NetApp SnapManager 3.0
This software suite aims to give users with Oracle Database environments running on NetApp enterprise storage systems improvements in backup, restore and cloning capabilities. It provides policy-driven and automated data protection via integration with NetApp Protection Manager, helping storage administrators better create and manage policies and empowering database administrators (DBAs) to implement them using the software’s self-service features. As a result, DBAs can standardise and automate backups of Oracle to primary and secondary storage through integration with SnapVault and SnapMirror. SnapManager 3.0 for Oracle also integrates with NetApp FlexClone technology, which allows administrators to clone databases directly to primary or secondary storage in a few minutes. DBAs can also use SnapManager 3.0 for Oracle to execute existing data masking scripts on database clones to protect sensitive information. There’s also support for increased Oracle Database availability, providing customers with the ability to schedule backups on the fl y and enable volume-level restores, the vendor claims.
Distributed by: SAN Systems.
Barracuda SSL VPN
The Barracuda SSL VPN is an integrated hardware and software solution enabling secure, clientless remote access to internal network resources from any Web browser, according to the vendor. Designed for remote employees, the Barracuda SSL VPN provides control over file systems and Web-based applications requiring external access. It integrates with third-party authentication mechanisms to control user access levels and provides single sign-on. The solution enables access to corporate intranets, file systems or other Web-based applications, tracks resource access through auditing and reporting facilities, scans uploaded files for viruses and malware, and leverages multi-factor, layered authentication mechanisms including RSA SecurID token. It also integrates with Active Directory, LDAP and Radius, and uses policies for granular access control framework. It enables SSL tunnelling with its SSL VPN agent client, which supports common remote applications such as SSH, Remote Desktop and Telnet. The solution also comes with the Barracuda Network Connector, a VPN client for TCP or UDP connectivity.
Distributed by: WhiteGold Solutions and Avnet.
Symantec Endpoint Encryption 7.0
This security solution has been developed to provide advanced encryption for desktops, laptops and removable storage devices. According to the vendor, it prevents unauthorised access to endpoints by delivering strong encryption and access control technologies. Encryption and authentication are both transparent to the user, performed with minimal performance affect and delivered through a central management console. The software suite features support for more secure data portability options including user-created self-extracting file archives. User certificates can also be leveraged to control access to encrypted data within a specific group of users. Symantec Endpoint Encryption includes audit report generation capabilities to help answer regulatory requirements for proving encryption and avoiding obligatory disclosure by offering full audit trails, thereby enforcing mandatory, company-wide security policies and mitigating risks of data loss. The solution has FIPS 140-2 certification and is designed to protect all data on USB, FireWire, Compact Flash, iPod and other storage devices and media.
Distributed by: Ingram Micro and Express Data.