Stealth is all about prevention. This small-form-factor USB micro hard drive, roughly the size of a pack of cards and weighing approximately a third of a pound, is the latest in secured drive offerings from Memory Experts International (MXI). It uses biometric authentication and 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) hardware encryption to keep data safe from prying eyes.
IT professionals are constantly pressed to do more with less and to do it faster. The latest version of VMware Workstation proves a valuable tool in achieving that evasive goal. With it, administrators have the ability to test multiple images for desktop and laptop deployment simultaneously, or to test every code change to an application sequentially to see which has problems, or to test myriad Microsoft security updates before deploying them on mission-critical servers faster and more easily than ever before.
IDS and IPS products have come a long way in a short time, as vendors have been fast to incorporate new detection techniques and bolster defences to an ever-widening range of threats. TippingPoint is one vendor that has blazed the trail to multipronged protection.
Wireless IDS products from AirDefense Inc. and AirMagnet Inc. do a wonderful job of exorcising wireless demons, but they're expensive. A competing solution from Network Chemistry Inc., called RFprotect, promises to do the job for much less.
Wireless LANs solve two important problems for network managers. They reduce the cost of LAN infrastructure deployment and enhance client mobility. But they also introduce headaches of their own, especially when it comes to security and management.