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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)

Cisco Helps the Fight vs Identity Theft and "Address Hijacking"

Sys-Admins attending CeBIT 2004 in Hannover, Germany, this week have been swinging by the Cisco Systems booth to check out the updated Catalyst line of intelligent switches. Cisco has added security features and the "Cisco Smartports" management feature across its entire product family. The new security features include protection against a variety of attacks, including identity theft and address hijacking. According to Steven Shalita, a senior manager of worldwide product marketing for Cisco, who presented the new features at a news conference in Hannover, the enhancements to t... (more)

Microsoft: ISA Vulnerability Could Allow Internet Content Spoofing

Thanking two Dutch developers, Martijn de Vries and Thomas de Clerk of Info Support for discovering and reporting it, Microsoft yesterday sent out a Security Alert about what it called a "Spoofing Vulnerability" in Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 (ISA Server) and Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0 that could enable an attacker to spoof trusted Internet content. ISA Server is an enterprise-level firewall and Web cache server. Proxy Server 2.0 acts as an Internet gateway for computers on a network. Users of the software listed below need to download and install an ... (more)

AMD Claims an Edge in Distant 45nm

AMD has only started making 65nm chips and Intel has already started making 45nm ones so AMD said that it and its buddy IBM would have 45nm parts in mid-'08 using newfangled ultra-low-K interconnect technology and immersion lithography, which should give AMD a performance-per-watt edge. AMD Opens Futuristic Lab Sounding infinitely hopeful, AMD has just opened a new Advanced Architecture and Technology Lab in Redmond that's supposed to look beyond the five-year time horizon. It's put it under the direction of AMD Fellow and chief architectural officer Rich Witek, who worked on the A... (more)

Cisco Snaps Up Riverhead Networks for $39M

Cisco Systems announced on Monday that it has agreed to acquire a privately held developer of security technology for about $39 million in cash: Riverhead Networks, based in Cupertino, CA, employs 44 people.  The deal for the shares of Riverhead it does not already own is expected to close in the quarter ending next month, Cisco says. The deal augments its current portfolio of security products and services. Riverhead, founded in 2000, makes security technology that protects against denial of service attacks and other threats to corporate and telecommunications networks.   ... (more)