Protection extends from the enterprise to the desktop
Regulation and compliance are the bywords of our industry these days, but with cyber crimes and threats escalating daily, doing all that is required to safeguard customer information and other sensitive data is a difficult task.
Naturally, we look to technology for quick solutions and to tech products to deliver those solutions. To be sure, there are a plethora of products out there promising to protect computer systems and data from hackers, viruses, spyware and a host of other intrusion threats. Following are some of the newest offerings from technology vendors.
o Trend Micro, Inc. recently announced InterScan Web Security Suite 2.5, the newest edition of the company’s software that is designed to block spyware and grayware (programs one may not want installed on a system), viruses, phishing attacks and other malicious software entering corporate networks via the Internet gateway.
Calling the suite of products “a multi-layered integrated security approach,” Cupertino, Calif.-based Trend Micro says it “protects corporate networks throughout the life cycle of an outbreak [of viruses] or malware [malicious software] attack, and provides IT security administrators with enhanced flexibility and granularity in policy management across the enterprise.”
“By combining antivirus, anti-spyware and anti-phishing solutions at the Internet gateway, [we are] providing corporations and very large enterprises with a more consolidated and efficient way to deal with a wide range of threats to their organizations,” says Max Cheng, executive general manager of Enterprise Products for Trend Micro.
In addition to blocking spyware from entering the network at the gateway, InterScan Web Security Suite automatically can eradicate any existing spyware, the company notes. The product also helps prevent users from responding to phishing attacks.
The company adds that an additional module to detect malicious mobile code (in the form of hidden programs on Web pages) “not only protects against unwanted self-installing spyware packages but also protects against “zero-day” mobile code not yet referenced in the spyware scanners database.
Trend Micro said that for $7.20 per user, the product blocks viruses and spyware from entering a network at a 1,001-user organization. Adding automated spyware removal for the same network would cost $11.87 per user. Volume discounts are available. Further details are available at www.trendmicro.com.
o Computer Associates, based in Islandia, N.Y., markets five Protection Suites designed to meet the security, storage and data migration needs of small and midsize businesses.
CA says its Protection Suites incorporate antivirus and anti-spyware technology, automated data backup and restore functions, and advanced system migration technology “that reduces the total cost of ownership of PCs.” Prices of the suites range from $325 to $1,099 for a five-user license.