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In a good example of how fast security issues are tackled in the world of Linux, the bug that a young Norwegian programmer found in the Linux kernel that could crash most Linux 2.4 or 2.6 distributions has already been fixed, with the release of Linux 2.6.7 last night.
Promise Technology has just launched the VTrak 15200 RAID storage system for iSCSI SANs. Promise's VTrak 15200 is a compact, 3U rackmount-optimized storage system that can be populated with up to fifteen low cost Serial ATA Drives (SATA) or Parallel ATA (PATA) drives.
The very first version of a network worm which propagates via mobile phones has been sent to Symantec by a member of a group of Czech virus writers who pride themselves in creating 'proof of concept' malicious viruses.
Silicon Graphics (SGI) now offers 10 Gigabit (Gb) Ethernet connectivity across its product offering of servers, workstations, advanced graphics systems and storage solutions.
Side by side with their high-end SCSI and Fibre Channel arrays, Serial ATA (SATA) arrays are now coming onto the storage solutions market from the quality players like Sun, HP, EMC, IBM, and Hitachi.
VERITAS Software Corporation has extended support of its storage management and clustering products to the Intel Itanium 2 processor-based platform on Red Hat Linux 3.0.
Silicon Graphics (SGI) now offers 10 Gb Ethernet connectivity across its product array of servers, workstations, advanced graphics systems and storage solutions.
'Although capturing and benchmarking information security spending is complicated, security teams must model overall investment to track parity with industry peers and account for the cost of satisfying business requirements for managing information risk.' So says a META Group report, ...
With the release of the Reactivity Gateway-D, Reactivity provides the industry's first desktop XML firewall appliance designed to boost the productivity of Web services developers.
IBM has announced software to automate identity management for .NET environments, expanding IBM Tivoli software's existing identity management support for Java and Windows environments.
Speaking in the UK, the CEO of Symantec said recently that he doesn't believe that mobile and wireless will be the next target for virus writers, but that malware will continue to be directed at the Windows environment - with Microsoft Office the next most likely target area.
Aimed at small-to-medium size businesses and based on a unique patent-pending design and technology, EMC has launched a customer-installable networked storage system capable of storing up to three terabytes of information with integrated functions for simple management and advanced pro...
No one else says it quite like Michael Robertson. 'The world doesn't have to suffer through poor software which invites hackers, like Microsoft Outlook,' the Lindows Inc. chief executive writes, in his latest epistle to Lindows/Linspire fans. 'Desktop Linux is a viable alternative,' he...
'Beyond Consolidation: Using SANs for Better Data,' a live interactive Webcast sponsored by EqualLogic, is slated for Wednesday, June 9th, 2004, at 10 a.m. PDT, 1 p.m. EDT.
EMC Corporation extended its NetWin family of NAS products with a low-cost model targeted at the entry-level NAS market.
Computer Associates has contributed a significant piece of widgetry it calls K-Gem to the Linux kernel that should put Linux in the running for B1 security clearance by 'hardening' it.
Everyone is looking for our trust at the moment. Schemes for digitally signing applications seem to be popping up like gophers across the mobile landscape, each of them confident that we'll place our trust in their authority. Microsoft, of course, has been trying to convince us to only...
Sun Microsystems has launched the Sun Cluster Open Storage Program, offering customers an expanded choice of third-party storage devices that support Sun's Sun Cluster solution.
IBM has released the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center with Advanced Provisioning, integrated software that automates and simplifies manual storage capacity provisioning.
A Russian security news portal is reporting today that source code for some versions of Cisco's IOS has probably been stolen by an individual who broke into the company's corporate network.
The Novell File System Factory 1.2, which automates the provisioning and management of user and group storage by leveraging identity information and policies, is now available.
The new Enterprise Server Edition of Columbitech Wireless Suite provides IT administrators with the necessary tools to better manage user access and gain extended device control.
Expanding its portfolio of products for companies facing the need to address growing data retention and government regulatory concerns, IBM has announced new tape and disk storage products.
Microsoft's Antivirus Award Program, the $5 million fund to reward people for coming forward with information about those who release major worms and viruses, scored a major success when the Sasser culprit was brought to book at the weekend.
Deepening its global alliance with SAP AG, Sun Microsystems has announced the Sun Infrastructure Solution for N1 Grid for SAP Solutions.
Forum Systems' Forum XWall V3.0, debuting this week at NetWorld + Interop, is perhaps the first Web services firewall to address the essential elements of data-level networking.
Addressing the challenge of managing increasing amounts of data over time, Silicon Graphics has released the SGI InfiniteStorage Data Lifecycle Management Server (DLM Server).
A recent increase in malicious activity on the Internet, including the development of attack tools and exploit code, has resulted in an automated attack against computer users in the form of a worm identified as 'W32.Sasser.worm' ('Sasser').
How do five of IBM's most highly-placed executives, the five GMs of its Software Group, see the future unfolding in areas like grid and autonomic computing, security, systems management, application development, and SOAs? What's the current story with DB2, how do Tivoli and Lotus fit i...
Symantec, which uses a 1 through 5 scale to denote the overall state of Internet security, has raised its ThreatCon threat assessment from a 2 to a 3. 'Symantec ThreatCon will be maintained at 3 for at least the next 24 hours,' said a Symantec alert, 'while the threat is assessed.'
The latest version of eTrust Antivirus, the virus management solution from Computer Associates, includes new features to help customers successfully fend off the onslaught of viruses and worms across large, heterogeneous IT environments.
The McAfee brand name is about to get a further boost: Network Associates is dumping its name and renaming its entire operation 'McAfee, Inc.' - for the company's well known anti-virus software. By focusing only on security, McAfee hopes to boost its overall profitability. The company ...
DataDirect Technologies has launched its new online Developer Center. A portal for developers worldwide who use data connectivity components from DataDirect Technologies, the interactive Web destination allows users to access technical information and exchange insight.
Enabling secure access improves communication and facilitates business with customers, strengthens partner relationships, and bolsters employee productivity. So Overnite Transportation was careful about picking how best to make sure its customers will be able to receive the full benefi...
Sun Microsystems' Sun StorEdge products, from enterprise to workgroup offerings, have passed the Storage Networking Industry Association Conformance Testing Program (SNIA-CTP).
'The conclusions drawn by Forrester have extremely limited real-world value for customers assessing the practical issue of how quickly serious vulnerabilities get fixed,' say GNU/Linux vendors Debian, Mandrakesoft, Red Hat, and SUSE. The four have joined together to give a common stat...
In case that sounds like a secret code, it's supposed to be a beta of the 2.6-based Fedora Core that supports SELinux or Security Enhanced Linux, which means the security modules endorsed by the National Security Agency (NSA). And that in turn means granular permissions for all users, ...
Comparing all the Windows platforms that came out between June 1 of 2002 and May 31 of 2003 with all variants Red Hat, MandrakeSoft, Debian and SUSE, Forrester has concluded that Microsoft is better at patching vulnerabilities than the Linux folk.
In what would be a massive boost for storage awareness worldwide, Google has issued a press release about a search-based Web-mail service with a storage capacity of up to eight billion bits of information, the equivalent of 500,000 pages of e-mail. It will, the release alleges, be f...
Sun's EVP of Software, Jonathan Schwartz, stated at a Software Day on the Sun Microsystems campus this week, that 'Sarbanes-Oxley will be a huge driver, as viruses and Sarbanes-Oxley are essentially about the same thing: knowing where the content is coming from and who the source is.'


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