LAN Systems and Firewall Systems.
RRP: from $10,500

MailMarshal SMTP 6.4

MailMarshal SMTP filters incoming and outgoing emails at the perimeter and aims to protect businesses against spam, phishing, viruses and denial-of-service attacks. Businesses can also place restrictions on who can send confidential information via email and what data can be sent. Version 6.4 includes Marshal's new anti-spam engine, SpamProfiler, which increases message throughput, helps to maintain high spam detection rates and provides extended protection from foreign language spam, receiving updates every 10 minutes. MailMarshal SMTP 6.4 also includes IP reputation services, which are designed to minimise the risk of false positives, and ensure critical messages from trusted sources, such as customers and suppliers, are not accidentally blocked. Other functions are live RSS notifications within the MailMarshal console, improved pornographic image detection, and centralised array upgrades to simplify upgrades for multi-server environments. MailMarshal runs on Windows Server Standard or Enterprise 2003 and Windows XP Professional SP1 or later.
RRP: $1290 per user (for 25 users)

Cisco ASA 5500 Series

Cisco's latest network security appliance series offers a firewall, application security, and intrusion prevention capabilities in a single, easy-to-deploy platform. The ASA 5500 features application capabilities for controlling the use of peer-to-peer, instant messaging, and other non-corporate applications. The 5500 IPS Edition combines inline intrusion prevention services with technologies designed to improve accuracy and provides integration with other network elements, increasing the overall effectiveness of security technologies. The ASA 5500 features embedded VPN capabilities that provide secure site-tosite and remote-user access to corporate networks and services. This solution offers businesses maximum flexibility for secure connectivity by combining support for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and IP Security (IPSec) VPN capabilities.
DISTRIBUTED BY Express Data, LAN Systems and Ingram Micro.
RRP: ASA5510-AIP10-K9: $12,284; ASA5520-AIP20-K9: $24,576

Imprivata OneSign

The OneSign solution aims to make single sign-on easier for IT managers and users. The administrator console provides a Web-based interface that Imprivata claims makes the solution easy to install, configure and deploy. Once set-up, the OneSign Agent automatically handles user updates by recognising new versions, application sign-on profiles or user security policies. OneSign has been built on patent-pending technology to anticipate and automate redundant tasks, and includes features that tie network access to physical locations, enforce anti-tailgating policies and allow administrators to instantly lock out users from network access. OneSign allows administrators to consolidate access reports for building, zone, network and remote access, and interoperates with existing OnGuard and IT network infrastructure. The solution is compatible with enterprise applications such as legacy, client/server, and Java.
RRP: from $9000

WatchGuard Fireware 10

This unified threat management operating system is designed for WatchGuard's Firebox X Peak, Core and Edge appliance families. Fireware 10 aims to improve security while offering a high level of administrator management and ease of control, the vendor said. Fireware 10 integrates SSL VPN functionality and supports mobile VPN for Windows Mobile devices, and SIP and H.323 connections for workers who use voice over IP or video conferencing. WatchGuard System Manager's logging and reporting engine also scales for enterprise environments. This is complemented by log analysis tools, integration of WatchGuard LiveSecurity alerts into the appliance UI, and support for SNMP v3, all of which provide network security visibility, management and control.
DISTRIBUTED BY Firewall Systems and White-Gold Solutions.
RRP: Edge family starts at $669 for the x10e appliance; Core family from $2030 for the x550e appliance; Peak family starts at $8339 for the x5500e appliance.

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