Corporate Security Overview: 04-11 June 2002
by Berislav Kucan
A number of security companies send us their company press releases, which we republish in the press section of Help Net Security. This is an overview of interesting developments in the corporate security world during the past week.

05 June 2002 - Trend Micro, Inc. announced that the Fairfax County Public School system, the 12th largest in the United States, has deployed Trend Micro ServerProtect and Trend Micro ScanMail(tm) for Microsoft(tm) Exchange 2000 to prevent virus outbreaks throughout its computer network. Seven months into the 2001-2002 academic year, Fairfax County officials credit the Trend Micro solutions with stopping more than 30,000 virus-infected messages.

Carl J. Pittman, Computer Security Manager, Fairfax County Public Schools said: "We are very pleased with the security Trend Micro gives the 22,000 employees who use our 400 instructional and school-based servers. The staff includes teachers, principals, finance clerks -- even food service personnel. Any virus takes away a valuable teaching and communications tool, and we don't want that to happen".

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05 June 2002 - Sophos announced that Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows XP has been awarded the VB 100% award in the June 2002 edition of Virus Bulletin. This is the 16th time Sophos Anti-Virus has won a VB 100% award, confirming its position as one of the most powerful virus protection products available.

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06 June 2002 - GFI today announced the release of LANguard Security Event Log Monitor (S.E.L.M.) 3, a host-based intrusion detection system that monitors networks for security breaches. The product analyses the network security event logs and alerts administrators of key security events in real time, thereby permitting immediate action.

Nick Galea, CEO of GFI said: "Firewalls and anti-virus software alone do not provide sufficient network protection because they do not detect internal security breaches and backdoors. This is why enterprises also require an effective intrusion detection system to monitor for internal security breaches. By continually auditing all machines on the network and issuing real-time alerts on high security events, GFI LANguard S.E.L.M. offers administrators peace of mind."

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06 June 2002 - Sophos and Sandvine Incorporated, developer of innovative network-based products and solutions for service providers, today announced a partnership that will allow service providers of internet access the ability to offer their residential subscribers network-based virus protection using Sophos's powerful virus scanning engine.

Ralph Pisani, Jr., director of business development at Sophos Americas said: "The Sandvine solution addresses a growing need within the service provider industry for billable services that are delivered with minimal infrastructure impact".

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Critical bug found in Cisco ASA products, attackers are scanning for affected devices

Several Cisco ASA products - appliances, firewalls, switches, routers, and security modules - have been found sporting a flaw that can ultimately lead to remote code execution by attackers.

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