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Aventail Corp has lined up five vulnerability assessment A Department of Defense, command, or unit-level evaluation (assessment) to determine the vulnerability of a terrorist attack against an installation, unit, exercise, port, ship, residence, facility, or other site.  vendors to back its new End-Point Control, or EPC (1) (Entertainment PC) See HTPC.

(2) (Electronic Product Code) A standard code for RFID tags administered by EPCglobal Inc. (www.epcglobalinc.org).
, initiative that promises to tighten security controls when remote devices are used to access enterprise data.

Akaba, Foundstone, Qualys, Sanctum, and VIGILANTe vigilante n. someone who takes the law into his/her own hands by trying and/or punishing another person without any legal authority. In the 1800s groups of vigilantes dispensed "frontier justice" by holding trials of accused horse-thieves, rustlers and shooters, and  are in a second round of security vendors lined up by Aventail as "policy enforcement partners" for its EPC-compliant EX-1500 SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) The leading security protocol on the Internet. Developed by Netscape, SSL is widely used to do two things: to validate the identity of a Web site and to create an encrypted connection for sending credit card and other personal data.  VPN (Virtual Private Network) A private network that is configured within a public network (a carrier's network or the Internet) in order to take advantage of the economies of scale and management facilities of large networks.  appliance. Others include Bluefire Security Technologies, Foundstone, iPass, Swivel, Sygate Technologies, WholeSecurity, and Zone Labs.

The introduction of EPC is meant to help reduce risks by controlling access privileges based on who a user is, where they are, what device they are using, and what steps can be taken to protect them. Using EPC, access policy can be set for users coming in from a variety of end-points with different environments.

This latest round of partnerships will help "guarantee the security of Aventail's SSL VPN solutions on any network and with any application," the company claimed in a statement.
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Title Annotation:vulnerability assessment
Publication:Computergram International
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 26, 2003
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