McAfee, Inc. Debuts Security Research Journal ‘Sage’

McAfee today unveiled the debut issue of Sage, a semi-annual security journal designed to update and inform technical personnel and security executives on cutting-edge security topics to help them make more informed security decisions. The premier issue of Sage includes feature articles, op-eds and in-depth technical pieces by respected industry experts discussing compelling security topics, including the role of financial incentives in malware, the widespread adoption of open source philosophy and practices in malware development, and the effects of increasingly professional-grade malware. Sage is available for download through the McAfee® Threat Center: http://www.mcafee.com/us/threat_center/default.asp More on the above at http://www.mcafee.com/us/about/press/corporate/2006/20060717_174026_r.html

Kerio Announces Universal Mail Server for Mac OS X

Kerio Technologies today announced it has launched a Universal version of Kerio MailServer 6.2, a groupware mail server for Mac OS X version 10.4 “Tiger”. The powerful combination of email, contacts, calendars and tasks is ideal for small and mid-sized businesses and now it can be installed on both Power PC and Intel-based Macs. More in http://www.kerio.com/kerio-pr-us-2006-3870.html

CP Secure and Websense Team to Protect Organizations from Web-Based Security Threats

Websense, Inc., a global leader in web security and web filtering productivity software, and CP Secure, Inc., a leading innovator of real-time anti-malware solutions for enterprise-class organizations, announced today that the CP Secure™ Content Security Gateway™ (CSG) appliance is now available integrated with Websense® Web Security Suite™ software. This joint solution combines best-of-breed web security capabilities from Websense and CP Secure to provide comprehensive web filtering security, web anti-malware scanning, and policy controls for customers seeking advanced, layered protection against web-based spyware, viruses, and other malware. http://www.websense.com/global/en/PressRoom/PressReleases/PressReleaseDetail/index.php?Release=0607171238

Microsoft Lawsuits Help Protect Consumers From Software Piracy

In an unprecedented move by the company, 26 cases filed nationwide, including one against a criminally indicted reseller, illuminate company’s stronger enforcement efforts as part of Genuine Software Initiative. More in http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/jul06/07-17SoftwarePiratesPR.mspx  

Microsoft Acquires Winternals Software

Company appoints operating systems kernel expert Mark Russinovich as technical fellow. Microsoft Corp. today announced the acquisition of Winternals Software LP, a privately held company based in Austin, Texas, that provides Windows®-based enterprises with systems recovery and data protection solutions in addition to offering a freeware tools Web site called Sysinternals. The addition of Winternals is a significant advance in Microsoft’s promise to lower customers’ total cost of ownership of the Microsoft® Windows platform. Customers will be able to continue building on Sysinternals’ advanced utilities, technical information and source code for utilities related to Windows. Financial terms of the acquisition … Continue reading Microsoft Acquires Winternals Software

Symantec announced "Norton Confidential"

Symantec Corp. today announced Norton Confidential, a comprehensive online transaction security solution that will allow consumers to transact on the Internet with confidence that their personal information will remain safe. Designed to restore consumers’ trust in the online world, Norton Confidential protects consumers at the moment they are transacting and provides unprecedented zero-hour protection against fraudulent Web sites and crimeware. Separate versions of Norton Confidential are scheduled to be available for users of the Windows operating system in September and the Macintosh operating system in October. More in http://symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20060626_01

GRISOFT Launches Enhanced Anti-Spyware Software

Millburn, N.J. – June 19, 2006 – GRISOFT, the maker of award-winning AVG Anti-Virus, today announced the release of ewido anti-spyware 4.0, which provides comprehensive protection against a wide array of security threats. This new version is the only anti-spyware software to include a powerful combination of advanced security features such as generic unpacking of compressed malware, true memory scanning, heuristics, and use of binary signatures for the most thorough analysis of programs that place users’ computers at risk. Additionally, the new release provides extended analysis tools that allow users to manually inspect their computers for suspicious activities by tracking … Continue reading GRISOFT Launches Enhanced Anti-Spyware Software

McAfee Unveils Beta Versions of 2 New Consumer Security Suites

McAfee Unveils Beta Versions of 2 New Consumer Security Suites McAfee today announced the beta version of its service platform code-named “Falcon.” Interested consumers and early adopters may download, install and test McAfee’s most complete threat protection service in advance of the final product launch later this summer. The Beta is available at http://beta.mcafee.com . By participating in the Beta, consumers will have a chance to be part of a global team of participants whose feedback will shape McAfee’s consumer security services. PRNewswire

Microsoft Announced "Protect Yourself This Summer"; MSRA Unites Global ISPs

Microsoft Security Response Alliance (MSRA) Unites Global Internet Service Providers to Educate Consumers About Online Safety As a part of the Microsoft Security Response Alliance (MSRA)’s charter to help protect computer users from online threats, Microsoft Corp. led agroup of global Internet service providers (ISPs) today in announcing Protect Yourself This Summer, a weeklong effort beginning June 19 aimed at educating consumers about ways they can be more safe online this summer. Internet security is an increasingly important issue as people all over the world use computers to interact with friends, conduct business and keep track of their finances. The … Continue reading Microsoft Announced "Protect Yourself This Summer"; MSRA Unites Global ISPs

Privacyware released Dynamic Security Agent (DSA), free for personal use

Privacyware today announced the availability of Dynamic Security Agent (DSA), a multi-layered endpoint security software application designed to protect Windows desktops and servers from malware and unauthorized use. Available free for personal use, Dynamic Security Agent features signature-less protection from viruses and malware and detects hacker and cyber criminal attempts to inject malicious code, install rootkits, Trojans and spyware, spoof IPs, bypass firewalls and generally gain access, control and/or damage home and corporate systems and private data. More info in PRNewswire