Product roundup: Security tools abound in wake of new Microsoft offerings

Here's a collection of this week's product and service announcements for small and midsized companies.

Here's a collection of this week's product and service announcements for small and medium-sized companies. For a listing of our previous product roundups, visit our Product Roundup page.

Computer Associates announces protection package for Windows servers

Computer Associates International, Inc., based in Islandia, N.Y., has announced a protection suite for midmarket users of Microsoft products.

CA's Business Protection Suite for Midsize Business for Windows is designed to complement Microsoft's recently-announced Windows Server System for Midsize Business by bundling antivirus, anti-spyware, data backup and restoration and desktop migration technologies. The midsize protection suites will cost $6,995 to support 50 users.

The Business Protection Suite for Midsize Business for Windows will go on sale in mid-October through authorized CA resellers. It will be available in 10 languages. Add-on packs will be available in increments of five, 10 and 20-user licenses.

Computer Associates's SMB page

New network security appliance for SMBs

SonicWALL Inc., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based provider of network security, mobility, and productivity products, has announced the release of its TotalSecure security appliance.

The TotalSecure package is designed to protect against viruses, spyware, worms and Trojans by offering a hardware firewall, plus a one year subscription to SonicWALL's Gateway antivirus, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention and content filtering services, product updates, and support.

TotalSecure is available in five wired or wireless packages. Prices for SonicWALL's TotalSecure products start at $540 for offices with up to 10 employees.

SonicWALL Inc.

SMB security appliance one of three new products from McAfee

McAfee Inc., a Santa Clara, Calif.-based provider of computer security products, announced this week the release of a new security appliance targeting SMBs.

McAfee's Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) for small-to-medium-sized businesses is one of three new security appliances in the company's Secure Content Management (SCM) family, which bundles together protection against spyware, inappropriate Web content, phishing, spam, viruses, worms and Trojans. The appliances are designed for easy installation and to provide a single protection management point.

The McAfee SCM family of appliances is now available worldwide through McAfee SecurityAlliance partners.

Find a nearby reseller here or call 888-511-8301.

McAfee Inc.

Automated firewall management tool for SMBs

Solsoft Inc., a network security policy management software maker based in Mountain View, Calif., announced this week a new firewall management product.

Solsoft's Firewall Manager is intended for a single user of a security management platform and offers automated design, deployment, and documentation of security policies for small networks handling the same security challenges as larger companies. The product supports all major security device vendors.

Prices for Solsoft's Firewall Manager start at $4,500.

Solsoft Inc.

Layton Technology releases Internet monitoring software for SMBs

Layton Technology Inc., a Tampa, Fla.-based developer of auditing and helpdesk software, has released ObsurferPro Internet monitoring and reporting software for SMBs.

Designed for easy use and low prices, ObsurferPro is intended to provide IT and network administrators with a record of all networked PC and Internet activity, with "no costly bells-n-whistles," according to a company release.

The price for ObsurferPro starts at $295 for 50 PCs, which includes 60 days of e-mail, phone support and any updates. Volume discounts are also available. ObsurferPro is available directly from Layton Technology or its network of authorized distribution partners.

Layton Technologies Inc.

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