Cisco fortifies enterprise wireless LANs with Self-Defending Networking

Wireless
Cisco helps address regulatory requirements for network security
Cisco unveiled a wireless solution to secure business applications and data, as well as business environments with the launch of Cisco Secure Wireless Solution. This solution forges robust network security using Cisco’s Self-Defending Network with the wireless security features enabled in its Unified Wireless Network.

The Cisco Secure Wireless Solution builds on the Self Defending Network framework that encompasses a Cisco Unified Wireless Network combined with Cisco’s NAC Appliance, ASA firewall Cisco Security Agent, Cisco IPS Software, Cisco Secure ACS and Cisco Secure Services Client.

Cisco’s Secure Wireless Solution supports the following applications:

  • Unified wired and wireless intrusion detection (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) by way of inspecting traffic flow for harmful applications and blocking malicious client access at the physical layer before network connection can occur;
  • Comprehensive client validation, posture assessment and remediation for wireless users;
  • Single sign-on capabilities and 802.1X integration that provides for integrated encryption of wireless client applications and streamlined password management control;
  • Integrated firewall services for guest access, which helps business provide non-employees and contractors with access to the Internet, while protecting the company’s network;
  • Host intrusion prevention, which prevents wireless clients from being exploited as a bridge into the network and helps protect clients from suspect content and potential hackers;
  • Rogue detection and containment to help eliminate potential wireless threats from ad hoc client associations and rogue access points.

More information about regulatory compliance and the Cisco Secure Wireless Solution is available at: http://www.cisco.com/go/wirelesssecurity.

Security
AES Software announces AES Password Manager 2.3
AES Software has announced AES Password Manager 2.3, a form-fill and password management application that enables automatic entering of passwords when accessing password-protected Websites and e-mail accounts. This release introduces three new features: export of passwords to CSV, XML, HTML and password protected HTML; import from CSV and My Password Manager; Event Viewer to keep the log of events.

AES Password Manager will memorize your passwords and other confidential data (such as credit card account data, cell phone PIN, code to cipher locks, email access information, etc) and fill them to forms automatically. The program stores all this data in a password-protected database, encrypted with AES-256 algorithm which ensures that the database cannot be compromised by hackers. Upon installation, the program works as an add-on toolbar in Internet Explorer-based browsers, so that users can easily save and fill Web forms while surfing the internet without the need to bring up and switch to other applications.

The program has some specialty features. Some of them are given in the list below:

  • Portability
  • “SuperPaste”
  • Multi-user support
  • Password generator

Please explore the AES Password Manager’s site at http://www.aespasswordmanager.com/ to find out more about other functionalities of the product. You are also invited to download a 30-day fully functional evaluation copy of the product.

AES Password Manager runs under Windows 98, ME, 2000, 2003, XP and costs US$29 for Personal licence, or US$35 for Business licence. Discounts for volume buyers are available (please refer to www.aespasswordmanager.com/order.htm). Licensed users are entitled to free technical support, free minor updates and discounts on major upgrades. Additional information on the product, as well as its free trial copy is available from http://www.aespasswordmanager.com/. Please note that when the trial period is over, the program becomes freeware, which means it remains fully-functional, but the number of stored objects or forms cannot exceed 35 items.

Networking

Tadiran Telecom delivers IP communications products

Tadiran Telecom announced the availability of Vibecast, an audio advertising medium for custom on-hold messages, developed by Rhythm and Grooves Inc. Vibecast is a plug-and-play audio messaging and music service that allows businesses to let their customers hear custom-branded, recorded marketing campaigns designed to inform and enhance their on-hold experience. Vibecast comes as a plug-and-play option with Tadiran’s series of IP PBXs and Emerald ICE small office product lines.

Vibecast allows businesses to design custom and targeted audio marketing campaigns that are recorded, and easy to use and manage. The Vibecast services are voiced and recorded in Rhythm and Grooves’ audio production studios, and delivered via e-mail to the customer or through a Web-based system, with no programming or software downloads required. The Vibecast service comes with creative brief guidelines, marketing consulting, copywriting assistance, professional voice talent, audio engineering and an extensive library of music licences across all genres, such as pop, classical, rhythm and blues, and jazz.

Tadiran’s Coral IP PBX series includes a breadth of products that combine Voice over IP (VoIP) technology, backed by superb voice quality, easy installation and maintenance, secured communications, and choices of user devices to support tele-workers, corporate and branch offices, and road warriors. Tadiran’s Emerald ICE is a fully integrated phone system loaded with features for the small office environment.

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