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protection from new worms
SirCam and Code Red worms were doing the rounds on the Net
recently and caused havoc to corporate e-mail systems. Now
network anti-virus majors Trend Micro and McAfee are offering
protection from these new worms.
Trend Micro has announced protection updates to counter the
fast spreading TROJ_SIRCAM.A worm (alias SCAM.A, TROJ_SCAM.A,
W32.Sircam.Worm@mm). These protection updates have been developed
by Trend Labs, the company's global anti-virus research and
support centres, located in three continents. Trend Micro
will keep monitoring the infection status, and place updates
on the website
if infections get much worse. TROJ_SIRCAM.A is detected by
pattern file #917, which can be downloaded at http://www.antivirus.com/download/pattern.asp.
McAfee, a division of Network Associates said it is providing
online vulnerability assessment for the recently discovered
Code Red worm. It is advising corporate
users to use the CyberCop Worm-Scan tool on the McAfee ASaP
located at www.mcafeeasap.com. The Code Red worm directs hundreds-of-thousands
of Web servers to the IP address 220.127.116.11, which redirects
to the White House website.
By using McAfee's CyberCop Worm-Scan, corporate users can
determine if the server is vulnerable, and if so direct users
to the Microsoft website to download the patch. In addition
to applying the patch, rebooting the server is also required
to remove the worm from memory. Without the patch, the machine
will simply become re-infected using the same vulnerability.
eSecure to set up technical competence centres
eSecure, an e-Security company, announced its plans to set
up seven Technical Competence Centres (TCC) all across the
globe by 2002. Through the TCCs Global eSecure will showcase
its professional services skills, network security solutions,
PKI applications and other services.
The company has set up one TCC in Mahape, Navi Mumbai and
is moving fast to complete the other centres that are to be
located at Bangalore, New Jersey and San Jose (US), London,
Singapore and Europe.
The TCCs will give customers an opportunity to see the solution
running live and present a choice of solutions and hands-on
experience on products that suits their network, application
and transaction security requirements. Customers can also
interact with the security architects and consultants at the
Brahma launches new multi-protocol label switching software
Brahma Technologies, a Microland Group company has forayed
into the high-end networking software market with the launch
of NBT-MPLS, its multi-protocol label switching software product,
at its Development Centre in Bangalore.
NBT-MPLS addresses such issues as network scalability, QoS,
applications over IP, VPN frameworks etc. NBT MPLS gives service
providers the traffic engineering capability and resource
availability they require for building the broadband networks
of the future. Net Brahma's MPLS stack supports distribution
of labels using either CR LDP or RSVP-TE and configuration
using either CLI or SNMP.
Networks announces 'Lightning Access' initiative
Networks announces its 'Lightning Access' initiative that
will bring more extension design tools and software products
to manufacturers of broadband CPE (Customer Premises Equipment),
including residential gateways and Integrated Access Devices
(IADs) for businesses.
The company recently announced the first two products in its
family of Gateway-on-a-Chip solutions designed specifically
to give Voice-over-Broadband (VoB) and Voice-over-IP (VoIP)
CPE manufacturers a time-to-market advantage and cost savings.
The Lightning Access Initiative will build on this introduction
by integrating the next generation of features for SOHO and
small-business users into the platform, including advanced
networking and security.
As part of the 'Lightning Access' Initiative, Ishoni Networks
has designed a fully functional IAD prototype that serves
as proof-of-concept for broadband CPE manufacturers. The prototype
supports an industry standard full-rate DMT ADSL modem, four
voice-over-DSL lines, two 10/100 Ethernet interfaces and one
USB interface. The prototype design includes Ishoni's Broadband
Engine processor and software products that provide high-performance
networking, SNMP and Web-based management, voice processing
and connectivity to leading voice-gateway solutions. The retail
cost of an IAD using Ishoni's platform is under $300, which
lets manufactures meet service providers' requirements for
Labs bags 10 news accounts, expands presence
Labs, the Internet Infrastructure Management Company, which
provides Managed Services and Infrastructure Consulting Solutions,
announced that 10 new customers have identified and selected
Bangalore Labs for providing Infrastructure related services.
The list of new Bangalore Labs' customers include General
Electric Capital Services (GECIS), Hathaway, Hughes Telecom,
Infosys, Jasubhai Digital Media, Larsen & Toubro Information
Technology Ltd, Net Decisions, Skumars.com, Spice Telecom
and Vysya Bank. With these new customers, Bangalore Labs has
strengthened its presence in the Indian market.
Many of the new customers have engaged more than one area
of Bangalore Labs' services portfolio; seven have opted for
Security Solutions, three for Managed Services and four for
our Infrastructure Design and Performance Management Services.
Bangalore Labs recently announced a host of Security Consulting
and Managed Security Services (under the bSecure@BL banner),
which include security initiatives, such as Ethical Hacking,
Risk & Threat Assessment, Security Advisory Services,
Remote Firewall Management, Online Intrusion Detection, Penetration
Testing, and Vulnerability Assessments.
E-Business Server for IBM OS/390 systems
Security, a division of Network Associates, introduced the
E-Business Server for OS/390, which enables secure transactions
for corporations using IBM OS/390 mainframe systems by utilizing
PGP encryption technology. This product enables enterprises
using the OS/390 mainframe to secure stored data, and to also
share this data securely with partners in e-commerce transactions.
The E-Business Server product was originally introduced 4Q
2000. E-Business Server for OS/390 is an extension of the
product line offering, addressing the mainframe marketplace.
The PGP E-Business Server allows the compression of large
files at the time of encryption. E-Business Server for OS/390
also provides Digital Signature to authenticate the sender,
ensuring that the sender cannot deny having sent the information.
It encrypts the data as soon as it is created on the mainframe,
so that the information is protected from internal attacks.
With PGP strong encryption and the Public Key Infrastructure
(PKI) model, the data is also protected during access and
while in transit. Custom scripts, allowing for easy security
integration into the company's business process, can automatically
process the encrypted information. The encrypted data can
then be securely transmitted over unsecured networks such
as the Internet.
completes acquisition of Cambridge Technology Partners
Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Cambridge
Technology Partners (Massachusetts), Inc., adding a new services
and consulting capability to complement its Net services software.
Jack Messman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Cambridge
Technology Partners has been named President and CEO of Novell.
Cambridge Technology Partners becomes a Novell subsidiary,
retaining its name, market presence and independence. Cambridge
will focus on Novell's major global and national accounts,
and continue to serve its base of non-Novell global clients.
It will continue to deliver strategic solutions around Digital
Business Strategy, e-Commerce and Mobile Commerce, and help
put their customer relationship, supply chain, and enterprise
resource processes onto the Internet. Cambridge will also
continue to offer systems
integration and custom applications development to customers
need those services.
completes acquisition of Lara Networks
Semiconductor Corporation announced that it completed its
acquisition of Lara Networks Inc. Lara is into high-performance,
silicon-based packet-processing solutions for WAN infrastructure
equipment. Lara's solutions target switches, routers and multiservice
handling multiple high-speed protocols
up to OCD-768, including 10-Gigabit Ethernet.
Cypress offers a range of integrated
circuit solutions for networking systems, building on its
core competencies in communications memory, high-speed programmable
logic, high-performance physical-layer devices and mixed-signal