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Parasoft SOAtest 4.5 adds governance; TippingPoint unveils global MSS; Proofpoint turns 4.0; Senforce steers into NAC

Parasoft brings BPEL testing, SOA governance to SOAtest

Parasoft has released SOAtest 4.5, an update of the software test and analysis solution for Web services and SOA implementations that adds governance over development and test processes, broader test management capabilities, and automated testing of BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) and BPEL-based processes. Version 4.5 also brings direct integration with Mercury Test Director and IBM Rational TestManager. Now available for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Linux, and Solaris, the new edition starts at $3,995.

SOAtest 4.5, Parasoft TippingPoint unveils managed security services

3Com’s TippingPoint division, in an alliance with Counterpane, has launched an MSS (managed security service) for its IPS. As part of the alliance, TippingPoint equipment will be incorporated into Counterpane’s existing SOC (Security Operations Centers) to provide around-the-clock monitoring and management support of TippingPoint deployments worldwide. In addition, the service will provide management of other third party datacenter server resources and network devices so customers can aggregate events and correlate information in the core and perimeter portions of the network.

TippingPoint Managed Security Service, TippingPoint Proofpoint bolsters messaging security

Proofpoint has released Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway 4.0 appliance and Proofpoint Protection Server 4.0 software. New features include “zero-hour” protection against new message-borne viruses, protection against directory harvest attacks at the firewall level, and enhanced MTA queue management capabilities. Appliance pricing starts at $6,750 plus annual user license fees. The new Proofpoint Zero-Hour Anti-Virus module is available as an optional component with pricing starting at $2,720 per year, depending upon number of mailboxes protected. Proofpoint modules for anti-spam, anti-virus, secure messaging, content security, and policy enforcement are priced separately.

Proofpoint 4.0, Proofpoint Senforce combines end point security with access control

Senforce Technologies has unveiled Senforce iNAC (Intelligent Network Access Control), a policy-based network access control solution that incorporates the company’s ESS (Endpoint Security Suite) product. Whereas agent-based ESS protects enterprise PCs with integrity checking, firewall, VPN enforcement, Wi-Fi connectivity control, and local data storage protection, iNAC protects LANs from threats posed by non-compliant end point PCs seeking access. Senforce iNAC will be available in mid-March, with pricing starting at $65 per user and quantity discounts available.

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