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Brightmail helps fight spam

Brightmail Inc., a provider of spam-protection software, reported it has been added to the General Services Administration schedule through a partnership with systems integrator Government Technology Solutions (gTecSolutions).

Junk e-mail, known as spam, is a growing security and productivity issue because it clogs and, in some cases, cripples e-mail systems at businesses and government agencies. Brightmail's Anti-Spam tackles the problem by filtering spam, viruses and undesired messages at the Internet gateway.

Being part of gTecSolutions' GSA schedule will make it easier for Brightmail to sell to agencies.

RSA secures wireless for feds

RSA Security Inc.'s encryption software for wireless networks has received the highest government security approval.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has approved the RSA BSAFE Crypto-C Micro Edition Version 1.7 as a Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 validated cryptographic module. The RSA module is designed to let developers quickly and securely deploy wireless solutions and embedded environments, such as cell phones and personal digital assistants that comply with NIST guidelines.

Platform snags NSA contract

The National Security Agency has awarded Platform Logic Inc. a contract to enhance new workstation security technology.

The effort will target new technology called NetTop, which is currently used to secure and separate various pieces of sensitive information running on the same system. Many firms today give key employees several workstations to achieve this level of protection.

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