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City Uses iQ Networking for Spam and Virus Elimination

Qwest Communications International announced that the city of Missoula, Mont., has selected Qwest’s wide area networking (WAN) solution, known as iQ Networking, to help it control and eliminate unwanted spam and viruses that present a strain on the city’s network.

McAfee SecurityShield Verified by VeriTest

McAfee SecurityShield for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 customers has achieved “Verified by VeriTest” validation through VeriTest, the testing division of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX) for “Microsoft ISA Server 2004 test for ISV Solutions.”

IBM Security Report: 55 Percent Increase in Network Attacks

Network attacks against critical infrastructure providers such as utilities, telecommunications companies and government agencies surged 55 percent from July to August, according to IBM’s Global Security Intelligence Services.

Internet Security: Most Believe They Are Safe From Online Viruses

The AOL and NCSA Online Safety Study – conducted by technical experts in the homes of 329 typical dial-up and broadband computer users – found that most computer users think they are safe but lack basic protections against viruses, spyware, hackers, and other online threats.

Assess And Remediate System Vulnerabilities

PatchLink’s New Scanner Integration Module Enables Customers to Leverage Their Existing Scanner-related Investments.

Integrated System for Wireless LAN Management and Protection

Wavelink introduced Wavelink Managed Security, the industry’s first integrated system for wireless LAN management and protection.

Windows XP SP2 – Wait and See?

Developers in North America are taking a “wait and see” attitude about installing Microsoft’s Windows XP Service Pack 2, according to Evans Data’s Fall 2004 North American Development Survey.

Expanded Enterprise Vulnerability Management

Citadel Security Software will soon release Hercules 3.5 and the new AssetGuard component.

Common Criteria Conference to Feature Symantec

Wesley Higaki, director of development and Symantec’s common criteria program, will participate on a panel discussion at the Fifth Annual International Common Criteria Conference (ICCC), hosted by the German Federal Office for Information Security.

Yankee Group named Forum Systems as Winner in Web Services Security Gateway Category

Forum Systems today announced that Yankee Group has named Forum Systems as the “winner” in the Web services security gateway category in an August 2004 report titled “Application Gateways Secure Business Communications” by senior security analyst Eric Ogren.

OpenService Announces Availability of Security Threat Manager (STM) Version 3.0.

New Security Information Management Software Links Real-Time Threats and Business Vulnerabilities to Unite Prioritized Incident Responses with Proactive Risk Reduction.

Macromedia Announces Flash Player 7 for Solaris with Improved Security

Macromedia today announced the immediate availability of Macromedia Flash Player 7 for Solaris.

Symantec Plans New Web-based Console for Mac Clients

Symantec today announced plans for a Web-based console to centrally administer Macintosh clients licensed for Symantec’s Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 9.0.

Layer 7 and Oracle to Provide Security for Application Integrations Based on XML Web Services

Layer 7 Technologies today announced that it is working with Oracle to provide flexible, end-to-end security for application integrations based on XML Web services.

Start of Presidential Campaign Season Spawns New Online Fraud

Surfcontrol Warns Voters Against “Political Phishing” Scam that Seeks to Defraud Contributors to John Kerry

Mozilla Security Bug Bounty Program Announced

The Mozilla Foundation today announced the Mozilla Security Bug Bounty Program, an initiative that rewards users who identify and report security vulnerabilities in the open source project’s software.

Microsoft cumulative security update announced

On Friday Microsoft announced a cumulative security update for Microsoft Internet Explorer impacting both consumer and enterprise users.

Bagle.AH, Worm Is Spreading Worldwide

Panda Software has detected the appearance of the new worm Bagle.AH (W32/Bagle.AH.worm), a malicious code that uses both email and file-sharing programs like Kazaa, Morpheus, e-mule or LimeWire in order to spread rapidly across computers.

Dell Launches PC Security Site

Dell today launched a PC security awareness site to help its consumer customers better protect their computers from spyware, viruses and other online security threats.