Instant Messaging Security

This edition looks at IMLogic's IM Manager 7.0, Trendware International's TEW-T1 2.4-GHz Wi-Fi Detector, Red Gate Software's SQL Backup 3.0 and Dorian Software Creations' Fortress Desktop 4.0.

March 25, 2005

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Trendware International TEW-T1 2.4-GHz Wi-Fi Detector

Trendware's TEW-T1 2.4-GHz Wi-Fi Detector simplifies the task of setting up your wireless network. No need to fire up your laptop--the TEW-T1 detects 2.4-GHz wireless signals not only from 802.11b/g Wi-Fi devices, but also from potentially disruptive cordless phones, microwaves and hidden cameras, making it easy to track interference. TEW-T1 can support ranges up to 45 meters indoors and 90 meters outdoors. $49.99. Trendware International, (888) 326-6061, (310) 891-1100.

Red Gate Software SQL Backup 3.0

This handy tool compresses database backups nearly 70 percent faster than a native SQL Server. Version 3.0 features 129-bit Rijndael encryption, mirrored and split backups, extended storing capabilities and the ability to detect tampering attempts. $295. Red Gate Software, (866) RED GATE, +44 870 063 5177.

Dorian Software Creations Fortress Desktop 4.0

Version 4.0 of Fortress Desktop promises local and remote security management of servers and workstations, both on the physical network and for the remote worker. The password-protected Idle Logout Screen Saver lets you define a period of inactivity to trip a logout of any user. You can specify session time in policies that change depending on the time of day or Windows domain group membership. Fortress Desktop also tracks user activity and idle time in a Windows Event Log to help meet internal compliance regulations. The product is compatible with Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003. Starts at $275 for 25 users. Dorian Software Creations, (866) 682-3646, (678) 222-3443.

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