Products of the Week

Our round-up of intriguing new products from Network Instruments, Samsung, Guidance Software among others.

Products of the Week

Our round-up of intriguing new products from Network Instruments, Samsung, Guidance Software among others.

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WinMagic's PBConnex

Product name: PBConnex

Key features: PBConnex is the first full-disk encryption solution to utilize network-based resources to authenticate users, enforce access controls, and manage end-point devices before the OS loads - reducing IT TCO, enhancing system security, and improving the user experience. More info.

Okta's Directory Integration Edition

Product name: Directory Integration Edition

Key features: Okta's Directory Integration Edition enables companies to seamlessly integrate cloud applications back to on-premise Active Directory, making the secure adoption of even just a single SaaS application possible for enterprises. More info.

Network Instruments' Observer Infrastructure 3.0

Product name: Observer Infrastructure 3.0

Key features: Observer Infrastructure 3.0 (OI 3.0) provides extensive metrics and insight into Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) performance for major providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google App Engine, Rackspace, GoGrid, and Hosting.com, by utilizing cloud vendor APIs and CloudKick. Critical cloud service performance metrics including CPU, disk activity, user experience, and memory can be viewed within the context of overall IT operations to validate performance of cloud investments. More info.

Zmanda Cloud Backup (ZCB) 4.0

Product name: Zmanda Cloud Backup (ZCB) 4.0

Key features: Includes direct and hybrid cloud backup, up to 3X faster cloud data transfers, granular application backup support and localization for Japanese and German speaking users. More info.

Pricing - $4.95/account/month plus $0.15/GB/month for data transfer and storage on the cloud. Zmanda also offers free storage and transfer of up to 25GB data to the cloud.

StoneGate FW-315

Product name: StoneGate FW-315

Key features: StoneGate FW-315 is a small-office unified threat management appliance that includes a firewall, VPN, web filtering, intrusion prevention for e-mail, HTTP, and VoIP, anti-spam for SMTP e-mail and anti-virus scanning for e-mail and HTTP protocols. The device comes with firewall clustering and server load balancing. An ADSL2+ interface is available as an option. The firewall comes in three different throughput capacities, 100M, 500M and 1Gbps.

Secunia Corporate Software Inspector 5.0

Product name: Secunia Corporate Software Inspector 5.0

Key features: Corporate Software Inspector is an automated patch manager and vulnerability scanner, and with Version 5.0 beefs up support for Microsoft Windows Server Update Services making it possible to manage applications from installation to configuration to uninstalling. The feature also enables deploying non-security updates. More info.

Palisades PacketSure Basic DLP

Product name: PacketSure Basic DLP

Key features: Provides businesses with visibility into the access and use of sensitive data across their network including data loss of PII/PHI, credit cards, Social Security numbers, and more. More info.

Pricing: Starting as low as $.50 per user per month via subscription. A  free version is accessible here to the first 500 businesses.

Guidance's Data Mapping Service

Product name: Data Mapping Service

Key features: The e-discovery service helps prepare businesses for litigation by identifying the quantity, type and location of electronically stored information, assessing potential risks and planning mediation of those risks, if necessary. More info.

Mykonos Security Appliance

Product name: Mykonos Security Appliance

Key features: The Mykonos Security Appliance, using a deception based approach to detect, tag, profile and prevent hackers in real-time, now includes upgrades for increased automated counter-measures and extended fingerprinting capabilities. More info.

Samsung Wave 3

Product name: Wave 3

Key features: Smartphone has a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.4GHz processor and a 5-megapixel camera with a LED flash. It can shoot video at 720p and it connects to the Internet over Wi-Fi (802.11b, g or n) or HSPA. It runs Bada 2.0, which adds support for Wi-Fi Direct, a technology and certification mark managed by the Wi-Fi Alliance that allows compatible devices to connect directly to each other to share content. It also contains an app to connect to ChatOn, a service that allows users to chat with their friends and colleagues.

More info : Samsung launches Bada phones with ChatOn service

Samsung Epic 4G Touch

Product name: Epic 4G Touch

Key features: The follow-on to the Galaxy S and the thinnest phone available at Sprint. Will run Android 2.3, or Gingerbread, and run on Sprint's 4G network. The phone will have a 4.3-inch Super Amoled Plus display, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video conferencing. Users will be able to record video at 1080p and connect the phone to certain TVs to view content such as videos on the larger screen.

More info.: Samsung Galaxy S II will come to Sprint first

AVG Internet Security 2012

Product name: AVG Internet Security 2012

Key features: AVG Internet Security 2012 features 50% smaller download size, 45% reduction in disk space, 20% less processes and memory usage, and 10% faster load time. More info.

Pricing: AVG Internet Security 2012: US $54.99
AVG Anti-Virus Free 2012: Free download
AVG Anti-Virus 2012: US $39.99
AVG Premium Security 2012: US $69.99