New iPhone OS to debut next week; L0phtCrack is back

Headlines: New iPhone software on deck; L0phtCrack is back and here's why; securing data sharing in the cloud; IBM debuts new endpoint security product.

IT channel news headlines for March 13, 2008

New iPhone software on deck

Apple Inc. plans to show off a new version of its iPhone software next week, according to published reports. In an email invitation, Apple said it will offer a "sneak peek" of a new iPhone operating system on March 17. Also on tap is a new software kit for developers to write programs for distribution on the App Store.

L0phtCrack is back and here's why

The L0phtCrack password cracking tool is back, and security expert Chris Wysopal explains why Symantec resurrected it in this Information Security magazine podcast. The tool was developed by the L0pht, a Boston-based security research firm founded by Wysopal and fellow researcher Peiter Zatko. Wysopal announced the tool's re-release this week at SOURCE Boston 2009, a computer security conference.

Securing data sharing in the cloud

A British startup claims to have come up with a way to share data safely with third parties. London-based Egress Software Technologies Ltd. launched an in-the-cloud service that enables anyone sending data to an outsider, such as a supplier or subcontractor, to maintain control over how and when the information is used, according to SearchSecurity.co.UK.

IBM debuts new endpoint security product

IBM Internet Security Systems introduced a new endpoint security product on Wednesday -- IBM Proventia Endpoint Secure Control. The new offering features intrusion prevention systems, firewall and network access control, data protection, security configuration, compliance management and security operations.

"The killer application in endpoint security is management," said Dan Powers, vice president of business development at IBM Internet Security Systems. "With IBM Proventia Endpoint Secure Control, enterprises can benefit from best-of-breed security technology and consolidated management of the security products at the endpoint for the first time."

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