Zone Labs Raises Security Level


Integrity 2.0 manages ven remote PCs


Zone Labs this week plans to launch a new version of its enterprise security solution, which combines its personal firewall technology with centralized management capabilities.

The San Francisco-based vendor will announce Integrity 2.0 here at Comdex Fall 2002. Security will be a hot topic at the annual technology confab, which will include special technology sessions and a security solution zone on the exhibition floor.

Integrity allows a company to secure PCs connected to the network remotely via a VPN and inside the corporate firewall, said Frederick Felman, vice president of marketing at Zone Labs. The product integrates personal firewalls and application control for each desktop with a system for managing them across the enterprise from a central location.

 
>> Integrity 2.0 allows only authorized and authenticated application components to load.

 

Integrity 2.0 is easier to deploy and manage and includes new security features, such as the ability to allow only authorized and authenticated application components to load, Felman said.

New administrative capabilities include the ability to assign security policy based on IP address, user names or user groups, or on a combination of attributes.

Kevin Jackson, vice president of sales at Corsa Network Technologies, a Campbell, Calif.-based solution provider, said Integrity mitigates corporate risk in an environment where many workers use PCs remotely, exposing them to Internet-borne viruses and worms and bringing those threats back into the network. "It's really a proactive approach," Jackson said.

Integrity uses Cooperative Enforcement Technology to work with antivirus software and Cisco Systems' VPN 3000 Concentrator series.

Jackson said the product also works well with NetScreen Technologies' firewall/VPN solutions.

Integrity clients run on Microsoft Windows 95 through XP. The server software supports Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Advanced Server.

The 2.0 version, available in December, is priced starting at $65 for an end-user license, which includes a server license.