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Utility storage company 3PAR has released a data storage product specifically for Linux-based applications. Called 3PAR Virtual Copy DBA for Linux, it provides data recovery services to cover accidental data deletions. The company said that with the new release, "users can now deploy Linux-based applications more simply, more economically and more reliably." With this in mind, 3PAR Virtual Copy allows for rapid recovery of Oracle data and offers ordinary, on-demand Linux provisioning as well. The technology, for use with 3PAR InServ Storage Servers, takes intelligent snapshots of data sets. These snapshots are maintained by 3PAR Virtual Copy without committing the data to tape. The snapshots do not require any capacity reservation; with raw data use needed only for changed data. 3PAR says that this Linux-supported application can "move any Linux deployment closer to... (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)

Sybase iAnywhere Announces Afaria 5.3 To Expand Mobile Security

“Enterprise customers are starting to understand the value of using the computing power of converged devices to support business on the front lines,” says Joe Owen, vice president, engineering, iAnywhere. “At the same time, they’re waking up to the fact that this technology demands the same level of management and security that’s been dedicated to the corporate desktops and laptops. The enhancements found in Afaria 5.3 assure the successful and secure deployment of these devices for any mobile business.” In this spirit, iAnywhere has announced ... (more)

Hurricane Katrina "Cyber-Scams" – National Cyber Security Alliance Issues Warning

The loss of life and destruction of property wrought by Hurricane Katrina has been utterly devastating. Unfortunately, now there is another after-effect to worry about, says the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA): online criminals are already taking advantage of generous individuals who are looking to donate online to disaster relief efforts. The FBI is currently investigating hundreds of Web sites posing as online charities to lure in potential donors and obtain their financial information. In addition, there are reports of phony e-mails from fake charities being used to sp... (more)

IT Security - "Sarbanes-Oxley Will Be a Huge Driver," Says Sun Exec

Speaking in the week that Sun announced that Wal-Mart will now sell hardware from Microtel Computer Systems Inc. preloaded with the Linux-based Java Desktop System, Sun's Jonathan Schwartz reminded reporters of the importance of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Officially called the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act, but more commonly know as "Sarbanes-Oxley," the Act makes it legally binding for a public company to funnel its data - accounting, financial management, and legal data - through information technology. This opens issues as to the completeness and a... (more)