NXP announced that its SmartMX security chip has been chosen by the Chinese government to power the country’s first ePassport scheme.
Verizon Business will help the NATO Command, Control and Communications Agency (NC3A) strengthen NATO’s network security with a package of networking and security services.
The OpenAjax Alliance announced the approval and availability of OpenAjax Hub 2.0 as an industry standard for more secure Web 2.0 mashup applications. Advances in security in Hub 2.0 can help protect enterprise mashups from malicious intent, giving IT staff greater confidence in adding these features to their Web sites.
SanDisk announced that its SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise secure USB flash drives are enhanced to meet the unique requirements of government employees. The Cruzer Enterprise design was independently tested and certified under Military Standard 810-F environmental standards in addition to being suitable for use by the visually-impaired under Section 508 requirements.
Intergraph offers a public safety computer-aided dispatch solution that supports Google Maps API Premier, the enterprise version of the Google Maps API. The ability to view Google Maps provides communications and field personnel with advanced situational awareness and promotes effective and efficient response to mitigate incident impact and save lives.
IBM Research – Haifa has developed software that more efficiently and effectively hides sensitive or personal information that might otherwise appear on the computer screens of unauthorized personnel. It could prove particularly useful for security conscious fields such as healthcare, insurance, government or financial services.
NEC announced a new fingerprint identification unit, PU900-10, which utilizes some of the world’s most advanced fingerprint matching technology and certification software. The new product will be available in Taiwan and Hong Kong beginning August 1 and from Japan starting August 20.
BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH, Continental AG, Daimler AG, Infineon Technologies AG and Robert Bosch GmbH formed the “Radar on Chip for Cars” (RoCC) technology cooperation project. The companies are engaged in joint research with the aim to increase driving safety by making highly reliable radar systems available in all vehicle classes.
Cisco outlined its plan to deliver an end-to-end, highly secure network infrastructure solution that helps utility companies and their customers manage power supplies and energy consumption more efficiently.
At the Future of the Internet conference in Prague, Gemalto, Microsoft, Nokia and Philips announced a new initiative that will address the fundamental societal issue of trust in new and emerging digital services.
Fujitsu and Willcom announced their joint development of a new security solution for corporate customers that enables the data on a notebook PC’s hard disk drive (HDD) to be remotely deleted using Willcom’s PHS network. This provides protection against information leaks in the event that a notebook PC is lost or stolen.
Fujitsu announced the development of the world’s first imaging technology for use in palm vein biometric authentication that can operate while the palm is in motion.
Fujitsu announced the development of two new technologies designed to prevent the unwanted disclosure of data from lost universal serial bus (USB) memory devices and prevent uploads to file-sharing networks.
At the Worldwide Public Safety Symposium, Microsoft announced two ways the company is helping governments increase multiagency operational effectiveness, reduce costs, and improve collaboration and information sharing to help combat threats to public safety and security.
Qualcomm offered its endorsement for the Third Generation Partnership Project’s (3GPP’s) recent approval of the eCall in-band modem specification, which supports the EU’s eCall road safety initiative.
Sagem Sécurité is partnering with Hitachi to develop a multimode biometric recognition module. Developed and produced by Sagem Sécurité, this module will combine the best of Hitachi’s vein imaging technology (VeinID) and Sagem Sécurité’s fingerprint identification technology (Morpho).
Kaspersky Lab announces the launch of Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 for Ultra-Portables, a special edition offering comprehensive protection for ultra-portable computers.
At Enterprise Forum 2009, Alcatel-Lucent demonstrated a next generation integrated solution for emergency call handling for first responders, based on PSA Peugeot Citroën eCall system.
Sun announced the release of the first generic communication protocol between a Key Manager and an encrypting device into an open source community. This latest effort in the Open Storage initiative gives customers greater choice, value and flexibility through the resources in open source communities.
Search engine Ask.com and Symantec announced a multi-year, strategic partnership to deliver the best answers and safer search results on the Web.
EMC and Microsoft announced a three-year extension of their strategic alliance through 2011. The two companies are committing to broader and deeper product interoperability and service delivery to address key customer requirements including virtualization, security and content management.
IBM announced results from its annual 2008 X-Force Trend and Risk report, which found that corporations are unwittingly putting their own customers at risk for cybercriminal activity.
Sony announced the development of a finger vein authentication technology called “mofiria.” The technology offers quick response and high accuracy and comes in a compact size for mounting on mobile devices such as a personal computer or mobile phone.
Motorola announced it has been awarded a four-year contract by the Dutch national police agency, the Korps Landelijke Politie Diensten (KLPD), to provide its Motorola Printrak Biometric Identification Solution (Printrak BIS) to support all types of identification activities for the whole organisation of the Dutch Police.
Alcatel-Lucent will equip Munich Airport with a fully IP/MPLS-based video surveillance solution.