Stories by Sam Costello

IBM releases 20 database tools

Pledging to make life easier for database administrators, IBM Corp. Monday released 20 new database tools including a pair of autonomic -- or self-healing and managing -- tools. Taken together, the tools aim to boost management, administration, recovery, performance and query features for IBM's DB2 and Informix products.

NetMotion to update Mobility with VPN, routing support

NetMotion Wireless Inc. is set to release an update to its Mobility wireless connectivity and security software in early June that will add the ability to automatically switch users to the most reliable wireless network available to them, boost the encryption used in the software and add support for Nortel Networks Corp.'s Contivity VPN devices.

RSA updates Keon with Exchange, Outlook features

Looking to ease the use of its Keon digital certificate product with e-mail applications such as Microsoft Corp.'s Exchange and Outlook, RSA Security Inc. Wednesday announced a new version of Keon Certificate Authority.

Flaw in Microsoft Exchange can cause denial of service

A "critical" flaw in Microsoft Corp.'s Exchange 2000 e-mail server could allow an attacker to send a message that could consume all of the server's processing resources, according to a new security alert issued Wednesday by Microsoft. The company has released a patch to fix the issue.

Flaw in Macromedia JRun may give attacker control

A buffer overflow in Macromedia Inc.'s JRun Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) server could allow an attacker to take complete control of a vulnerable server, according to a bulletin released Wednesday by security group Next Generation Security Software Ltd.

Neoteris upgrades IVE with more app support

Neoteris Tuesday took the wraps off the latest version of its Instant Virtual Extranet appliance (IVE), which adds support for terminal applications like Telnet, native support for messaging programs like Microsoft's Outlook and Lotus Software Group's Notes and access to Web-enabled applications that use Java clients to run.

Yahoo patches instant message hole

Yahoo offered fixes for two security holes in its Yahoo Messenger (YM) application late last week, holes that could have allowed an attacker to run code of their choice or modify content within YM on a vulnerable PC.

Microsoft announces security bug in its debugger

A security hole in the application used by Microsoft operating systems to debug programs while they are in use could allow an attacker to take control of applications running on affected systems, Microsoft said in a security bulletin Wednesday.

Check Point boosts management with SmartCenter

At its Experience conference, being held in Dublin through Friday, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. offered its customers two new management products designed to make their lives easier The new tools, SmartCenter and SmartCenter Pro, are centralized firewall and VPN (Virtual Private Network) management consoles designed to give users a single location from which to manage Check Point products, security policies and OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) -compliant offerings.

Despite anticompetitive concerns, Orbitz files for IPO

Antivirus firm Trend Micro Tuesday announced a new suite of services designed to help users block viruses from entering their networks after an outbreak but before virus definitions are available, as well as clean up after outbreaks. To accommodate the new services, Trend Micro will also be upgrading its full line of products over the course of the next month.

Trend Micro upgrades products, unveils strategy

Antivirus firm Trend Micro Tuesday announced a new suite of services designed to help users block viruses from entering their networks after an outbreak but before virus definitions are available, as well as clean up after outbreaks. To accommodate the new services, Trend Micro will also be upgrading its full line of products over the course of the next month.

W3C tours Europe preaching interoperability

Antivirus firm Trend Micro Tuesday announced a new suite of services designed to help users block viruses from entering their networks after an outbreak but before virus definitions are available, as well as clean up after outbreaks. To accommodate the new services, Trend Micro will also be upgrading its full line of products over the course of the next month.

OpenReach, ClearPath, Fiberlink spruce up VPN

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) were the order of the day Monday, with three companies announcing new products and services for the technology, including a new extranet service, antivirus policy enforcement and a managed VPN service for small businesses.

Network Associates restates three years of financials

Network Associates announced Friday that as a result of an internal review of its bookkeeping practices, it would restate its financial reports for 1998, 1999 and 2000. The company also said it would restate its balance sheets for the fiscal 2001 and the first quarter of 2002, though the operating results from those periods will not be affected.

Researchers: Newest Microsoft IE patch flawed

A new patch designed to address six serious security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer doesn't fix all the problems it purports to, according to security researchers.

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