PGP Security announces new CyberCop, GEMS and more

PGP Security, a division of Network Associates Inc., made a slew of announcements at the Networld+Interop conference in Atlanta Tuesday, including a new version of its CyberCop Scanner for distributed networks, an update to its Global Enterprise Management System (GEMS) software and specialized offerings for the healthcare market.

-- Distributed CyberCop Scanner 2.0 is an update to the company's CyberCop Scanner network vulnerability assessment tool. The new version adds the capability to scan geographically distributed networks, offers scheduled scans for regular maintenance, includes auto-updating of vulnerabilties and threats and includes over a database of more than 850 vulnerabilties and weaknesses, the company said. The software, which can be controlled from a single console, is integrated with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator -- from corporate sibling McAfee -- and can check firewalls, e-business, Web and file servers, workstations, routers and other devices for problems, PGP said. The software runs on Windows NT and Windows 2000 and will be available in late September for US$23 per network device, the company said.

-- PGP also took the wraps off an update to its GEMS Software, which allows for streamlined deployment, administration and management of PGP's Gauntlet firewall, VPNs (virtual private networks) and PGP e-ppliance 300 and 1000 series security devices, the company said. The software allows for the management of up to 500 devices, the company said. GEMS aims to help network administrators more easily create firewall rules and deploy policies. The software also allows rules to be assigned to groups of devices, administrators to search for individual network devices and to distribute antivirus updates and content filtering rules to all devices, PGP said. Built with a Java interface, GEMS runs on Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and UNIX. The software will be globally available in late September at a price of $30,000 per management server.

-- Bringing its announcements down from the enterprise-wide level to the desktop, PGP also announced its PGP Corporate Desktop 7.5 Privacy Products series of software tools. The suite, which will be available in the fourth quarter of 2001, includes the company's PGPfire firewall, PGPmail e-mail encryption software, PGPdisk hard disk encryption technology, and PGPvpn, a VPN client. The package also includes PGPicq for sending secure instant messages, PGPwipe and FreeSpace to irretrievably delete files, PGPKey Server, a certificate manager, and PGPadmin, an administration tool for the package. PGP Corporate Desktop 7.5 Privacy Products, which is integrated with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator for enhanced management options, will run on Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98, MacOS 9.X and MacOS X.

-- PGP announced the availability of its E-Business Server for OS/390 version 7.1. The software, which runs on IBM Corp.'s OS/390 servers, enables the protection of data in storage, transit and access, the company said. Additionally, the software supports two-factor authentication using SmartCards and tokens, PGP said. Pricing information was not made immediately available.

-- Aiming at the market opportunity created by the passage of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) legislation, which mandates a number of changes in the security of patient records for the health care industry, PGP announced PGP Healthcare Solutions. PGP Healthcare Solutions is a service designed to help health care companies comply with HIPAA. Included in the service is a two-year license for PGP Security's privacy products, as well as customized consulting. Pricing terms were not disclosed.

-- Lastly, PGP took the wraps off a new product for handhelds, PGPwireless for Windows CE. The software aims to secure handheld data both when it is stored and as it is synchronized with desktop systems. PGP already offers similar software for the PalmOS platform. PGPwireless costs $52 per year for a two-year subscription.

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