Stories by Sam Costello unveils network-wide security 'grid' on Tuesday took the wraps off a new strategy and technology that should allow the company to provide broader, more intelligent security services to its customers using XML (Extensible Markup Language) and Web services, the company said. The company also announced a new software tool central to this strategy and upgrades to three existing products allowing them to work with the new technology.

Colleges, companies fail computer security

The security holes exploited by Code Red and Nimda, worms that experts said had the potential to knock the entire Internet offline, attacked long-standing vulnerabilities in Microsof's IIS (Internet Information Services) Web server software caused by a type of error made through bad code writing: the buffer overflow.

NetScreen 5000 series boosts speed, adds chip

Raising the high end of its product line and boosting the performance threshold of its devices, firewall and virtual private network (VPN) vendor NetScreen Inc. Monday announced the release of two new appliances, the NetScreen 5200 and NetScreen 5400.

EMC files patent infringement claim against Hitachi

Alleging that Hitachi is infringing on six of its patents, EMC on Friday filed a suit in U.S. District Court seeking damages for the infringement and also filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission asking the body to block import of the infringing products into the United States.

Network Associates reports strong first quarter

Despite a soft market for technology products, overseas revenue and continued strong demand for key products boosted Network Associates Inc.'s first-quarter 2002 financial results up over first-quarter 2001 results, the company announced Thursday.

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SonicWall boosts VPN, management features

Firewall and virtual private network (VPN) appliance maker SonicWall Tuesday announced an upgrade to the firmware powering all of its products, which will bring users new VPN and bandwidth management features.

McAfee updates antivirus for Microsoft Exchange

McAfee Security, a division of Network Associates, introduced a new version of its GroupShield antivirus software for Microsoft Corp.'s Exchange 5.5 Monday, giving administrators the option to scan e-mail via multiple methods and extending content filtering to attachments and file names.

In financial downturn, Enterasys loses CEO, COO

After announcing late Thursday that its chief executive officer, chief operating officer (COO) and executive vice president of worldwide marketing had all left the company, networking gear maker Enterasys Networks also said that it expects to report losses for both the fourth quarter of 2001 and the first quarter of 2002 and that it will restructure.

Check Point expects to miss Q1 forecast by $15M

Leading firewall and virtual private network vendor Check Point Software Technologies on Thursday said that its first-quarter 2002 revenue would come in between US$104 million and $105 million, with earnings per share of $0.24 to $0.25, missing the company's projections and analyst expectations.

Worms overtake DoS as top attacks in 2002

The Internet has become a riskier place for businesses since the fall of 2001 and doesn't look to be any more secure in the near future, according to security firm Internet Security Systems, which released its security incident figures for the first quarter of 2002 Wednesday.

EBay closes password security hole

Online auction powerhouse eBay Inc. closed a security hole in a password-maintenance feature late Tuesday that could have allowed attackers to take over a user's account and commit fraud.

Porn buster: Vericept secures content with VIEW appliances

Employees interested in visiting porn, gambling and hacking Web sites while at work may want to start reconsidering their hobbies now that Vericept Corp. has announced a new line of appliances that can monitor all network traffic for violations of company computing policies.