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Cisco Declares War on Worms with Trust Agents

In an effort to turn the tables on computer worms that can clog and confound corporate networks, Cisco has teamed with three major antivirus vendors to make networks smarter -- and therefore safer -- with trusted agents that can cut off infected or compromised nodes while keeping the overall network...

ISS Releases First of New Intrusion Prevention Boxes

Marking a trend in which large security players are among the last to the party, Internet Security Systems released the first of its new Proventia G Series intrusion-prevention appliances this week, promising proactive protection and ease of use. Atlanta-based ISS said the G200 -- the first of its i...

Trend Micro Updates Desktop Security, Adds Antispyware

Folding spam and spyware filtering into its desktop security software, Trend Micro has updated its PC-cillin Internet Security 2004 package to ward off the Internet's other evils in addition to computer viruses and worms. The Cupertino, California-based security company will be among the first to of...

Symantec Acquires SafeWeb for SSL-VPN Technology

Adding yet another piece to its portfolio of computer network security solutions, security giant Symantec announced the purchase of SafeWeb for $26 million in cash. On the heels of NetScreen's $265 million acquisition of Neoteris earlier this month and F5's $25 million purchase of uRoam in July, Sym...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

Microsoft – The New Antivirus Behemoth?

Microsoft's recent purchase of antivirus firm GeCAD Software has sparked a torrent of speculation about the company's intentions in the security arena. Established antivirus firms, such as Symantec and Network Associates, were quick to downplay the competitive threat posed by Microsoft, and some obs...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

The Big Business of Fighting Spam

Spurred by fears of "hostile environment" employee lawsuits and concerned about lost productivity hours, companies increasingly are turning to anti-spam technologies to eliminate -- or at least reduce the volume of -- unsoliticated e-mail. Several spam-fighting software firms have seen measurable fi...

Investigative Report – Part I: Concerns Mount over Symantec

On paper, Symantec appears to be one of the hottest tech companies around. Propelled in part by users' need to defend against a rash of destructive and well-publicized computer worms like Code Red, Nimda and SirCam, its stock price has jumped 70 percent in the past year. Nonetheless, leading industr...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

Tech Stocks To Watch in 2002

Many technology companies thought 2001 was a tough year, but compared with today's devalued Dow and spooked investors, last year may turn out to be a fond memory. However, according to some analysts there are still a few tech companies that are good bets for the future. "You have to look at the b...

Network Associates Accounting Woes Kill McAfee Deal

Network Associates shares tumbled more than 20 percent to $19 as the security company withdrew its $224 million offer to purchase the 25 percent of McAfee.com it does not already own. The company tabled the offer, which it made in early April, after a check of its books during a tax filing found ...

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