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Quick Takes: OASIS looks at security

The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards has organized a new committee to develop Web services security standards and a new study found two-thirds of data storage centers use storage area networks.

OASIS pushes Web services security

The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), a Billerica, Mass., global standard-setting body for e-business, has organized a new technical committee to further develop Web services security. The organization is comprised of market leaders such as Microsoft, IBM and Intel and it is pushing for broad adoption of the WS-Security open standard.


Study finds SAN gaining popularity

Two-thirds of data storage centers now use storage area networks (SAN) according to a survey released this week by the Santa Barbara, Calif., market research firm, Peripheral concepts. Many companies are turning to SANs for higher performance. Peripheral concepts expects that by 2003, three-quarters of all data storage centers will be using SANs.


Gold Wire ships Cisco-compatible products

Network product developer Goldwire Technology, Waltham, Mass., said its network configuration control appliance now supports Cisco's virtual private network and firewall products. Gold Wire said its Formulator products are the first to provide multi-vendor configuration control for firewalls, switches and routers.


Troy releases Wi-Fi adapter

Wireless hardware and software provider Troy Wireless, Santa Anna, Calif., is now shipping a low cost USB adapter for desktop and laptop computers. The EtherSync-USB will help to make 802.11b wireless networks more cost effective for use in the office, the company said.

Troy Wireless

Seclutions releases security software

Seclutionss, a security software company in Zurich, Switzerland, released its Airlock2.0 software this week. The software is designed to protect a company¹s most sensitive data behind the firewall. The company is targeting customers in Europe as well as the United States.


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