Product Previews

Symantec integrates anti-spam and SMTP security; HP tunes Control Tower for BladeSystem; Voltage clientless mail encryption turns 2.0; ConSentry announces secure LAN switch; NetContinuum revs application firewall

Symantec unifies anti-spam and mail security
Tightening the integration between brightmail anti-spam and the company’s content security technologies, Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0 — announced last week and due in May — will proactively protect against both inbound and outbound e-mail threats. The product introduces more extensive content filtering capabilities and zero-day virus prevention, and mitigates threats such as phishing and spyware using Sender Policy Framework and Sender ID.
Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0, Symantec

HP unveils Control Tower for BladeSystem
Bearing the fruits of HP’s acquisition of RLX Technologies last year, HP Control Tower, which packages open source Linux tools behind an easy-to-use GUI, brings hardware discovery, provisioning, task automation, and remote monitoring and management capabilities to Linux-centric HP BladeSystem environments. The software will be available in May for $199 per managed node.
HP Control Tower, HP

ConSentry announces secure LAN switch
ConSentry Networks last week announced the CS4048 LANShield Switch, a security switch with the same NAC (network access control), activity monitoring, and malware defense capabilities as the company’s Secure LAN Controller. Due by September, the 1U intelligent switch, with 44 10/100/1000 copper ports, four Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports, and two 10Gbps uplink ports, promises to perform deep packet inspection at 10Gbps wirespeed.
CS4048 LANShield Switch, ConSentry Networks

Voltage updates clientless mail encryption
Voltage Security has announced general availability of Voltage SecureMail Version 2.0, the company’s clientless and certificate-free e-mail encryption offering. Version 2.0 enhances the rules-based encryption functionality in the Voltage SecureMail Gateway and Voltage SecureMail Desktop, beefs up auditing and logging capabilities to meet compliance requirements, and adds interoperability with OpenPGP and S/MIME.
Voltage SecureMail 2.0, Voltage Security

NetContinuum revs proxy-based application firewall
NetContinuum has introduced the NC-1100 AF Web application firewall and the NC-1100 AG application gateway. In addition to performance enhancements, the appliances offer easier deployment and management through multiple proxy options, policy definition wizards, and a learning mode that automatically adjusts firewall policies to application changes. They will become available May 1 at a starting price of $30,000.
NC-1100 AF and NC-1100 AG, NetContinuum