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Infosec Product Release Review - 26th Oct

Tech Centre - the weekly review of newly released information security products, services, frameworks and policies.


LANDesk Raises the Bar with Release of Integrated Systems

24 Oct 2012
"Management Suite and Security Suite 9.5 were created in order to help solve the ... "With theseproducts, our current and prospective customers now have the tools they ... This informationincludes power consumption per device, the health of ...

Objective releases Govt-standard DropBox

24 Oct 2012
While DropBox is a very popular information sharing service among consumers and ... According toproduct marketing manager Michael Warrilow, the service will be ... Government Information Security Manual up to and including “Protected”...

Secure64 Releases Enhanced Version Of DNS Management Software

17 Oct 2012
For the latest information about DNS Authority and DNS Cache, visit ... Colorado, Secure64 is a software developer providing the most secure DNS products available to ... Secure64's patented technology provides mission-critical security and ...

LogRhythm Goes Multi-Dimensional in Security Analysis

22 Oct 2012
LogRhythm Goes Multi-Dimensional in Security Analysis ... and so can the good guys with productslike the new SIEM (security information and event ... or breach," states Chris Petersen, CTO and cofounder of LogRhythm in a press release...

IBM Addresses Security Challenges of Big Data, Mobile and Cloud

18 Oct 2012
Today, in the biggest announcement since the launch of IBM's new Security Systems division earlier this year, IBM is unveiling ten new products and ... As information grows in volume, variety, and velocity, organizations are looking beyond ...

Frameworks and Policies

FTC releases facial recognition tech guidelines

23 Oct 2012
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has released "best practices" ... For many of us, tagging friends on Facebook or handing over biometric information may not seem ... through the murky waters of using facial recognition for innovative products... They should develop "reasonable security protections" for data collection...

Draft US Order Would Give Companies Cyberthreat Info

22 Oct 2012
The draft order would put the Department of Homeland Security in charge of organizing aninformation-sharing network that rapidly distributes sanitized ...

Microsoft Revises Privacy Rules, Users Shrug

22 Oct 2012
... as Google did, for consolidating user information across products and services? ... for making Do Not Track active by default with the latest version of its Internet ... providing the entry point they need to break through application security.

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