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Stories by Ellen Messmer

  • IBM ups System z9 mainframe security

    IBM Friday announced enhanced security features for its System z9 Business Class mainframe. The new features include IPSec-based network encryption using IBM's zIIP crypto engine, as well as host-based public-key encryption based on its CryptoExpress2 hardware module.

  • Where's the virtual security?

    Deployment of products that transform physical servers into "virtual machines" has resulted in nothing short of a data centre revolution. But virtualization of everything from operating systems to applications increasingly has critics asking: Where's the security?

  • IBM ISS announces IPS for small offices

    IBM's Internet Security System division has announced an intrusion-prevention system, the GX 3002, designed primarily to guard against attacks against small branch offices or machines, such as bank ATMs or kiosks.

  • Core Security discovers IPv6-related flaw in OpenBSD

    Core Security Technologies says it's discovered an IPv6-related buffer-overflow vulnerability in several versions of the OpenBSD operating system that would allow an attacker to knock a server offline or take control at the kernel level. The OpenBSD project, the group which makes the free operating system available, has issued a software patch to plug the hole.

  • EEye displays enhanced Blink software

    EEye Digital Security this week shipped its host-based Blink Professional 3.0 software, which combines antivirus, intrusion prevention, firewall and scanner functions. The multipurpose software will be on display in the exhibit hall at next week's RSA Conference in San Francisco.

  • Check Point to acquire NFR Security

    Check Point Software Technologies on Tuesday announced an agreement to acquire privately held NFR Security, a maker of intrusion-detection and -prevention systems, for approximately US$20 million.