Network briefs: Telstra, RSA, Trend Micro, SMC

Network briefs: Telstra, RSA, Trend Micro, SMC

Telstra installs 3GB cap on ADSL and cableTelstra has performed a backflip on 3GB capping and additional usage charges, and will effectively block ADSL and cable subscribers from transferring more than 3GB of data per month.

The telco said that, while a review of Freedom Plan members was still underway, its original plan to allow e-mail and access to beyond the 3GB limit would "create an undue burden" to its network.

RSA closes gap

RSA Security will acquire Securant Technologies, a privately held company that develops and delivers the award-winning ClearTrust authorisation solution, for $US136.5 million in cash.

The deal completes RSA's offering in what analyst IDC calls the "3A" sector of security - authentication, administration and authorisation - a sector that is pitted to grow by 28 per cent over the next two years.

Trend protects iHug

In light of increasing Internet attacks, Trend Micro has agreed to provide antivirus services for ihug Internet service subscribers.

The agreement between the ISP and the content security software developer may set the model for online security, an issue that is creating high levels of concern for corporations and governments. ihug subscribers will have access to Trend Micro's online scanning product, Housecall, and its PC-cillin 2000 antivirus solution. The service will undergo a trail in NZ over the next few months before rolling out in Australia.

SMC ups distie ante

Network hardware manufacturer SMC has added IT Wholesale to its distribution network in an effort to reach resellers in the small-to-medium business sector.

The move is a direct initiative of SMC's newly appointed country manager for Australia and New Zealand, Michael Calculli.

IT Wholesale joins ASI Solutions, which currently distributes SMC's range to the telco and OEM sectors.

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