VERITAS Acquisition of KVault Software

VERITAS Software announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire KVault Software, provider of e-mail archiving software, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$225 million. read more »

Open Text 4Q2004: Revenue $105m Income $9.0m

Open Text released results for 4Q2004, ended June 30. Revenue increased 98% to $105 million with a GAAP net income of $9.0 million. read more »

McAfee Releases VirusScan Enterprise 8.01

McAfee released version 8.01 of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, its anti-virus solution. Key enhancements: integrated intrusion prevention and firewall, protection against buffer-overflow exploits and blended attacks, and outbreak management response, among others. Available immediately. read more »

MicrosoftÂ’’s Sender ID blasted

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Open-Source Community Skeptical About Microsoft’s Sender ID License

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GFI releases new product to enable network-wide control of portable storage devices

GFI LANguard released GFI LANguard Portable Storage Control, its network security product control of portable storage devices. Offers administrators network-wide control of which users can plug in a USB or other removable storage device and access CDs and floppies. Available immediately. read more »

Websense Launches Websense Security Labs™ to Deliver Analysis and Alerts on Malicious Web-based Attacks

Websense launched Websense Security Labs, its information update service on Internet security. Includes information on malicious Web sites, phishing-based attacks, and other emerging threats associated with keylogging, spyware, instant messaging (IM) attachments, and corporate use of peer-to-peer (P2P) applications. read more »

EMC Delivers New Content Integration Software

EMC released EMC Documentum Enterprise Content Integration (ECI) Services, its content integration software. Key features: content monitoring, personalized relevancy ranking, content snapshot, among others. Available immediately. read more »

McAfee, Inc. Announces Availability of McAfee WebShield Appliance for Secure Content Management

McAfee released version 3.0 of McAfee WebShield Appliance, its intrusion prevention solution. Key enhancements: full policy support, new dashboard and configuration wizard, and SMTP transport logging, among others. Available immediately. read more »

Proofpoint Extends Technology Leadership in Messaging Security with New Versions of Proofpoint Protection Server and Proofpoint P-Series Appliance

Proofpoint released version 2.5 of Proofpoint Protection Server, its anti-spam solution. Key enhancements: recipient verification, enhanced group support, and integration with LDAP and Active Directory, among others. Available immediately. read more »

The Fog of Spam War: Assessing our progress in the battle for control of our in-boxes

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Archive Attender for Exchange

Sherpa Software released Archive Attender for Microsoft Exchange, its email archiving tool. Key features: move essential documents from the message store into a secure location, archive based on specific criteria such as age, size and user, search the archive based on subject, sender, date, and archive location, among others. Available immediately. read more »

ZANTAZ Acquires Steelpoint Technologies, Market Leader in Electronic Discovery and Litigation Support Solutions

ZANTAZ announced the acquisition of Steelpoint Technologies, a provider of electronic discovery and litigation support solutions. Funding for the acquisition was led by General Atlantic Partners. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed. read more »

Open Text E-Mail Management Solution is First to Receive Microsoft Certification

Open Text Corporation announced IXOS Suite for Microsoft Exchange Archiving completed the Microsoft Certified for Windows Server 2003 program. The third-party testing was done by VeriTest. read more »

McAfee Inc. To Acquire Foundstone, Inc. For $86 Million In Cash

McAfee announced a definitive agreement to acquire Foundstone, a provider of vulnerability management solutions, for $86 million in cash. read more »

CA Extends Leadership in Security Management with Acquisition of PestPatrol

Computer Associates International announced the acquisition of PestPatrol, a privately held provider of anti-spyware solutions, in an all-cash transaction. Financial details were not disclosed. read more »

Vidius PortAuthority – Stops Information Leaks!

Vidius announced version 3.0 of Vidius PortAuthority, its solution to enforce the authorized distribution of sensitive data. Key enhancements: new third-party gateway interfaces, increased mail server and file server support, and advanced pattern recognition capabilities, among others. Available August, 2004. read more »

Postini Launches Latest Email Intrusion Prevention System, Perimeter Manager 5.0

Postini announced version 5.0 of Perimeter Manager, its anti-spam solution. Key enhancements: enhanced connection management and IP analysis, improved administrator interface and upgraded search functions, among others. read more »

FCC mobile spam rule doesn’t cover some SMS

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McAfee E-Business Server v8.0

McAfee released version 8 of McAfee E-Business Server, its solution for the secure transfer of critical data between corporate and partner networks. Key enhancement: GUI-based management features. Available immediately. read more »

Open Text Releases FirstClass 8.0, Powerful New Features in Communication Platform

Open Text released version 8.0 of FirstClass, its suite of integrated communication and messaging capabilities. Key enhancements: instant messaging and presence management, directory services, and enhanced security, among others. Available immediately. read more »

Trend Micro Supports Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies

Trend Micro announced that Trend Micro OfficeScan Corporate Edition and Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security support Windows XP Service Pack 2. read more »

Symantec Announces Support for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

Symantec announced its consumer and enterprise antivirus and integrated security products, along with its enterprise administration solutions, are compatible with Windows XP Service Pack 2. Symantec will be making a product update available for download through its LiveUpdate technology, enabling the Window’s Security Center to detect the status of Symantec products. read more »

Open Text Acquires Digital Asset Management Vendor Artesia Technologies

Open Text announced will acquire Artesia Technologies, developer of solutions in Digital Asset Management (DAM). Close of the transaction is imminent. read more »

Start of Presidential Campaign Season Spawns New Online Fraud

SurfControl warned computer users to beware of e-mails and web sites that appear to be soliciting campaign contributions but are actually vehicles for the theft of confidential data. SurfControl has uncovered two new e-mail scams soliciting campaign contributions for the Kerry-Edwards Campaign. Both emails carried the subject line: “President John Kerry, please vote and contribute.” […]... read more »

Quest Software Reports Results for Second Quarter 2004

Quest Software released results for 2Q2004, ended June 30. Revenue increased 30% to $92.1 million with a GAAP net income of $2.6 million. read more »

Analysis from Websense, Inc. Incorporated in the Anti-Phishing Working Group’s “Phishing Attack Trends Report”

The Anti-Phishing Working Group’s “Phishing Attack Trends Report” indicates there were 1422 new, unique phishing attacks in June, 2004. This number represents a 19% increase over the 1197 attacks reported in May. The average number of phishing attacks per day in June was 47.4, up from 38.6 per day for May. read more »