Staying on top of IT is hard. Here's a roundup of this week's new IT product launches to make it a little easier. If you think we're missing something, tell us in the comments below and we'll add it to the list.The CentOS project releases CentOS Linux 6.8
The CentOS project released CentOS Linux 6.8 this week, bringing long-term support for LibreOffice 4.3.7 and Squid 3.4 and support for transport layer Security (TLS) 1.2 protocol. According to a press releaseOpens a new window, "The VPN endpoint solution implemented in the NetworkManager network connection manager utility is now provided on the libreswan library instead of the Openswan IPsec implementation used in previous releases of the OS. Moreover, it looks like the SSLv2 protocol has been disabled by default for the SSSD (System Security Services Daemon), which also comes with support for smart cards now." Speaking to Softpedia, CentOS developer Johnny Hughes says, "There are many fundamental changes in this release, compared with the past CentOS Linux 6 releases."
You can download CentOS 6.8Opens a new window on CentOS's website.Twistlock launches Twistlock Runtime
Twistlock's latest product, Twistlock Runtime, brings runtime security to container environments. Twistlock Runtime is an automated security solution, scanning for active threats such as advanced persistent threats and zero-day exploits in container platforms. If something is discovered, Twistlock Runtime stops the process. According to TwistlockOpens a new window, "It performs static and dynamic analysis of container images and derives a set of declarative "DNA" profiles for the containers. The profiles fuel both container-specific and global smart rules to protect the production environment from active threats." IT administrators can white list various processes.Trusona announces Insured Authentication
This week, Trusona launched its newest application Trusona, which is a "unique authentication platform and federated identity solution for the enterprise." Making use of Trusona's TruToken technology, Trusona uses actuarial data to provide in-person identity proofing and distribution. According to a press releaseOpens a new window, "The TruToken reads the unique, physical magnetic signature found in each card's mag-stripe -- making it impossible to fool with counterfeit cards. Further, by measuring the swipes, two of which will never be the same, it guarantees safety from session replay attacks." Citrix unveils desktop PC alternative HDX Ready Pi
Citrix showcased its new ViewSonic SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client this week and positioned it as an ideal desktop PC alternative for businesses looking to save money. At $89, the ViewSonice SC-T25, or HDX Ready Pi as Citrix is calling it, leverages the Raspberry Pi platform and Citrix HDX system-on-a-chip (SoC) architecture for computing in the business environment.
According to CitrixOpens a new window, "The HDX SoC Receiver SDK enables off-loading to the Raspberry Pi GPU and achieves hardware acceleration with the SoC Quadcore ARM Processor. The optimized Citrix Receiver is embedded within a secure, locked-down Linux OS and also includes full device management for firmware updates, remote configuration and DHCP tagging for plug and play deployment."Workato releases new version of its app
This week, Workato released a new version of its app integration platform, which now includes "support for dozens of popular applications including Cisco Spark, QuickBase, Marketo, ServiceNow, Blackbaud, Tradeshift, and others." According to WorkatoOpens a new window, the new app "integrates with over 150 business applications and enables task automation across all of those apps," which helps to expedite common business tasks. In a blog postOpens a new window, Workato says its app is suited to businesses of all sizes.WTI releases RSM-8R8-1 Console + Power
WTI launched the WTI RSM-8R8-1 Console + Power..., a console server that combines security, control features, power, and accessibility into one box. According to WTI, "The RSM-8R8-1 is ideal for mission critical applications, where power redundancy and fallback capabilities are required in order to ensure uninterrupted power and continuous access to command functions on vital network devices." With SSHv2 and "address-specific IP security masks [to] prevent unauthorized access to command and configuration functions," the RSM-8R8-1 is well-suited to 120V branch office applications.SourceClear launches SourceClear Open for securing code
A free tool for development teams with open-source libraries and frameworks, SourceClear Open is a cloud service that "enables developers to identify what open-source libraries they are using, what vulnerabilities exist, which vulnerabilities actually matter, and what needs to be done to fix them." According to SourceClearOpens a new window, "Powered by data science, a dedicated research team and a community research program, SourceClear identifies vulnerabilities well beyond those found in public and government databases. Tracking thousands of threat sources and analyzing millions of open-source library releases, SourceClear detects disclosed and emerging security threats."
