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Arbor announces Peakflow DoS

Arbor Networks of Waltham, Mass., has announced Peakflow DoS, a service designed to detect, trace and filter denial of service (DoS) attacks against large enterprises and service providers. The company introduced Peakflow at the N+I show in Las Vegas, and said it is available immediately. Arbor said the key benefit to the service is that it is non-intrusive, sitting on the edge of the network to monitor traffic for DoS attacks without effecting network performance. It matches irregular network traffic patterns with known DoS profiles. The technology is based on research conducted at the University of Michigan. Prices start at $5,000 and are based on network size and complexity.

Arbor Networks

Shunra introduces new Storm WAN emulation tool

Shunra Software Ltd. of Paramus, N.J., introduced the latest release in its Storm family of wide-area network (WAN) emulation tools. The Storm STX-100, announced at the N+I show in Las Vegas, is a hardware and software combination designed to allow IP developers and network managers working on a local-area network to simulate WAN traffic. Managers or developers enter details of their WAN into the Storm, and then can view simulated performance of their applications from various network points. The STX-100 is the first Storm product to support Gigabit Ethernet and 16 ports. The new model will be available in the third quarter of this year.

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Computer Associates expands in mobile e-business sector

Computer Associates International, Inc., has signed a series of partnerships intended to broaden the company?s offerings in the wireless and mobile electronic business sector. The partnerships, announced at the N+I show in Las Vegas, are intended to help user organizations integrate mobile technologies with CA?s enterprise technologies, including its Unicenter TNG management tools and Jasmine database management system. CA partnered with: wireless software companies w-Technologies and Novarra, Inc., wireless infrastructure provider MobileSys, Inc., wireless platform provider Broadbeam Corp. and smartphone maker Kyocera Wireless Corp. CA also announced a three-way deal with professional service provider Wireless Knowledge and software maker Qualcomm, Inc.

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Crossport and F-Secure announce partnership

Crossport Systems of Bellevue, Washington, and F-Secure Online Solutions (F-SOS) of Helsinki, Finland will jointly offer a system of products and monitoring services to comprehensively address the network security needs of small businesses in the U.S. According to AMI Partners, 10% of small businesses have acquired high-speed Internet access, and the number is rising rapidly. With this "always on" Internet access comes increased exposure to attacks from hackers and viruses. Crossport and F-SOS will fill the gap with an affordable system that includes: firewall protection against hackers both inside and outside the company network, anti-virus protection that updates automatically, continuous monitoring and immediate response to security incidents and VPNs.


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