Wave of New Security Products Arrives at InteropBy Matt Hines | Posted 09-19-2006
A litany of new security applications and services were among the many new products rolled out in connection with the ongoing Interop New York conference, being held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center Sept. 18-22.
Among the security industry players introducing new software at the conference was StillSecure, a software maker in the NAC (network access control) space, which announced version 5.0 of its Safe Access package, a product that aims to help enterprises better secure their IT operations by closely examining devices that attempt to log-on to their networks.
Specific upgrades to the product, which competes against NAC technologies made by Cisco Systems and others, is an entirely new user interface featuring a centralized policy-management console, along with new capabilities for creating customized security tests and the option for customers to manage security-related servers in clusters to help ease administration of the devices.
Using the system, if one server is disabled then others in its group can be set to automatically handle security and load balancing duties, according to StillSecure, which is based in Superior, Colo.
While Cisco and Microsoft recently announced that they have achieved interoperability between their NAC-oriented technologies, and predicted a related uptake in adoption of the security technique, executives at StillSecure said that customers are currently looking for best-of-breed products rather than focusing all their investment on products from the larger vendors.
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