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Barracuda Networks, the ISSJ provider, announced that it wanted to increase the reach of its spam firewall line with the addition of a spyware-removal feature. The company said, this feature would destroy malware from previously infected desktops. The company said it is expanding its position again with the launch of the IM appliance series. Barracuda Networks, the ISSJ provider, announced that it wanted to increase the reach of its spam firewall line with the addition of a spyware-removal feature. The company said, this feature would destroy malware from previously infected desktops. The company said it is expanding its position again with the launch of the IM appliance series. The ISSJ provider, Barracuda said, its new IM Firewall, will be available by the end of the month. The price starts at around $3000 and the company offers five models. Barracuda said, the new ... (more)

Cabir Virus Attempts to Jump from Phone to Phone Using Bluetooth

The "proof-of-concept worm" known variously as Worm.Symbian.Cabir.a, Cabir, and EPOC.Cabir replicates on Nokia Series 60 phones, says a security alert posted by Symantec yesterday. The French unit of the Russian security software developer Kaspersky Labs said that that virus appears to have been developed by an international group called "29a" - based in the Czech Republic and Slovakia - which specializes in creating viruses that try to show that no technology is reliable and safe from their attacks. "This worm repeatedly sends itself to the first Bluetooth-enabled device that i... (more)

Live Webcast: SANs for Better Data Protection

"Beyond Consolidation: Using SANs for Better Data," a live interactive Webcast sponsored by EqualLogic, is slated for Wednesday, June 9th, 2004, at 10 a.m. PDT, 1 p.m. EDT. Register now, and listen in to learn how SANs can enable better data protection. By centralizing backup environments, SANs can provide efficient disaster protection operations and rapid restores. Topics to be discussed include backup architectures (local, network, and SAN); extending disk-to-disk-to-tape backup configurations to truly optimized backup and recovery operations; and how replication provides both ... (more)

Infosecurity Remains a Top 5 Issue for CIOs, Report Confirms

The average security investment will peak at eight to 12 percent of information technology budgets in the United States by 2006, and in Europe and the Asia Pacific region by 2007, according to META Group, Inc. The market research and advisory firm expects these budgets to stabilize at five to eight percent in the United States by 2008 and in Europe and the Asia Pacific region by 2009. "Information security remains a top-five issue for CIOs, and the debate regarding appropriate investment levels continues to rage," said Tom Scholtz, vice president with META Group's Security & Risk ... (more)

Opera V8 Beta Browser, Like Firefox 1.0.1, Tackles Phishing and Spoofing

Mozilla Urges 27 Million Firefox Users to Download Anti-Phishing Update "One of the most important measures to counter phishing attacks is the use of security certificates," said Christen Krogh, Opera Software's Vice President of Engineering, last week as Opera released the second Beta version of its next browser, which includes an answer to the recent security debate over Web site spoofing. In this beta, the browser displays security information inside the address bar, located next to the padlock icon that indicates the level of security present on a site. The small, yellow secu... (more)