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"During a natural disaster of this scale, it is critical for corporations, individuals and governments to join forces to help those affected to overcome the disaster," said George Samenuk (pictured), chairman and CEO of McAfee, Inc, as McAfee announced its immediate support for the relief efforts of Hurricane Katrina with an initial company donation of $50,000 and also announced its intention to match funds through a global employee contribution matching program. The McAfee Grant will be used to help support the immediate humanitarian relief efforts and will support the American Red Cross's Hurricane 2005 Relief Fund. McAfee will immediately match the total of employee donations on a one-to-one basis to the fund. McAfee is also identifying short-term needs for McAfee product donations to support emergency response and recovery efforts. As the efforts move to the re... (more)

Quest Software Introduces Toad for DB2

Quest Software Inc, a leading provider of application, database and infrastructure management solutions, announced a beta version of Quest Toad for DB2, a full-featured database development solution that increases user productivity for SQL development and database object management. This product complements Quest Software's heterogeneous database management family of products designed to improve database performance, availability and manageability from initial design through production. Quest, an IBM Business Partner, will preview the beta version of Toad for DB2 at the IBM DB2 ... (more)

SurfControl Releases Web Filter 5.0 for Check Point Firewall

SurfControl has announced SurfControl Web Filter 5.0 has achieved OPSEC certification from Check Point Software Technologies. OPSEC certification is widely recognized confirmation that SurfControl Web Filter 5.0 for Check Point FireWall-1 has passed a rigorous course of tests to assure that it seamlessly integrates with Check Point's market-leading Internet security solutions. The combined solutions shield enterprises from the complete spectrum of Internet threats including spyware, Trojans, viruses, phishing attacks and other inappropriate downloads. SurfControl Web Filter for Che... (more)

SafeNet Acquires Eracom Technologies; Extends Leadership in Financial Data Security

SafeNet has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all equity interests of Eracom Technologies AG. Under the terms of the agreement, SafeNet will pay a cash consideration of approximately $25 million. This transaction is expected to be accretive within one quarter after the acquisition close, which is expected in December of this year. "This acquisition enhances SafeNet's Borderless security offering, one of our identified high growth drivers," said Anthony Caputo, Chairman and CEO, SafeNet. "With the addition of Eracom Technologies' products, we strengthen ... (more)

IBM AIX Achieves UNIX 03 Product Standard Certification

IBM has announced that the AIX 5L V5.3 operating system has been awarded a certificate of conformance by the Open Group's Platform Forum for the UNIX 03 standard, which offers clients with greater flexibility. UNIX 03 is the latest UNIX Product Standard developed by the Open Group Platform Forum for the Single UNIX Specification version 3. Other UNIX vendors do not support open standards such as UNIX 03, making porting more difficult and resulting in fewer platform choices and ISV applications for customers. The Single UNIX Specification is a set of open specifications that define ... (more)