Security Log

New Take on Antivirus Software

By year's end, Sana Security Inc. plans to ship a new version of its Primary Response antivirus software that will be able to identify and remove malicious software without the "signature" code used by most antivirus vendors. The software, which will probably be called Primary Response 4.0, will also be the first version of the Sana product that users can run in a stand-alone fashion without the company's server-side management software, said San Mateo, Calif.-based Sana. The stand-alone version will cost about $40.

Barracuda to Unveil IM Firewall

Antispam firewall appliance vendor Barracuda Networks Inc. plans to debut a line of instant messaging firewall appliances early next year to help corporations safeguard their IM users. The new devices, which the Mountain View, Calif.-based company claims will allow businesses to protect and archive the content of popular IM systems, will be available in five models for up to 7,000 users each. The Barracuda IM Firewall devices, which will provide tools to secure, monitor and manage all internal and external IM communications, will be priced from $1,999 to $27,999 and will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2006.

Fast ID Validation

Infonox Inc. introduced IDNox, a platform-independent identity verification and validation tool that verifies critical customer information, including address, Social Security number and driver's license number, with analysis that can be done in seconds. IDNox uses application programming interfaces that enable users to integrate the tool through XML or HTML, and it operates over TCP/IP or as a stand-alone application.

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