BMC launches new tool to unify management products -- and other news briefs

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Short takes on this week's news

BMC offers tool to unify management products

A new product from BMC aims to help unify service and infrastructure management products and improve operational management. BMC said Atrium Configuration Management Database provides a single, common set of data on the configuration and relationships between critical infrastructure management products to enable users to manage them more effectively.

IBM introduces low-cost64-bit Linux server

IBM is launching a low-cost 64-bit Linux server this week. The Openpower 710 two-way processor machine will join the existing Openpower 720 four-way processing model. IBM will also offer a virtualisation engine to allow users to partition the processor and run separate applications.

IronPort bundles Symantec anti-virus

IronPort Systems, a supplier of high-end data security appliances, is to bundle Symantec's anti-virus software with its products. The company previously bundled Sophos systems. Under a four-year agreement, Symantec will expand its relationship with IronPort, which already uses Symantec anti-spam software.

Cisco issues patch for IOS vulnerability

Cisco has issued a patch to fix a flaw in the Cisco Internetwork operating system (IOS) used in most Cisco routers. The flaw could allow a hacker to crash a company's phone network using a denial of service attack. IOS software configured for the IOS Telephony Service, Callmanager Express or Survivable Remote Site Telephony phone systems are affected.

System protects against threats to web apps

Application security management provider Kavado has launched a threat management system for distributed web applications and services. Defiance TMS is an alternative to "point-based" systems that protect one server.

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