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ESET announces special offer for busniesses

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ESET Middle East recently announced a special exciting offer for organizations looking to secure their networks by providing ESET Mail Server protection free of cost with any purchase of 10 licenses or more of 'ESET NOD 32 Business Edition' licenses or 'ESET Smart Security Business Edition' in the Middle East region. The special offer is valid till 30th September 2011, and gives regional organizations with a great opportunity to deploy ESET's comprehensive anti-virus and mail security technology at a cost-effective software license price.

SonicWALL introduces Spike Licensing

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SonicWALL announced availability of the SonicWALL SSL VPN 5.5 firmware for the Secure Remote Access (SRA) Series. The release significantly enhances SonicWALL’s market-leading SSL VPN technology with the introduction of spike licensing, which enables network administrators to quickly and automatically increase the concurrent user capacity of their remote access solution during disaster situations. SonicWALL also offers new features that continue to innovate Web Application Firewall (WAF) technology to help companies meet PCI compliance requirementsand deploy outbound Data Loss Prevention (DLP) withadvanced web application security.

Sophos Anti-Virus supports Mac OS X Lion

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Sophos announced that its market-leading Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac and the Home Edition will fully support Apple's Mac OS X Lion (10.7). Current users of Sophos Anti-Virus products for Mac will continue to be fully protected as soon as they upgrade to Mac OS X Lion, now available. New users will also have immediate compatibility after downloading the security product. As Apple's operating system has increased in popularity in recent years, so have security threats for users. Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac provides automatic detection against existing and new threats for Mac OS X Operating Systems, including Lion.

RSA's DLP powers VMWare vShield

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RSA, the Security Division of EMC enabled VMware to embed RSA Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technology and policies into the VMware vShield 5 product family. As part of the new VMware cloud infrastructure suite announced today, VMware vShield App with Data Security will include RSA's DLP content analysis engine and expert policies to enable customers to accurately discover and classify sensitive data such as PCI, PII and PHI residing within virtual environments. The RSA Data Loss Prevention Suite is engineered to both help to uncover business risk associated with the loss of sensitive data and dynamically lower that risk through policy-based remediation and enforcement of controls, whether the data is at rest in a datacenter, in motion over the network or in use at endpoints.

help AG brings Mi-Token to Middle East

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help AG, leading information security consulting firm added Mi-Token to its product portfolio and now help AG will offers its customers a new, more efficient way of managing hard tokens or "soft tokens" like one-time passwords via BlackBerry, Nokia, iPhone or SMS. As security evolves, enterprise clients expect both hardware and software "proof of identity" options. Mi-Token supplies simple, secure authentication for SSL VPN services, Outlook Web Access, Windows Logon and custom applications. Currently in use by more than 1 million users world-wide, Mi-token is now available in the Middle East through help AG. Mi-Token differs from other providers in that there is up to 60% cost savings compared to other token providers.

Kaspersky partners with OBM in Oman

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Kaspersky today announced the appointment of Muscat based Overseas Business Machines (OBM), as an enterprise partner in Sultanate of Oman. Kaspesky expects OBM to play a key role in providing on-ground pre-sales, technical and maintenance support to the corporate customers with networks larger than 500 nodes based in Oman. Commenting on this new partnership, Tarek Kuzbari, Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab Middle East and Turkey said, "Being closer to our clients is key for our business growth and success.

Fortinet secures endpoint

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Fortinet, a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions – announced the introduction of FortiClient, an endpoint software agent that enables organizations to deploy business practices requiring secure remote access connectivity for its distributed and mobile workforce, contractors and partners. As an all-inclusive remote access security solution, FortiClient optimizes an organization’s security posture, helps organizations meet regulatory and legal requirements and helps enforce corporate compliance policies to prevent unauthorized devices from accessing the corporate network.

Juniper networks with two new executives

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Juniper Networks today announced two key appointments to its operations team. Bask Iyer has been appointed as senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) and Martin J. Garvin has been appointed senior vice president of manufacturing operations. Iyer joins Juniper Networks from Honeywell, where he most recently served as company-wide CIO and a member of the leadership team driving its IT vision, strategy and operating plan. While, Garvin most recently served as senior vice president and chief procurement officer at Dell, where he was responsible for the strategic leadership and operation of Dell’s global supply chain.

Sophos broadens its security portfolio

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Sophos announced that it has completed its acquisition of network security vendor Astaro. This acquisition will allow Sophos to deliver coordinated, best-in-class threat and data protection offerings from every endpoint to any network boundary. Organizations today face new challenges in protecting users and IT infrastructure from complex and targeted security threats; especially those that gain entry from across the Web or through new applications. As workforces become distributed across multiple offices, including the home, even basic security controls have become hard to update and enforce. Through this acquisition, Sophos will address the need for security solutions that provide threat and policy protection no matter where the user or company data resides.

ComGuard sings up GFI for the region

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ComGuard, a leading value added distributor for IT security products and solutions signs up with GFI Software to distribute its wide portfolio of products and solutions across the Middle East region. ComGuard will distribute the GFI web monitoring, and a range of network solutions including a vulnerability scanner, software for patch and log management and various monitoring, web and e-mail security solutions such as virus and spam filters, and endpoint security products. And, it will work with its channel partners to identify sales opportunities for GFI products and solutions that would address the business challenges of end users.

SonicWALL boosts Network Efficiency

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SonicWALL announced the availability of WAN Acceleration in SonicOS 5.8.1, further enhancing the capabilities of the current SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) Series and introducing integrated support for the SonicWALL WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series. SonicWALL’s commitment to continued investment in its NGFW series and to providing its customers with a highly secure, accelerated and optimized network that drives business and employee efficiency. The delivery of SonicOS 5.8.1 bolsters SonicWALL’s consolidated security platform and tightly integrates features like application intelligence, control and visualization and deep packet inspection scanning with the WXA Series to provide WAN optimization and acceleration for the distributed enterprise.

Trend MicroTitanium 2012 now in Beta

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Trend Micro, a global Internet security solutions vendor, has announced the public beta release of Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2012. Customers who download the 2012 beta version today will be eligible to receive an exclusive discount for the finished product via email when it’s launched later this summer. Users may access the beta www.trendmicro.com/titaniumbeta. The Titanium 2012 release continues the success Trend Micro established with the 2011 version--delivering a product with industry leading protection and solutions that alleviate consumer pain points. Research has consistently shown that consumers are frustrated by security products that slow their systems down, are intrusive, and are complex and difficult to understand.