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Stories by Jaikumar Vijayan

  • CA security hole points to data backup threats

    Computer Associates International last week disclosed a major security flaw in its data backup software, and analysts said the problem is an example of the kind of vulnerabilities that are making storage software more attractive to malicious hackers.

  • Juniper targets Cisco with security strategy

    Looking to ratchet up its competition with Cisco Systems in the corporate networking market, Juniper Networks is introducing a set of security tools designed to help IT managers more efficiently enforce access-control and usage policies on their networks.

  • TCG releases network connection standard

    The Trusted Computing Group (TCG), whose promoters include IBM, Microsoft and Intel, has released details of a new Trusted Network Connect (TNC) architectural standard for authenticating and enforcing security polices on client devices that connect to corporate networks.

  • Symantec CEO defends Veritas acquisition plans

    Symantec CEO John Thompson Tuesday found himself again defending his company's planned purchase of Veritas amid continued investor concerns about the company's strategy and fears of Microsoft's looming presence in the security market.

  • Symantec's Schwarz on the Veritas deal

    More than three weeks after Symantec announced its plans to purchase storage management vendor Veritas Software in a US$13.5 billion deal, the company is still struggling to convince skittish investors that the deal make sense for both companies and their customers. Symantec's stock price has slid almost 25 percent in the past month, while Veritas' stock hasn't fared much better.

  • Microsoft releases patch to plug IE vulnerability

    As expected, Microsoft Wednesday released an out-of-cycle security bulletin and patch designed to fix a critical hole in the Internet Explorer Web browser that is already being widely exploited by attackers. The company also announced a change to Windows Update for three previously issued fixes from October for some users of Windows XP Service Pack 1.

  • Microsoft releases patch for three critical holes in IE

    Microsoft on Friday released an out-of-cycle patch to fix three critical and previously disclosed holes in Internet Explorer. The company also released an updated version of a software tool for cleaning out the prolific Mydoom virus and its variants from infected systems.

  • Cisco unveils products for endpoint security

    Cisco Systems last week rolled out the first set of products under its Network Admission Control program, which is designed to help companies enforce security policies on network endpoint devices such as PCs and mobile systems.