SourceClear Open is currently available for freeOpens a new window on SourceClear's website.
Perfecto unveils Ultimate Digital Test Coverage Toolkit
This week, Perfecto Mobile released Perfecto Digital Test... , which it callsOpens a new window "a free 'starter package' that guides Test, DevOps, and Product Development teams to make better decisions about their web and mobile test strategies across devices and geographies." The toolkit includes:
- An online tool to help determine what mobile devices you should test. This tool accounts for "more than 500 possible browser and device combinations alone."
- Data-driven resources to help determine a coverage strategy.
- Guides to help formulate a digital test strategy.
MetTel's new MetTel SD-WAN solution launched this week with new features suited to "businesses operating in the retail, healthcare, hospitality, and transportation industries." According to MetTelOpens a new window, its new SD-WAN solution carries a reduced cost of ownership, combines bandwidth such as DSL, Cable, and 4G LTE into a single connection, assures application performance, [and] simplifies branch deployments with cloud-based gateway provisioning based on pre-defined policies." For IT pros, MetTel's new SD-WAN solution also offers "network usage monitoring, private and portable IP addressing, and application-aware real time bi-directional quality of service."Cisco launches Cisco Meraki MC74 phone
Cisco launched the Cisco Meraki MC74 phone this week, which brings an HD, touchscreen display, contact and directory integration, lock-screen security, ad-hoc conferencing, call history information, two USB headset ports, and voice response and extension calling. According to CiscoOpens a new window, the MC74 marks Cisco's first addition to the Meraki product family line. It is currently available in the US.SaasGenius hits beta
This week, SaasGenius released a beta version of its website which offers 12 categories for users to review their cloud-based software. In a sense, it follows the same traditional word-of-mouth model that has fed the success of sites such as Yelp. "We all now rely heavily on websites like Yelp and TripAdvisor in our personal lives," saysOpens a new window Tom Gorski, the CEO and cofounder of the company. "Even employees in large companies now expect a more customer-like online research and buying experience."
SaasGenius is currently offering invitations to its beta versionOpens a new window via email. F5 Networks releases iWorkflow, BIG-IQ, and BIG-IP
F5 Networks has released new versions of BIG-IQ Cloud, BIG-IQ Centralized Management, and BIG-IP this week. The new BIG-IQ Cloud has been rebranded as iWorkflow 2.0 by F5 Networks and "serves as a platform for deploying application delivery policies" by giving additional functionalitiesOpens a new window to DevOps teams. These include application health tracking, smart templates for deployments, continuous deployment pipelines, and broad integration with infrastructure management and orchestration systems.
F5 Networks' new BIG-IQ Centralized Management... is the fifth version of BIG-IQ Centralized Management and bringsOpens a new window "an all-new user-interface, a modular framework, and support for role-based access control (RBAC)." Its central management functionality includes inventory, status, backups, updates, and upgrades for up to 5,000 devices, security reporting across an environment, traffic control for network activity across organizations, and central identity and access management.
F5 Networks' BIG-IP platform 12.1 by F5... provides "application intelligence that network managers need to ensure applications are fast, secure, and available." As a network platformOpens a new window, BIG-IP provides DNS monitoring, firewall management, application security management, local traffic monitoring, access policy management, policy enforcement, and more. Sophos introduces Enterprise Malware Removal Tool
Sophos has released its newest security tool for malware removal. Called Sophos Clean, the new product is "designed to discover viruses, trojans, rootkits, spyware, and other malware on up-to-date and fully-protected computers." According to SophosOpens a new window, "Sophos Clean represents the next generation of malware detection and removal tools that can detect known and unknown threats. The on-demand scan does not need to be installed, which is particularly useful in cases of ransomware infection or in situations where malware is manipulating installed security software."Are we missing something? Let us know below and we'll add it to the list! And if you have a product launch planned, let us know and we'll include it in a future roundup. Please email all submissions to email@example.com.