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IronPort Offers New Layer of Armor Against Invisible Web Menaces

Internet security firm IronPort Systems announced on Monday an enhanced layer of protection for its Web Security appliance S-Series with the addition of Exploit Filtering technology. The company made its announcement on the heels of the March launch of its URL Outbreak Detection and Botsite Defense....

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When Your PC’s Ailin’, Who Ya Gonna Call?

When you buy a PC, chances are darn good that the service package will be neither very convenient nor inexpensive. Most in-home or in-office service plans amount to little more than a local repair shop guy traipsing through your front door on a first-available basis. Even carting the computer to an...

The Winds of Cyber War

The computer attacks Russia allegedly orchestrated against Georgia in August have raised the cyber warfare bar to a new threat level. The cyber assault that accompanied Russia's armed maneuver into its former territory of Georgia escalated to an international event. The concept of hurting a nation...

Firms Partner to Open Window on Enterprise Virtualization

GlassHouse Technologies announced on Monday the release of Managed Services for Virtual Environments, a first-of-its-kind suite of managed services. The company broke the news at the VMworld 2008 Solution Exchange in Las Vegas. GlassHouse, an independent IT infrastructure consulting and services fir...

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The Quest for a One-Stop On-Demand Web App Shop

In some respects, the market for Web-based applications resembles a crowded, noisy and confused bazaar. It's difficult to get a good wide-angle view of all available options. Those there to sell wares often have a hard time finding and securing the best place to set up shop, and those shopping for t...

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Snazzy Surveillance System – but Setup’s a Pain

The USB 2.0 DVR four-channel Guardian Monitoring and Surveillance System lets you view and record cameras on your desktop or notebook computer from almost anywhere in the world. It is ideal for home or office, and can be a good alternative to more expensive commercial VCR systems -- but only if you ...

What Xandros Has Up Its Sleeve

Custom Linux provider Xandros will release a free Linux OS called "Freespire 5" during the fourth quarter of 2008. This next version of Freespire will be based on the Debian GNU/Linux "Lenny" release rather than the Ubuntu Linux platform Freespire 4 uses. The move spearheads a new Xandros consolidat...

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Anti-Executable Keeps Interlopers Off Your Computer

Schools, libraries, corporations and government agencies have their picks of programs that restrict user access to networks, impose usage privileges, and prohibit time-hogging distractions such as games, instant messaging and peer-to-peer file-sharing applications. In that category, Faronics' Anti-...

New PCI Security Standards: Lock It Down, Lock It Tight

The Payment Card Industry regulation changes that take affect Oct. 1 will mean some additional work by IT departments -- and some new spending. But the PCI Data Security Standard version 1.2 will allow the Payment Card Industry a phase-in period to meet the new rules, according to two security firms...

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Astaro: Tapping the Channel for Security Revenue

Why sell somebody else's product line when you can do a better job offering your own? That was the question that ultimately pushed Jan Hichert, CEO of Astaro, and two other cofounders to develop their own Internet security solutions for a market they viewed as needy of attention -- the small- to med...

New Version of Xen Hypervisor Hits the Streets

Xen.org, the developer of the open source Xen project, on Wednesday announced the release of the Xen 3.3 hypervisor engine. The product is the result of a distributed development effort by senior engineers from more than 50 leading hardware, software and security vendors. Xen 3.3 includes enhancemen...

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Picking the Audience’s Brain With ResponseCard Anywhere

Anyone looking to make a decent presentation, speech or lecture in front of an audience needs the ability to perceive, judge and play off viewers' reactions. Sometimes that can be done just by keeping one's ears open. In other circumstances, though, the presenter wants hard numbers. The audience mus...

Readin’, Writin’ and Web 2.0

The enhanced degree of communication that Web 2.0 utilities enable is changing the corporate world, for good or for ill, as enterprises decide whether to reject or embrace concepts like wikis, blogs, social networks and video-sharing. The trend has touched the academic world in similar ways. Web 2.0

Dusting for Copyright Clues With Digital Fingerprinting Tech

Digital age, and the stealin' is easy. Regardless of the content type -- be it a text, audio or video file -- computer users can seemingly download and upload copyrighted content with near impunity. After all, it doesn't cost anything to share this material. It's there for the taking. Besides, what...

Medical Research and Open Source: Competition Trumps Collaboration

Proponents of open source software are trying to make a case for using the collaborative approach to conquer the world's most vexing medical problems. However, established practices of avoiding the spotlight and protecting vested interests in breakthrough results still hamper the collaborative proce...

Ubuntu Sponsor Canonical Falls In With Linux Foundation Crowd

Canonical, the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, is now a member of the Linux Foundation. The foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting the accelerated growth of Linux, announced Canonical's membership on Tuesday. Ubuntu community members have been active participants in a v...

Customer Data and Wireless Payments: Does Convenience Trump Security?

Warning: Your personal data may be at risk. As RFID devices work their way into consumers' everyday lives, the potential for data breaches grows rapidly. RFID technology used to be used primarily to track warehouse operations and perform inventory control through. Now, this same technology is findin...

Dell Chases Rough-and-Tumble Road Warriors With New Laptops

Dell announced on Tuesday seven new laptop models aimed at what it termed today's "digital nomads." The new laptops are the fourth generation of the Dell Latitude line and are designed with light weight and durability in mind. The Latitude laptops use new proprietary Dell technology that extends bat...

HP Draws Up New Imaging Systems, Inks Deals With Smaller Vendors

HP on Tuesday announced partnerships with five printing vendors to grow its portfolio of security and manageability enterprise printer and imaging offerings. The new solutions range from check printing security to document capture. The new additions to the HP Solution Business Partner program is aim...

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An Old Dog Learns Some New Tricks With Puppy Linux 4

The latest release of Barry Kauler's Puppy Linux version 4.0has a lot to bark about. Installed directly on a hard drive, it lacks some of the bells and whistles found in more popular Linux desktop versions. But run it from a USB drive in RAM, and Puppy growls impressively. The ability to carry an en...

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