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Security Vendors Take Aim At Multiprotocol Threats, NAC, Compliance

Security vendors Borderware and Elemental Security used Interop Las Vegas 2006 as a backdrop to unveil their new wares.

Borderware introduced a platform for protecting companies from inbound and outbound threats through multiple protocols, while Elemental Security rolled out a network access control (NAC) solution that uses a policy-based approach to safeguard networks.

Borderware's Infinity Platform flags incoming and outgoing threats in e-mail, instant messaging, the Web and VoIP plus provides central management to help companies stay up to date with compliance regulations, according to Andrew Graydon, CTO at the Mississauga, Ontario-based vendor. The platform integrates with network edge devices from Cisco Systems and F5, he said.

In addition, Borderware took the wraps off the Borderware Security Network (BSN), a reputation service that examines IP address behavior on e-mail, IM, the Internet and VoIP and identifies potential threats to the corporate network from sources such as zombies and botnets, Graydon said.

Octavio Diaz, infrastructure manager at International Integrated Solutions, a BorderWare partner in Plainview, N.Y., said customers that understand the need for strong security across multiple protocols will be the first to embrace the new platform. A key feature that Borderware brings to the table is the ability to identify areas where companies have compliance issues that must be addressed, he noted.

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