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For social network junkies-and companies that rely on sites such as Twitter and Facebook to interact with clients-Aug. 6 was a bleak day. A massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack targeting a single pro-Georgian blogger drastically slowed or stopped five major sites: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LiveJournal, and Fotki.

Posted Sep 30, 2009

Accellion, Inc. and Fidelis Security Systems have partnered to provide corporations with a means to stop data leakage of confidential information at the file transfer source by integrating Fidelis Security Systems' data leakage prevention (DLP) platform and XPS with Accellion's Managed File Transfer solution.

Posted Sep 25, 2009

Discovery Communications, the parent company for the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, has selected a Spectra T950 tape library from data protection company Spectra Logic to support its Latin American operations, based in Miami.

Posted Sep 15, 2009

Cyber-Ark has released updates to version 5.5 of its Privileged Identity Management Suite, which will include a new version of Application Identity Manager.

Posted Sep 04, 2009

Everybody is doing it: "tweeting," that is. Yet like so many other things that are all the rage, Twitter has a bit of a dark side. No, I'm not talking about users who detail their entire day via the microblogging site. Recently, concerns about hacking and "maltweets" have plagued users of the popular free social networking site and others.

Posted Sep 01, 2009

RightsFlow, a provider of mechanical licensing, accounting, and royalty payment services for companies that sell or distribute music worldwide, announced the completion of a $1.5 million Series A financing round with Originate Ventures of Bethlehem, Penn.

Posted Aug 28, 2009

The Hoge Raad der Nederlanden, the Dutch Supreme Court, has adopted ARX's CoSign digital signature software.

Posted Aug 21, 2009

Data leakage prevention (DLP) company Fidelis Security Systems has announced that Fidelis XPS is the first DLP program to be added to the U.S. Army Information Assurance Approved Products List.

Posted Aug 21, 2009 has released an eponymous online identity verification service that has brought the public records identity verification technology used by financial institutions to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media websites.

Posted Aug 21, 2009

State College-based Optical Image Technology (OIT), maker of the DocFinity suite of document management and workflow software, announced a new partnership with Cyber Technologies, a Phoenix, Arizona-based company that specializes in digital information security.

Posted Aug 18, 2009

IBM added to its security portfolio with its acquisition of Ounce Labs, Inc., a privately owned Massachusetts enterprise source code security testing company, for an undisclosed amount.

Posted Jul 31, 2009

Proofpoint, Inc., a provider of SaaS email security, email archiving and data loss prevention solutions, announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement with COMPUTERLINKS, a value-added distributor of IT security, IT infrastructure, and Internet technology solutions.

Posted Jul 28, 2009

Digital content licensing startup GumGum has raised $2.6 million in funding, according to a recent SEC filing.

Posted Jul 10, 2009

Zscaler, Inc., a provider of cloud-delivered, multi-tenant Security as a Service (SaaS), announced the immediate availability of Safe Search for Microsoft Corp.'s newly-released Decision Engine, Bing.

Posted Jul 07, 2009

Cloakware, an Irdeto company, a provider of security solutions protecting software and content, set-top boxes, mobile phones and media players worldwide, launched the Cloakware Advanced Research Center (CARC).

Posted Jul 07, 2009

Gone are those innocent days at the turn of the century when the worst accusations being leveled at peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks were that they facilitated the unauthorized swapping of Metallica songs among tech-savvy teenage boys. The interminable hullabaloo over Napster seemed like ancient history in early May when the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection convened a hearing to discuss the Informed P2P User Act (H.R. 1319), which was crafted in the wake of the discovery of documents on P2P networks that raise strong privacy and even national security concerns.

Posted Jul 03, 2009

Finjan Inc., a provider of real-time web security for the enterprise market, has responded to reports on thousands of Twitter messages embedded with malicious URLs by making SecureTwitter free to all users.

Posted Jun 26, 2009

Vamosa, a provider of software and solutions for Enterprise Content Governance (ECoG), released Check & Fix, a web site content monitoring service that checks and automatically fixes errors.

Posted Jun 26, 2009

Quest, a provider of enterprise systems management, and Intellitactics, a provider of appliances and software for enterprise security management, announced an agreement that features Intellitactics SAFE enabling a menu of new managed security services from Quest.

Posted Jun 19, 2009

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a provider of copyright licensing solutions, announced that application vendors QUOSA and TDNet have joined Reprints Desk in integrating CCC's rights advisory and management tool, Rightsphere, directly into knowledge management applications.

Posted Jun 16, 2009

Proofpoint, Inc., a provider of unified email security, email archiving, and data loss prevention solutions, introduced a new version of Proofpoint ARCHIVE, Proofpoint's SaaS email archiving solution.

Posted Jun 09, 2009

Recommind, a provider of search-powered information risk management (IRM) software, has launched free resources aimed at helping enterprises minimize the risks posed by corporate data.

Posted Jun 05, 2009

Social networking sites and online collaboration tools make it easier for employees to collaborate and share their knowledge. Add email and instant messaging (IM) to the mix and the result is a knowledge-sharing system that can bolster communication and productivity throughout an enterprise.

Posted Jun 01, 2009

VASCO Data Security International, Inc., a software security company specializing in authentication, launched DIGIPASS for Mobile Enterprise Security Edition.

Posted May 29, 2009

DocuLex, a provider of document and content management software development, announced that its Archive Studio WebSearch now has the ability to detect unauthorized or inappropriate email content.

Posted May 27, 2009