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eEye Digital boosts endpoint security
eEye Digital Security released a new version of its Blink Professional endpoint security technology last week.

Blink Professional incorporates application white listing, removable storage management and dynamic policy support capabilities in a single, centrally managed software agent. Dynamic policy control enables information technology managers to establish different policies based on the user environment.

Other functions, such as policy-based hardware access, allow Blink to detect, permit or deny access to USB storage devices that map drives to systems. Blink can also be configured to allow or deny the execution of processes and control which applications are used on each system.

The software can be deployed on a Microsoft Windows-based server, desktop or laptop PC.

AppSecInc supports Oracle on Linux
Application Security Inc. (AppSecInc) is offering enhanced security for Oracle databases running on the Linux operating system.

Company officials said the AppRadar database monitoring software has been extended to support Oracle on Linux.

AppRadar’s real-time monitoring and auditing capabilities help organizations defend against application vulnerabilities and ensure that users are adhering to corporate policies and regulatory requirements.

AppRadar is part of the company’s database security suite, which includes AppDetective for vulnerability assessment scanning, DbEncrypt for database encryption and the AppSecInc Console for distributed management.

Vangard targets federal agencies
Vangard Voice Systems is bringing its speech technology to systems integrators and emergency responders in the federal government.

The company recently named John Piescik president of Vangard Services and has opened an office in McLean, Va. The U.S. Forest Service is the first federal agency to use AccuSPEECH, Vangard’s natural speech recognition technology, company officials said.

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