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EMC intros low-end SAN hardware and enterprise archiving software; Splunk launches community knowledgebase; Symantec secures real-time communications; Check Point extends the SEM

EMC rolls out entry SAN and archiving software
EMC introduced the EMC clariion AX150 and AX150i storage systems and the EMC Documentum Archive Services for Email and Archive Services for Reports. The AX150 systems, available with Fibre Channel or iSCSI connectivity, support as many as 10 host servers and scale from 750GB to 6TB of SATA II storage. Pricing starts at $5,600. The new Archiving Services offerings are based on a unified archiving platform for collecting, retaining, securing, and discovering all kinds of information, including e-mail, reports, documents, images, Web content, video, and transactional data. Prices vary by configuration.
EMC Clariion AX150 and EMC Documentum Archive Services, EMC

Splunk unveils community wiki for log knowledge
Splunk, maker of software for searching log files, has launched Splunk Base, a public wiki intended to serve as a global knowledge base of system events. Currently in beta, Splunk Base allows Splunk users and nonusers to post and search event information and troubleshooting advice, and to connect with IT professionals working on similar problems and technologies. For companies wanting to build a proprietary knowledge base on their own premises, Splunk plans to release a private edition of Splunk Base sometime later this year.
Splunk Base, Splunk

Check Point extends SEM to end points
Check Point announced the availability of Eventia Analyzer 2.0, an upgrade to the company’s security event management solution that extends the real-time event correlation capabilities to Check Point Integrity and Trend Micro anti-virus clients. The company plans additional client support in the future. In addition to analyzing log data from Check Point’s own network firewall, VPN, and IPS solutions, Eventia also incorporates events from certain third-party security products, including Cisco and Juniper firewalls and Cisco, ISS, McAfee, and Snort intrusion detection and prevention systems. Pricing ranges from $18,000 for five devices to $100,000 for 100 devices.
Eventia Analyzer 2.0, Check Point Software Technologies

Symantec secures real-time communications
Symantec announced Symantec IM Manager 8.0, an upgrade to the IM security, management, and archiving solution acquired from IMlogic. IM Manager provides protection against IM-borne worms, viruses, spam, and phishing attempts — including predictive “quarantine” of zero-day attacks — and policy-based control over the use of IM and other real-time communications, including VoIP, video, and application sharing. The product offers support for major public IM networks and enterprise platforms from IBM Lotus, Jabber, and Microsoft. IM Manager 8.0 will be available this month at a starting price of $40 per seat.
Symantec IM Manager 8.0, Symantec

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