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Security Companies Unveil Products, Updates At Interop

Websense, Citrix Systems, and others kick off the Interop conference with product announcements.
Several security companies are releasing new products to kick off Interop, a business-technology conference being held in Las Vegas this week.

Security companies make up about a quarter of all the exhibitors at the conference, and news out of the sector includes database security, wireless security, and network behavior analysis. Here's some of what vendors announced on Monday:

Q1 Labs, a network security management company, unveiled today its QRadar 2000, an appliance offering of its flagship product specially priced and packaged for the small-to-midsize business. Offering full log management, security event correlation, and network behavior analysis capabilities, the QRadar 2000 is designed to address the challenges of a small -" or even singular "- staff and the small security budget that many small and midsize companies face.

The appliance is aimed at enabling SMB administrators to manage both network and security business operations from a single console. Pricing for the QRadar 2000 starts at $17,900. It's slated to begin shipping May 30.

Websense announced new software designed to protect organizations from suspicious Web sites. Websense Web Security Suite 6.3.1 uses pre-emptive classification intelligence in its patent-pending ThreatSeeker technology. The security company added three new Web site categories to its suite, enabling IT administrators to manage their level of Web security based on risk tolerance.

This new version of the suite is designed to safeguard customers from Web sites that have a high likelihood of containing malicious content, including exploit code and click fraud sites. The new version of the suite is available now at no additional cost to current Websense Web Security Suite subscribers.

Citrix Systems, a company focused on application delivery infrastructure, announced the availability of a new software-based WAN optimization client, which is designed to extend LAN-like application performance to mobile employees, even when they're working outside of branch office locations.

WANScaler is set up to be both an appliance installed at each branch office, as well as a software client installed on each user's PC. This extends the benefits of WAN optimization outside the branch, enabling mobile users to access applications from wherever they choose to work. The WANScaler client will be available in WANScaler Version 4, which is slated to be commercially available in June. WANScaler client pricing ranges from $50 to $170 per user, depending on size of deployment. WANScaler appliance pricing begins at $5,000.

SecureWave, an endpoint security company, released Sanctuary 4.2, the latest version of its flagship endpoint security software -- policy enforcement for centrally managing and monitoring device and application use on corporate PCs, laptops, and servers.

Sanctuary is designed to provide companies with a single solution for defining and enforcing policies for acceptable use of removable storage media and applications, enabling administrators to proactively defend against data leakage, and introduction and proliferation of malware and other threats. With this version, custom queries can be generated in an HTML, XML, or CSV format and delivered via e-mail or network file share. Sanctuary 4.2 will be available in June. Pricing starts at $56 per user license.