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Vormetric's CoreGuard Looks to Secure Oracle Databases

Vormetric has added support for the Oracle platform environment to its CoreGuard Data Security System. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company's flagship product secures data from the inside out by ensuring host and application integrity and by protecting the principal target of attack: stored data.

Specifically, the CoreGuard system will now provide transparent, high-speed encryption of live databases for Oracle customers, protect against the exploitation of vulnerabilities in host environments, and offer operating system context-aware control of data accesses.

"We are pleased to have Oracle's support and recognition as part of Oracle PartnerNetwork. We are also excited to be able to offer enterprises a comprehensive solution for securing sensitive digital assets and improving IT system auditability," states Bill Schroeder, president & CEO of Vormetric.

Vormetric says its CoreGuard 2.0 security system is designed to address security threats that cannot be addressed solely by perimeter security, such as unauthorized use of data, theft of proprietary information, worms and viruses, denial of service, and insider abuse of network access.

In working to prevent theft of sensitive information, CoreGuard helps enterprises pass stringent system audit requirements for data integrity that may now be required under regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Pricing for CoreGuard systems starts at $39,500 per appliance, with a minimum footprint of two CoreGuard appliances in a high-availability pair and Policy Enforcement Modules (PEMs) for each server that needs to access protected data targets. Additional servers can be brought into an existing core security domain for $1,500 to $2,500 per server (exact pricing depends on the amount of CPUs per server and the operating system). Additional information is available from the Vormetric Web site.


Excursion Analyzers from Absolute Analysis Receive 4G FC Support

Absolute Analysis is expanding its Investigator line of serial bus and storage/network analyzers with the addition of two new series. The Excursion series will add support for the 4 Gigabit (4Gb) Fibre Channel protocol, while the Explorer series will offer support for multiple serial bus protocols on each blade, including support for 1Gb/2Gb Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet with iSCSI, and Serial FPDP (Front Port Data Port) bus protocols.

The architecture for both the Excursion and Explorer series continues Absolute's 'never miss bit' philosophy by providing hardware needed to capture data, at full line rate, through sophisticated filters and triggers utilizing the company's Investigator software. The software includes Absolute's Analysis Link Tester module, while a module that provides Traffic Generation, a Protocol Editor, and a remote access software package are available as add-on options.

The Explorer and Excursions series will be available in a variety of form-factors, including field portable, rack-mount (1U and 4U depending on blade count), and PC desktops. The Newbury Park, Calif.-based company also offers a specific 1394a/b PCI blade for those needing 1394a/b capabilities.

Shipping of the Explorer and Excursion series will begin in March, with pricing based on a per protocol, per blade basis. Additional information is available from the Absolute Analysis website.


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