Symantec safeguards PC with Norton 360

Security
Symantec launches Norton 360
Symantec Corp. announced the availability of the Norton 360. The comprehensive solution combines technologies for antivirus, antispyware, firewall, intrusion protection, antiphishing, backup and tuneup. The all-in-one security service protects computers and the information stored in them from Internet threats and risks, as well as data loss. Norton 360 also diagnoses and fixes common computer problems, optimizing PC performance and speed.

Norton 360 provides comprehensive protection while performing its duties in the background without interrupting users’ computing experience. The product delivers complete protection across five categories of functionality:

  • PC Security – Norton 360 features Symantec’s protection against a wide range of threats and risks, including viruses, spyware, hackers and more.
  • Transaction Security – Antiphishing protection gives consumers the confidence on the Internet by protecting their online identity. Utilizing black list and heuristic techniques to recognize both known and unknown phishing sites.
  • Backup and Restore – Norton 360 introduces local and online backup and restore capabilities. The product includes two GB of online storage, and additional online storage can be purchased at $29.99 for five GB, $49.99 for 10 GB and $69.99 for 25 GB.
  • PC Tuneup – Norton 360 identifies and removes unnecessary clutter such as Windows Temp files, Internet Temp files and Internet History files.
  • Embedded Support – Norton 360 also includes embedded support, which automatically diagnoses and resolves common issues or guides users to issue resolution from within the context of the product.

Norton 360 customers can also receive AntiSpam and Parental Controls through an optional add-on pack at no additional charge.

Norton 360 is now available for purchase through the Symantec online store at www.symantecstore.com. It will be available for purchase at various retail locations and online retailers in March 2007. The optional add-on pack will be available to Norton 360 customers in mid-March 2007.

The suggested retail price of Norton 360 is US$79.99 (includes one-year service subscription to use the product and receive Symantec’s protection updates). Norton 360 can be installed on up to three PCs.

Data Management

Tenrox releases Version 9.1 of its Project Workforce Management Solution

Tenrox announces the availability of Release 9.1 – the company’s Project Workforce Management Solution.

Features and key enhancements in Release 9.1 include:

  • Tenrox Project Planning Module
  • Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • Dashboard Designer
  • Project Status View
  • Shift and Work Schedules
  • Additional Enhancements

Release 9.1 of Tenrox’s Project Workforce Management is now shipping and is available directly from Tenrox or through the company’s global reseller and partner channel. The product is modular with pricing starting at $100 per user. A hosted version is available from $10 per user, per month. Volume discounts and enterprise-licensing agreements are also available. Tenrox offers add-on products and special out-of-the-box connectors to financial applications such as Sage Accpac ERP, ADP, QuickBooks, Great Plains, Navision, PeopleSoft, Oracle and SAP, to project management software such as Microsoft Project and to CRM applications such as salesforce.com and Microsoft CRM.

Wireless
Toshiba brings HD DVD drive notebook computer
Toshiba of Canada ISG announced the Qosmio G30-AV6 audio-visual notebook computer (AVPC) with an integrated HD DVD-R optical drive. The state-of-the-art Qosmio G30-AV6 is a notebook computer with an ability to burn HD DVDs of up to 30 GB of data including photo and music libraries and HD DVD movies that offer resolution that is six times sharper than DVD format.

The Qosmio G30-AV6 is a television, digital music player, computer, HD DVD burner and HD DVD player all in one. Taking advantage of the capabilities included in the genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium operating system, the Qosmio G30-AV6 pushes the digital entertainment envelope further by incorporating a TV tuner, enabling the Qosmio G30-AV6 to receive high-definition digital television content. With the ability to not only burn HD DVDs but work as a TV tuner and digital video recorder, the Qosmio becomes a full-featured high-definition multimedia center.

The Qosmio G30-AV6 boasts two GB DDR2 memory and 220 GB of Hard Disk Drive space. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200, the Qosmio G30-AV6 notebook computer also features an NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 Graphics Controller with 256MB DDR Video memory and an HD DVD-R Super-Multi Double Layer drive. The top of the line notebook computer operates on Windows Vista Home Premium. With built in harman/kardon Bass Reflex Stereo speakers, 1-bit Digital Amplifier, Dolby Home Theater Digital audio enhancements, TV-Tuner, remote control, Wireless LAN and a built-in fingerprint reader, the Qosmio G30-AV6 delivers secure mobile computing and multimedia entertainment. The Qosmio G30-AV6 will retail for the suggested list price of $2,999.

Storage

Nexsan brings disk-based CAS archive with enterprise search capabilities

Nexsan Technologies announced its Assureon SA Archive Appliance, a disk-based archiving solution for smaller enterprises, branch offices and departmental groups that need simple and secure archiving capabilities, along with file retrieval of up to 20 million documents, based on searching documents for key words or phrases.

Assureon SA’s secure storage architecture ensures the long term integrity of archival content through automated integrity checks and self healing functions. Assureon SA provides an alternative to tape and optical storage, and delivers online access to archival information – simplifying the retrieval of digital assets required for corporate governance, compliance requirements and electronic discovery.

Search capabilities of the Assureon SA’s CAS architecture deliver results with de-duplicated results, contextual excerpts and summarization, and highlighted query terms. Users can search for documents by date; special fields such as title, location, size and author; and keywords and/or phrases. Document-level security ensures that users will not see documents in a result set that they do not have access permission.

Assureon SA is a second-generation CAS appliance that allows integration for archiving, e-discovery, email and more. Its secure storage architecture delivers an array of features including constant monitoring of file integrity, Lifecycle Management, file authentication, missing file alerts, and support for remote replication. Data integrity and security is assured with RAID 6 protection, which prevents the risk of data loss even if two drives fail, and WORM disk functionality that provides non-erasable and non-rewritable functionality.

The Assureon SA Archive Appliance is available now through Nexsan’s worldwide channel of resellers.

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