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News from RSA Conference, Demo

Feb 15, 20065 mins

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RSA Conference 2006 runs until March 17. Check for more headlines throughout the week at We’ll give you a round-up of the latest headlines from the show in a bonus Trade Show newsletter next week.

Network security is the key to keeping VoIP secure, 02/15/06Despite warnings that VoIP is vulnerable to a new breed of attacks, the biggest threat to VoIP remains weaknesses in general network security, according to a vendor presentation at the RSA Security Conference 2006.Secure software is up to businesses, 02/15/06Most businesses aren’t doing enough to build and buy securely written software, according to speakers at panel of corporate security executives, academics and professional software developers speaking at the RSA Security Conference 2006 on Tuesday.RSA: Gates outlines ID management for Vista, XP, 02/14/06Microsoft plans to include technology in Windows Vista and Windows XP for allowing users to manage their passwords and identities across multiple Web sites, according to the company’s Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates.Gates says security boils down to four focus areas, 02/14/06

Bill Gates Tuesday opened the annual RSA Security Conference with an overview on the state of security that was long on vision and broad with its details.

RSA puts a token into a browser toolbar, 02/14/06

RSA Security expanded its line of tokens in two directions on Tuesday, launching both a browser toolbar and a hardware token that can electronically “sign” online transactions.

RSA: Security confidence low, but people buy anyway,02/14/06

U.S. and Western European businesses are seeing their online sales grow, but many of them have questions about the security of their networks, according to a survey on security confidence released Tuesday by RSA Security.

Security service leverages Microsoft, Network Engines technology, 02/14/06

Getronics is teaming up with Microsoft and Network Engines to build a branch-office security service that protects Internet connections and promotes efficient use of servers.

Tools address security concerns, 02/13/06

Faced with regulatory compliance requirements and grueling audits, network managers are turning increasingly to security-event management systems to detect when policies have been breached.

Sun cancels Trusted Solaris operating system, 02/13/06

Sun is changing the way it produces a secure version of its Solaris operating system, a decision that will mark the end of the product known as the Trusted Solaris Operating Environment.

Software vendors improve ID products, 02/13/06

CA and HP this week separately plan to announce better integration within their respective identity management suites so that customers can more easily secure application access and enforce compliance policies.

Security titans ready for showdown at RSA, 02/13/06

Network-access control and security-policy enforcement are expected to grab much of the limelight at this week’s RSA Conference 2006, which organizers estimate will draw 14,000 attendees and more than 300 exhibitors.

Cisco launches security mgmt. platform, 02/13/06

Cisco this week at the RSA Conference is expected to roll out a security management platform that lets users define policies via a graphic interface, then distribute them to network devices that will enforce them.

Anti-virus vendors target network-access control, 02/13/06

McAfee, Symantec unveil dueling network-access control products.

Symantec moving ahead with database appliance, 02/10/06

After beta testing its “Big Brother” database appliance with a handful of customers, Symantec is moving ahead with plans to bring the device to market. The company is also toying with the idea of selling the appliance’s monitoring technology as a …

Cisco looks to grab broader security role, 02/06/06

At next week’s RSA Conference, Cisco plans to debut major security products to help bolster its already strong security portfolio.

Cisco, Microsoft expected to shed light on security schemes at RSA show, 02/06/06

Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Cisco’s John Chambers next week are expected to kick off the annual RSA Conference in San Jose by sharing new details about their companies’ network-access control strategies.

Database security software to be updated at RSA Conference, 02/02/06

Application Security Inc. is expected to announce a new version of its database-focused intrusion detection and security auditing software at the RSA Conference, which gets under way Feb. 13.


Opinion: Demo ’06 features cool new products, 02/06/06Keith Shaw can’t wait to get the scoop on the MooBella Ice Cream System at this week’s Demo 2006 show in Phoenix.Demo ’06 features management wares, 02/06/06A look at Demo 2006, the event in Phoenix showcasing technologies that aim to ease the burden for IT managers.Opinion: Robotic dinosaur wows crowd at Demo 2006, 02/13/06Pleo, the robotic dinosaur, and much more, made its debut at last week’s Demo ’06 show in Phoenix.IronPort, others shine at Demo ’06, 02/13/06Demo 2006 showcased a wide variety of new offerings designed for consumer and business use, ranging from vertical search engines to identity theft protection – and even a high-tech ice-cream machine.Opinion: New products tackle information overload, 01/09/06A funny thing happened on the way to creating next month’s Demo 2006 event. I became overwhelmed.Security experts look to the future, 02/14/06A panel discussion involving a group of experts held during DEMO ’06 in Phoenix last week concluded that the state of security today is not where it should be. But the panelists also had suggestions on how to improve it.

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RFID World 2006

Feb. 27 – March 1, Dallas, Texas

VoiceCon Spring 2006

March 6-9, Orlando

CeBIT 2006

March 9-15, Hannover, Germany

Novell BrainShare 2006

March 19-24, Salt Lake City

Gartner Outsourcing SummitApril 3-5, Orlando, FloridaForrester’s IT Forum 2006: GigaWorldApril 3-6, Las VegasLinuxWorld BostonApril 3-6, BostonCTIA Wireless 2006April 5-7, Las VegasBroadband Wireless World 2006April 26-28, Las Vegas


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