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New virus report out

SecurityPortal , Seattle, Wash. has launched its "Top 20 Virus Report." Through the virus report, IT managers can remain knowledgeable on viruses that can pose threats to everything from a single computer to a company-wide network. SecurityPortal provides the virus report as part of its industry-leading compendium of security solution information, which currently numbers more than 40,000 pages. In addition to listing the 20 most prevalent viruses of the week, SecurityPortal also provides links to some of the Internet's most successful anti-virus companies, as well as briefs, technical descriptions, variants and, where applicable, solutions for repairing an infected computer.

Government customers rise for Sybari

Sybari Software Inc.'s Antigen antivirus and security groupware solution is being used by a growing number of federal and state government agencies, the company announced. Agencies such as U.S. Federal Drug Administration, the U.S. Mint, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Pentagon now number among its customers. Sybari's boost into the government sector comes from the growing need for bulletproof computer security products at a time when computer viruses are escalating, the company said. Sybari , East Northport, N.Y., is an anti-virus and security specialist for groupware solutions.

IBM validates NSI's Double-Take, GeoCluster

NSI Software's Double-Take and GeoCluster products have received IBM's ServerProvenand ClusterProven validation and registration on the IBM Netfinity server platform. Double-Take is The Hoboken, N.J. company's award-winning data replication, application failover and disaster recovery software. GeoCluster integrates with Microsoft Cluster Service to create geographically distributed clusters with replicated data to eliminate the hardware dependency and single point of failure of a shared disk cluster. The aim of the validation process is to reduce the need for customer testing, simplify setup and installation, and help ensure data replication and disaster recovery are seamlessly integrated into the overall business solution. Double-Take is used to provide real-time data mirroring for Windows NT- and Novell NetWare-based servers supporting Lotus Notes, Oracle DB2, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL applications.

Lotus, Veriprise go after Latin America

Lotus Software Corp., Cambridge, Mass., and Veriprise Wireless Corp., a wireless platform and solutions provider in Atlanta, Ga., have joined up to provide integrated wireless solutions in Latin America. Under the arrangement, Lotus may bundle its Professional Services offerings with Veriprise Wireless solutions to customers within Latin America, primarily Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. The current infrastructure makes Latin America an excellent candidate for rapid advancement within the wireless arena, said Lilian Ferreira, Lotus's Latin American marketing director. The business-to-employee marketplace is still in its infancy, but is predicted to experience profound growth within the next few years, Ferreira said. The Veriprise Wireless Platform supports all major wireless connectivity options, including store and forward messaging, publish and subscribe messaging, push technology and wireless data synchronization.

Membership milestone for messaging ASP

Mi8, a New York-based ASP offering primarily messaging and groupware applications, has hit a subscription milestone. The company now supports 5,000 subscriber seats, which it points to as evidence that small and medium-sized businesses are eager to outsource non-ERP applications.

Mi8's offerings include Microsoft Exchange and Outlook applications, as well as Lotus Notes. The company enables the applications with wireless connectivity.

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