The Month: Briefs – Industry round-up | SC Media

The Month: Briefs – Industry round-up

March 26, 2007

Siemens has entered into a partnership with Secude IT Security. The partnership will enable both companies to capitalise on their technologies and coordinate marketing and sales efforts on a global scale.

Siemens' security solutions include an identity and access managementsuite based on the company's DirX product family, which it plans tocombine with Secude's know-how in key management and single sign-ontechnology.

www.siemens.com

www.secude.com

- Software solutions developer IdealX, has acquired Kotio's digitalsignature and proof management software. The software will beincorporated into the vendor's OpenTrust software suite.

www.idealx.com

www.kotio.com

- Kaspersky Lab will offer three new services in partnership withScanSafe, a provider of web security services. The new services arewebControl, webDefend and imDefend. ScanSafe already uses the KasperskyLab anti-virus engine in its web malware scanning and IM controlservices.

www.kaspersky.com

www.scansafe.com

- SonicWall has opened a new research and development centre inShanghai. The centre, based in Fudan Science Park, will be led byvice-general manager Zhong Chen and will employ graduates from nearbytechnology universities. Matthew Medeiros, the company's president andchief executive, said: "This new engineering facility is designed tohelp SonicWall in its efforts to make web usage safer by strengtheningits capabilities in the delivery of advanced solutions to evolvingthreats."

www.sonicwall.com

- Explore IT, an IT support service for small and medium-sizedenterprises, has signed an agreement to distribute Stonesoft's intrusionprevention and detection system, firewall and virtual private networktechnology. The deal will also allow Explore IT to resell Stonesoft'sStoneGate security platform.

www.exploreit.uk.com

www.stonesoft.com

- NTT Communications is launching a new UTM managed security service totarget businesses in Japan. The company will use Fortinet's networksecurity systems and subscription services, including FortiGate,FortiManager and FortiGuard. NTT Communications provides information andcommunications technology solutions.

www.ntt.com

www.fortinet.com.

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